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Barracuda Networks Launches Barracuda Link Balancer

September 17, 2008

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ — INTEROP NY (Booth # 847) — Barracuda Networks Inc., the worldwide leader in email and Web security appliances, today launched the Barracuda Link Balancer, an affordable and powerful solution for routing and managing traffic across multiple Internet connections. Available in three models, the Barracuda Link Balancer optimizes the use of multiple Internet links, such as T1s, T3s, DSL and cable connections from one or multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Capable of automatic failover in the event of link failure, the Barracuda Link Balancer ensures that customer networks are always connected to the Internet.

“Fast and reliable Internet connectivity is central to the majority of mission-critical business applications,” said Stephen Pao, vice president of product management for Barracuda Networks. “The Barracuda Link Balancer enables organizations to simply ‘add-on’ additional Internet connections for both speed and redundancy without other changes to their network environment.”

The Barracuda Link Balancer’s Web user interface allows administrators to define, manage and control bandwidth settings from one central location. Administrators can also view graphical traffic statistics to analyze hourly, daily or monthly usage. Clients and applications can be set permanently or for a predetermined period of time to be connected to specific links.

The Barracuda Link Balancer automatically detects Internet connection failure and enables service restoration. Tracking connections by saturation, availability, latency and performance, the Barracuda Link Balancer makes informed decisions to select the best link to handle Internet traffic without intervention from an administrator.

Designed to assist in scaling for high bandwidth requirements for organizations of all sizes, the Barracuda Link Balancer ensures that your network is always connected to the Internet while providing:

   -- Automated failover   -- Bandwidth management   -- Quality of Service (QoS) for Internet applications   -- Traditional perimeter firewall capabilities   -- Simplified management of IP networks via DHCP and DNS caching servers   -- Aggregate T1s, T3s, DSL and cable Internet connections    

The Barracuda Link Balancer can either replace an existing edge router or firewall, or it can be deployed between the Internet and a network firewall. The Internet connection links plug into the Barracuda Link Balancer’s multiple WAN ports and LAN access is granted through the switch.

Pricing and Availability

The Barracuda Link Balancer is available in three models: Barracuda Link Balancer 230, 330 and 430. U.S. pricing starts at $1,999 with no per port charges or per server licensing fees. International pricing and availability varies based on region. For more information, please visit http://www.barracuda.com/link.

About the Barracuda Link Balancer

Available in three models, the Barracuda Link Balancer is an affordable and powerful solution for routing and managing traffic across multiple Internet connections, capable of handling up to six WAN links. The Barracuda Link Balancer combines bandwidth of multiple high speed connections while automatic failover ensures reliable connectivity to any of the available Internet links. The Barracuda Link Balancer automatically detects failure and service restoration for Internet connections. The Barracuda Link Balancer features an easy to use Web user interface, creating an intuitive and cost-effective administration tool for the integrated hardware and software solution. The Web user interface allows administrators to define, manage and control bandwidth settings from one central location.

About Barracuda Networks Inc.

Barracuda Networks Inc. is the worldwide leader in email and Web security appliances. Barracuda Networks also provides world-class IM protection, application server load balancing, Web application security, and message archiving appliances. More than 50,000 companies, including Coca-Cola, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L’Oreal, and Europcar, are protecting their networks with Barracuda Networks’ solutions. Barracuda Networks’ success is due to its ability to deliver easy to use, comprehensive solutions that solve the most serious issues facing customer networks without unnecessary add-ons, maintenance, lengthy installations or per user license fees. Barracuda Networks is privately held with its headquarters in Campbell, Calif. Barracuda Networks has offices in eight international locations and distributors in more than 80 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.barracuda.com/.

Barracuda Networks Inc.

CONTACT: Kylie Heintz of Barracuda Networks Inc., +1-408-342-5440,kheintz@barracuda.com

Web site: http://www.barracuda.com/




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