Today we are celebrating the one-year anniversary of our Initial Public Offering on the New York Stock Exchange. It's been a wildly successful year since then – and we couldn't have done any of it without the incredible support from our employees, customers, partners and fans.
Let's take a look back –
New product launches and product innovation: We've had a tremendous year in both our security and storage business lines. From our bold new Advanced Threat Detection technology designed to stop sophisticated targeted attacks, to our Data Protection Plus initiative that involved a total refresh across our storage portfolio – our product and engineering teams have set a new bar for innovation that we know customers will enjoy for many years to come. These are just the latest in a string of innovations, including Barracuda Firewall, Barracuda Cloud LiveBoot, Backup-As-A–Service, Mobile Device Management, and more.
Expanded cloud presence: We continue to expand the availability of our solutions on the Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services public cloud platforms. Customers can now protect their web applications and data using the Barracuda Web Application Firewall, NG Firewall, Email Security Gateway (formerly Spam Firewall) and Load Balancer ADC. We've also simplified cloud migration by offering our solutions for purchase via hourly usage, marketplace purchasing, or traditional licensing.
Industry awards and recognition: Barracuda continues to increase our landslide of industry praise, with dozens of recognitions including Gartner Hype Cycles, Gartner Magic Quadrants, Gartner Competitive Landscapes, IDC Worldwide Trackers, NSS Labs Product Analysis Reports, and much more. Our solutions have received multiple 5-Star Awards, Best Buy ratings, and performance recognitions. Additionally, our customer service team and several of our personnel have received awards for their commitment to excellence.
To all of you from all of us, thank you for your continued business, support, and friendship.
Christine Barry is chief blogger and social content manager at Barracuda. In this role, she helps bring Barracuda stories to life and facilitate communication between the public and Barracuda internal teams. Prior to joining Barracuda, Christine was a field engineer and project manager for K12 and SMB clients for over 15 years. She holds several technology credentials, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master in Business Administration. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.