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Barracuda Introduces the First Web Application Firewall for Microsoft Azure App Service

Barracuda Web Application Firewall Protects Three Types of Azure Apps – Web Apps, Mobile Apps, and API Apps

Campbell, Calif. (July 14, 2015) – Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA) -

Press Release Highlights:

  • Barracuda tightens relationship with Microsoft Azure to offer customers advanced security and flexibility for their public cloud deployments.
  • Barracuda Web Application Firewall is the only web application firewall available in Microsoft Azure that protects web apps, mobile apps, and application program interface (API) apps developed through the Azure App Service.
  • Customers creating web and mobile apps with Azure App Service can easily integrate an additional layer of security in the Azure environment using the Barracuda Web Application Firewall.

Barracuda announces today that the Barracuda Web Application Firewall is the first web application firewall solution approved by Microsoft for integration into the Azure App Service. The Barracuda Web Application Firewall protects dynamic web applications against unwarranted intrusions with layered security in Azure environments. Most notably, the Barracuda Web Application Firewall provides protection when traditional security models are challenged by modern web programming techniques, including JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) and Representation State Transfer (REST).

“The rapid transition to cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure offers many great benefits for customers, however, it still requires attention to security so cloud assets and applications remain protected,” explains Michael Hughes, SVP WW Sales, Barracuda. “We’re excited to bring this additional capability to help our mutual customers take advantage of the cloud, and we look forward to continued success in our valued relationship with Microsoft.”

Customers can use the Barracuda Web Application Firewall to easily augment security for applications developed on any platform through the Azure App Service. Highlights include: 

  • Security-enhanced Deployments- Barracuda Web Application Firewalls are easily deployed into the Azure App Service environment and automatically add an extra layer of security.
  • Security for REST / JSON based APIs- Azure API Gateway can be augmented with Barracuda Web Application Firewall to provide additional application layer security for REST / JSON based-APIs.

“Microsoft Azure App Service makes building great web and mobile applications hosted in the cloud even easier,” adds Nazim Lala, Sr. Security Lead, Microsoft Azure.“Barracuda and Microsoft have a shared interest in helping our mutual customers take advantage of the cloud to deliver great mobile and web experiences that engage and connect with their customers – all the while maintaining a strong security posture.”

Barracuda Total Threat Protection

Barracuda Web Application Firewall in Azure is 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

Barracuda Web Application Firewall in Azure is available today in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace as part of the Microsoft Azure Certified program. Customers can purchase hourly Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) or Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL) subscriptions.

Resources

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 Web Application 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.