Barracuda: Company Overview


Barracuda was launched to provide businesses with a low cost email security solution. Since that time, more than one million cloud-enabled products have been delivered, and the IT security market has been disrupted with innovative solutions that can be delivered by any business. By providing the most comprehensive and easy-to-use IT security platform and backing it up with best-in-class customer support, our mission is to protect customers, data and applications from today's advanced threats.

Enterprise-quality cloud-enabled security solution

Barracuda's first spam and virus firewall product has become the world's most widely adopted solution for on-premises email security. Today, we continue to provide easy, comprehensive and affordable solutions for email protection, data protection, network and application security. More than 150,000 customers worldwide rely on Barracuda to protect their employees, data and applications.

Beginning of Barracuda

Dean Drako, Michael Perone and Zach Levow ran an ISP in 2002, but couldn't find affordable spam blocking products to protect small businesses. So the team developed their own solution with a small Los Altos office overlooking the courtyard next to a Mexican restaurant which often functions as a company meeting room. Based on their success, the three quickly realized that they could deliver email security solutions to businesses of all sizes that were neither expensive nor complex. 

The idea of ​​Barcucuda was born

Lions, tigers and crocodiles were among the many offensive company names that our founders discussed and discussed. They wanted what had teeth! Barracuda is a big winner, and since then has protected its customers by protecting their customers and making the world a safer place.