Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of security and data protection solutions, today announced it was positioned as a Champion in Info-Tech Research Group's "Next Generation Firewalls Vendor Landscape Report." The Barracuda NG Firewall was praised in the report as a highly comprehensive solution offering flexible deployment options and solid support.
"What we're seeing are smaller vendors, like Barracuda, becoming quite competitive with stronger products against the bigger names in the security space," said Jessica Ireland, research analyst at Info-Tech Research Group. "This is a definite shift happening in the market landscape right now. Barracuda is a good example of a company being able to keep up with this shift."
Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Vendors positioned as Champions by Info-Tech receive high scores for most evaluation criteria and offer excellent value. Champions also have a strong market presence and are usually the trendsetters in the industry. The Barracuda NG Firewall was recognized for its centralized management and offering flexibility of hardware, software and virtual appliance deployment methods. As stated in the report,"each Barracuda model is managed by the same console, making them not only scalable, but easily integrated." The Barracuda NG Firewall also garnered high marks in the overall Info-Tech NGFW Value Index and for its advanced features, such as identity-based control and WAN routing and optimization.
"Today's enterprise needs a next generation firewall that can effectively protect, manage and simplify network operations," said Michael Van Bruinisse, general manager and vice president of Barracuda Enterprise. "We are pleased by Info-Tech's Champion recognition, which reaffirms our rapid growth and the decision our customers have made to replace legacy firewalls with the Barracuda NG Firewall."
To view Info-Tech's Next Generation Firewalls Vendor Landscape Report, please visit barracudanetworks.com/.
About the Barracuda NG Firewall
The Barracuda NG Firewall (barracudanetworks.com/ngfirewall) is a family of hardware and virtual appliances designed to protect network infrastructure, improve site-to-site connectivity and simplify administration of network operations. Beyond its powerful network firewall and VPN technologies, the Barracuda NG Firewall integrates a comprehensive set of next generation firewall technologies, including Layer 7 application profiling, intelligent traffic management, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, anti-virus, anti-spam and network access control.
About Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda Networks (barracudanetworks.com) 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, California.
About Info-Tech Research Group
With a paid membership of over 29,000 members worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group (infotech.com) is the global leader in providing tactical, practical Information Technology research and analysis. Info-Tech Research Group has a fourteen-year history of delivering quality research and is North America's fastest growing full-service IT analyst firm.