Campbell, Calif., July 24, 2007 — Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of network security solutions, today announced the Barracuda Message Archiver, an integrated hardware and software solution that enables organizations to preserve and index all eMails to achieve legal and regulatory compliance needs while making more efficient use of storage technology inside the IT organization. In addition, the Barracuda Message Archiver offers greater ease of use and administration, enabling deployment in less than 60 minutes.
"Recent changes in both the legal and regulatory environments have dramatically broadened the need to retain eMail messages for future search and retrieval to even smaller organizations," said Stephen Pao, vice president of product management for Barracuda Networks. "At the same time, managing continuously growing eMail storage requirements has grown even more complex. The Barracuda Message Archiver combines ease of deployment with comprehensive archiving capabilities, fast and easy search and retrieval mechanisms and intelligent storage management all at a price that is affordable for organizations of any size."
Comprehensive eMail Archiving
The Barracuda Message Archiver helps organizations of all sizes with a complete set of message archiving features designed with both compliance and storage efficiency in mind. Features include:
? Capture of all new eMail. By integrating with the built-in journaling capabilities of eMail servers, including Microsoft Exchange, the Barracuda Message Archiver can capture inbound, outbound, and internal eMails. For standards-based eMail servers that do not support journaling, the Barracuda Message Archiver can also capture eMail by acting as an SMTP relay between the eMail client and eMail server.
? Import of historical eMail. The Barracuda Message Archiver supports import of existing eMail archive files, including Microsoft Outlook PST files, as well as the ability to import eMail from existing eMail servers through protocols such as MAPI, IMAP, and POP3.
? Indexed Search and Retrieval. Using a thorough list of all message components, eMails are fully indexed by message content and attachments with the option to add tags for customized searches. Auditors or end users can perform quick full-text searches based on tags or message content. EMails can then be exported or forwarded back to the users´ inbox.
? Efficient Message Storage. The Barracuda Message Archiver includes a built-in storage array and allows organizations to expand to external storage arrays through industry standard protocols, such as NFS and CIFS. This storage flexibility allows organizations to move eMails from costly, transaction-based storage required for production eMail servers to less expensive storage options. The Barracuda Message Archiver intelligently removes duplicate eMails or attachments from a message thread, ensuring only one copy is compressed before storing it in a file system to maximize storage capacity.
Ensuring Support for Regulation Compliance
Enforcing corporate policy, compliance regulations and litigation requests are a growing aspect of a system administrator´s duties, requiring eMail retention, retrieval of related messages and delivery of all relevant communications.
"Most organizations rely on eMail as a primary method of business communication, yet many of those same organizations are operating without an eMail archiving solution in place," said Pao. "The reality is that any organization that does not implement a strong eMail archiving solution faces a potentially astronomical hit both financially and in terms of resources if ever called upon to provide copies of eMail that they cannot access quickly. The Barracuda Message Archiver provides our customers with the tools they need to quickly sort through and access eMail when needed."
The Barracuda Message Archiver supports many capabilities, including:
? Retention policy. A retention policy that outlines the length of time to retain eMail messages, whether to enable IT policies, protect against legal liabilities or comply with regulations.
? Role-based security. Using role-based security, privileges can be controlled at a granular level. Individuals can be granted privileges for system administration, access to certain portions of eMail, content policy administration, and retention policy administration. The Barracuda Message Archiver integrates with Active Directory and other LDAP-compatible directory servers.
? Compliance and corporate policy monitoring. The Barracuda Message Archiver enforces standard policies by monitoring and reporting on behaviors, such as use of foul language, transmitting personally identifying information, usage of corporate eMail for personal use, as well as providing customizable policies to monitor use of user-defined keywords and phrases. Upon installation, administrators can immediately set up the built-in policies or leverage new policy definition updates delivered by Energize Updates to begin monitoring policy violations and create an audit trail of relevant eMail messages.
? Litigation readiness and discovery process. By using the powerful searching capabilities, auditors and eMail administrators can easily sort through an eMail archive to compile relevant messages based on keywords, dates and sender/recipients into an exported file. Access records and related policy violations can also be readily compiled and delivered to legal counsel as requested.
Ease of Administration
The Barracuda Message Archiver features an easy-to-use Web user interface, creating an intuitive and cost-effective administration tool for the integrated hardware and software solution. The Web user interface allows users to define, manage and control corporate archiving settings and rules from one central place.
The Barracuda Message Archiver offers multiple domain administration capabilities that enable organizations that handle multiple domain names, such as an ISP, to individually store and index messages from each source.
As with the full portfolio of Barracuda Networks products, the Barracuda Message Archiver has an extensive set of reporting features that allows the administrator to report on various operational and legal aspects. A sample of reports includes growth of eMail archive as well as the consistency and integrity of the archive index. In addition, Barracuda Energize Updates, are automatically delivered by Barracuda Central to update the extensive library of virus definitions for blocking virus and spyware variants, policy definitions to enable enhanced monitoring of compliance and corporate guidelines, as well as updates to the latest document file formats needed to decode content within eMail attachments. Energize Updates also provide the latest security updates for the underlying Barracuda Message Archiver platform ensuring that it remains free of any potential security vulnerabilities.
Pricing and Availability
The Barracuda Message Archiver is available in three models: Barracuda Message Archiver 350, 450 and 650. Pricing is based upon model and starts at $4,999 in the U.S. with no per user licensing fees. International pricing varies by region. For more information, please contact Barracuda Networks at 1-888-ANTI-SPAM or visit www.barracuda.com/archiver.
About the Barracuda Message Archiver
The Barracuda Message Archiver is a complete and affordable eMail archiving solution, designed to effectively index and preserve all eMails, achieve legal and regulatory compliance needs, and make more efficient use of storage technology inside the IT organization. Leveraging standard policies and seamless access to messages, eMail content is fully indexed and backed up to enable administrators, auditors and end users quick retrieval of any eMail message stored in an organization´s eMail archive. Delivered by Barracuda Central, Energize Updates provide automatic updates to its extensive library of virus and policy definitions for enhanced monitoring of compliance and corporate guidelines, document file format updates needed to decode content within eMail attachments and security updates for the underlying platform to remain free of potential security vulnerabilities.
About Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda Networks is a leading provider of network security appliances for comprehensive eMail, Internet and IM protection. Its products protect over 40,000 customers around the world, including Adaptec, Caltrans, CBS, Georgia Institute of Technology, IBM, NASA, Pizza Hut, Union Pacific Railroad Company, and the U.S. Treasury Department. The Barracuda Spam Firewall and Barracuda Spam Firewall-Outbound protect organizations against spam, viruses, and violations to eMail security policy. The Barracuda Web Filter offers comprehensive content filtering and complete network protection against spyware, malware and viruses. The Barracuda IM Firewall is the only all in one gateway solution for IM traffic management and security. The Barracuda Load Balancer offers easy to configure, secure and comprehensive IP network traffic management across multiple servers. Barracuda Networks is a privately held company with headquarters in Campbell, California. Barracuda Networks has offices in eight international locations and distributors in over 80 countries. More information is available at www.barracuda.com.