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New Barracuda SSL VPN Model Supports up to 500 Concurrent Users in a Single Unit

CeBIT 2009, Hannover, Germany, 4th March, 2009 – (Hall 11 Stand B50) – Barracuda Networks Inc., the worldwide leader in email and Web security appliances, today launched the Barracuda SSL VPN 680, the newest addition to the Barracuda SSL VPN product line. The Barracuda SSL VPN 680 supports up 500 concurrent users, effectively serving organisations with thousands of users. Priced at £8,099 with no per user fees, the Barracuda SSL VPN 680 is the most affordable SSL VPN solution for large organisations.

“The benefits of SSL VPN technology have gone largely unrealised due to the high price and complexity associated with most solutions on the market,” said Stephen Pao, vice president of product management for Barracuda Networks. “With the Barracuda SSL VPN 680 we are breaking price and performance barriers for the enterprise and leveraging the simplicity of Barracuda Networks appliance deployment model.”

The Barracuda SSL VPN 680 uses existing SSL capabilities built into every modern Web browser, making user access as simple as browsing the Internet. The intuitive Web user interface makes it easy for administrators to monitor and maintain, as well as to provide granular access for greater control over individual resources. In addition, the Barracuda SSL VPN 680’s straightforward user portal allows users to view what resources are available unlike a traditional VPN which assigns a user an IP address on the network and then leaves it up to the end user to figure out what resources they are allowed to access.

About Barracuda SSL VPN
The Barracuda SSL VPN is an integrated hardware and software solution enabling secure, clientless remote access to internal network resources from any Web browser. Designed for remote employees and road warriors, the Barracuda SSL VPN provides comprehensive control over file systems and Web-based applications requiring external access. The Barracuda SSL VPN integrates with third-party authentication mechanisms to control user access levels and provides single sign-on.

The Barracuda SSL VPN also uses Barracuda Energize Updates, and is continuously updated with the latest virus and application definitions every hour keeping maintenance to a minimum and eliminating administrative overhead. Updates are provided by Barracuda Central, an advanced 24x7 security operations centre that works to continuously monitor and block the latest Internet threats.

Pricing and Availability
Barracuda SSL VPN 680 is available now starting at £8,099 with no per user fees. International pricing and availability varies depending on region. For more information, please visit www.barracudanetworks.com/sslvpn.

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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