Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of security, networking and data protection solutions, today announced that it has been selected as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250, an achievement honoring 250 private companies for their leadership, game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets. Barracuda Networks was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz.
“Barracuda Networks continues to push the envelope, achieving a strong level of growth and profitability year over year,” said Michael Perone, co-founder and chief marketing officer at Barracuda Networks. “We are honored to be selected as an AlwaysOn Global 250 company and believe this achievement is a testament to our commitment to our customers, partners and the community as a whole."
In the last two years, Barracuda Networks’ worldwide customer base grew from 85,000 to 150,000 customers. IDC named Barracuda Networks the unit volume leader in content security appliances once again in 2011. The company currently has nearly 1000 employees, 10 offices and does business in more than 80 countries.
“This year’s AlwaysOn Global 250 companies have been shaken up by the recent surge in on-demand and mobile innovation. This year’s crop of robust, innovative applications has launched a complex world of interconnected, sophisticated data being used by a voracious consumer and business userbase. Coupled with a massive smartphone and tablet adoption, the opportunities for this year’s winners are unlimited,” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “The 2012 AO Global 250 winners are driving the technology market into new, uncharted territory, representing the highest-growth opportunities we’ve seen in the private company marketplace in the history of the Global Silicon Valley.”
Barracuda Networks and the AlwaysOn Global 250 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s 10th annual Innovation Summit at the Computer History Museum on July 23, 2012.
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