September 22, 2008

Barracuda Networks Customer Portfolio Expands to 70,000 Worldwide

Barracuda Networks Inc., the worldwide leader in email and Web security appliances, today announced that 70,000 customers spanning more than 80 countries now rely upon Barracuda Networks for secure email, Web and IM filtering as well as for addressing a variety of other network issues facing businesses today. In addition, Barracuda Networks has also received numerous company and product achievements in 2008.

"Our worldwide customer reach is unparalleled in the email and Web security appliance industry," said Dean Drako, president and CEO of Barracuda Networks. "Our extensive customer reach gives us a unique perspective on the critical network issues facing organizations today, and enables us to continue to tailor current, and future, product development to address those needs."

During the course of 2008, Barracuda Networks has been recognized with an array of product and company recognitions. A few examples of this year's accolades include:

-- January 2008 - The Barracuda Load Balancer won the NetAdmin World Award for "Technology Innovation" and the Barracuda Spam Firewall was named the "Most Popular Product" during the 5th Annual China Network Technology Summit in Beijing, China.

-- April 2008 - For the second straight year, the Barracuda Web Filter received the "Recommended" rating by SC Magazine, as one of the best Web Filtering products. SC Magazine considered the Barracuda Web Filter a "solid device with some very nice features" and gave a verdict of: "This is a jewel for small- and mid-sized enterprises. For its high value and affordability in most environments, we rate this product as Recommended."

-- April 2008 - The Barracuda Web Filter took the Gold and the Barracuda Spam Firewall took the Silver award in the annual Information Security Magazine "Readers' Choice Awards."

-- April 2008 - The Barracuda Spam Firewall received an SC Magazine "Excellence Award" for best SME security solution and the Barracuda IM Firewall took home an SC Magazine "Reader's Trust Award" for best instant messaging solution.

-- August 2008 - The Barracuda Message Archiver received the "Product Excellence Award" in the messaging solution category at the Linuxworld conference in San Francisco.

-- September 2008 - Fuji Chimera Research Inc., a Tokyo-based research firm, reported that the Barracuda Spam Firewall was the leading anti-spam solution in Japan for the third straight year (2005-2007) according to the "2008 Comprehensive Study of Network Security Business" report. The report also found that the Barracuda Web Application Controller product line topped the list in both market share and revenue for the Web application firewall market in Japan in 2007.

Other corporate highlights include an increased sales and operations facility in Basingstoke, U.K.

In addition, Barracuda Networks launched the Barracuda Web Site Firewall in April 2008. The Barracuda Web Site Firewall leverages the capabilities of the award-winning Web Application Controller product line acquired from NetContinuum in September 2007.

"Barracuda Networks' mission is to provide powerful product offerings backed by world-class services and support," said Drako. "We plan to continue to deliver on that mission in the final months of 2008 and into the new year."

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. Coca-Cola, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L'Oreal, and Europcar, are amongst the 70,000 organizations 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