CAMPBELL, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA), a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, today announced that it will offer advanced application security on Barracuda Load Balancer ADC models 540 and above at no additional cost. This move signifies a new approach in the application delivery market, making advanced security available to organizations at an affordable cost.
Traditional Application Delivery Controller (ADC) platforms can force customers to make a choice between budget and security, which may lead to compromised security. Barracuda's new approach allows organizations purchasing Barracuda Load Balancer ADC models 540 and above to include advanced application security automatically, giving customers the option of scaling layer 7 application security while managing traffic in their data centers.
"As IT Security needs evolve, it is no longer sufficient to consider security as a separate conversation from application performance. Customers shouldn't have to choose performance over securing their applications," said Stephen Pao, GM Security, Barracuda. "We believe that by offering this tightly integrated advanced application security on our Barracuda Load Balancer ADC, we've made the decision easier for customers to benefit from high performance and advanced security in one affordable solution."
"Barracuda has been a true thought leader when it comes to simplifying the way customers purchase security," said Chris Christiansen, Program VP for Security Products and Services, IDC. "Barracuda was the first vendor to offer anti-virus at no additional charge on its anti-spam solution, and the first to offer anti-spyware at no additional charge on its web content security solution – and today, Barracuda is the volume leader in worldwide content security according to our most recent Tracker. We expect the bundling of application security with Barracuda's Application Delivery Controller will once again transform the midmarket IT security landscape."
In addition to providing authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) capabilities, the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC also includes the following advanced application security capabilities: OWASP Top 10 protection, outbound Data Loss Prevention (DLP) monitoring, and application DDoS protection.
Pricing and Availability
Barracuda Load Balancer ADC model 540 is available immediately and starts at US list price $6,999 USD for the appliance and US list price $1,249 USD for Energize Updates. An optional Instant Replacement service featuring priority replacement of failed hardware and complimentary refresh of four-year old hardware units is available starting at US list price of $1,549 USD per year. International pricing and availability vary by region.
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 www.barracuda.com.
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