Barracuda Networks acquires Purewire

Barracuda Networks has completed the acquisition of Purewire. This combination broadens the company’s cloud-based platform, enabling it to extend its market leading security solutions across a variety of delivery models including appliance, SaaS and hybrid.

Barracuda Networks and Purewire’s research and threat analysis teams will combine to form the new Barracuda Labs which will be tasked with continuing to develop the global threat intelligence technologies that fuel and maintain all Barracuda Networks’ product lines including the cloud-based Barracuda Energize Updates.

As part of the acquisition, Mike Van Bruinisse, Purewire co-founder and CEO, joins Barracuda Networks as Vice President of Enterprise Sales; and Dr. Paul Judge, Purewire co-founder and CTO, joins Barracuda Networks as Vice President of Cloud Services and Chief Research Officer.

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