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New Barracuda Web Application Firewall Capabilities Include Integrated XML Firewall and Antivirus

CeBIT 2009, Hannover, 3rd March, 2009 – (Hall 11 Stand B50) Barracuda Networks Inc., the worldwide leader in email and Web security appliances today launched the Barracuda Web Application Firewall 860 and 960 for enterprises and large organisations searching for an affordable way to secure Web applications, including corporate Web sites and XML Web Services. Priced at £18,849 and £26,399 respectively, the high-capacity Barracuda Web Application Firewall 860 and 960 offers complete protection against common Web attacks including SQL injections, OS command injections, Cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks and more.

“Over the past year and a half, Barracuda Networks has been successfully redefining the Web application security marketplace with unprecedented ease-of-use and value in the midmarket through the Barracuda Web Site Firewall product line," said Stephen Pao, vice president of product management for Barracuda Networks. “With today's announcement, we are combining our enterprise and midmarket product offerings into one complete product line and bringing Barracuda Networks ease-of-use and straightforward pricing to the high end market."

The Barracuda Web Application Firewall 860 can service up to 150 backend servers and up to 600 Mbps of inbound Web traffic. The Barracuda Web Application Firewall 960 can handle up to 300 backend servers and up to 900 Mbps of inbound Web traffic.

"Ever since its inception, cost and complexity have throttled widespread adoption of Web Application Firewalls even as the need for this security technology has escalated," said Michael Suby, research director of Stratecast (a Division of Frost & Sullivan). "Barracuda Networks successfully inserted simplicity and affordability into its line of Web Application Firewall appliances aimed at the mid-market segment last year. With the Barracuda Web Application Firewall 860 and 960, Barracuda Networks is set to prove that this same formula can also benefit the enterprise market."

New Features for High-End Web Application Firewall Models

In addition to introducing new models, Barracuda Networks is augmenting the Barracuda Web Application Firewall 660 (formerly Barracuda Web Site Firewall 660), 860 and 960 to include anti-virus protection for file uploads, rate controls, and a fully integrated XML firewall for complete site to site protection at no additional charge.

With new anti-virus protection for file uploads available on the high-end Barracuda Web Application Firewall 660, 860 and 960, organisations can ensure that all file uploads are free of viruses and other malware. Securing file uploads with antivirus protection is growing in relevance as organisations continue to deploy extranets that enable partners, customers, or others to share files through both custom Web applications and off-the-shelf collaboration portals such as Microsoft SharePoint.

Further, the fully integrated XML firewall functionality ensures that all business-to-business application exchange over XML Web Services is secured against denial of service and other application-level threats. Capabilities include WS-I conformance checks, SOAP validation, XML schema and WSDL enforcement, and protections common to standard Web (HTML) applications. With this new functionality, the Barracuda Web Application provides integrated security policy management across both traditional Web (HTML) and XML Web Services applications.

Pricing and Availability

The Barracuda Web Application Firewall 860 and 960 are priced at £18,849 and £26,399 respectively with no per service fees. International pricing and availability varies by region. For more information, please visit www.barracudanetworks.com/waf.

About the Barracuda Web Application Firewall

Available in eight models, the Barracuda Web Application Firewall is a complete and powerful security solution for Web applications and Web sites. The Barracuda Web Application Firewall provides award-winning protection against hackers leveraging protocol or application vulnerabilities to instigate data theft, denial of service or defacement of your Web site. The Barracuda Web Application Firewall protects Web applications and Web services from malicious attacks, and can also increase the performance and scalability of these applications. The Barracuda Web Application Firewall offers every capability needed to deliver, secure and manage enterprise Web applications from a single appliance through an intuitive, real-time user interface.

About Barracuda Networks Inc.

Barracuda Networks Inc. built its reputation as the worldwide leader in content security appliances by offering easy to use and affordable products that protect organizations from email, Web and IM threats. Barracuda Networks has leveraged its success in the security market to offer networking products that improve application delivery and network access as well as world-class solutions for message archiving, backup and data protection. Coca-Cola, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L'Oreal, and Europcar, are amongst the 70,000 organizations 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, California. Barracuda Networks has offices in 10 international locations and distributors in more than 80 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.barracudanetworks.com.

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