Interop 2009, Las Vegas, May 20, 2009 " (Booth # 621) " Barracuda Networks Inc., the worldwide leader in content security appliances, today launched the Barracuda SSL VPN 180, the newest addition to the Barracuda SSL VPN product line.
Today's launch strengthens Barracuda Networks' position as the price and performance leader in SSL VPN technology: priced at $699 with no per user fees and support for up to 15 concurrent users, the Barracuda SSL VPN 180 is the most affordable SSL VPN solution for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
"Until now the SMB market has had very few secure remote access solutions to choose from, primarily because the current offerings are too expensive or too complex," said Stephen Pao, vice president of product management for Barracuda Networks. "With the Barracuda SSL VPN 180, we are lowering the point of entry by bringing powerful technology in a form factor that is easy to deploy and maintain and that is priced well within the budget constraints of even the smallest of businesses."
In addition, the full Barracuda SSL VPN line will now offer a cache cleaning utility to protect information accessed by users who access internal network resources remotely from a public or shared computer through the Barracuda SSL VPN. When enabled, the cache cleaning utility automatically runs when users logout or disconnect, clearing all traces of the secure session from the Web browser cache and history.
The Barracuda SSL VPN product line now also features administrator tools that allow policy enforcement for network access control based on client operating system or Web browser version. These policies can be used to ensure that end user computers are updated to the latest versions and free of known vulnerabilities prior to gaining access to network resources.
Pricing and Availability Barracuda SSL VPN 180 is available now starting at $699 with no per user fees. International pricing and availability varies depending on region. For more information, please visit www.barracudanetworks.com/sslvpn.
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 center that works to continuously monitor and block the latest Internet threats.
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 license fees. Barracuda Networks is privately held with its headquarters in Campbell, Calif. Barracuda Networks has offices in 10 international locations and distributors in more than 80 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.barracudanetworks.com.