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Barracuda Networks Turns 'Follows' and 'Likes' Into Meals for Children in NeedContent Security Leader Challenges World With "Clicks for Meals" to Fight Hunger and Provide 10,000 Meals This Holiday Season (November 30, 2011)
CAMPBELL, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/30/11 -- In an effort to combat world hunger, Barracuda Networks is challenging the world to help provide 10,000 meals for hungry children this holiday season. From November 30 until December 31, Barracuda Networks' new one-for-one campaign -- outlined at www.barracuda.com/clicksformeals -- offers three free, simple ways everyone can help donate meals to starving children around the world.
Barracuda Networks will provide one meal for each of the following:
- Install Profile Protector for Facebook and Twitter. Profile Protector, available at www.profileprotector.com, is a free tool that analyzes and blocks malicious activity on Facebook and Twitter.
- Follow @barracudalabs on Twitter. Barracuda Labs is the threat research team who created Profile Protector and reports at www.barracudalabs.com.
- "Like" Barracuda Networks on Facebook.
"We spend a lot of time analyzing how attackers use social networks for bad -- stealing identities, creating fake profiles, spreading malware and so forth," said Dr. Paul Judge, chief research officer of Barracuda Networks. "We want to use the social networks to do some good. What better way to do that than to use the power and ease of Facebook and Twitter to raise awareness and money to fight hunger."
Barracuda Networks will work with the United Nations World Food Programme to fulfill the meal donation as they continue to fight hunger worldwide. Additional information -- including a one-minute video -- about the campaign is available at www.barracuda.com/clicksformeals.
"Attackers have proven time and again the enormous opportunity social networks create for malicious activity online," continued Judge. "This initiative is a small token and acknowledgement of our continued fight to keep social networks safe and make an impact on thousands of children's lives around the world."
About Barracuda Profile Protector
Barracuda Profile Protector is a free service that protects social networking users against malicious threats on Facebook and Twitter. The application analyzes user-generated content posted to profiles and is able to block or remove malicious or suspicious content. This includes malicious URLs, embedded photos and/or videos on Facebook and Twitter pages and news feeds. Users can install Profile Protector at www.profileprotector.com.
About Barracuda Labs
Barracuda Labs is a global multi-disciplinary research and threat analysis team that fulfills a critical role in developing innovative technologies across Barracuda Networks' business areas. The team evaluates the threat ecosystem and creates security intelligence to defend Barracuda Networks customers. Barracuda Labs' threat research areas, which include email, Web, network and cloud security and technology, are designed to improve the world's security posture by promoting security awareness and education, developing and innovating new defense technologies, and working with government and law enforcement agencies to reduce cybersecurity crime. For more information, please visit www.barracudalabs.com.
About Barracuda Networks Inc.
Barracuda Networks combines premises-based gateways and software, virtual appliances, cloud services, and sophisticated remote support to deliver comprehensive content and network security, data protection and application delivery solutions. The company's expansive product portfolio includes offerings for protection against email and Web threats as well as products that improve application delivery and network access, message archiving, backup and data protection. Coca-Cola, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L'Oreal, and Europcar are among the more than 150,000 organizations protecting their IT infrastructures with Barracuda Networks' range of affordable, easy-to-deploy and manage solutions. Barracuda Networks is privately held with its International Headquarters in Campbell, Calif. For more information, please visit www.barracudanetworks.com.
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