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Barracuda, RingCentral Team on Cloud Telephony Transition

PRESS RELEASE — Campbell, Calif. (October  25, 2016) – Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA) today announced a joint effort with RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) to offer Barracuda Phone System resellers an expanded portfolio of cloud services and an easy path to transition their existing customers to a cloud-based telephony communications solution.

In July, Barracuda announced the end of life for Barracuda Phone System as part of the company’s efforts to focus resources on its core products and markets. With RingCentral offerings, resellers can expand their communications capabilities with voice, video, messaging, conferencing, fax, collaboration and integrations with other enterprise cloud solutions.

“The cloud is dramatically changing the way we do business, and cloud-based communications offer partners an excellent opportunity to help their customers implement a solution that can efficiently scale along with them as their business grows,” said Ken Grohe, senior vice president and general manager, Emerging Products, at Barracuda. “Customer satisfaction is central to everything we do at Barracuda, and that philosophy is aligned at RingCentral. RingCentral is a market leader in enterprise cloud phone solutions, and offers an alternative for Barracuda Phone System customers.”{ad}

“RingCentral’s global cloud communications solution helps companies work smarter and scale rapidly as their workforce grows,” said Zane Long, vice president of channel sales at RingCentral. “We’re excited to welcome Barracuda Phone System resellers into the RingCentral Partner Program, and provide them with access to a robust platform that enables today’s modern and mobile workforce to work flexibly on any device worldwide.”

About RingCentral, Inc.
RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of cloud-based business communications and collaboration solutions. RingCentral’s cloud solution is easier to manage and more flexible and cost-efficient than legacy on-premise communications systems. It meets the needs of modern, distributed and mobile workforces spanning SMB to enterprises globally. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California. RingCentral and the RingCentral logo are trademarks of RingCentral, Inc.

About Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda (NYSE: CUDA) simplifies IT with cloud-enabled solutions that empower customers to protect their networks, applications, and data, regardless of where they reside. 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 barracuda.com.


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