PRESS RELEASE — CAMPBELL, Calif., Sept. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA) –
Barracuda today announces the rebranding of its CudaTel next-generation enterprise telephony solution to Barracuda Phone System. With this announcement, Barracuda Phone System begins expansion to certain international locations and includes pricing that is simple, and plans available by concurrent call volume with unlimited users. Now AT&T SIP Certified, Barracuda Phone System offers a diverse set of deployment options that meet a broad set of customer needs.
Barracuda Phone System has been tested by AT&T and met all requirements for compatibility with the AT&T IP Flexible Reach service. AT&T’s IP Flexible Reach service is a converged solution providing customers with both their data and SIP trucking needs over a single connection. AT&T’s IP Flexible Reach service combined with Barracuda Phone System can provide customers a dependable and cost-effective phone system solution with features designed for user productivity and IT management.
Barracuda Phone System is now certified to work with Patton analog and PRI SmartNode Gateways. Patton’s products are complemented by its customer service and technical support. Patton SmartNode Gateways paired with the Barracuda Phone System provides reliable communications while reducing the total cost of ownership.
Barracuda is now part of the Polycom Technology Partner program, and as such, Barracuda is one of a limited number of technology partners whose solutions are designated as Polycom Ready.
Barracuda also released several new features for the Barracuda Phone System, including the new Communication Command Center, which is designed to boost user productivity. The new Communication Command Center allows users to select the preferred way to initiate, receive, and respond to business communications directly from their computers with an easy-to-use drag-and-drop feature.
Next-Generation IP Telephony
Barracuda Phone System is a purpose-built appliance that is compatible with …
… a wide variety of SIP handsets, and also can be configured for use with both analog and Primary Rate Interface (PRI) telephone services. Highlighted features include:
“We are pleased to have achieved this important certification with AT&T and are excited that we’ve started to expand the Barracuda Phone System platform to international locations,” says Ken Grohe, GM Emerging Products, Barracuda. “Barracuda Phone System does away with per-user, per-feature licensing, giving customers access to all features available on every phone system model that Barracuda offers. Barracuda Phone System includes features associated with enterprise-class systems, and is managed through an intuitive interface that makes telephony management easier for the administrator.”
“It’s encouraging to see a product like Barracuda Phone System come to market in this industry with the same emphasis placed on innovation, service, and support that we insist upon for our own customers in the UK,” says Peter Gradwell, Chief Technical Officer, Gradwell Communications. “We appreciate that Barracuda includes all of the features regardless of the model, and makes it a breeze for companies to transition from outdated technology.”
“As a longtime Barracuda partner, we’ve come to rely on the ease of use, reliability and support that Barracuda solutions provide to our customers,” says Gary Nichols, CEO of InterDev. “Barracuda Phone System is no different and has proven its value with our mutual customer, Brevard County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office. Here, we are able to manage usage and performance easily from the web – ultimately saving time on the administrative side – plus provide substantial cost savings over an older analog system. Already the customer reports that the Barracuda Phone System has been ‘a real homerun’.”
Pricing and Availability
Barracuda Phone System is available immediately and starts at list price $1399 USD for the appliance and list price $399 USD for Energize Updates. An optional Instant Replacement service featuring priority replacement of failed hardware and complimentary refresh of four-year old hardware units is available starting at list price $299 USD per year. International pricing and availability vary by region.
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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 barracuda.com.