Barracuda Named a Leader in Messaging Security by Leading Analyst Firm

Barracuda Email Security Suite Brings Customers Powerful, Easy-to-Use Messaging Security

Campbell, Calif. (January 13, 2014) – Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA), a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, today announced it has been named a leader in the IDC Marketscape: Worldwide Messaging Security Appliance/Software 2013-2014 Vendor Assessment (IDC #244306). In this report, Barracuda was cited as having a strong portfolio and delivery model for its Barracuda Spam Firewall (appliance and virtual appliance) to address messaging security requirements for customers.

IDC recognized Barracuda for having, “strong competency in running an efficient and cost-effective security hardware appliance business.” Additionally the report noted a key strength in Barracuda’s email security solutions is the integration with its archiving/backup solutions in the cloud and on-premise, which IDC indicated is a key feature.

“Our email security product line has grown to meet customer demands over Barracuda’s 10 years by adding many new features and deployment options, and today offers a line of solutions that can fit into many email environments,” said Stephen Pao, GM Security, Barracuda. “Our position as a leader in the IDC report indicates our success in bringing customers simple but powerful solutions, which is underpinned by our R&D investments and commitment to customer service.”

IDC again named Barracuda the content security appliance volume leader as reported in its Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker, Q3, December 2013. According to the report, Barracuda leads the market in content security appliance units with a 10.3 percent market share.

Barracuda offers award-winning comprehensive content security functionality in both appliance and virtual appliance deployment options, including:

  • Barracuda Spam Firewall – includes best-of-breed spam and virus blocking, data protection, DoS prevention, email continuity, encryption and policy management
  • Barracuda Web Filter – enables connected businesses to benefit from new technologies and online tools without being exposed to malicious content, lost productivity, wasted bandwidth and data loss

In addition, Barracuda provides pure cloud and hybrid cloud versions of its content security offerings through the Barracuda Email Security Serviceand the Barracuda Web Security Service.

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

Forward-Looking Statements.

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the functionality and performance of Barracuda products.  You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond the Company’s control and that could cause the Company’s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Factors that could materially affect the Company’s business and financial results include, but are not limited to, a highly competitive business environment and customer response to the Company’s products, as well as those factors set forth in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s prospectus filed with the SEC on November 6, 2013 pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update the forward-looking information to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date of this press release.

Barracuda Networks, Barracuda and the Barracuda Networks logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Barracuda Networks, Inc. in the US and other countries.