Bryan Herta Autosport Names Barracuda Networks as Primary Sponsor
Indianapolis, IN and Campbell, CA – January 13, 2012 – Bryan Herta Autosport, last year’s Indianapolis 500-winning team, is proud to announce that it has partnered with Barracuda Networks Inc. as the primary sponsor for Alex Tagliani’s 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series entry.
Barracuda Networks is an enterprise technology company that works with businesses to simplify their information technology (IT) processes and protect their networks, data and end–users. As the worldwide leader in content security appliances, Barracuda Networks offers products that protect organizations from threats over both email and Web. With a h3 security heritage, Barracuda Networks offers networking products that improve application delivery and network access. Finally, Barracuda Networks offers world-class solutions for backup and data protection.
Known for exceptional performance, Barracuda Networks is a critical part of where technology has come and where it will continue to go. As the primary sponsor for Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA), the company is blazing a secure path into the future in much the same way that BHA is laying the groundwork for the next generation of iconic IndyCar teams and owners. Together, the companies will focus on strength, stability and performance, both on and off the track.
"Bryan Herta Autosport is well known for its leadership, drive and focus on innovation," said Michael Perone, executive vice president and CMO at Barracuda Networks. "This partnership gives us an amazing opportunity to communicate our shared philosophy, expand our brand footprint and demonstrate our technology leadership around the world."
“Barracuda Networks is an industry leader known for performance, integrity and quality. These are the same qualities we strive for at Bryan Herta Autosport,” commented Herta. “They have shown tremendous confidence and vision in partnering with us as primary sponsor for the 2012 season. We are thrilled to welcome them to the team and look forward to delivering results both on and off the track.”
The Barracuda Networks sponsorship will include primary branding on the car and all team equipment. The car’s iconic livery will also reflect BHA’s status as a Factory Partner Team to Lotus. Associate sponsors will be announced in the upcoming weeks. An extensive test program is already underway for the Series’ new DW12 Dallara chassis, set to hit the streets of St. Petersburg, FL for the first race on the IZOD IndyCar Series Schedule. The season kicks off on Sunday, March 25, 2012.
About Bryan Herta Autosport
Founded by veteran driver Bryan Herta and noted race engineer and team manager Steve Newey, Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA) has been a race-winning team in Firestone Indy Lights competition since 2009 and recently won the 2011 Indianapolis 500 with driver Dan Wheldon in only its second IZOD IndyCar Series start. The Indianapolis, Ind.-based squad made its IndyCar debut in 2010 contesting the Indianapolis 500. New for 2012, BHA has formed a joint venture with Bowen and Bowers Motorsports, Inc. (BBM) to field a full time entry in the Izod Indycar Series for Canadian driver Alex Taglaiani. Based in Toronto, Ontario, Bowen and Bowers Motorsports, Inc. is the coming together of leading sports and entertainment property development professionals, Chris Bowers and David Bowen, along with the financial management experience of Trapeze Asset Management Inc. For more information, visit www.bryanhertaautosport.com
About Barracuda Networks Inc.
Barracuda Networks combines premises-based gateways and software, virtual appliances, cloud services, and sophisticated remote support to deliver comprehensive content and network security, data protection and application delivery solutions. The company’s expansive product portfolio includes offerings for protection against email and Web threats as well as products that improve application delivery and network access, message archiving, backup and data protection. Coca-Cola, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L'Oreal, and Europcar are among the more than 150,000 organizations protecting their IT infrastructures with Barracuda Networks’ range of affordable, easy-to-deploy and manage solutions. Barracuda Networks is privately held with its International Headquarters in Campbell, Calif. For more information, please visit www.barracuda.com