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Barracuda Networks, Ltd., to Provide Sales, Marketing and Support for European Market

Cupertino, Calif., and Basingstoke, UK, July 7, 2004 – Barracuda Networks, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise-class spam firewall solutions, today announced the opening of its European headquarters based in the UK. Located in Basingstoke, Barracuda Networks, Ltd., will provide sales, product support, training, and implementation support to Barracuda Networks’ customers, partners, and prospects in Europe, as well as in the Middle East and Africa.

“We have been anxious to provide timely local sales and support to our customers and partners overseas,” said Dean Drako, president and CEO of Barracuda Networks. “Opening an office in the UK underscores our commitment to serving the European market and beyond with the same outstanding customer service and support that our U.S. customers have come to rely on.”

Paul Thackeray will lead Barracuda Networks Ltd. as managing director. Thackeray previously worked at SonicWALL as regional sales director for UK, Ireland, Middle East and Africa. He brings over 15 years of experience in information security and a strong sales management background having held a series of executive management positions with companies such as Global Secure Systems, Cylink, Zergo, which later became Baltimore Technologies, and Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC). Prior to SonicWALL, Thackeray was at Global Secure Systems where he was director of consulting. Thackeray holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Communication from the University of Salford in Manchester, England.

Barracuda Networks Ltd., officially opened for business July 1 and is located at:

Grove House
Lutyens Close
Hampshire RG24 8AG

About Barracuda Networks, Inc.

Established in 2002, Barracuda Networks, Inc., is the price and performance leader in the spam solutions market. Barracuda Networks manufactures the Barracuda Spam Firewall Family of solutions, the optimal plug and play hardware solution for enterprise-class spam filter and virus protection. The Barracuda Spam Firewall won the Editor's Choice and the 2004 Well-Connected Award for best anti-spam solutions from Network Computing. The company is privately held with headquarters in Cupertino, California. For more information please visit".

Kylie Heintz
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
+1 (408) 342-5400

Paul Shlackman
Write Angle Communications
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