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Barracuda Achieves High Performance Results in NSS Labs Test

Test Validates Barracuda Web Application Firewall Security Effectiveness

Campbell, Calif. (November 5, 2014) – Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA),

Press Release Highlights:

  • Barracuda Web Application Firewall achieved high performance results in a product analysis test completed by NSS Labs.
  • The Barracuda Web Application Firewall blocked 99.97 percent of attacks and passed all stability and reliability tests with a low false positive rate of 0.715.
  • For key findings and lab results, download the full Product Analysis Report here, and view results from the Competitive Analysis Report here

"We continue to enhance the Barracuda Web Application Firewall to help ensure that our customers have the latest protection against DDoS and application layer attacks,” said Stephen Pao, GM Security, Barracuda. “The NSS Labs test results indicate that the Barracuda Web Application Firewall blocked almost 100 percent of web-based attacks, ranking it among the most powerful web application security solutions available.”

Barracuda Web Application Firewall protects thousands of production applications – having stopped more than 11 billion attacks since 2008. The underlying protocol inspection adds a strong layer of security to protect web applications from data breaches and defacement.

“NSS Labs’ test reports are designed to address the challenges faced by IT professionals in selecting and managing security products,” said Vikram Phatak, CEO, NSS Labs. “The Barracuda Web Application Firewall performed well in all testing completed by NSS Labs, achieving the highest block rate for security effectiveness, and offering good value for the cost.”

NSS Labs performed an independent test of the Barracuda Web Application Firewall 960 v7.8.0.014. The product was subjected to thorough testing at the NSS facility in Austin, Texas, based on the Web Application Firewall Methodology v6.2 available at This test was conducted free of charge, and NSS did not receive any compensation in return for Barracuda’s participation.

Barracuda Web Application Firewall will be demonstrated Nov. 11 – 14 at Amazon re:Invent in booth #1345.

For more information about the Barracuda Web Application Firewall, please visit

Pricing and Availability

The Barracuda Web Application Firewall list price starts at $4999 USD for the appliance and list price of $1349 USD for Energize Updates. An optional Instant Replacement service featuring priority replacement of failed hardware and complimentary refresh of four-year old hardware units is available starting at list price $1099 USD per year.

The Barracuda Web Application Firewall is available in appliance, virtual appliance and cloud editions for Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. The Bring Your Own License one-year subscriptions start at list price $5,199 USD for both services.  

International pricing and availability vary by region.

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, Barracuda Networks, and the Barracuda Networks logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Barracuda Networks, Inc. in the U.S. or other regions.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the availability and functionality and performance of 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 results include, but are not limited to customer response to the Company’s products, as well as those factors 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.