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Barracuda Networks
Type
Public
Traded as
  • NYSE: CUDA
  • S&P 600 component
Industry Computer security and
Computer data storage
Founded 2003
Founder Dean Drako
Michael Perone
Zach Levow
Headquarters Campbell, California, United States
Key people
BJ Jenkins, (CEO)
Michael Perone (CMO)
Zach Levow (CTO)
Products Spam Firewalls,
Web filters,
Load balancers,
Email Archivers,
Web Site Firewalls,
SSL/VPNs,
Backup software,
NG Firewalls,
Backup Appliances
Number of employees
1000-5000
Website barracuda.com

Barracuda Networks, Inc. is a company providing security, networking and storage products based on network appliances and cloud services. The company's security products include products for protection against email, web surfing, web hackers and instant messaging threats such as spam, spyware, trojans, and viruses. The company's networking and storage products include web filtering, load balancing, application delivery controllers, message archiving, NG firewalls, backup services and data protection.

Barracuda Networks was founded in 2003 by Dean Drako (founding CEO), Michael Perone, and Zach Levow; the company introduced the Barracuda Spam and Virus Firewall in the same year. In 2007 the company moved its headquarters to Campbell, California, and opened an office in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

In January 2006, it closed its first outside investment of $40 million from Sequoia Capital and Francisco Partners.

On January 29, 2008, Barracuda Networks was sued by Trend Micro over their use of the open source anti-virus software Clam AntiVirus, which Trend Micro claimed to be in violation of their patent on 'anti-virus detection on an SMTP or FTP gateway'. In addition to providing samples of prior art in an effort to render Trend Micro's patent invalid, in July 2008 Barracuda launched a countersuit against Trend Micro claiming Trend Micro violated several antivirus patents Barracuda Networks had acquired from IBM.

In December 2008, the company launched the BRBL (Barracuda Reputation Block List), its proprietary and dynamic list of known spam servers, for free and public use in blocking spam at the gateway. Soon after opening BRBL many IP addresses got blacklisted without apparent reason and without any technical explanation.

As of October 2009, Barracuda had over 85,000 customers. As of November, 2011, Barracuda had more than 130,000 customers. As of January, 2014, Barracuda has more than 150,000 customers worldwide.

In 2012, the company became a co-sponsor of the Garmin-Barracuda UCI ProTour cycling team and entitlement sponsor of the 2011 Indianapolis 500 champion Bryan Herta Autosport in the IZOD IndyCar Series, with the #98 Lotus driven by Alex Tagliani, who will defend the team's championship.

Barracuda Networks expanded its research and development facility in Ann Arbor to a 12,500 square foot office building on Depot Street in 2008. By 2012, the Michigan-based research division had grown to about 180 employees, again outgrowing its space. In June, 2012, Barracuda signed a lease to occupy the 45,000 square foot office complex previously used as the Borders headquarters on Maynard St in downtown Ann Arbor.

In July 2012, Dean Drako, Barracuda Networks’s co-founder, president and CEO since it was founded in 2003, resigned his operating position, remaining on the company’s board of directors. At the time of Drako’s departure, the company stated it had achieved profitability, a nearly ongoing 30 annual percent growth rate since inception, 150,000 customers worldwide, nearly 1,000 employees, 10 offices, and did business in 80 countries. The company created the office of the CEO as it started a CEO search.

In November 2012, long-time EMC executive William "BJ" Jenkins joined the company as President and CEO. Jenkins worked at EMC since 1998 and most recently served as president of EMC's Backup and Recovery Systems (BRS) Division.

In November 2013, Barracuda Networks went public on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CUDA.

In March 2015, Barracuda Networks expanded its business to North Asia and was distributed by TriTech Distribution Limited in Hong Kong.

In November 2015, Barracuda added new Next Generation Firewall to its firewall family.

Barracuda has announced future discontinuation of its Copy and CudaDrive services as of May 2016.

In September 2007, Barracuda Networks acquired NetContinuum, a company providing application controllers to secure and manage enterprise web applications.

In November 2008, Barracuda Networks expanded into cloud-based backup services by acquiring BitLeap.

In November 2008, Barracuda Networks acquired 3SP, allowing the company to introduce Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network (VPN) products to allow secure remote access to network file shares, internal Web sites and remote control capabilities for desktops and servers.

In January 2009, Barracuda Networks acquired Yosemite Technologies to add software agents for incremental backups of applications such as Microsoft Exchange Server and SQL Server, and Windows system states.

September 2009, Barracuda Networks acquired controlling interest in phion AG, an Austria-based public company delivering enterprise-class firewalls.

In October 2009, Barracuda Networks acquired Purewire Inc, a software as a service (SaaS) company offering cloud based web filtering and security.

In April 2013, Barracuda Networks acquired SignNow.

In 2014, Barracuda Networks purchased C2C Systems UK.

In October 2015, Barracuda Networks acquired Intronis.

In January 2013, a backdoor was discovered: "A variety of firewall, VPN, and spam filtering gear sold by Barracuda Networks contains undocumented backdoor accounts that allow people to remotely log in and access sensitive information, researchers with an Austrian security firm have warned." The backdoor was then secured shortly after the announcement.

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Q reports

Period Date Adjusted Actuals EPS GAAP EPS
Q1 2018 2018-07-09 Future report Set alerts
Q4 2017 2018-04-16 Future report Set alerts
Q3 2017 2018-01-08 0.21 0.14
Q2 2017 2017-10-10 0.17 0.03
Q1 2017 2017-07-10 0.18 0.05
Q4 2016 2017-04-17 0.19 0.06
Q3 2016 2017-01-09 0.22 0.03
Q2 2016 2016-10-11 0.21 0.05
Q1 2016 2016-07-07 0.20 0.05
Q4 2015 2016-04-26 0.15 0.06

Ratings

2016-07-10 Reiterated Rating Piper Jaffray Cos. Neutral $17.00 to $18.00
2016-07-09 Reiterated Rating JMP Securities Sell
2016-07-08 Reiterated Rating BTIG Research Buy $20.00
2016-07-07 Reiterated Rating Pacific Crest Hold
2016-07-06 Reiterated Rating DA Davidson Neutral $15.50
2016-07-02 Reiterated Rating Summit Redstone Hold $15.00
2016-07-01 Initiated Coverage Summit Research Hold
2016-06-30 Reiterated Rating Imperial Capital In to In-Line $16.00 to $15.00
2016-06-06 Downgrade JMP Securities Market Perform to Underperform $13.00
2016-05-22 Reiterated Rating Pacific Crest Hold
2016-05-20 Initiated Coverage Northland Securities Outperform $24.00
2016-05-02 Boost Price Target Imperial Capital In to In-Line $12.00 to $16.00
2016-04-28 Reiterated Rating Piper Jaffray Neutral $15.00 to $17.00
2016-04-28 Reiterated Rating Piper Jaffray Cos. Neutral $15.00 to $17.00
2016-04-27 Reiterated Rating Morgan Stanley Hold
2016-04-27 Lower Price Target Summit Research $17.00 to $15.00
2016-03-18 Upgrade BTIG Research Neutral to Buy $20.00
2016-02-02 Reiterated Rating BWS Financial Buy $20.00
2016-01-20 Downgrade Guggenheim Buy to Neutral
2016-01-11 Downgrade Imperial Capital Outperform to In-Line $25.00 to $12.00
2016-01-09 Reiterated Rating Stephens Hold
2016-01-08 Lower Price Target BWS Financial Buy $26.00 to $20.00
2016-01-08 Downgrade Morgan Stanley Overweight to Equal Weight $32.00 to $15.00
2016-01-08 Lower Price Target Stephens Equal Weight $22.00 to $15.00
2016-01-08 Downgrade Summit Research Buy to Hold $32.00 to $15.00
2016-01-08 Downgrade JMP Securities Outperform to Market Perform
2016-01-08 Downgrade BTIG Research Buy to Neutral
2016-01-08 Downgrade William Blair Outperform to Market Perform
2016-01-08 Lower Price Target Topeka Capital Markets Buy $42.00 to $26.00
2016-01-08 Lower Price Target Stifel Nicolaus Buy $32.00 to $26.00
2016-01-08 Downgrade Pacific Crest Overweight to Sector Weight
2015-11-01 Initiated Coverage BWS Financial Buy $26.00
2015-10-26 Initiated Coverage BWS Financial Buy $26.00
2015-10-19 Reiterated Rating Pacific Crest Overweight $32.00
2015-10-05 Reiterated Rating Summit Research Buy $45.00 to $32.00
2015-10-02 Lower Price Target Imperial Capital Outperform $41.00 to $25.00
2015-10-02 Lower Price Target Pacific Crest $49.00 to $32.00
2015-10-02 Lower Price Target Bank of America Buy $42.00 to $30.00
2015-10-02 Lower Price Target JMP Securities Market Outperform $34.00 to $23.00
2015-10-02 Lower Price Target Bank of America Corp. Buy $42.00 to $30.00
2015-10-01 Reiterated Rating Morgan Stanley Overweight $32.00
2015-10-01 Downgrade Pacific Crest Buy
2015-10-01 Lower Price Target Topeka Capital Markets Buy $55.00 to $42.00
2015-09-30 Lower Price Target Stifel Nicolaus Buy $36.00 to $32.00
2015-09-30 Downgrade Stephens Overweight to Equal Weight
2015-09-30 Downgrade Macquarie Outperform to Neutral
2015-09-30 Downgrade Piper Jaffray Overweight to Neutral $40.00 to $20.00
2015-09-30 Reiterated Rating JPMorgan Chase & Co. Buy
2015-09-30 Downgrade DA Davidson Hold
2015-09-30 Downgrade Guggenheim Buy $45.00 to $29.00
2015-09-30 Downgrade William Blair Buy
2015-09-29 Initiated Coverage Stifel Nicolaus Buy $36.00
2015-09-25 Reiterated Rating Pacific Crest Buy $48.00
2015-09-25 Lower Price Target JMP Securities $46.00 to $34.00
2015-09-24 Lower Price Target Imperial Capital Outperform $47.00 to $41.00
2015-09-10 Initiated Coverage BTIG Research Buy $35.00
2015-08-19 Lower Price Target Stephens Overweight $48.00 to $40.00
2015-08-17 Lower Price Target DA Davidson Neutral $39.00 to $30.00
2015-08-11 Reiterated Rating Summit Research Buy $45.00
2015-07-23 Reiterated Rating JPMorgan Chase & Co. Buy
2015-07-12 Reiterated Rating Morgan Stanley Overweight $47.00 to $45.00
2015-07-10 Reiterated Rating Pacific Crest Buy $49.00
2015-07-10 Reiterated Rating Summit Research Buy $50.00 to $45.00
2015-07-10 Lower Price Target Imperial Capital Outperform $52.00 to $47.00
2015-07-02 Reiterated Rating Imperial Capital Outperform $52.00
2015-06-22 Initiated Coverage Summit Research Buy $50.00
2015-06-01 Initiated Coverage Guggenheim Buy $45.00
2015-04-29 Boost Price Target Imperial Capital Outperform $45.00 to $52.00
2015-04-28 Boost Price Target JPMorgan Chase & Co. Overweight $45.00 to $50.00
2015-04-28 Boost Price Target Pacific Crest Overweight $45.00 to $49.00
2015-04-28 Boost Price Target JMP Securities Market Outperform $43.00 to $46.00
2015-04-28 Boost Price Target Piper Jaffray Overweight to Overweight $44.00 to $47.00
2015-04-28 Boost Price Target Topeka Capital Markets Buy $46.00 to $55.00
2015-04-28 Boost Price Target BMO Capital Markets Outperform $46.00 to $50.00
2015-03-05 Initiated Coverage Piper Jaffray Overweight $44.00
2015-01-09 Boost Price Target Imperial Capital Outperform $44.00 to $44.50
2015-01-09 Boost Price Target JPMorgan Chase & Co. Overweight $39.00 to $45.00
2015-01-09 Boost Price Target Topeka Capital Markets Buy $38.00 to $46.00
2015-01-07 Initiated Coverage Stephens Overweight
2015-01-06 Set Price Target Roth Capital Buy $45.00
2015-01-06 Boost Price Target DA Davidson Neutral $35.00 to $39.00
2014-12-17 Initiated Coverage Roth Capital Buy $45.00
2014-11-17 Boost Price Target DA Davidson Neutral $31.00 to $35.00
2014-11-11 Initiated Coverage Macquarie Outperform
2014-10-10 Reiterated Rating DA Davidson Neutral $29.50 to $31.00
2014-09-17 Initiated Coverage DA Davidson Neutral $29.50
2014-06-19 Initiated Topeka Capital Markets Buy $38
2014-06-18 Initiated Coverage Topeka Capital Markets Buy $38.00
2014-04-25 Upgrade Bank of America Neutral to Buy $39.50
2014-04-04 Initiated Coverage Imperial Capital Outperform $40.00
2014-01-10 Downgrade Bank of America Buy to Neutral $26.00 to $39.50
2013-12-19 Initiated Coverage BMO Capital Markets Outperform to Outperform $30.00
2013-12-02 Initiated Coverage William Blair Outperform
2013-12-02 Initiated Coverage Pacific Crest Outperform $28.00
2013-12-02 Initiated Coverage Bank of America Buy $26.00
2013-12-02 Initiated Coverage Morgan Stanley Overweight $28.00
2013-12-02 Initiated Coverage JMP Securities Outperform $25.00
2013-12-02 Initiated Coverage JPMorgan Chase & Co. Overweight $25.00
2016-07-10 Reiterated Rating Piper Jaffray Cos. Neutral $17.00 to $18.00
2016-07-09 Reiterated Rating JMP Securities Sell
2016-07-08 Reiterated Rating BTIG Research Buy $20.00
2016-07-07 Reiterated Rating Pacific Crest Hold
2016-07-06 Reiterated Rating DA Davidson Neutral $15.50

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Major Shareholders

Name Relationship Total Shares Holding stocks
Levow Zachary S Chief Technology Officer, EVP 4.27%  (2195847) CUDA /
Drako Dean M 1.94%  (1000309) CUDA /
Faugno David Chief Financial Officer 0.79%  (408007) CUDA /
GOETZ JAMES J 0.52%  (269830) CUDA / JIVE / NMBL / PANW / RKUS /
SCGF III MANAGEMENT LLC 0.22%  (112633) CUDA / JIVE /
STITT GORDON 0.11%  (58882) CUDA / EXTR /
DEB DIPANJAN 0.11%  (58027) CUDA /
Francisco Partners GP III LP 0.05%  (28262) CUDA /
Golob David R 0.04%  (18520) CUDA /
Francisco Partners GP, LLC 0.03%  (17580) CUDA /
THOMPSON KEVIN B 0.03%  (14943) CUDA / N / SWI /
FP Annual Fund Investors, LLC 0.01%  (3902) CUDA /

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