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august 2015

ICYMI: Barracuda news for August 2015

It's been an exciting month across the company at Barracuda. From new product launches and updates to charity rides and races.  In case you missed it, we've highlighted a few below. Product Launches We added some cool new capabilities for our Barracuda NG Firewall (NGF) customers with CudaLaunch.  This new mobile app integrates with the NGF to extend the secure corporate network to end-users, regardless of their location.  Get the details on the CudaLaunch product site here, in this press release, or in this blog post.  We also have a Barracuda University video here. … [Read More...]

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Barracuda cyclists take to the streets to support the Challenged Athletes Foundation

With hearts full of love and bodies full of carbs, Barracuda employees took to the streets to compete in the recent Challenged Athletes Foundation Back to Back NorCal Cycling Challenge (CAF NorCal). The Challenged Athletes Foundation, or CAF, may sound familiar to this audience.  The Barracuda team competes every year in the Christmas Coma, a Barracuda fundraiser for the CAF.    Michael Hughes, our SVP Worldwide Sales and Christmas Coma organizer, led the CAF NorCal festivities and served as event chair. … [Read More...]

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Visit us at VMworld 2015

It's VMworld time again, and Barracuda is both an exhibitor and a sponsor.  We're hoping to see all of you at the Moscone Center in a few days.  Stop by and see us at booth 2011 in Hall C. VMworld is a great opportunity to learn about a variety of technologies and industry trends.  VMworld has a 'why attend' video that sums it up nicely: … [Read More...]

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Big changes in the Barracuda Load Balancer Family

Our team recently announced several enhancements of our Load Balancer ADC portfolio. These changes deliver a significant performance improvement in the product line, without increasing costs to our customers. We've doubled the port capacity of three of the models, and added hardware-based SSL acceleration to the Load Balancer ADC 840. One of the more exciting upgrades to our Load Balancer family was the introduction of the Load Balancer Fast Distribution Controller (FDC) model T740. This product is designed for virtualized datacenters, with scalability, affordability, and high performance in mind. Here are some of the highlights of this new product: … [Read More...]

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Case Study: Barracuda secures AWS applications for multinational corporation

We have published a new case study that explores the use of the Barracuda Web Application Firewall (WAF) on Amazon Web Services (AWS).  In this study, we explore what led Iris Solutions to build and secure their infrastructure with AWS and the Barracuda WAF.   You can download the case study here (pdf). Iris Solutions is a multinational corporation that delivers Iris Telephone Suite (ITS) and Iris Autograph.  These are secure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products that are used in highly-regulated environments.  Application security had to be of the highest quality, without hindering throughput and application performance.  Because the company growing rapidly, Iris was also looking for a solution that would scale well and help keep costs and labor input under control. … [Read More...]

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Business apps and the shift toward independent work

The last decade has seen an explosion of 'solopreneurs' in the United States.   Business News Daily reports that there were 17.9 million full-time and 12.1 million part-time independent workers in the US as of October of 2014.   These numbers demonstrate a 12.5% growth in independent workers over a 3 year period.  In contrast, the US labor force grew by only 1.1% during that same time. A recent study revealed several reasons why people are turning to independent work.  Some of the most frequently mentioned reasons: Controlling their own work schedules Eliminating office commutes Earning more income Creative control over their work Designing their desired lifestyle Building a 'fallback' plan in case of an economic downturn Regardless of the specific reason, most … [Read More...]

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New case study highlights QoS, security, and deployment options of Barracuda NG Firewall

We've recently released a new case study on our Barracuda NG Firewall (NGF).  This case study features Geocell, an award-winning telecommunications provider in the country of Georgia.  Geocell is on the upper end of the SMB market, with over 500 employees deployed across a territory of nearly 27,000 square miles.  The company has a subscription base of two million private and business customers. Geocell had been running Linux firewalls, but outgrew that solution as the business expanded.  Mr. Alexander Kuzmidi is Geocell's Enterprise IT Unit Head, and was in charge of replacing the firewalls with a solution that met Geocell's business requirements.  After testing a cluster of Barracuda NG Firewalls VX1000 against firewalls from Barracuda competitors, he determined that our solution met … [Read More...]

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2015 Barracuda Championship is underway

This week our team is at the Montrêux Golf & Country Club in Reno for the Barracuda Championship, also known as "the Barracuda."  This event is part of the PGA TOUR, and the winner takes 300 FedExCup Points and a piece of a $3.1 million prize.  You can learn more about the Barracuda here and the PGA TOUR here. The Barracuda is the only event in the PGA TOUR that uses a "Modified Stableford" scoring format.  This type of scoring is designed to encourage players to be more aggressive in their play.  It also has the effect of making tournament play faster and more fun: … [Read More...]