SOURCE: Barracuda Networks

Barracuda Networks Inc.

December 02, 2010 09:00 ET

Barracuda Networks Expands Email Security Offerings With Cloud Services

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - December 2, 2010) -  Barracuda Networks Inc., a leading provider of content security, data protection and application delivery solutions, today launched the new Barracuda Email Security Service, an affordable, reliable and comprehensive cloud-based email filtering service. This new service can be leveraged as a cloud protection layer for the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall when deployed in hybrid mode, providing customers with the best of both worlds: onsite email protection backed by the scalability, reliability and continuity benefits of the cloud. 

Using Barracuda Networks' powerful new email security service as a pure cloud offering or with the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall in hybrid mode, customers will benefit from:

  • Dual Protection Points - comprehensive onsite and cloud-based threat protection including the Barracuda Anti-Virus Super Computing Grid and Barracuda Advanced Anti-Fraud Intelligence.
  • Email Burst Handling - email surge suppression during peak traffic and spam spikes, which offloads a significant volume of spam email to be filtered via the cloud.
  • Immediate Response - automatic updates in real-time leveraging threat intelligence from Barracuda Labs and Barracuda Central to continuously stay ahead of quickly morphing threats.
  • Email Continuity - email spooling provides queuing for up to four days and backup MX for email rerouting to a separate destination ensure seamless disaster recovery capabilities in the event of network downtime or system outage.
  • Email Encryption - email encryption in the cloud with centralized key management.

"As email threats become more dangerous, customers are demanding more robust capabilities and greater flexibility in deployment options," said Dean Drako, president and CEO of Barracuda Networks. "The new Barracuda Email Security Service provides customers with a relevant option to block threats before they reach the network and save on bandwidth and continuity. Barracuda Networks offers the most comprehensive set of delivery options -- from on-premises, to pure cloud to a combination of the two -- to meet the most demanding customer requirements."

Once email passes through the cloud protection layer, the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall filters email according to more granular policies, recipient verification, quarantining and more.

By contrast, customers that opt to deploy the Barracuda Email Security Service as a pure-cloud offering without the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall will still benefit from full inbound and outbound email filtering, user quarantine and multi-domain management.

"As cloud technologies continue to mature, we are seeing a tremendous uptick in the number of organizations moving toward hybrid or pure cloud email security offerings," said Phil Hochmuth, program manager for security products at IDC. "Barracuda Networks is well-positioned for this shift to cloud and hybrid, with a strong integrated appliance/SaaS offering, as well as a simple pricing structure, strong brand and expansive global channel footprint."

About Barracuda Networks Email Security Solutions
Barracuda Networks offers the most comprehensive email filtering solutions portfolio, giving customers the flexibility to choose a form factor that best fits their network environment:
Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall is the world's most widely deployed solution for on-premises email security. It is available in eight models and can be clustered for reliability and greater capacity. The Barracuda Email Security Service is a cloud-based service that can be used as a standalone solution or in conjunction with the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall to obtain an integrated hybrid email security solution. When used together they provide the best of both on premises and cloud-based security. The Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall and the Barracuda Email Security Service provide simultaneous inbound and outbound email security, DLP, and 12 defense layers to achieve 99 percent effectiveness and an extremely low false positive rate.
Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall Vx offers the same powerful protection and easy to use interface as the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall, in a virtual form factor and is the ideal choice for enterprises that are standardizing hardware platforms or with existing virtual environments like VMware. As the organization grows, these appliances can be easily scaled for performance and capacity and also lend themselves to quicker backup and disaster recovery. The Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall Vx also features an optional cloud protection layer for customers seeking a true hybrid approach to email filtering.
Barracuda Email Security Service is a full-featured, comprehensive cloud-based email filtering service that protects both inbound and outbound email against the latest spam, viruses, worms, phishing and denial of service attacks. The Barracuda Email Security Service leverages advanced security technologies from the industry-leading Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall and features rich cloud-based protection.

Pricing and Availability
The new Cloud Protection Layer is available to all new and current Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall and Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall Vx customers in firmware release 5.0. The Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall appliance is available in eight models with prices starting at $699 with no per user fees. The Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall Vx virtual appliance is available in three editions with subscription prices starting at $849 per year. Barracuda Email Security Service subscription pricing starts at $800 for 100 users, per year. International pricing and availability varies according to region. 

About Barracuda Networks Inc.
Barracuda Networks Inc. combines premises-based gateways and software, virtual appliances, cloud services, and sophisticated remote support to deliver comprehensive content security, data protection and application delivery solutions. The company's expansive product portfolio includes offerings for protection against email, Web and IM threats as well as products that improve application delivery and network access, message archiving, backup and data protection. Coca-Cola, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L'Oreal, and Europcar are among the more than 100,000 organizations protecting their IT infrastructures with Barracuda Networks' range of affordable, easy-to-deploy and manage solutions. Barracuda Networks is privately held with its International headquarters in Campbell, Calif. For more information, please visit www.barracudanetworks.com.

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