PRESS RELEASE – CAMPBELL, Calif., Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA) –
Store, Protect, and Access Files from Anywhere
Barracuda today launched CudaDrive, a flexible and secure cloud file service for businesses. Delivered to desktops via virtual drive, as well as via mobile and web applications, CudaDrive enables businesses to securely store, share, and access files stored in the Barracuda cloud from anywhere. CudaDrive also includes user data protection for endpoints, and the option to add an appliance for an easy transition from existing corporate file shares. Additionally, the desktop virtual drive feature helps preserve valuable storage space by not requiring that a file be synced locally to access it, a key differentiator from legacy sync-only services. As with other Barracuda solutions, pricing is simple, with plans available by storage capacity with unlimited users rather than charging by seat or by user.
“We’ve helped many companies back up and protect server data with Barracuda Backup, and now with CudaDrive, we’re able to protect end-user data and provide easy sharing,” says Rod Mathews, GM Storage, Barracuda. “It’s not uncommon that users view, share, and store corporate data from many different access points, whether on a smartphone, tablet, or computer, presenting a challenge for companies to ensure that all of this data is protected. CudaDrive helps solve the common business challenge of enabling access to corporate files from any device, while protecting data stored on those devices in the event of a failure or loss.”
Storage Management via Desktop Virtual Drive
Designed for business, CudaDrive delivers cloud file services via a unique desktop virtual drive interface and provides employees with …
… instant and secure access to company data from any device. Unlike legacy sync-only services, the virtual drive feature offers users an identical view of their files stored in the Barracuda cloud, even if the files and folders are not stored on the users’ local hard drives, helping to preserve valuable storage space.
CudaDrive highlights include:
Intelligent Bandwidth Management via CudaDrive Site Server
The CudaDrive experience also can include the addition of an on-premises CudaDrive Site Server, allowing for intelligent bandwidth management for businesses. CudaDrive Site Server provides faster, direct access to files via a local cache, improving speed while on a company’s LAN. Further, the appliance enables file server consolidation by sharing files stored in the cloud via network drive shares. This eases the transition from traditional local file servers to CudaDrive cloud storage. With CudaDrive Site Server, users have ubiquitous access to files both in the cloud and stored locally.
“Like many companies, our users and agents need access to corporate files while they’re away from the office, and we need to make sure the data they’re using is protected,” explains Steve Lenker, Director of Operations, Howard Hanna Realcom Realty. “Barracuda has designed CudaDrive to meet the demands of both IT and end users. CudaDrive offers customers the ability to protect corporate data, leverage flexible pricing, and the option to add a local appliance for local data control.”
“As a Barracuda reseller, we’ve come to rely on the network flexibility Barracuda’s storage solutions offer our customers,” says Rusty Easter, Owner, REDtech, LLC. “CudaDrive will help us expand our solution offerings to customers to help them protect and securely access their company data from mobile devices at an attractive price point.”
CudaDrive is Barracuda’s next-generation cloud file services platform, and is an evolution of Copy, the company’s legacy file sync and share service. Existing Copy for Companies customers will be migrated to CudaDrive.
For additional information about CudaDrive, please visit: www.barracuda.com/products/cudadrive
CudaDrive pricing starts as low as $39.99 per month for 100GBs, and all plans include unlimited users.
About Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA)
Barracuda 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 www.barracuda.com.
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