Barracuda Networks launched the latest update to its firewall appliance – Barracuda Firewall version 6.5 – claiming to offer enterprise-grade next-generation firewall technology, including advanced application control, with a simple, customizable user interface, at affordable price.
According to the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls report in April 2014, “less than 20 percent of Internet connections today are secured by next-generation firewalls (NGFWs). By year-end 2014, this will rise to 35 percent of the installed base, with 70 percent of new enterprise edge purchases being NGFWs.”
As security threats continue increase in quantity and sophistication, this requirement becomes increasingly important. However, many organizations lack the resources of dedicated IT staff and budgets to handle complicated, expensive enterprise solutions.
According to Barracuda, enterprises of all sizes face the same challenge – limited time, limited budget and limited resources. Said Stephen Pao, GM Security at Barracuda: “Barracuda reduces that burden for our customers. The Barracuda Firewall is designed for the mid-market, and brings that enterprise next-generation firewall functionality to our customers in an easy-to-use and cost-effective solution.”
The Barracuda Firewall provides advanced next-generation features like application control, QoS, link aggregation, IPS and VPN at an affordable price. The new application control and usability features make the Barracuda Firewall very cost effective and easy to use. Highlights of the Barracuda Firewall version 6.5 include:
The Barracuda Firewall is an application-aware network firewall appliance designed for organizations without dedicated IT personnel to manage firewalls. It leverages cloud resources to extend next-generation security and networking beyond the capabilities of typical security gateways or legacy firewalls. The Barracuda Firewall delivers application control, user awareness, secure VPNs, link optimization, dynamic traffic prioritization, and advanced malware protection. With the Barracuda Cloud Control centralized management portal, administrators can use a Web browser or app to deploy, configure, and manage the Barracuda Firewall from any location.
Download the IDC report on “Augmenting Next Generation Firewalls with the Cloud”.
Hackers know that most enterprises have a firewall and develop approaches aiming to circumvent these firewalls. Watch the video below to get a better perspective on this.