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Barracuda Spam Firewall 1000 Protects Up to 100,000 Concurrent Email Users

Basingstoke, UK – 21st May, 2008 – Barracuda Networks Inc., the worldwide leader in email and Web security appliances, today launched the Barracuda Spam Firewall 1000 for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other large organisations with up to 100,000 concurrent email users and 5,000 domains in a single appliance. Available at £60,749 with no per user licensing fees, the Barracuda Spam Firewall 1000 is the most affordable high capacity email gateway appliance available for service providers and other organisations hosting large volumes of email.

“With the continued performance gains and energy efficiencies of modern computing technologies, the timing was right to deliver an even higher capacity solution in a compact form factor for our largest service provider and enterprise customers,” said Stephen Pao, vice president of product management for Barracuda Networks. ”The Barracuda Spam Firewall 1000 enables these customers to effectively handle the continuing increases in worldwide spam volume as well as reduce other operational costs in the data centre.”

The Barracuda Spam Firewall 1000, which comes in a 2U full size form factor, includes 200 GB message log storage and 750GB storage capacity for quarantined messages, thus delivering the largest quarantine storage capacity available for large enterprises. In addition, the Barracuda Spam Firewall 1000 features advanced capabilities including redundant hot swap power supplies, and dual gigabit Ethernet ports. Multiple Barracuda Spam Firewall 1000 models can be clustered for both scalability and redundancy.

Pricing and Availability
Barracuda Spam Firewall 1000 orders in the U.S. will be accepted starting this week and will begin shipping in June. The Barracuda Spam Firewall 1000 is priced at £60,749 for the appliance and £16,399 per year for subscription to the Energize Update service. International pricing and availability varies based upon region. For more information, please visit www.barracuda.com.

About the Barracuda Spam Firewall
The Barracuda Spam Firewall is available in eight models and supports up to 100,000 active users with no per user licensing fees. Its architecture leverages 12 defence layers: denial of service and security protection, rate control, IP analysis, sender authentication, recipient verification, virus protection, policy (user-specified rules), Fingerprint Analysis, Intent Analysis, Image Analysis, Bayesian Analysis, and a Spam Rules Scoring engine. In addition, the entire Barracuda Spam Firewall line features simultaneous inbound and outbound email filtering with the inclusion of sophisticated outbound email filtering techniques, such as rate controls, domain restrictions, user authentication (SASL), keyword and attachment blocking, triple-layer virus blocking, and remote user support for outbound email filtering. The Barracuda Spam Firewall’s layered approach minimises the processing of each email, which yields the performance required to process millions of messages per day. For more information on the Barracuda Spam Firewall, visit http://www.barracuda.com/spam.

About Barracuda Networks Inc.
Barracuda Networks Inc. is the worldwide leader in email and Web security appliances. Barracuda Networks also provides world-class IM protection, application server load balancing, Web application security, and message archiving appliances. More than 50,000 companies, including Coca-Cola, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L'Oreal, NASA and Europcar, are protecting their networks with Barracuda Networks’ solutions. Barracuda Networks' success is due to its ability to deliver easy to use, comprehensive solutions that solve the most serious issues facing customer networks without unnecessary add-ons, maintenance, lengthy installations or per user licence fees. Barracuda Networks is privately held with its headquarters in Campbell, Calif. Barracuda Networks has offices in eight international locations and distributors in more than 80 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.barracuda.com.

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