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New Barracuda Spam Firewall 800 Processes Email at Unprecedented Speeds

Basingstoke, UK, Nov. 19, 2004 – Barracuda Networks, Inc., the leading provider of spam firewall solutions, today announced the Barracuda Spam Firewall 800, the first carrier-class spam appliance available for large organisations and Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The Barracuda Spam Firewall 800 offers the fastest throughput available for an email gateway appliance and is capable of handling spam at a rate of nearly 1.3 million messages per hour.

“With the Barracuda Spam Firewall 800 we are redefining the standard for enterprise email server protection,” said Dean Drako, president and CEO of Barracuda Networks. “Our large enterprise customers have been asking for a solution that processes more email faster with built in hardware redundancy. With the Barracuda Spam Firewall 800 we have responded to that need. Not only does the Barracuda Spam Firewall 800 deliver robust spam and virus blocking techniques at a competitive price, it promises a level of service and support that is unparalleled in the industry.”

The Barracuda Spam Firewall 800, which supports 30,000 active users, is designed for large enterprises that require ultimate reliability. The Barracuda Spam Firewall 800 includes several advanced capabilities including redundant hot swap power supplies, RAID 5 disk storage, dual gigabit Ethernet ports, in addition to the powerful features offered with the award-winning Barracuda Spam Firewall 600. Multiple Barracuda Spam Firewall 800 units can be clustered for greater redundancy and higher capacity.

Pricing and Availability
The Barracuda Spam Firewall 800 is currently available and priced at £18,359 for the appliance and £4,079 per year for subscription to the Energize Update service. For more information, please contact Barracuda Networks on 01256 316158 or visit

About the Barracuda Spam Firewall Family
The Barracuda Spam Firewall is available in five models and supports from 1,000 to 30,000 active users with no per user licensing fees. The Barracuda Spam Firewall can be installed in front of the email server in typically less than five minutes and is automatically updated hourly to block new forms of spam and viruses. Its architecture leverages open source spam and virus solutions in conjunction with ten defence layers: denial of service and security protection, IP block list, rate control, virus check with archive decompression, proprietary virus check, user specified rules, spam fingerprint check, intention analysis, spam rule-based scoring, and Bayesian analysis. This architecture minimises the processing of each email, which yields the performance required to process millions of messages per day. Unlike software solutions, the Barracuda Spam Firewall reduces the load placed on the email server by off-loading both spam and virus filtering. Barracuda Networks also o
ffers the Energize Update subscription service to automatically update the Barracuda Spam Firewall with the latest spam rules and virus definitions.

About Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda Networks, Inc. is the worldwide leader in anti-spam appliance solutions. Winner of the 2004 Network Computing Editor's Choice Award and Well-Connected Award, the Barracuda Spam Firewall provides spam and virus protection for over 5,000 enterprises. Barracuda Networks, a privately held corporation, is headquartered in Cupertino, California with offices and distributors in over 35 countries. For more information, please visit

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Media Contact:

Kylie Heintz
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
+1 (408) 342-5440

Paul Shlackman
Write Angle Communications
+44 (0)7775 655363

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