Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of security, application delivery and data protection solutions, today announced that it won both gold medal and silver medal awards from the Windows IT Pro Community. Its flagship product, the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall won gold in the Hardware Compliance category of the Community Choice Awards and the Barracuda Load Balancer won silver in the Networking category of the Editors Best Award.
“At Barracuda Networks we do our best to support those who deploy and use our products,” said Stephen Pao, vice president of product management. “Day-to-day support is a reason why we don’t have phone trees. At the same time, with over 150,000 customers and thousands of channel partners, it can be hard to gauge how we’re doing. We appreciate the feedback and recognition from both the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine reader community and editors.”
“Our Editors’ Best Awards allow to us leverage our contributing editors’ expertise and provide well-earned recognition to products that exceed industry standards,” said Jason Bovberg, senior editor, Windows IT Pro. “Our 2011 Community Choice awards continued to see a surge in community participation and we also added valuable, in-the-trenches insight regarding winning products from our reader community. We’re proud to now share this invaluable information with our Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine communities. Our winners should be extremely proud of this recognition from our editorial experts and the recognition that they stand out among their peers.”
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About the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall
The Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall (barracudanetworks.com) 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 the website or call 1-888-ANTI-SPAM.
About the Barracuda Load Balancer
Available in four models, the Barracuda Load Balancer is an affordable, scalable and comprehensive solution for intelligently distributing network traffic across multiple servers. Barracuda Load Balancers support up to 250 servers with no per port or per server licensing fees for ultimate network efficiency. The Barracuda Load Balancer offers network administrators reliability, speed and security with cookie-based session persistence, SSL acceleration and network intrusion prevention. Designed to achieve network flexibility and operational reliability, the Barracuda Load Balancer integrates powerful layer 4 or layer 7 load balancing. To minimize ongoing administration, Barracuda Load Balancers receive hourly Energize Updates delivered automatically by Barracuda Central to provide the most current intrusion prevention definition and security updates.