Barracuda Launches Virtual License Portability

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  • Posted Date: 2014-07-08 11:30:00

Provides Customers with Flexibility across Public and Private Cloud Deployments

Campbell, Calif. – July 8, 2014 – Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA), a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, today announced virtual license portability for several Barracuda virtual products in its security product portfolio. This capability allows customers to purchase a virtual license – across premises-based virtual environments including VMware, Citrix and Microsoft, and public cloud deployments in Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure – and transfer that license to other private or public virtual platforms at no additional cost. 

According to a May 2014 survey by Tech Pro Research, Hybrid Cloud: Benefits, roadblocks, favored vendors, 70 percent of respondents said they had implemented or were evaluating a hybrid cloud solution. Barracuda’s cloud-connected subscription solutions offer customers flexible deployment options for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments. The new virtual license portability further simplifies this migration by enabling hybrid cloud deployments across private and public cloud environments, providing the security, reliability, control and flexibility that an organization needs. 

Barracuda is all about giving our customers choices and helping them simplify their IT infrastructure,” said Steve Pao, GM Security at Barracuda. “Our new virtual license portability gives customers deployment flexibility and provides a company with the ability to transfer its virtual license from a public cloud to their private cloud environment, or between public cloud services, offering investment protection.”

Pricing and Availability

Barracuda virtual license portability is available beginning August 3, 2014, on Barracuda Spam Firewall Vx and Barracuda Web Application Firewall Vx. As additional Barracuda public cloud offerings become available for Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx, Barracuda Web Filter Vx, and Barracuda SSL VPN Vx, virtual license portability will apply. Customers who purchase a virtual license in any form can exchange that license to any other equivalent form factor at no additional cost. Pricing and availability vary by product and region.  

About Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA)

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


Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the benefits of license transferability and the future availability and transferability of other virtual products in the public cloud environment.  You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond the Company’s control and that could cause the Company’s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Factors that could materially affect the Company’s business and financial are set forth in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update the forward-looking information to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date of this press release.

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