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Barracuda next generation firewall

The Barracuda NG Firewall is an ideal enterprise solution for IT administrators seeking to re-establish control of networks made chaotic and vulnerable by the explosion of mobile and BYOD devices, evasive Web 2.0 applications, and remote network users.

While other "next-generation" firewalls use application visibility only to enhance security—by inspecting application traffic and blocking malware and other attacks or intrusions—the Barracuda NG Firewall goes far beyond this. It further leverages the power of application visibility and user awareness to manage traffic and bandwidth intelligently, and adds capabilities to optimize WAN performance and reliability.

The Barracuda NG Control Center adds a powerful and intuitive centralized management portal that makes it extremely simple to deploy, configure, update, and manage multiple units from a single location, while also providing comprehensive, real-time network visibility and reporting. As a result, it is an ideal solution for enterprises looking to manage large numbers of users or several sites with few IT personnel.

Security for Dynamic Networks

The simultaneous explosions of remote users, new mobile devices, and evasive Web 2.0 applications have made today’s networks more dynamic and amorphous. The Barracuda NG Firewall applies consistent and reliable security across networks whose boundaries are in flux, and which are exposed to novel threat vectors.

Intelligent Traffic Management

The rapid growth of network traffic caused by mobile devices, online apps, social networking, and streaming media can strain networks’ bandwidth capacity, leading to degraded performance of business-critical applications and possible business disruptions. The Barracuda NG Firewall leverages application awareness to enable advanced, intelligent traffic-shaping and bandwidth management capabilities, to extend and preserve infrastructure capacity without major capital investment.

WAN Optimization

The Barracuda NG Firewall brings together multiple advanced technologies to improve site-to-site traffic capacity and optimize WAN performance:

  •   Generic data compression and decompression reduces the volume of all traffic
  •   Protocol acceleration applies additional compression algorithms specific to individual protocols
  •   Data de-duplication prevents unnecessary use of bandwidth for the transmission of redundant traffic

Together, these measures can reduce traffic volume significantly. That results in a dramatic increase to your existing infrastructure’s effective capacity—and postpones capital investment to increase bandwidth.

Barracuda NG Firewall Datasheet