Barracuda Web Application Firewall Receives Five-Star Rating from SC Magazine

Extensive Feature Set and Well-Organized User Interface Give Customers a Superior Option for Securing Web Applications

Campbell, Calif. (December 10, 2013) – Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA), a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, today announced its Barracuda Web Application Firewall earned a five-star rating in SC Magazine’s 2013 Application and Web Security Group. SC Magazine reviewed six enterprise-class solutions as part of this group test, and applauded the Barracuda Web Application Firewall for having an extensive feature set and a well-organized user interface.

SC Magazine commended the Barracuda Web Application Firewall for offering customers a strong feature set, indicating that “the tool sports an extensive feature set, including most of the functionality one would expect in an application firewall and a few that raise this product above most others.”

SC Magazine also praised the Barracuda Web Application Firewall for its well-organized user interface and support website. “The WAF 660 has an above average, well-organized user interface design that gives the user access to a web firewall and access and audit logs, with the ability to create reports based off of the logs,” the review stated. “The support website is a fine mix of just about everything a user or prospective user needs.”

“At Barracuda, we continue to enhance the Barracuda Web Application Firewall to ensure that our customers have the latest protection against DDoS and application layer attacks on their websites,” said Steve Pao, GM Security, Barracuda. “Still, we find that many organizations are relying on traditional firewalls or even IPS systems that do not provide the appropriate levels of protection against application-layer attacks on their web applications. We appreciate SC Magazine’s coverage of the space and their very favorable review of our offering.”

Barracuda Web Application Firewall

The Barracuda Web Application Firewall blocks an ever-expanding list of sophisticated web-based intrusions and attacks that target applications hosted on web servers and in the cloud. The Barracuda Web Application Firewall scans all inbound web traffic to block attacks and scans all outbound traffic to provide highly effective Data Loss Prevention (DLP). It is deployed in front of the web application servers and is available as a physical appliance, virtual appliance, or cloud edition for Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. To learn more about the Barracuda Web Application Firewall, please visit

SC Magazine’s Review of the Barracuda Web Application Firewall:

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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