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New Features Offer Seamless Optimisation of Email Server Storage Transparently to Users

Campbell, California, 12th March, 2009 – Barracuda Networks Inc., the worldwide leader in email and Web security appliances, today launched the Barracuda Message Archiver 150 for small businesses. Capable of supporting up to 75 users, the Barracuda Message Archiver 150 is priced at £1,799 with no per user fees, making it the most affordable email and IM archiving solution available for small businesses today.

In addition, the full Barracuda Message Archiver product line now features Exchange stubbing for optimisation of email server resources. With Exchange stubbing, administrators save email server storage and bandwidth requirements by moving email attachments from Microsoft Exchange to the Barracuda Message Archiver.

“The adoption of email and IM archiving technologies has grown beyond litigation and compliance concerns and extended to solving practical, operational problems,” said Stephen Pao, vice president of product management for Barracuda Networks. "With new capabilities focused on optimising storage efficiencies and a new model targeted at smaller organisations, we believe we are well-positioned to expand the market for email and IM archiving."

Exchange stubbing for server optimisation

With Exchange stubbing the Barracuda Message Archiver connects to Microsoft Exchange servers to find emails with attachments that match policies, including attachment size and message age. For emails that match the policy, the Barracuda Message Archiver copies the messages and removes the attachments from the email server, replacing the attachments on the email server with hyperlinks, or “stubs,” to the attachments on the Barracuda Message Archiver.

The Barracuda Message Archiver Outlook Add-in ensures that the attachment is handled correctly when stubbed emails are accessed or forwarded to another user. The add-in retrieves the attachment and places it inline, ensuring that email messages and attachments appear as they would prior to Exchange stubbing and that the end user never has to leave the email client to retrieve the email attachment. For users who do not have the Barracuda Message Archiver Outlook add-in or when users are accessing stubbed email from Outlook Web Access, mobile devices, or other email clients the formatting of the stub ensures that attachments are still available through a simple hyperlink.

“With Exchange stubbing, administrators can also realise the benefits of efficient storage management and compliance satisfaction, without disrupting the ease of access that the end user expects when looking for an email or it’s attachment,” added Pao.

Pricing and Availability

Barracuda Message Archiver 150 is available now starting at £1,799 with no per user fees. International pricing and availability varies depending on region. Exchange stubbing is available with firmware version 2.0 at no additional charge to current and future Barracuda Message Archiver customers. For more information, please visit www.barracudanetworks.com/archiver.

About the Barracuda Message Archiver

The Barracuda Message Archiver provides everything an organisation needs to comply with government regulations regarding message retention, disclosure, and discovery in an easy to install and administer plug-and-play hardware solution. Leveraging standard policies and seamless access to messages, email content is fully indexed and backed up to enable administrators, auditors and end users quick retrieval of any email message stored in an organisation’s email archive. The Barracuda Message Archiver also features Exchange stubbing for server bandwidth optimisation and includes an email client add-in for seamless end user access to email attachments. Backed by Energize Updates, delivered by Barracuda Central, the Barracuda Message Archiver receives automatic updates to its extensive library of virus, policy definitions to enable enhanced monitoring of compliance and corporate guidelines, document file format updates needed to decode content within email attachments, as well as security updates for the underlying Barracuda Message Archiver platform to protect against any potential security vulnerabilities.

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 organisations 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 organisations 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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