Barracuda Joins Ruckus Wireless Technology Ecosystem Program
Technology Integration Provides Customers with Safe, Reliable Wireless Web Access
Campbell, Calif. (Sept. 16, 2014) – Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA), a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, today announced that it has joined the Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) Technology Ecosystem program. As part of the program, customers can implement policy-based content security – including URL filtering and malware protection – via the award-winning Barracuda Web Filter in Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi network environments.
“BYOD continues to be a major challenge for organizations looking to provide their users a convenient and secure browsing experience while still keeping their networks safe,” said Stephen Pao, GM Security, Barracuda. “The integration of the Barracuda Web Filter with Ruckus Wireless network infrastructure helps alleviate that burden and allows IT administrators to easily set and enforce Internet usage policy across multiple users."
Wireless connectivity on educational campuses is important for students, as well as the faculty and staff. The Barracuda Web Filter and Ruckus Wireless integration gives administrators flexibility in being able to easily manage user-specific policies across the campus.
“Our Barracuda integration addresses a key market need,” said Wendy Cartee, VP Marketing, Ruckus Wireless. “Many of our customers use the Barracuda Web Filter and want to apply consistent end user policies across their wired and wireless networks. This is especially critical in key markets such as education, where wireless is becoming the primary access technology.”
The Ruckus Technology Ecosystem program helps ensure seamless integration and operation of select third-party applications – in this case, the Barracuda Web Filter – with Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi products and technology. Customers using Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex™ access points with the Barracuda Web Filter will benefit from easy integration with directory services for reliable content filtering and granular user-based policy enforcement and reporting. The combined solution allows IT administrators to pinpoint user identity, and expand user policies across the network for social media regulation, remote filtering and visibility into SSL-encrypted traffic.
Barracuda and Ruckus Wireless will host joint marketing events, both webinars and local trainings, to help educate customers and partners on the integrated solution offering. Those interested in participating can contact Barracuda and/or Ruckus Wireless regional channel partners and/or sales representatives for more information.
Barracuda Web Filter product page: http://cuda.co/webfilter
Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi product page: http://www.ruckuswireless.com/products
ABOUT RUCKUS WIRELESS
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) is a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the rapidly expanding mobile Internet infrastructure market. The company offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor “Smart Wi-Fi” products to mobile carriers, broadband service providers, and corporate enterprises, and has over 40,000 end-customers worldwide. Ruckus technology addresses Wi-Fi capacity and coverage challenges caused by the ever-increasing amount of traffic on wireless networks due to accelerated adoption of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Ruckus invented and has patented state-of-the-art wireless voice, video, and data technology innovations, such as adaptive antenna arrays that extend signal range, increase client data rates, and avoid interference, providing consistent and reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi. For more information, visit http://www.ruckuswireless.com.
Ruckus, Ruckus Wireless, and ZoneFlex are trademarks of Ruckus Wireless, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other product or company names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
About Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA)
Barracuda (NYSE: CUDA) provides cloud-connected security and storage solutions that simplify IT. These powerful, easy-to-use, and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud, and hybrid deployments. Barracuda's customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security. For additional information, please visit www.barracuda.com.
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