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  • 12 September 2018 10:59

Barracuda Networks Positioned in the Challengers Quadrant of the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls

Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, today announced that it has been recognised as a Challenger in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls.

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Sydney, 12 September 2018 – Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, today announced that it has been recognised as a Challenger in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls.

According to Gartner, “By 2023, more than 30% of public-facing web applications will be protected by cloud web application and API protection (WAAP) services that combine distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection, bot mitigation, API protection and WAFs. This is an increase from fewer than 10% today.1”

Barracuda delivers a web application security platform that protects hosted web applications, secures APIs and mobile apps, defends against bots and DDos attacks, and enables automation for organisations integrating security into their existing CI/CD processes.

“In our view, being recognised as a Challenger by Gartner is an important indicator of how Barracuda is redefining the way a WAF should combine powerful, effective protection with simplified management that doesn’t compromise on control,” said Hatem Naguib, SVP and GM of Security at Barracuda. “The flexible deployment options (including as a service) of our CloudGen WAF enable DevOps and SecOps teams to deploy security controls quickly and effortlessly.”

“The Barracuda CloudGen WAF provides the controls we need, but also has a very easy user interface, even for people without a strong technical background,” said Jeff Thomas, CTO at Smithfield Foods, a Barracuda CloudGen WAF customer. “We wanted web security that we could standardise across all our properties, and the Barracuda CloudGen WAF was clearly a good solution for us.”

Download a complimentary copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls: https://www.barracuda.com/wafmq

Resources Read the Smithfield Foods Case study: https://www.barracuda.com/resources/Barracuda_CloudGen_WAF_AWS_CS_Smithfield_Foods_US

Get more information about Barracuda CloudGen WAF: https://www.barracuda.com/products/webapplicationfirewall

Get more information about Barracuda CloudGen Firewalls: https://www.barracuda.com/products/cloudgenfirewall

1] Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls” by Jeremy D'Hoinne, Adam Hils, Ayal Tirosh, Claudio Neiva, August 29, 2018.

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About Barracuda Networks, Inc. Barracuda simplifies IT with cloud-enabled solutions that empower customers to protect their networks, applications and data, regardless of where they reside. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organisations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployment configurations. Barracuda's customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data protection. For additional information, please visit barracuda.com.

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