Technology Integration Offers Customers Cost-Effective Solutions to Address Wireless Security Concerns

CAMPBELL and SUNNYVALE, CA – May 21, 2015 — / — Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA) and Aerohive Networks® (NYSE:HIVE) –

Press Release Highlights:

  • Barracuda and Aerohive are working together to bring customers more granular visibility into creating better-defined security policies for wireless access through a technology integration and joint customer messaging.
  • Aerohive’s HiveOS® devices, including access points, switches, and routers, now can integrate with Barracuda Web Security Service, Barracuda Web Filter, and Barracuda NG
  • Customers can benefit from the integration with high performance, cost-effective solutions to address wireless security concerns in “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) environments.

Barracuda and Aerohive announced today the availability of products which automate communication of wireless security policies between devices to reduce costs and improve efficiencies for customers. The mobile landscape is dramatically evolving, with trends such as BYOD and the “Internet of Things” (IoT) affecting every kind of organization, often without them even being aware of the infiltration. This mobility explosion is also causing organizations to rethink their underpinning infrastructure and security approach. By using Barracuda and Aerohive products together, customers can enable more advanced wireless access and security with greater user visibility in BYOD environments.

Granular Security Policy Enforcement
Each user, device, and application poses a potential threat to an organization’s security posture, and IT teams are struggling to balance the demand for flexibility against the security requirements needed to protect the network. Barracuda and Aerohive will provide customers more granular visibility into creating better-defined wireless security policies.

Enhanced Regulatory Compliance
Aerohive devices, including access points, switches, and routers, now can integrate with Barracuda Web Security Service, Barracuda Web Filter, and Barracuda NG Firewall. The integration is particularly useful for organizations bound by regulatory compliance requirements including education, healthcare, financial services, and government organizations.

Highlighted benefits include:

  • Enhanced Per-User Visibility and Enforcement – Greater user identity, device type and IP address information can enhance and help create more defined security policies based on context.
  • Client-Less Operation – Seamless information sharing between Aerohive and Barracuda products – no client or profile needs to be installed on client devices.
  • Zero-Cost Data Performance – Easy product integrations with no in-line performance hit allow for easy customer installations.
  • Comprehensive Application Visibility and Control – Enforce application controls at both the edge of the network and at the gateway, ensuring applications are identified and prioritized/de-prioritized/blocked based on context at the ideal enforcement point.

“Many of our customers are deploying wireless broadly across their environments but struggle with the risks that are associated,” said Michael Hughes, SVP, WW Sales, Barracuda.  “Aerohive is well known for its secure and easy to deploy managed wireless solutions. When combined with Barracuda’s award-winning security technology, organizations have the capability to roll out advanced wireless capabilities, and support broader access and BYOD initiatives in a manner that maintains the security of the infrastructure. This will help customers reduce security concerns and enable IT professionals to create effective policies for all levels of users on their network.”

Many of Aerohive’s customers already are using Barracuda in tandem with Aerohive products,” said Bill Hoppin, VP of Business Development, Aerohive. Barracuda is known for its advanced security solutions, and by integrating with them to create solutions that our joint channel partners can offer, we believe we are giving our customers tremendous value.”

“Wireless connectivity today is expected and people use multiple devices for business critical and personal activities. While Internet access is vital for doing business, securing that access is essential,” said Charles Kanavel, CEO, The Kanavel Group. “We are excited about the Barracuda/Aerohive technology integration and the potential to provide our joint customers with leading technologies to help them better manage their security initiatives.”

“We see the potential for the combined solution to simplify the complex IT environment without sacrificing any of the enterprise wireless and security capabilities our customers need,” said Rahul Narsimhan, founder and CEO, Securicore Inc. “We have always felt an integration between the two would be a huge win for our customers.”

The technology integration applies to select Barracuda and Aerohive product bundles across both product lines, including products such as Barracuda NG Firewall F10, F100 and F280 and Barracuda Web Filter 310 and 410, Aerohive’s AP130, AP230, Barracuda NG Firewall F10 and F100, F280 and Barracuda Web Filter 310/410. For more information on how to get started, please contact Barracuda at Aerohive at

About Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA)
Barracuda (NYSE: CUDA) provides cloud-connected security and storage solutions that simplify IT. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployments. Barracuda’s customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security. For additional information, please visit or connect with us online at

About Aerohive Networks
Aerohive (NYSE: HIVE) enables our customers to simply and confidently connect to the information, applications, and insights they need to thrive. Our simple, scalable, and secure platform delivers mobility without limitations. For our over 20,000 customers worldwide, every access point is a starting point. Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, please visit, call us at 408-510-6100, follow us on Twitter @Aerohive, subscribe to our blog, join our community or become a fan on our Facebook page.

Barracuda, Barracuda Networks, and the Barracuda Networks logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Barracuda Networks, Inc. in the U.S. or other regions.

“Aerohive” and “HiveOS” are trademarks of Aerohive Networks, Inc. All product and company names used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.  All rights reserved.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the benefits of the technology integration and the potential benefits and functionally of the Barracuda security products and the Aerohive wireless products. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult or impossible to predict.

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Source: Barracuda


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