Barracuda gains VMware Ready - vCloud Air status

Cloud security and storage vendor Barracuda Networks' solutions are now available on vCloud Air after joining the VMware ISV program.

The vCloud Air status indicates that the products have undergone technical validation within the vCloud Air environment, and are supported on VMware vCloud Air.

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Products include the Barracuda NG Firewall, Barracuda Message Archiver, Barracuda Spam Firewall and Barracuda Web Application Firewall.

VMware senior director, alliances, Howard Hall, said he was pleased that Barracuda had joined the vCloud Air ISV Program and has achieved VMware Ready - vCloud Air certification.

"Barracuda NG Firewall, Barracuda Message Archiver, Barracuda Spam Firewall and Barracuda Web Application Firewall qualify for the VMware Ready -- vCloud Air logo, signifying to customers that it works seamlessly within VMware vCloud Air, and can be deployed in production with confidence," he said. Additionally Barracuda is a member of the Access tier of the vCloud Air ISV program and is listed on the VMware Solution Exchange. With VMware Ready vCloud Air products, Barracuda is providing easier management and security in hybrid environments. Product highlights include: Barracuda vice-president of alliances, Nicole Napiltonia, said securing business data moving through the data center both on-premises and in the cloud could be complex and revealed no shortage of security challenges.

"We're extremely pleased to see Barracuda's security and storage solutions have achieved VMware Ready status for businesses using vCloud Air to benefit our mutual customers and further Barracuda's goal of providing total threat protection to our customers." The VMware Ready program is a co-branding benefit of the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program that makes it easy for customers to identify partner products certified to work with VMware cloud infrastructure.

According to a company statement, customers can use these products and solutions to lower project risks and realise cost savings over custom-built solutions.

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