Legal Terms and Conditions

Schedule 5: Support Services Terms

In addition to the General Terms, the following terms govern Customer’s use of the Barracuda Support Services.

This Schedule sets forth the terms and conditions under which Barracuda will provide Customer with Support Services.

1. Technical Support Options.

1.1. Support Service Benefits. Barracuda’s Energize Update Support Service includes the following benefits based on the level of technical support purchased by Customer:





Barracuda Energize Updates




Barracuda Instant Replacement





1, 3, or 5 years

1, 3, or 5 years

1, 3, or 5 years

Barracuda Networks models supported

All models

All models

6xx and above

Support Operation Hours

M-F 9 am - 5 pm phone support 24/7 email support

24/7 phone and email support

Dedicated 24/7 phone and email support

Firmware maintenance

Access to beta programs

Data migration for replacement unit(s)

Hard disk (RAID) replacement

Hardware refresh 4yr program

Live Transfer to Dedicated Support Technician

Support Case Prioritization

Priority escalation to resolve critical issues

Priority Level Agreements (PLAs)

Dedicated Account Manager

Monthly Account Manager Calls

Monthly Support Case Report

Dedicated Technical Support Engineering Team

Proactive ticket evaluation

Dedicated Premium Email Alias

Root cause analysis upon customer request

Issues updated upon request

Configuration review upon requestt

Barracuda reserves the right to modify the Support Services offered at any time, but no such modification will go into effect until the end of the then-current Support Term. Support Service offerings may vary by Product and geography. Please refer to the Support Plans and Packages Website for the most current Support Services descriptions.

1.2. Phone Support. Barracuda will handle any problem involving Products over the telephone or email.

2. Hardware Support Options.

2.1. Instant Replacement Timeframes. For Customers residing in the United States, Barracuda will use commercially reasonable efforts to ship Customer a new Product within twenty-four (24) hours of Barracuda’s confirmation that replacement Hardware is required. For Customers residing outside the United States, Barracuda will use commercially reasonable efforts to ship Customer a replacement Product via express mail within one (1) business day of Barracuda’s confirmation that replacement Hardware is required. In some regions, Customer may be required to purchase Instant Replacement at the time of Product purchase.

2.2. Additional Instant Replacement Terms:

2.2.1. In some regions, after four (4) continuous years of Instant Replacement service, Customer will receive a replacement unit at no additional charge.

2.2.2. Instant Replacement must be purchased within sixty (60) days of initial order of the system to be covered.

2.2.3. For Hardware not under an active Instant Replacement entitlement, Customer may, with prior approval, return the defective Hardware and Barracuda will repair the Hardware at an additional cost.

3 Exclusions. The following are expressly excluded from the Support plans:

3.1. Repair or replacement of Products that is required as a result of causes other than normal use, including without limitation:

(i) Repair, maintenance or modification of the Product by persons other than Barracuda’s authorized personnel;

(ii) Accident or negligence by the Customer;

(iii) User error or misuse of the Product; or

(iv) Causes external to the Product including, but not limited to, failure of electrical systems, fire, water damage, hardware failure, operation system software failure or any other damage and failure not caused by Barracuda.

3.2. Maintenance or technical services for any third party software or hardware, where such third party software or hardware was not provided by Barracuda.

Revised: September 22, 2020