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Barracuda Networks Inc.

December 17, 2009 08:00 ET

2010 SC Awards Program Shortlists Three Barracuda Networks Products

Barracuda SSL VPN, Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall and Barracuda Web Application Firewall Named Finalists in Distinguished Information Security Awards Program

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2009) - Barracuda Networks Inc., a leading global provider of security, storage and networking appliances, today announced that three of its products have been named finalists in the 2010 SC Awards program: the Barracuda SSL VPN in the Best IPsec/SSL VPN category; the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall in the Best Messaging Security Solution category and the Barracuda Web Application Firewall in the Best Web Application Security Solution category. This is the sixth consecutive year that Barracuda Networks and its products have been named finalists in the Reader Trust Award competition, which honors best-in-class security products and services.

The three products were selected from more than 600 entries submitted in more than 31 technology categories. All finalists will be reviewed and winners will be chosen by the Reader Trust Voting Panel -- comprised of security and technology experts from large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets -- representing the wide distribution of SC Magazine readers.

"To be recognized by such a distinguished awards program again this year is an honor and tribute to Barracuda Networks' commitment to provide our customers with powerful solutions that meet their security needs," said Dean Drako, president and CEO of Barracuda Networks.

As the industry's preeminent awards program, the annual SC Awards has recognized security's key contributors and outstanding products for more than a decade. The SC Awards are designed to honor the professionals, companies and products that help fend off the myriad security threats confronted in today's corporate world. Individuals, brands and solutions recognized in the program address not only the security challenges prominent today, but also the emerging threat landscape of tomorrow.

Winners of this year's SC Awards will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco on Tuesday, March 2, 2010.

About the Barracuda SSL VPN

The Barracuda SSL VPN is an integrated hardware and software solution enabling secure, clientless remote access to internal network resources from any Web browser. Designed for remote employees and road warriors, the Barracuda SSL VPN provides comprehensive control over file systems and Web-based applications requiring external access. The Barracuda SSL VPN integrates with third-party authentication mechanisms to control user access levels and provides single sign-on.

About the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall

The Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall is available in eight models and supports up to 100,000 active users with no per user licensing fees. Its architecture leverages 12 defense layers: denial of service and security protection, rate control, IP analysis, sender authentication, recipient verification, virus protection, policy (user-specified rules), Fingerprint Analysis, Intent Analysis, Image Analysis, Bayesian Analysis, and a Spam Rules Scoring engine. In addition, the entire Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall line features simultaneous inbound and outbound email filtering with the inclusion of sophisticated outbound email filtering techniques, such as rate controls, domain restrictions, user authentication (SASL), keyword and attachment blocking, triple-layer virus blocking, and remote user support for outbound email filtering. The Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall's layered approach minimizes the processing of each email, which yields the performance required to process millions of messages per day.

About the Barracuda Web Application Firewall

The Barracuda Web Application Firewall is a complete and powerful security solution for Web applications and Web sites. The Barracuda Web Application Firewall provides award-winning protection against hackers leveraging protocol or application vulnerabilities to instigate data theft, denial of service or defacement of your Web site. The Barracuda Web Application Firewall protects Web applications and Web services from malicious attacks, and can also increase the performance and scalability of these applications. The Barracuda Web Application Firewall offers every capability needed to deliver, secure and manage enterprise Web applications from a single appliance through an intuitive, real-time user interface.

About Barracuda Networks Inc.

Barracuda Networks Inc. built its reputation as the worldwide leader in content security appliances by offering easy to use and affordable products that protect organizations from email, Web and IM threats. Barracuda Networks has leveraged its success in the security market to offer networking products that improve application delivery and network access as well as world-class solutions for message archiving, backup and data protection. More than 85,000 organizations protect 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 and lengthy installations. Barracuda Networks is privately held with its headquarters in Campbell, California. For more information, please visit

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought-leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. Besides the monthly print magazine and daily website, the brand's portfolio includes the SC Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and the annual SC World Congress conference and expo.

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