Barracuda Networks Launches New Enterprise Web Filter

High-end Barracuda Web Filter 1010 is company's most powerful, fully integrated Web filtering solution

May 20, 2009

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Interop 2009, Las Vegas, May 19, 2009 -- (Booth # 621) Barracuda Networks Inc., the worldwide leader in content security appliances, today announced the launch of the Barracuda Web Filter 1010 for large organizations, capable of handling up to 12,000 concurrent users in a single appliance. Starting at $89,999 with no per user fees, the Barracuda Web Filter 1010 is the most affordable high-capacity Web filtering appliance on the market targeting enterprises and large organizations.

"One of the biggest challenges facing larger organizations today are shrinking IT budgets and an increase in security risks," said Stephen Pao, vice president of product management for Barracuda Networks. "The Barracuda Web Filter 1010 is our most powerful, fully integrated Web filtering solution to date, making it a perfect choice for high-end customers looking to meet growing security demands without the deployment complexity or per user fees associated with incumbent solutions."

Like other Barracuda Web Filter models, the Barracuda Web Filter 1010 is an integrated appliance that provides integrated malware protection, content filtering, application policy control, and an embedded database and reporting engine. A single Barracuda Web Filter 1010 can handle one gigabit per second (Gbps) throughput and features a Web cache size of one terabyte (TB).

Able to manage policy for up to 15,000 TCP connections at one time, the Barracuda Web Filter 1010 has four network interfaces that can be used simultaneously in WCCP deployment or in two LAN/WAN pairs in an inline deployment. Multiple Barracuda Web Filter 1010 models can be clustered for both scalability and redundancy. Through the Barracuda Control Center, Barracuda Web Filter models of different sizes can be centrally managed, enabling enforcement of Internet policy across an entire distributed organization.

Pricing and Availability The Barracuda Web Filter 1010 is immediately orderable in the United States and will begin shipping in June. The Barracuda Web Filter 1010 is priced at $89,999 for the appliance and $24,299 per year for Energize Updates subscriptions that include content filter, application, antispyware, antivirus, and security definitions. International pricing and availability varies based upon region. For more information, please contact Barracuda Networks at 1-888-ANTI-SPAM or visit

About the Barracuda Web Filter Available in seven models, the Barracuda Web Filter combines preventative, reactive and proactive measures to form a complete content filtering and anti-spyware solution for businesses of all sizes. The Barracuda Web Filter is designed to enforce acceptable Internet usage policies by blocking access to objectionable content and unauthorized Internet applications. At the same time, the Barracuda Web Filter's award-winning feature set enables the Barracuda Web Filter to block spyware downloads, prevent viruses, and stop access to spyware Web sites. Unlike the widely available desktop software solutions, the Barracuda Web Filter is easily installed and does not require the additional time, money or resources necessary for downloading and maintaining software on each individual PC. Hourly Energize Updates are made automatically by Barracuda Central so that the Barracuda Web Filter can block the ever-changing virus and spyware variants, as well as maintain the most up-to-date database of the latest productivity-inhibiting Web sites.

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

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