About Barracuda Networks
Barracuda Networks, Inc. is a company providing security, networking and storage products based on network appliances and cloud services. The companys security products include products for protection against email, web surfing, web hackers and instant messaging threats such as spam, spyware, trojans, and viruses. The companys networking and storage products include web filtering, load balancing, application delivery controllers, message archiving, NG firewalls, backup services and data protection. Barracuda Networks was founded in 2003 by Dean Drako (founding CEO), Michael Perone, and Zach Levow; the company introduced the Barracuda Spam and Virus Firewall in the same year. In 2007 the company moved its headquarters to Campbell, California, and opened an office in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In January 2006, it closed its first outside investment of $40 million from Sequoia Capital and Francisco Partners.