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Barracuda Networks

May 10, 2011 14:29 ET

Barracuda Web Security Flex Receives Best of Interop Award in Security Category

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - -- Interop 2011 (Booth #1139) -- Barracuda Networks Inc. today announced it received the Best of Interop Award for Security. Barracuda Networks will showcase Barracuda Web Security Flex at Interop Las Vegas (booth #1139) occurring May 8-12 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Barracuda Web Security Flex was designated "Best Security Product" by the Best of Interop judging committee, comprised of InformationWeek Analytics editors and analysts, which reviewed finalists and chose recipients based upon the most significant technical impacts that are helping move business technology forward.

"One of the hallmarks of security technology today is that it seldom fits right," wrote Tim Wilson, Best of Interop judge and editor of Dark Reading. "(Barracuda Web Security) Flex is a real find. Users can choose to implement its capabilities in a variety of different ways -- as an on-premises appliance, as a SaaS service, or as a remote agent on mobile/home devices. This enables the user to choose the level of protection they want to implement themselves, and outsource the rest to a third-party provider."

"We are thrilled to receive the prestigious 'Best of Interop' security award for Barracuda Web Security Flex," said Dean Drako, president and CEO of Barracuda Networks. "Barracuda Web Security Flex provides maximum, scalable, security coverage regardless of a user's location. We are honored to provide customers with an award-winning solution that meets their needs for both simplicity and flexibility."

Barracuda Web Security Flex reduces management complexity, security concerns and overall costs with a variety of deployment methods. This 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.

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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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