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Barracuda NG Firewall fills a void that traditional network firewall UTMs and other next generation firewalls by enabling customers to take full control over the entire network by integrating Layer 7 application control of rogue applications and fill integrated user awareness; optimize network traffic flow via intelligent adaptive WAN routing; extend security and application control to every location – be it small offices or large headquarters; provide integrated easy-to-manage and full-featured network access control (NAC); and save considerably on management overhead via complete, scalable and centralized management of all functions and lifecycle that was built in from the start.
While most of these features would be available via the deployment of individual point products, the combined benefits – such as vastly reduced administrative overhead, a stabilized network (even under adverse conditions), and a consistent security posture across the whole network – are now available with the Barracuda NG Firewall.
The platform has early development roots not only in centralized configuration, policy and reporting, but also in site-to-site WAN traffic management capabilities. The Barracuda NG Firewall is designed to optimize both the availability and performance of the WAN, with lower administrative overhead than competing solutions. Combined with its unique capabilities for large-scale centralized management and intelligent traffic management for site-to-site WAN connectivity, the Barracuda NG Firewall is the most advanced solution of its kind at any price.
It offers powerful next-generation firewall capabilities in addition to integrated content security, network access control, roles-based administration and multitenancy, VPN capabilities, web filtering, IPS and malware protection. This complete feature set combined with competitive pricing offers the customer a more complete, powerful, all-in-one solution that ultimately reduces operating expenses and administrative overhead. In addition, Barracuda Networks provides superior technical support to its customers.
The business advantages include consistent security posture and policy enforcement across the enterprise, real-time accounting and reporting across multiple gateways, comprehensive history and rollback of configuration and policy changes across the network, centralized version control of anti-spam, anti-virus, web filter and network access control updates. The Barracuda NG Firewall also offers intelligent traffic management, overall saving time and dollars for customers.
Barracuda NG Control Center enables administrators to centrally manage multiple firewalls, configure security and network access policies, control firmware update revisions, and manage user settings. Template-based configuration and globally available security objects enable efficient configuration across thousands of locations.
Barracuda NG Firewalls are available for locations of all sizes, ranging from the small remote location to the headquarters/datacenter. For remote users, the Barracuda NG Network Access Clients provide secure, convenient VPN access. The Barracuda NG SSL VPN & NAC provides secure access to vital network resources from any web browser. Beyond threat protection, application-awareness can dramatically improve traffic prioritization and routing decisions over site-to-site connections, resulting in cost reductions of MPLS, leased line, bandwidth or 3G charges associated with maintaining reliable WANs. Barracuda NG Firewall delivers next generation firewall features capable of scaling to thousands of firewalls with very little administrative overhead.
The Barracuda NG Firewall, launched in 2009, and stemming from Barracuda Networks' acquisition of phion out of Austria, counts thousands of enterprises around the world as customers.
Products in this category are organizational firewalls, not personal firewalls. Firewalls must provide a mechanism to filter incoming and outgoing traffic based on port, protocol, source IP address and destination IP address. All products must have the ability to terminate network traffic based on the above filtering criteria.