BPNGIRAC-02 (Barracuda / Firewall)
Barracuda Rack Rail Kit for NextGen Firewall models 400 – 600
Control applications and users, not just IPs and ports.
VPN, NAC, Traffic Management and IPS.
Beyond Application Visibility
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.
By integrating application awareness with an advanced network firewall, the Barracuda NG Firewall protects network assets against intrusion, malware, spam, DoS attacks, and today’s advanced persistent threats, while enforcing network access controls and filtering both email and web traffic.
Regulating Web Traffic
The combination of Layer-7 application visibility with LDAP/Active Directory integration for user awareness enables highly granular access policies based on application, user and group IDs, bandwidth, time, and other criteria. Policies can respond in multiple ways to application activity, or control only activity in selected application features (e.g. Facebook games, LinkedIn job listings, etc).
Simple, Centralized Management
The Barracuda NG Control Center is a simple and intuitive portal that centralizes management of multiple units in dispersed networks. Ideal for enterprise organizations that have several hundred firewalls, the Barracuda NG Control Center provides an easy method to manage several Barracuda NG Firewalls from a single location. With support for roles-based administration, administrators can delegate privileges to others making it easy to configure, manage, and instantly update any Barracuda NG Firewall.
One way to greatly increase the capacity of site-to-site links is to simply pay for more bandwidth. For enterprise organizations, a better way is to take advantage of NG Firewall’s advanced WAN optimization capabilities. With data compression and decompression, TCP flow optimization, protocol acceleration, and data de-duplication, it’s like getting a whole new wide-open link free of charge.
Dynamic Traffic Prioritization
The solution aggregates disparate links such as MPLS, T1, DSL, cable, and 3G, eliminating costly backup links with automatic failover. It balances and shapes traffic among links according to policies based on applications, traffic loads, and link status. For example, VoIP and SAP can be reserved for fast MPLS lines, while email is shunted to slower T1 links. Upon link failover, new prioritization policies are applied automatically.
Secure Remote Access
The Barracuda NG Firewall incorporates advanced site-to-site and client-to-site VPN capabilities, using both SSL and IPsec protocols to ensure remote users can easily and securely access network resources without complex client configuration and management.
With affordable, all-inclusive pricing (no per-feature or per-user license fees), the Barracuda NG Firewall replaces several solutions with one appliance to deliver impressive cost savings up front. Ease of use keeps training and administrative costs low, while traffic intelligence and WAN optimization extend the capacity of existing infrastructure to deliver long-term savings.