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Barracuda Networks

April 15, 2011 13:00 ET

Barracuda Networks Withdraws Sponsorship and Support for The Jay at Maverick's Big Wave Invitational

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 15, 2011) - Barracuda Networks Inc., today announced it has decided to withdraw plans to sponsor or otherwise support The Jay at Maverick's Big Wave Invitational in the 2011-2012 season or beyond. The decision was made after a number of conversations with community members, representing family members of Jay Moriarity -- the surfer who passed away in 2001 and in whose name the event was established in 2010-2011 -- came to a standstill in recent weeks. In addition, The Half Moon Bay Surf Group, in which Barracuda Networks held the primary seats, has disbanded.

"Unfortunately, discussions with officials surrounding plans for the 2011-2012 season were not progressing as we had hoped and very recently some Moriarity family members and their representatives have requested that we discontinue use of Jay's name for the event; we respect that decision," said Michael Perone, executive vice president and CMO of Barracuda Networks. "Barracuda Networks has decided to redirect our efforts and attention to other projects. We wish everyone involved in the event in the future the very best."

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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 130,000 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

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