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Wick Hill Now Shipping Barracuda's New Application Delivery Controller

Robust growth forecast for application delivery controller market in 2013

Woking, Surrey: 25th June, 2013 - Wick Hill is now shipping Barracuda Networks’ new application delivery controller, an integrated solution that combines load balancing, application acceleration, application control, and application security into a single, high-performance platform. This new product marks Barracuda’s official entrance into the Application Delivery Controller market space, a highly anticipated move for the company, given its extensive history of securing and scaling applications in the data centre.

Ian Kilpatrick, chairman Wick Hill Group, commented: “Enterprises use ADCs to optimise performance, security, reliability and data centre resources. This is a very high growth area and we are excited at the opportunities created by this addition to the Barracuda portfolio.”

According to the 4Q12 Data Center Appliance Report, published Feb. 2013 by Dell’Oro Group, “data center build outs, consolidation, the continued preference of users bringing their own devices, as well as increased applications on each device, will drive robust growth in the ADC market in 2013.”

Barracuda’s new ADC combines the advanced capabilities of the company’s purpose-built appliances for application security and load balancing, which have an installed base of more than 17,000 data centre customers throughout the world.

Key highlights of the new Barracuda ADC platform include:

* Designed for Data Centres - The new Barracuda ADC platform is designed for performance. With up to 32 x 1GbE ports and up to 8 x 10GbE ports, it easily meets the needs of today’s high-traffic data centres.

* Complete Application Security - Barracuda’s ADC platform secures applications against attacks at both the network and the application layer, including OWASP Top-10 attacks such as SQL injection, cookie tampering, and session hijacking – without impacting system performance.

* Thoroughly Tested Deployments - Extensive certifications, templates, and deployment guides are included for common applications such as Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Oracle Applications, web servers, and virtual servers.

About Barracuda Application Delivery Controllers
Designed for today's high-traffic data centers, Barracuda offers a high performance application delivery controller platform that combines application acceleration, availability, and advanced security capabilities on top of a robust server load-balancing feature set. Deployed by thousands of organizations worldwide, the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC is a robust, proven solution that manages and secures billions of application transactions daily. It is available as a multiport platform with fibre and copper network interfaces, as well as a virtual appliance.

About Wick Hill
Established in 1976, value added distributor Wick Hill specialises in secure IP infrastructure solutions and convergence. The company sources and delivers best-of-breed, easy-to-use solutions through its channel partners, with a portfolio that covers security, performance, access, networking, convergence, storage and hosted solutions.

Wick Hill is part of the Wick Hill Group, based in Woking, Surrey with sister offices in Hamburg. Wick Hill is particularly focused on providing a wide range of value added support for its channel partners. This includes a strong lead generation and conversion programme, technical and consultancy support for reseller partners in every stage of the sales process, and extensive training facilities. For more information about Wick Hill, please visit http://www.wickhill.com  or www.twitter.com/wickhill

About Barracuda Networks Inc
Protecting users, applications, and data for more than 150,000 organizations worldwide, Barracuda Networks has developed a global reputation as the go-to leader for powerful, easy-to-use, affordable IT solutions. The company's proven customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions for security and storage. For additional information, please visit http://www.barracuda.com or follow us on Twitter: @barracuda

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For further press information, please contact Annabelle Brown on 01326 318212, email pr@wickhill.com. For reader queries, contact Wick Hill on 01483 227600. Web http://www.wickhill.com/