Barracuda Expands to Over 130,000 Customers Worldwide
“This past year gave us a remarkable opportunity to show our customers and the marketplace that we are more than just an appliance vendor,” said Dean Drako, president and CEO of Barracuda Networks. “We continue to develop products and services that push market boundaries; our ability to do this stems directly from the unique relationship we maintain with our customers. We will continue to listen, look forward, and develop products that address customer needs.”
In 2010, the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall Vx and Barracuda SSL VPN Vx versions became the first virtual offerings in Barracuda Networks portfolio, a move which IDC touted as a “solid, strategic move” for the company which will give it a “unique opportunity to service the enterprise market as it makes the shift toward virtualization as well.”
In addition the company launched the Barracuda NG Firewall, a line of virtual and hardware appliances designed to protect enterprise network infrastructure, improve site-to-site connectivity and simplify administration of network operations. This launch was the first product launch since the successful acquisition of phion AG in September 2009.
Here are some of the company's product launches and technology highlights from last year:
April 2010 – Barracuda Networks expanded its Barracuda Backup Service product line with the launch of the Barracuda Backup Server 990 featuring 24 terabytes of internal storage, making it the ideal on-premises solution for organizations requiring local backups for large volumes of data. The Barracuda Backup Server 990 has the added benefit of offsite backup storage in the cloud for disaster recovery when paired with the Barracuda Backup Subscription.
August 2010 – Barracuda Networks launched its award winning SSL VPN 880. The Barracuda SSL VPN 880 is unique in that it is designed to handle a large number of concurrent users without any per user fees or spike licensing options, which saves customers money over the long term.
November 2010 – Barracuda Networks launched a Security Bug Bounty program, becoming the first security vendor to reward researchers who identified and reported security vulnerabilities found in the company’s security product line. The program is part of the company’s ongoing effort to protect against threats and provide world-class products to its customers.
The company has also been racking up some industry recognitions:
March 2010 – The Barracuda SSL VPN won the SC Magazine Reader’s Trust Award for “Best IPSec/SSL VPN.”
April 2010 – The Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall was selected the winner in the “Anti-Spam Hardware” category of the WindowsNetworking.com Readers’ Choice Awards.
September 2010 – The Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall received the Silver award in the “Best Messaging Security Products” category from Information Security Magazine.“Barracuda Networks’ mission is to provide powerful product offerings backed by world-class services and support,” said Drako. “In 2010 we led the market with breakthrough technologies and we look forward to continuing to exceed customer expectations in 2011.”