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Barracuda Adds Networking and Application Security Capabilities to Support Enhancements Made to Microsoft Azure

Support for Additional Workloads, and Ease of Deployment Features Added to Assist Customers Moving to Azure

CAMPBELL, Calif. and CHICAGO (May 6, 2015) Microsoft Ignite - Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA),

Press Release Highlights:

  • Barracuda NG Firewall now supports new routing functionality in Azure with User Defined Routes and also works with ExpressRoute™ providing additional security, redundancy, and application aware traffic routing.
  • Barracuda Web Application Firewall now facilitates publishing of Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and federated applications, and provides dynamic scale-out with n-way, active-active clustering in Azure.
  • Barracuda has created Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Templates for easier deployment of Barracuda Web Application Firewall and Barracuda NG Firewall in Azure.

Barracuda has added networking and application security capabilities to complement enhancements made to Azure. Customers using Barracuda NG Firewall and Barracuda Web Application Firewall can now benefit from extended security capabilities and Azure Resource Manager Templates for faster, easier and security-enhanced Azure deployments. The Barracuda solutions provide flexibility for customers with both hourly Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) and Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL) subscription options available. Barracuda is demonstrating its Azure security solutions this week in booth 580 during Microsoft Ignite, May 4-8, at McCormick Place South Hall in Chicago.

“As Microsoft further evolves Azure, Barracuda remains closely aligned to ensure we offer our customers the latest enhancements in their cloud deployments,” said Michael Hughes, SVP WW Sales, Barracuda. “We value our relationship with Microsoft and are excited with the additional use cases we are enabling. We look forward to continued success in helping our joint customers take advantage of the cloud.”

Enhanced Network Functionality

The new Azure routing features allow the Barracuda NG Firewall to act as the default gateway for all machines on the same Virtual Network (VNET). This enables security and operations teams to get full traffic visibility both in and out of VNETs as well as the ability to control all traffic. New User Defined Routes also allows users to deploy the Barracuda NG Firewall on both ends of the S2S Virtual Private Network (VPN) tunnels for full security inspection and traffic prioritization. Customers can leverage the Barracuda NG Firewall for application awareness to enable traffic prioritization and Quality of Service (QoS).

Secure Publishing of Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)

AD FS facilitates Single Sign On from devices (including mobile) to cloud or on-premises web applications. The Barracuda Web Application Firewall facilitates publishing of AD FS and federated applications in Azure as well as on-premises. In order to bypass sometimes rigorous internal procedures, organizations are increasingly deploying AD FS in Azure. The Barracuda Web Application Firewall in Azure provides improved security, availability and scalability for publishing AD FS in Azure. It also shields the Windows Server cloud infrastructure from Internet based threats that target known or 0-day Microsoft vulnerabilities. N-way synchronized clustering in Azure ensures that the application security tier can scale-out proportionally to the web application tier.

Easy Deployment Configuration

Barracuda has made Azure Resource Manager Templates available for faster and easier deployment of Barracuda Web Application Firewall and Barracuda NG Firewall in Azure. Template files contain all the standard configurations and images needed to allow an administrator to get up and running easily. For example, an Azure customer can use a Barracuda template to deploy a Barracuda Web Application Firewall in front of SharePoint servers.

Flexible Subscription Model

The Barracuda NG Firewall and Barracuda Web Application Firewall provide subscriptions that can be modified to meet an organizations various consumption models. Flexible BYOL and hourly PAYG pricing options are available through the Azure Marketplace. 

“With the new template language support for Virtual Machines, we have built enhancements to Azure that will help customers adopt the cloud more quickly and move them closer to their infrastructure goals,” said Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management, Microsoft Azure. “As one of the first security providers on Azure, Barracuda is always right in line with Microsoft to provide our mutual customers solutions that allow them to easily migrate and scale to the cloud.”

Barracuda Total Threat Protection

Barracuda NG Firewall and Barracuda Web Application Firewall in Azure are part of the Barracuda Total Threat Protection initiative, which is aimed at providing powerful, integrated security protection across multiple threat vectors at an affordable cost. Barracuda Total Threat Protection is designed to protect multiple threat vectors - including email, web applications, remote access, web browsing by network users, mobile Internet access, and network perimeters - that span private and public cloud deployments. It includes the combination of award-winning security solutions, a common management interface, a single point of support, and affordability. For additional information on Barracuda Total Threat Protection, visit http://cuda.co/ttp.

Pricing and Availability

The Barracuda NG Firewall and Barracuda Web Application Firewall for Microsoft Azure are available today in the Azure Marketplace as part of the Microsoft Azure Certified program. Customers can purchase hourly PAYG or BYOL subscriptions. The Barracuda NG Firewall and Barracuda Web Application Firewall hourly prices start at $0.60/hour USD and $1.04/hour USD respectively.

International pricing and availability vary based on region.

Resources:

For more information about Barracuda at Microsoft Ignite, please visit http://cuda.co/ignite2015

For more information about Barracuda Solutions on Microsoft Azure, please visit http://cuda.co/azure-cert

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, performance, and benefits of Barracuda’s firewall products in Azure.  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.

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