Barracuda Networks Receives IT Industry’s 2012 World’s Best Award for Barracuda Web Filter and Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall Vx

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Barracuda Networks honored in IT Products & Services for Education and Email Security Management Categories

Barracuda Networks Awarded for Barracuda Web Filter and Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall Vx

Barracuda Networks Inc., announced today that Network Products Guide, the industry's leading technology research and advisory guide, has named the Barracuda Web Filter and the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall winners of the 7th Annual 2012 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards. The Barracuda Web Filter was acknowledged in the IT Products and Services for Education category while the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall won in the Email Security Management category. This recognition from Network Products Guide honors achievements in every facet of the IT industry. Winners from all over the world were honored in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 during the 7th annual dinner and presentations, held concurrently with the Interop, Las Vegas tradeshow.

The Hot Companies and Best Products recognition program encompasses the world’s best in every area of information technology as an annual achievement and recognition awards program, with active participation from industry voices.

“In security, change is constant because of the dynamic nature of both IT environments and usage of the Internet,” said Stephen Pao, vice president of product management for Barracuda Networks. “We are pleased that the Network Products Guide has recognized how we address these changes, first recognizing the drive to virtualization in the IT environment with the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall Vx and also in recognizing the increased usage of streaming media in education with the Barracuda Web Filter and our integration with YouTube for Schools.”

About The Barracuda Web Filter and Education

In January of 2012, Barracuda Networks announced its integration with YouTube for Schools, a new education-specific portal that provides comment-free access to only approved videos. Educational institutions using the award-winning Barracuda Web Filter and Barracuda Web Security Flex solutions now have a seamless way to provide safe access and searching capabilities for students, faculty and staff.
The Barracuda Web Filter is an integrated content filtering, application blocking and malware protection solution that is powerful, easy to use and affordable for businesses of all sizes. It enforces Internet usage policies by blocking access to web sites and Internet applications that are not related to business. It easily and completely eliminates spyware and other forms of malware from your organization.

About The Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall Vx

The Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall provides a powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solution for complete protection of an organization’s email infrastructure. It eliminates spam and virus intrusions while safeguarding an organization’s reputation through content inspection based on policy for both inbound and outbound email. Outbound filtering also prevents confidential or sensitive information from being purposely or inadvertently leaked outside the organization.

The Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall Vx is a virtual appliance providing the same powerful technology, comprehensive features and ease of use found in the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall hardware solution. It is ideally suited for organizations that are standardizing hardware platforms or deploying virtual environments.

About Network Products Guide Awards

As industry’s leading technology research and advisory publication, Network Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit
About Barracuda Networks Inc.

Barracuda Networks Inc. combines premises-based gateways and software, cloud services, and sophisticated remote support to deliver comprehensive security, networking and data protection 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 and backup solutions. 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, California. For more information, please visit

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