Barracuda Backup Recognized in Leading Analyst Firm Report

Barracuda Backup Designed for Simplicity, Cost-efficiency and Ease-of-use

Campbell, Calif. (January 7, 2013) – Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA), a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, today announced that it has been recognized for its market share in backup and recovery appliances for open systems in the report, Gartner Competitive Landscape: Backup and Recovery Appliances for Open Systems, Worldwide, 20131.

Based on findings in the report, “the three key requirements for backup modernization are cost-efficiency, backup and recovery service level, and management simplicity.”  According to the report, “disk-based storage continues to replace tape, and dedicated backup appliances are becoming the focal point in an evolving backup landscape.”  Further Gartner writes, “based on Gartner’s client interactions, we believe backup appliances are becoming a top consideration for backup and recovery.”

Barracuda Backup was designed from the ground-up to meet these requirements, bringing powerful, easy-to-use and affordable backup and recovery solutions to organizations.

“Barracuda Backup is poised for continued success as a complete cloud-integrated solution that includes software, appliance and offsite replication, and protects both physical and virtual environments,” said Rod Mathews, GM Storage, Barracuda. “Barracuda Backup is simple to deploy and manage and offers an ‘unlimited’ cloud storage option, making it representative of what organizations need for backup modernization in today’s environments.”

Gartner also reports that organizations will continue to prioritize funding in their budgets for data protection modernization. Barracuda believes integrated backup appliances give customers easy-to-use and affordable alternatives to outdated tape vaulting and multi-vendor backup and disaster recovery strategies.

This report comes on the heels of considerable industry recognition in recent months demonstrating Barracuda Backup’s market momentum, including:

  • In September, IDC ranked Barracuda Backup number one in integrated systems for purpose-built backup appliances. The report also indicated that Barracuda Backup ranked number two based on total units sold:

Gartner “Competitive Landscape: Backup and Recovery Appliances for Open Systems, Worldwide, 2013” by Jimmie Chang, Dave Russell, Pushan Rinnen, November 21, 2013.


About Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup is a versatile, integrated solution that includes all the software, backup agents, and storage needed for physical, virtual and hybrid environments—at one affordable price. For more information, please visit

About Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA)

Barracuda provides cloud-connected security and storage solutions that simplify IT. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployments. Barracuda’s customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security. For additional information, please visit

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