SOURCE: Barracuda Networks

Barracuda Networks Inc.

February 02, 2011 09:04 ET

Barracuda Web Security Flex Provides Web Security With No Limits

New All-Inclusive Web Security Offering Provides Unlimited Deployment Options With Unified Management and Prix Fixe Pricing to Protect Onsite and Remote Users

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - February 2, 2011) - Barracuda Networks Inc., a leading provider of content security, data protection and application delivery solutions, today announced the availability of Barracuda Web Security Flex, a hybrid Web security solution that unifies SaaS, appliance and remote filtering deployment options under a single management and reporting portal. Barracuda Web Security Flex delivers enterprise-class Web security to protect onsite and remote users, and gives administrators the peace of mind in choosing security first and deployment details later.

"Barracuda Web Security Flex is all about choice for the enterprise," said Dean Drako, president and CEO of Barracuda Networks. "We've made that choice simple by offering maximum security coverage across all locations and users in one solution that is easily scalable as the corporate needs grow. Our all-inclusive user-based pricing structure allows for best-of-breed security and central management, regardless of location or device."

Flexible, Easy Deployment and Management
Barracuda Web Security Flex reduces management complexity, security concerns and overall costs with a variety of deployment methods. Deployment flexibility enables organizations to choose any combination and to make changes -- at no cost -- as the network grows and needs evolve. This flexibility allows organizations to focus on providing strong protection against the latest Web attacks and threats and not on technology deployment limitations. Barracuda Web Security Flex deployment options include:

  • Appliance -- onsite hardware ideal for headquarters or data center locations
  • Virtual Appliance -- virtual version of the hardware appliance
  • Web Security Agent -- tamper-proof software agent for laptop users
  • SaaS -- cloud-based filtering ideal for remote workers

Barracuda Web Security Flex includes a unified management framework via the Barracuda Portal for global policy enforcement and centralized reporting, across all locations and devices. The portal includes directory integration for group- or individual-based policies, pre-defined security policies, and a wealth of security, compliance and usage reports.

Flexible, All-inclusive Pricing
Barracuda Web Security Flex provides straightforward pricing, with no agent fees, no capital-intensive hardware fees, and no extra service fees. For a single per user cost, organizations can enforce policies and protect users regardless if they are on the network or remote. This all-inclusive pricing eliminates budget constraints and rollout concerns that can compromise the security of users.

"As a State of Georgia government entity, we are required to block our users from visiting pornographic and gambling sites," said Geoff Catron, Director of Networks and Information Security with Technical College System of Georgia. "Using Barracuda's Web Security solution, we're able to leverage the hybrid deployment capabilities with appliances and the cloud service to protect over 100,000 users at our 125 plus campuses, learning centers and economic development sites. It's a simple way to make sure our users are protected no matter where they are accessing the Web."

Web Security with No Limits
Barracuda Web Security Flex allows organizations to harness the power of Web 2.0 applications while protecting users against fast moving, aggressive Web threats. The solution includes cloud-based malware analysis, advanced URL filtering, and extensive coverage for content types and applications, enabling administrators to regulate Web content and Web 2.0 applications. This launch marks the complete integration of the award-winning Purewire Web Security Service, which was the cornerstone of Barracuda Networks' acquisition of Purewire Inc. in October 2009.

From January through March, Barracuda Networks is traveling across North America on its "Barracuda No Limits 2011" bus tour to share the latest security intelligence and additional details on the new Barracuda Web Security Flex offering. For additional details on the tour, please visit http://nolimits.barracuda.com/.

Pricing and Availability
Barracuda Web Security Flex is available immediately with pricing starting at $1 per user per month. 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 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 www.barracudanetworks.com.

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