Barracuda Networks Inc., a leading provider of security and data protection solutions, today announced it has been recognized as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Web Security Products 2011-2012 Vendor Analysis (doc #236980, October 2012). This report analyzes the quantitative and qualitative characteristics that explain a vendor's success in the marketplace. The Barracuda Web security solutions - including the Barracuda Web Filter, Barracuda Web Security Service, Barracuda Web Security Agent and Barracuda Safe Browser - were recognized for their flexible yet comprehensive ability to protect users online, regardless of location or device.
According to IDC, market demands for Web security solutions have changed and must address a much broader set of functions. The report goes on to explain,"Explosive growth of Web-based technologies in the enterprise (i.e., social media, mobile apps, software-as-a-service/cloud infrastructure) and the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon are forcing rapid change on the Web security market."
"Web security requirements continue to evolve," said Stephen Pao, vice president of product management at Barracuda Networks. "While the current challenges we're addressing are around the expanding corporate perimeter, mobility and the changes in Web 2.0, our basic philosophy is that we should solve our customers' Web security issues, including new ones, without additional options or fees. It's how we do business, and we appreciate IDC's recognition as a leader for it."
Barracuda Networks was praised for supporting all major features of secure Web gateways: URL filtering, antimalware, social media/Web 2.0 controls and content inspection. Additionally, Barracuda Networks was cited as a leader based on key strengths including:
Cost effective - Barracuda Networks' core strength is efficiently producing cost and functionally effective security solutions for organizations.
Flexible deployment - Barracuda Networks offers cloud, on-premise appliances and virtual appliances, providing flexible deployment options â€” a key requirement cited by a majority of the 24 end users interviewed for the IDC MarketScape.
Strong channel - Barracuda Networks has an expansive channel partner program including excellent sales and marketing strategies, which effectively reach target customers.
To view an excerpt of the IDC MarketScape, please visit IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Web Security Products 2011-2012 Vendor Analysis
About the Barracuda Web Filter
The Barracuda Web Filter (barracudanetworks.com) is an integrated content filtering, application blocking and malware protection solution that is powerful, easy to use and affordable for businesses of all sizes. It enforces Internet usage policies by blocking access to websites and Internet applications that are not related to business, and it easily and completely eliminates spyware and other forms of malware.
About the Barracuda Web Security Service
The Barracuda Web Security Service is a cloud-based Web security offering that protects users both in and out of the workplace from malicious content. With complete management and reporting in the cloud, administrators can enforce common Internet usage policies across their organizations. Data centers throughout the world can proxy traffic directly, through integration with the Barracuda NG Firewall or through software agents, to ensure that all traffic is inspected and secured prior to reaching the users' Web browsers. Optional hardware and virtual appliance gateways can provide local policy enforcement, caching, acceleration and user identification for larger premises. The Barracuda Web Security Service features all-inclusive pricing so the economics are the same for customers whether they choose any combination of pure cloud, software agents, appliances or virtual appliances in their deployments.