New Model Improves Economics, Flexibility and Choice for Barracuda Customers
Campbell, Calif. – August 19, 2014 – Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA), a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, today announced that the Barracuda Spam Firewall is now available as an annual subscription on AWS Marketplace. Annual pricing provides additional flexibility for customers looking to migrate their email infrastructure to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Hourly and “Bring Your Own License” pricing remain available.
“The availability of annual pricing for the Barracuda Spam Firewall on AWS Marketplace is really about three things: economics, flexibility and choice. As a dedicated email security solution available on AWS Marketplace, the Barracuda Spam Firewall provides a robust security feature set at a cost effective price,” said Stephen Pao, GM Security at Barracuda. “As more organizations migrate their email infrastructure to the cloud, we make it easier for customers to find, evaluate and deploy those applications confidently and securely.”
“We are thrilled to include Barracuda as one of our inaugural partners participating in annual subscription pricing on AWS Marketplace,” said Terry Hanold, Vice President, Cloud Commerce, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “Customers now have more options to easily purchase the Barracuda Spam Firewall to secure their email infrastructure quickly and efficiently directly through the AWS Management Console.”
The Barracuda Spam Firewall for AWS manages inbound and outbound email traffic to help protect organizations from email-borne threats and data leaks. Organizations can encrypt messages and leverage the cloud to spool email if mail servers become unavailable. Highlights of the new annual subscription pricing for the Barracuda Spam Firewall include:
Economics – The new annual pricing includes 14 percent cost savings over metered, hourly subscriptions for a comparable term. Customers can purchase the subscription for running the appliance instance for a one-year upfront price to align with OPEX budgets, and they have the ability to change their pricing models without restarting any instances or re-launching any applications.
Flexibility – The new annual pricing simplifies the process by allowing customers to purchase licenses in advance as well as add on extra licenses via the hourly model when needed. Further, this option allows more control over maintenance windows for software upgrades and new feature rollouts.
Choice – The new annual pricing extends customer choice in terms of how to pay for services and how to deploy. The Barracuda Spam Firewall is active with known usage and traffic 24x7x365, and the annual subscription pricing model aligns with customer usage patterns.
Pricing and Availability
The Barracuda Spam Firewall in AWS Marketplace is available today on both fee-based and an hourly basis, and as an annual subscription that requires a one-time up-front payment. The Barracuda Spam Firewall in AWS Marketplace also is available in the “Bring Your Own License” (BYOL) model, where customers who have purchased Barracuda Spam Firewall licenses can apply them to workloads in AWS through AWS Marketplace. For more information, please see Barracuda Spam Firewall in AWS Marketplace.
Barracuda provides cloud-connected security and storage solutions that simplify IT. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployments. Barracuda’s customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security. For additional information, please visit http://www.barracuda.com.
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