Barracuda Networks Ends 2006 with a Myriad of Industry Successes

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Barracuda Networks, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise-class application security appliances, today announced that 2006 brought another string of successes and milestones, including a marked increase to its worldwide customer base. In addition, the company expanded the breadth and scope of its offerings for customers with the successful U.S. introduction of the Barracuda Load Balancer and the renaming of its award-winning Barracuda Spyware Firewall to Barracuda Web Filter.

more features and customization options than any other similarly priced device on the market.

Barracuda Networks (http://www.barracuda.com), Inc., the leading provider of enterprise-class application security appliances, today announced that 2006 brought another string of successes and milestones, including a marked increase to its worldwide customer base. In addition, the company expanded the breadth and scope of its offerings for customers with the successful U.S. introduction of the Barracuda Load Balancer and the renaming of its award-winning Barracuda Spyware Firewall to Barracuda Web Filter.

"Each year brings an exponential increase to our customer base, proving that more and more customers worldwide recognize the power, performance, and reliability of Barracuda Networks and its products," said Dean Drako, president and CEO of Barracuda Networks. "With more than 40,000 customers worldwide, we are clearly entrenched as the dominating force in the application security marketplace. We look forward to serving our customers with the same first-class services and support that they have come to rely upon in 2007."

As part of its commitment to serving the needs of its customers, Barracuda Networks launched the Barracuda Load Balancer in the U.S. in November 2006. The Barracuda Load Balancer is designed to achieve high availability and security objectives by combining IP load balancing and network intrusion prevention into an affordable and easy-to-use appliance. The Barracuda Load Balancer provides comprehensive failover capabilities in case of server failure, distribution of traffic across multiple servers and integrated protection from network intrusions. The Barracuda Load Balancer is currently available in the U.S. and Canada and will be available to international customers in mid-February.

In August, Barracuda Networks (http://www.barracuda.com) renamed the popular Barracuda Spyware Firewall to Barracuda Web Filter as a reflection of new product capabilities and in response to the growing demand for a cost-effective option in the Web content filtering marketplace. In its first press review, published in October 2006 by InfoWorld magazine, the Barracuda Web Filter received a "Very Good" ranking with an overall score of eight out of 10. In the review, the editor praised the Barracuda Web Filter for providing "solid Web filtering for an economical price" with "more features and customization options than any other similarly priced device on the market."

In addition to the InfoWorld magazine review, Barracuda Networks was also recognized with numerous product and industry awards in 2006, including:

January 2006 - Barracuda Networks received the "Gold Award" in the anti-spyware category from SearchWindowsSecurity.com.

February 2006 - Information Security magazine and SearchSecurity.com gave the Barracuda Spam Firewall the "Silver" award in its "2006 Products of the Year" competition. The Barracuda Spam Firewall was recommended by both publications for its performance, security and overall quality.

March 2006 - Barracuda Networks was recognized by VARBusiness magazine as a certified five-star partner. With this five-star rating, VARBusiness touts Barracuda Networks as one of North America's top information-technology vendors in terms of its commitment to and strength of its partner programs for IT integrators, resellers and consultants.

March 2006 - Lotus Advisor magazine named the Barracuda Spam Firewall "Editors' Choice" based on its comprehensive email protection features, aggressive pricing, and easy integration with IBM Lotus Notes and Web Access (iNotes) clients.

April 2006 - Barracuda Networks' Vice President of North American Sales, Ezra Hookano, was recognized as one of North America's "Top 100 Channel Executives" by VARBusiness magazine.

April 2006 - The Barracuda Web Filter was named "Best Security Solution" at LinuxWorld Boston. In addition, the Barracuda Spam Firewall 900 was listed as one of the top three finalists in the best messaging solution category.

May 2006 - Red Herring magazine named Barracuda Networks to its "Red Herring 100 North America" list. Over 1,000 privately-held technology companies submitted to the 2006 edition of the prestigious award, giving evidence to the invigorated innovative and entrepreneurial strength of the technology ecosystem.

May 2006 - Redmondmagazine readers voted the Barracuda Spam Firewall as "Best Secure Messaging" solution in the ISV category.

June 2006 - Government Computer News magazine awarded the Barracuda Spam Firewall 400 with its "Reviewer's Choice" award, noting that it "was the only unit in this review that was truly plug-and-play and was up and running with a live mail stream in less than five minutes."

July 2006 - Barracuda Networks was chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the "Top 100 Private Company" award winners. Barracuda Networks was handpicked by the AlwaysOn editorial panel based on a set of five criteria - technology innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation.

September 2006 - The Barracuda IM Firewall and Barracuda Spam Firewall were named winners in the IM solutionand the anti-spam/mail server categories of the 2006 Windows IT Pro "Readers' Choice Awards."

September 2006 - Gartner Group placed Barracuda Networks in the "Challengers" section of the 'Email Security Boundary, 2006 Magic Quadrant.' This positioning marked one of the biggest moves for a vendor included on the grid.

November 2006 - The Barracuda Spam Firewall and Barracuda IM Firewall were both selected as finalists in SC Magazine's annual "Reader Trust Awards," making 2006 the fourth consecutive year that the Barracuda Spam Firewall has been selected as a finalist in the best email security solution category.

About Barracuda Networks, Inc.

Barracuda Networks is the leading provider of enterprise-class application security appliances for comprehensive email, Internet and IM protection. Its products protect over 40,000 customers around the world, including Adaptec, Caltrans, CBS, Georgia Institute of Technology, IBM, NASA, Pizza Hut, Union Pacific Railroad Company, and the U.S. Treasury Department. The Barracuda Spam Firewall and Barracuda Spam Firewall - Outbound protect organizations against spam, viruses, and violations to e-mail security policy. The Barracuda Web Filter offers comprehensive content filtering and complete network protection against spyware, malware and viruses. The Barracuda IM Firewall is the only all in one gateway solution for IM traffic management and security. Barracuda Networks is a privately held company with headquarters in Mountain View, California. Barracuda Networks has offices in eight international locations and distributors in over 43 countries. More information is available at http://www.barracuda.com.

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