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Barracuda Networks Launches Business Unit to Support Enterprise Solutions

Barracuda Enterprise Provides Dedicated Channel, Products and Marketing Resources for Enterprise Clients

Campbell, Calif. (Sept. 12, 2012) – Barracuda Networks Inc. today announced the new Barracuda Enterprise, a strategic business unit dedicated to delivering enterprise-class security solutions to large organizations. Barracuda Networks has appointed Michael Van Bruinisse as general manager and vice president of the business unit. Van Bruinisse joined Barracuda Networks in 2009 following the acquisition of Atlanta-based Purewire, where he served as co-founder, president and CEO.

“Barracuda Networks’ enterprise security business has experienced significant growth over the past few years, particularly with our next generation firewalls, Web application firewalls and web security solutions,” explains Van Bruinisse. “The formation of Barracuda Enterprise allows us to expand our existing enterprise security capabilities, and there is no doubt this focused effort will have a positive impact on our clients, channel and overall financial growth.”

The mission of Barracuda Enterprise is to provide scalable enterprise security solutions that are easy to deploy and manage. The business unit is comprised of dedicated support, sales, marketing and engineering resources to meet growing customer demand and includes:

  • Enterprise-class solutions: products purpose-built for large distributed networks and data centers
  • Enterprise channel partner program: specialized partner enablement including one-on-one trainings and deal registration

Barracuda Enterprise is supported by Barracuda Labs, a global multi-disciplinary research and threat analysis team that fulfills a critical role in developing innovative technologies across Barracuda Networks' business areas. Barracuda Labs is led by Dr. Paul Judge, chief research officer of Barracuda Networks.

Additional leaders within Barracuda Enterprise include John Peterson, vice president of worldwide technical services; Jan Poczobutt, senior director of enterprise ADC and WAF; and Joe Morin, senior manager of partner enablement.

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