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Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall Reaches Inside the Perimeter for Anti-Virus Protection on Microsoft Exchange Servers

Latest Firmware Includes Anti-Virus Agent That Runs on Exchange Servers and Expanded Encryption Capabilities at No Additional Charge (October 24, 2011)

CAMPBELL, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/24/11 -- Barracuda Networks Inc., a leading provider of security, application delivery and data protection solutions, today announced the company's flagship Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall line, of both hardware and virtual appliances, now includes its award-winning anti-virus capabilities for Microsoft Exchange servers at no additional charge. The latest firmware release 5.1 stops viruses and malware from circulating through internal emails, adding an additional layer of protection and cost savings to businesses.

Customers with the latest firmware release benefit from:

  • Extended anti-virus protection: Adding to the capabilities of the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall to detect and block email-borne viruses for inbound messages and outbound messages, the new Microsoft Exchange agent extends protection to those messages that do not leave the organization, thus stopping the propagation of rapidly evolving threats.
  • Simple installation and management: Administrators can add this extended anti-virus protection with the simple installation of an agent on Microsoft Exchange servers. This new functionality is centrally managed through the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall.
  • No additional costs: With no additional fees or per-user costs for this new protection layer; customers can confidently reduce the total cost of ownership of their email security infrastructure by eliminating other third-party anti-virus solutions.

"We were looking to switch from our third-party anti-virus solution after dealing with slowness and incomplete scans. It was hard to manage, with performance issues and the hassle of constant upgrades," said Jim Pennington, IT director at Sunstar EMS, a Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall customer. "Switching to Barracuda's Microsoft Exchange Anti-Virus solution was simple and easy. It took 15 minutes to install; it actually took longer to uninstall our old solution. Barracuda's solution is trustworthy, scans user mailboxes much faster, does not put any load on the server and provides a seamless experience for the end-user. It certainly helps that it is free."

Customizable notification & branding for cloud-based email encryption


In addition to the extended anti-virus capabilities, the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall now allows administrators to customize the notifications sent to recipients of encrypted emails. Notification emails can be customized in any language, and the Barracuda Message Center -- where recipients log-in and read encrypted emails sent to them -- can be branded with the sending organization's logo. This provides an additional layer of credibility for senders and confidence for recipients that the emails are legitimate. Outbound email encryption offered through the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall is available to all customers with no per-user charge.

Pricing and Availability

The Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall firmware release 5.1 is immediately available on eight models with prices ranging from $699 to $89,999 plus a yearly Energize Update subscription. International pricing and availability varies based on region Euro range: EUR 749- EUR 96999 GBP range: £649-£80,899, plus yearly Energize Updates subscriptions. In addition, the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall Vx virtual appliances are available worldwide and support installations in VMware, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V and Oracle VirtualBox environments. For more details about new features included in firmware release 5.1 please visit the Barracuda Networks Product Blog: blog.barracuda.com/pmblog/php/2011/10/24/Barracuda-spam-&-virus-firewall-firmware-release-5-1/

For more information about the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall please visit: www.barracudanetworks.com/spam

About the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall

The Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall is a comprehensive email security solution that manages all inbound and outbound email traffic to protect organizations from email-borne threats and data leaks. Flexible deployment options include hardware and virtual appliances, cloud services and hybrid configurations -- making this solution ideal for safeguarding any size organization.

In addition to protecting traffic to and from the Internet, the solution also includes a Microsoft Exchange Anti-virus Agent to protect internal emails. Widely used by over 75,000 organizations, the award-winning Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall has no per user, per agent or per server fees. For more information about the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall please visit http://www.barracudanetworks.com/spam or call 1-888-ANTI-SPAM.

About Barracuda Networks Inc.

Barracuda Networks Inc. combines premises-based gateways and software, virtual appliances, cloud services, and sophisticated remote support to deliver comprehensive content security, data protection and application delivery solutions. The company's expansive product portfolio includes offerings for protection against email, Web and IM 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 130,000 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.

Media Contact:
Mary Catherine Petermann
Barracuda Networks Inc.
mc@barracuda.com

Ellen Cohn
Barracuda Networks Inc.
ecohn@barracuda.com


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