• Barracuda wins three TechTarget Information Security magazine and SearchSecurity.com 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards.
• Barracuda Spam Firewall was named an Email Security Readers’ Choice Award winner for its end-user transparency and ease of use.
• Barracuda Web Application Firewall was named a winner in the Best Web Application Firewall category for being effective, and able to protect data efficiently.
• Barracuda SSL VPN was named a winner in the Best of Remote Access category for vendor service and support, end-user transparency, ease of use and ROI.
Barracuda security solutions took home three TechTarget Information Security magazine and SearchSecurity.com 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards. The winners were selected based on an extensive, in-depth survey of Information Security and SearchSecurity.com readers. It included over 1,700 information security executives and managers, who were asked to assess and rate products deployed within their organizations from a listing of more than 400 products spanning 22 product categories.
“We are honored to have three products named as 2014 Readers’ Choice Award recipients,” said Stephen Pao, GM Security, Barracuda. “Recognition from Information Security and SearchSecurity.com readers, who are operationally responsible for deploying security technologies, is especially rewarding feedback given our focus on providing customers with powerful, integrated security protection across multiple threat vectors at an affordable cost.”
Readers praised Barracuda Spam Firewall for its “end-user transparency and ease of use,” specifically noting the ease of installation, configuration and administration. One voter commented,“after five years of service, this product still meets all of our messaging security requirements.”
Receiving high scores, readers praised the Barracuda Web Application Firewall for,“its integration with other network defense and management tools, as well as its ability to block intrusions, attacks and unauthorized network traffic.” Voters noted the Barracuda Web Application Firewall as being effective and efficient.
Voters ranked Barracuda SSL VPN as one of this year's top products. The article noted,“What readers thought was really outstanding about the Barracuda SSL VPN is its vendor service and support. Readers also commended its end-user transparency, ease of use and ROI.”
Barracuda Total Threat Protection
Barracuda Spam Firewall, Barracuda Web Application Firewall and Barracuda SSL VPN are all part of the Barracuda Total Threat Protection initiative (cuda.co/ttp), 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 the network perimeter itself. It includes the combination of award-winning security solutions, a common management interface, a single point of support, and affordability.
Pricing and Availability
Barracuda Spam Firewall U.S. list price starts at $699 USD for the appliance and $399 USD for Energize Updates. An optional Instant Replacement service featuring priority replacement of failed hardware and complimentary refresh of four-year old hardware units is available starting at $299 USD per year. Barracuda Spam Firewall is also available as a virtual appliance for use with VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Oracle VirtualBox and Citrix virtualization environments, as well as for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure public cloud environments.
The Barracuda Web Application Firewall list price starts at $4,999 USD for the appliance and list price of $1,349 USD for Energize Updates. An optional Instant Replacement service featuring priority replacement of failed hardware and complimentary refresh of four-year old hardware units is available starting at list price of $1,099 USD per year. Barracuda Web Application Firewall is also available as a virtual appliance for use with VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Oracle VirtualBox and Citrix virtualization environments, as well as for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure public cloud environments.
Barracuda SSL VPN US list price starts at $699 USD for the appliance and US list price of $199 USD for Energize Updates. An optional Instant Replacement service feature priority replacement of failed hardware and complimentary refresh of four-year old hardware units is available starting at US list price of $149 USD per year. Barracuda SSL VPN is also available as a virtual appliance for use with VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Oracle VirtualBox and Citrix virtualization environments.
International pricing and availability vary by region.
About Information Security magazine
Information Security magazine is the enterprise security and risk managers’ leading source of critical, objective information on strategic and practical security issues. Information Security’s team of veteran security journalists and experts break down the security problems challenging enterprises and provide practical resolutions. Its in-depth, comprehensive reports and analyses provide security managers -- department managers to CXOs -- with the tools, knowledge and information they need to make informed decisions about how to safeguard their enterprises, comply with regulations and standards, and reduce risk. The publication’s analysis of technology and products provide a guide for budgeting and purchasing decisions and trends reports, case studies and industry-leading exposes offers security managers insight into how their peers are addressing and solving key security issues. Information Security magazine is an indispensable guide for any security manager and executive charged with protecting information assets and reducing risk.
More than one million IT security pros turn to SearchSecurity.com for the information they require to keep their corporate data and assets secure. We’re the only online information resource that provides immediate access to breaking industry news, virus alerts, webcasts, white papers, security schools, a selection of highly focused security e-newsletters and more -- all at no cost to readers. Nowhere else will you find such a highly targeted combination of resources specifically dedicated to the success of today’s IT security professionals. Headquartered in Newton, Mass., SearchSecurity.com is part of the TechTarget® network (techtarget.com). TechTarget publishes integrated media that enable information technology (IT) marketers to reach targeted communities of IT professionals and executives in all phases of the technology decision-making and purchase process.
About Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda (barracuda.com) 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.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the availability, functionality and performance of Barracuda products. 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.