Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of security, application delivery and data protection solutions, today announced that it has won SC Magazine’s 2012 Reader Trust Award for Best Enterprise Firewall. The announcement was made at the 15th annual SC Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco, where Barracuda Networks is exhibiting.
Barracuda Networks won in the Best Enterprise Firewall category after proving the success and overall impact of the Barracuda NG Firewallto the Reader Trust Voting Panel, which is comprised of high-level IT security executives working for organizations across various markets. Products in the Enterprise Firewall category must be organizational firewalls, provide a mechanism to filter incoming and outgoing traffic based on port, protocol, source IP address, destination IP address and have the ability to terminate network traffic based on the aforementioned filtering criteria. Additionally, manageability, ease-of-use and scalability of the Firewall, as well as the customer service, were considered during the judging process.
“While the Barracuda NG Firewall has a rich heritage and loyal customer following from its roots in Europe over 10 years ago, we are pleased with this recognition from the SC Magazine Reader Trust panel as we have brought this technology to the worldwide stage,” said Stephen Pao, vice president of product management for Barracuda Networks. “As we have grown as a company, beyond our roots in content security, we have been excited to successfully extend our footprint into the enterprise firewall arena.”
“Our readers are on the front lines of information security, and they have recognized Barracuda Networks’ Barracuda Web Security Flex and the Barracuda NG Firewall as key tools for securing their organization,” said Illena Armstrong, VP and editorial director, SC Magazine. “Without leaders in innovation, like Barracuda Networks, we would not be able to plan for the future of enterprise security.”
About the Barracuda NG Firewall
The Barracuda NG Firewall is a family of hardware and virtual appliances designed to protect your network infrastructure, improve your site-to-site connectivity and simplify administration of your network operations.
Beyond its powerful network firewall and VPN technologies, the Barracuda NG Firewall integrates a comprehensive set of next generation firewall technologies, including Layer 7 application profiling, intelligent traffic management, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, anti-virus, anti-spam and network access control.
The Barracuda NG Firewall has been shipping worldwide since February 2010 and is based on industry-leading technology, which has seen extensive adoption in many leading European enterprise organizations. Highlighted customers from the financial services, manufacturing and retail sectors include Hypo Group Estate Systems, EADS, Schenker DB, RHI and Strabag SE.
About Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda Networks, Inc. (barracudanetworks.com) combines premises-based gateways and software, cloud services, and sophisticated remote support to deliver comprehensive security, networking and data protection solutions. The company’s expansive product portfolio includes offerings for protection against email, web and IM threats as well as products that improve application delivery and network access, message archiving and backup solutions. Coca-Cola, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L'Oreal, and Europcar are among the more than 130,000 organizations protecting their IT infrastructures with Barracuda Networks’ range of affordable, easy-to-deploy and manage solutions. Barracuda Networks is privately held with its international headquarters in Campbell, Calif.
About SC Magazine
SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. The brand’s portfolio includes the SC World Conference and Expo, SC Congress Canada, SC Magazine Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and SC Magazine IT Security Executives Forums