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New Barracuda Load Balancer 640 Adds Affordable SSL Acceleration for Large Server Farms and Enterprises

Basingstoke, UK, June 19, 2007 – Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of network security appliances, today launched the Barracuda Load Balancer 640, a new aggressively priced, high-capacity load balancing solution that supports up to 250 servers and adds hardware-enhanced SSL acceleration.

“With the Barracuda Load Balancer 640, Barracuda Networks extends our reach into traffic management of high volume, secure Web applications,” said Stephen Pao, vice president of product management for Barracuda Networks. “Priced at a fraction of comparable market offerings, the Barracuda Load Balancer 640 highlights Barracuda Networks’ ability to deliver high performing and cost-effective networking solutions to organisations of all sizes and budgets.”

As Web 2.0, e-commerce and interactive Web applications generate buzz and increase visits to Web sites, content providers face the challenge of managing more network traffic. With Barracuda Load Balancers, the choice between IP (Layer 4) and application (Layer 7) load balancing empowers system administrators with the best of both worlds to manage network traffic for increased flexibility.

Building on the recent integration of Layer 7 capabilities to the product line, the Barracuda Load Balancer 640 adds more processing power by offering hardware-enhanced SSL acceleration. Delivering 10 times the SSL transaction throughput of current Barracuda Load Balancers, the Barracuda Load Balancer 640 handles 2,000 SSL transactions per second (TPS). Extending its capacity and convenience, the Barracuda Load Balancer 640 also features a 14-port Gigabit switch on the front panel.

Pricing and Availability
The Barracuda Load Balancer 640 is currently available and priced at £8,399 in the UK with no per port charges or per server licensing fees. International pricing varies by region. For more information, visit www.barracuda.com.

About the Barracuda Load Balancer
Available in four models, the Barracuda Load Balancer is an affordable, scalable and comprehensive solution for intelligently distributing network traffic across multiple servers. Barracuda Load Balancers support up to 250 servers with no per port or per server licensing fees for cost-effective network efficiency. The Barracuda Load Balancers offers network administrators reliability, speed and security with cookie-based session persistence, SSL acceleration and network intrusion prevention. Designed to achieve network flexibility and operational objectives, the Barracuda Load Balancer integrates powerful Layer 4 or Layer 7 load balancing. To minimise ongoing administration, Barracuda Load Balancers receive hourly Energize Updates made automatically by Barracuda Central to provide the most current intrusion prevention definition and security updates.

About Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda Networks is a leading provider of network 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 organisations 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. The Barracuda Load Balancer offers easy to configure, secure and comprehensive IP network traffic management across multiple servers. Barracuda Networks is a privately held company with headquarters in Campbell, California. Barracuda Networks has offices in eight international locations and distributors in over 80 countries. More information is available at www.barracuda.com.

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