Barracuda Spam Firewall a Finalist in the World's Leading Information Security Awards Program; Barracuda Spam Firewall selected as Finalist in Anti-Spam Category

CUPERTINO, Calif.--()--March 22, 2004--Barracuda Networks, the leading provider of enterprise-class spam firewall solutions, today announced that the Barracuda Spam Firewall has been selected as a finalist in the Reader's Trust Anti-Spam category for the SC Magazine Global Awards 2004. Barracuda Networks was voted on by SC Magazine readers, which consist of IT executives and decision-makers at leading companies worldwide. The winner will be announced April 27 at a Gala Awards dinner to be held on the first evening of the Infosecurity Europe show in London.

Held annually by SC Magazine, the leading global magazine covering computer security, the Global Awards recognize those companies, products and services that the information security community has determined to be leaders in the field. With over 900 nominations in the SC Magazine Global Awards 2004 and over 300 individual companies participating, this is the world's leading awards program for the information security industry.

"The Barracuda Spam Firewall provides the strongest spam blocking and virus protection available at a price that is fair for the entire range of businesses," said Dean Drako, president and CEO of Barracuda Networks. "This recognition further proves that Barracuda Networks is a force to be reckoned with in the fight against spam and viruses."

About the Barracuda Spam Firewall Family

The Barracuda Spam Firewall is available in four models and supports from 1,000 to 25,000 active users with no per user licensing fees. The Barracuda Spam Firewall can be installed in front of the email server in typically less than five minutes and is automatically updated hourly to block new forms of spam and viruses. Its architecture leverages open source virus and spam solutions in conjunction with eight defense layers. The eight defense layers are: denial of service and security protection, IP block list, rate control, virus check with archive decompression, proprietary virus check, user specified rules, spam fingerprint check and a spam rule-based scoring system with Bayesian analysis. The architecture minimizes the processing of each email, which yields the performance required to process millions of messages per day. Unlike software solutions, the Barracuda Spam Firewall reduces the load placed on the email server by off-loading both spam and virus filtering. Barracuda Networks also offers the Energize Update subscription service to automatically update the Barracuda Spam Firewall with the latest spam rules and virus definitions.

About Barracuda Networks

Barracuda Networks is a privately held company with headquarters in Cupertino, California. The company was founded on the premise that spam is growing at an exponential rate and poses a tremendous threat to every company's productivity, and the optimal answer is a dedicated plug and play hardware solution. Barracuda Networks provides an enterprise-class spam filter and virus protection solution that has the ease-of-use and affordability that businesses demand. More information is available at www.barracudanetworks.com.

Contacts

Barracuda Networks
Kylie Heintz, 408-342-5440
kheintz@barracudanetworks.com
Michael Perone, 408-342-5421
mperone@barracudanetworks.com

Contacts

Barracuda Networks
Kylie Heintz, 408-342-5440
kheintz@barracudanetworks.com
Michael Perone, 408-342-5421
mperone@barracudanetworks.com