Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of security and storage solutions, today announced that it has been selected as the Reader Trust Award winner in the Best Web Application Firewall and Best Email Security Solutions categories at the 2013 SC Awards. Barracuda Web Application Firewall and Barracuda Email Security (comprised of both the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall and Barracuda Email Security Service) were chosen as some of the information security industry's most effective solutions addressing today's security challenges. The announcement was made on February 26, 2013, at the SC Awards Gala.
"We're honored to be recognized for our strong set of solutions for both email security and Web application security," said Steve Pao, vice president of product management at Barracuda Networks. "These awards are great examples of how Barracuda continues to innovate across multiple platforms and threat vectors to help keep our customers' networks and data safe."
Hundreds of vendors who offer products for the commercial, government, educational, nonprofit or other industries entered the Reader Trust Award competition. Barracuda Web Application Firewall and Barracuda Email Security were selected by a panel representing a cross-section of SC Magazine readership, comprised of large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets, including financial services, health care, government, retail, education and other sectors.
"These are two of the most watched award categories, as winners have to demonstrate a combination of functionality, manageability, ease of-use and scalability, as well as exemplary customer service and support to secure the vote of our readers," said Illena Armstrong, VP of editorial, SC Magazine. "Congratulations to Barracuda Networks for representing industry leadership, not only to the SC Magazine editors but also to our readers."
The SC Awards, now in its 16th year, is the premier recognition for information-technology (IT) security professionals and products that fend off the myriad security threats in today's corporate world. The annual awards showcase the best solutions, services and professionals while recognizing achievement and technical excellence. SC Magazine distinguishes the achievements of the security professionals in the field, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities and the fervent work of government, commercial and nonprofits. For more information and a detailed list of categories and winners, please visit scmagazineus.com/awards.
About Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Protecting users, applications, and data for more than 150,000 organizations worldwide, Barracuda Networks (barracudanetworks.com) has developed a global reputation as the go-to leader for powerful, easy-to-use, affordable IT solutions. The company's proven customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions for security and storage. For additional information, please visit barracuda.com or follow us on Twitter[.]barracuda.
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.