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10 Best Security Companies 2017

Barracuda Networks, Inc.: Providing organizations of all sizes with true end-to-end protection that can be deployed in hardware, virtual, cloud

Barracuda Networks, Inc.: Providing organizations of all sizes with true end-to-end protection that can be deployed in hardware, virtual, cloud

Barracuda Networks, Inc. offers industry-leading solutions designed to solve mainstream IT problems – efficiently and cost effectively – while maintaining a level of customer support and satisfaction second to none. Its products span three distinct markets, including: 1) content security, 2) networking and application delivery and 3) data storage, protection and disaster recovery.

While the firm maintains a strong heritage in email and web security appliances, its award-winning portfolio includes more than a dozen purpose-built solutions that support literally every aspect of the network – providing organizations of all sizes with true end-to-end protection that can be deployed in hardware, virtual, cloud and mixed form factors.

Backdrop of the firm

Barracuda is a publicly traded company (NYSE: CUDA) that provides powerful yet easy-to-use security and storage solutions that simplify IT. CitiBank, Coca-Cola, Delta Dental, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L'Oreal, Liberty Tax Service, Mythbusters and Spokane Public Schools are among more than 150,000 organizations in 100+ countries confidently protecting their users, applications and data with Barracuda solutions. Based in Silicon Valley, its network has 1000+ employees, 5000+ partners, and offices in 15 countries.

A glimpse on the products rendered

Security

Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series

Protection and Performance for the Cloud Era

Barracuda's Cloud Generation Firewalls redefine the role of the Firewall from a perimeter security solution to a distributed network optimization solution that scales across any number of locations and applications, connects on-premises and cloud infrastructures, and helps organizations transform their business.

Data security

Data Protection Plus

Secure your business-critical data. Work more efficiently—from anywhere

Data Protection Plus bridges today’s modern workforce demands by leveraging the latest innovations across Barracuda’s Storage solutions. Now you can easily secure your most important business data, emails, and applications while meeting users’ needs for information access across all their devices. Barracuda’s cloud-connected, mobile-enabled storage technologies are designed to simplify IT, and to help your users work more efficiently, wherever they are.

Application delivery

The right information to the right people at the right time

Organizations depend on getting business-critical information to the right people when they need it. Delivering this information gets increasingly challenging as applications span physical data centers, virtual data centers, and the cloud. Barracuda Networks enables organizations to provide reliable, fast, and secure access to applications through an integrated product family spanning traffic management, access control, and security for today’s modern and dispersed application deployment architectures.

Benevolent- Barracuda Networks

  • Instant Replacement

"We know how important it is to have 100% uptime in corporate environments. We work hard to build reliable equipment that gives our systems a 99.99% uptime,” says Barracuda

It also understands that sometimes equipment can fail and therefore offers the Barracuda Instant Replacement Service. With the Instant Replacement Service, the firm provides next business day shipping of replacement hardware.

Hardware Refresh

Along with providing priority replacements in case of equipment failure, the Instant Replacement subscription also provides ongoing migration to the latest hardware platforms through the Barracuda Hardware Refresh Program.

Normally, refresh units are purchased for a fee that represents a discount over the list price over a new hardware unit. However,  Barracuda Networks will waive this fee if your old hardware unit is more than 4 years old and covered under an Instant Replacement subscription. This means that by maintaining an Instant Replacement subscription with your Barracuda appliance, you can continue receiving a new hardware unit every 4 years at absolutely no additional cost.

With this, the Instant Replacement program provides a single, convenient subscription that covers you in case of hardware failure and provides an affordable way to migrate to the most current hardware platform on an ongoing basis.

  • Energize Updates

Barracuda Energize Updates provide your Barracuda Networks product with protection from the latest Internet threats. The team at Barracuda Central continuously monitors the Internet for new trends in network security threats and develops strategies to mitigate those threats.

Energize Updates deliver the latest definitions most appropriate to your product - spam, virus, content categories, spyware filter, intrusion prevention, IM protocols, policies, security updates, attacks and document formats.

These updates are sent out hourly or more frequently if needed, to ensure that you always have the latest and most comprehensive protection.

Barracuda Energize Updates subscriptions must be purchased with any Barracuda Networks appliance to provide complete protection from the latest internet threats. Subscriptions can be purchased for 1, 3 or 5 year terms.

Energize Update subscriptions will be provided for up to 5 years for a particular hardware platform. Hardware can be easily refreshed at any time through the "Barracuda Hardware Refresh Program". Any unused portion of Energize Updates subscription will automatically be transferred to the new hardware platform.

Meet the ace: BJ Jenkins, President and CEO

BJ Jenkins, a 20-year IT industry veteran, has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Barracuda since November 2012. In November 2013, he led the company's IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. Previously, he served as President of EMC’s Backup Recovery Systems (BRS) Division. Under his leadership, the BRS Division contributed significantly to EMC’s growth. Jenkins is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he earned a B.S. degree in general engineering, and received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

   “We maintain a strong heritage in email and web security appliances.”


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