Swans sign Barracuda as first sleeve sponsor

16th June

Swansea City is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with leading security provider Barracuda Networks.

The Silicon Valley-based company will become the Swans’ first sleeve sponsor in a unique partnership that will also see Barracuda provide the club with state-of-the-art IT security to counter the growing number of advanced cyber threats.

“We are delighted that Barracuda has agreed to join our partnership team,’’ confirmed Swans Chief Operating Officer Chris Pearlman.

“Barracuda is a blue chip company in the heart of the Silicon Valley that operates throughout the world and the type of company we want to be associated with moving forward.

“A recent internal review highlighted the fact that our IT security system wasn’t protecting us from every attack and needed a major upgrade.

“With the club’s players, management team and administration staff all relying on the network day-to-day, we needed to ensure that it was fully protected from advanced threats.

“With Barracuda now on board, not only do we have peace of mind that our network is safe, but we are also able to manage the network via a single pane of glass.”

Barracuda’s SVP Sales International, Chris Ross, is also extremely excited about the partnership.

“Having an established and respected Premier League football club such as Swansea City selecting us to protect their networks is an important accolade for Barracuda,’’ he said.

“With cyber attackers becoming ever more sophisticated, it’s important that organisations replace legacy solutions so that their cyber security protection stays up-to-date with the latest threats. In the fast-moving world of cyber security, you can no longer afford to get left behind.

“We’re also delighted to be putting our support behind the Swans, and would like to take this opportunity to wish the club well for the forthcoming Premier League season. We’re looking forward to building a strong relationship over the coming year."

About Barracuda Networks
Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA) is the leader in cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions.

They will provide the Swans with its purpose built NextGen Firewalls, complemented by a Web Security Gateway and Barracuda Essentials for all internal users, in order to protect the organisation’s network over four different sites, including two networks within the club’s Liberty Stadium.

Designed for the cloud era, Barracuda’s NextGen Firewalls consolidate advanced, next-generation firewall, link balancing, and WAN Optimisation technologies into one easy-to-manage appliance capable of on-premises, cloud, and virtual deployments.

The Web Security Gateway unites award-winning spyware, malware, and virus protection with a powerful policy and reporting engine.

Barracuda Essentials is a multi-layer security, cloud backup and archiving solution designed to help make Office 365 secure.

It is the first season that the Premier League has allowed one of the sleeves to carry a sponsor on its shirts, with the Swans one of only a few clubs to confirm a sponsorship deal ahead of the new campaign.

More details on Barracuda Networks can be found at www.barracuda.com