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Barracuda Continues to Simplify Cloud Migration for Microsoft Azure Customers

Barracuda Web Application Firewall Now Commerce-Enabled in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, Includes Azure Active Directory Integration and Multi-NIC Support

Campbell, Calif. (October 28, 2014) – Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA),

Press Release Highlights:

  • Barracuda Web Application Firewall is now commerce-enabled in the Azure Marketplace, giving customers the ability to license the solution directly from Microsoft.
  • Barracuda Web Application Firewall is the first infrastructure solution integrated with Microsoft Azure Active Directory, simplifying application authentication and access for Azure customers.
  • Barracuda Web Application Firewall now includes support for Microsoft Azure multiple network interface cards (Multi-NIC), which allows an application to easily send data over multiple networks.

Improved Customer Experience

As part of the Microsoft Azure Certified program, the Barracuda Web Application Firewall is now commerce-enabled in the Azure Marketplace. The Azure Commerce Engine offers customers the ability to obtain hourly pricing on certain products directly from Microsoft, reducing time and costs associated with bringing applications to the cloud. This integration streamlines the procurement process for customers who can now license the Barracuda Web Application Firewall, including advanced application security and seamless authentication, at the same time as their cloud migration.

Simplified Application Authentication and Access

The latest update to the Barracuda Web Application Firewall extends Azure support with Azure Active Directory integration and Azure Multi-NIC support. Barracuda is the first infrastructure provider integrated with Azure Active Directory, which provides customers with an easy and secure migration path to Azure that enforces authentication before allowing access to an application. This integration enables customers with complete “lift and shift” to easily move on-premises applications to the cloud without significant application re-writing.  Further, the Barracuda Web Application Firewall support for Azure Multi-NIC allows an application to easily send data over multiple networks.

“Once again, Barracuda is simplifying IT and improving the overall customer experience,” said Stephen Pao, GM Security, Barracuda. “This latest update on the Barracuda Web Application Firewall to include Azure Active Directory integration removes the painful process of copying user accounts into the cloud and writing significant code to integrate and utilize the Azure AD capabilities, giving customers the same type of access control that they had for their on-premises applications.”

“Cloud computing has become a ‘must-have’ for organizations today, for reasons ranging from economic gains to technology benefits,” said Garth Fort, General Manager of Enterprise Partners, Microsoft. “However, security remains one of the top concerns for high business impact applications. Our collaboration with Barracuda enables organizations to easily and securely take advantage of the cloud with tightly integrated products and services that deliver time and cost savings.”

The Barracuda Web Application Firewall is available to organizations looking to protect web applications or workloads deployed in Azure. With predefined security templates and load balancing built in, companies have access to robust application security – including protection against data loss, DDoS and application-layer attacks – with no need to learn, configure, and manage complex technology.

Barracuda will demonstrate its solutions in Stand 80 and Stand 96 at TechEd Europe 2014 this week in Barcelona.

Pricing and Availability

Barracuda Web Application Firewall for Azure is available today in the Azure Marketplace as part of the Microsoft Azure Certified program. The Bring Your Own License one-year subscriptions start at U.S. list price $5,199 USD. Pay-as-you-go pricing starts at $1.04 USD per hour. International pricing and availability vary based on region.

Resources:

Overview: Barracuda Web Application Firewall on Azure: http://cuda.co/azure-cert

Video: Comprehensive Security for Critical Applications: http://cuda.co/wafvideo  

Case Study: blinkbox Moves to Cloud, Saves Money and Improves Security: http://cuda.co/azureresources

Hands-On Lab: Complimentary Training: http://cuda.co/13904

Blog Post: Microsoft Azure Certified: http://cuda.co/azcert

 

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 barracuda.com.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the functionality and benefits of the Barracuda Web Application Firewall.  You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond the Company’s control and that could cause the Company’s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Factors that could materially affect the Company’s business and financial are set forth in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update the forward-looking information to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date of this press release.

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