Barracuda
NextGen Firewall F

Next-Generation Firewalls for Distributed
Enterprises now with Advanced Threat Detection

Improving Performance, Availability, and Security of Distributed Networks

The Barracuda NextGen Firewall F is an enterprise-grade, next-generation firewall that was purpose-built for efficient deployment and operation within dispersed, highly dynamic, and security-critical network environments.

In addition to next-generation firewall protection, it provides industry-leading operations efficiency and added business value by safeguarding network traffic against line outages and link quality degradation.

User identity and application awareness are used to select the best network path, traffic priority, and available bandwidth for business-critical traffic. In case of line failure, the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F can transparently move traffic to alternative lines and keep traffic flowing.

The Barracuda NextGen Firewall F meets enterprise requirements of massive scalability, efficient configuration and lifecycle management across dispersed networks, and performance guarantees for business-critical applications. The concept of integrated WAN optimization coupled with industry-leading centralized management results in significantly lower overall operational cost for multi-site deployments.

All policies, client, and device settings are centrally managed and tracked by the Barracuda NG Control Center.

Controlling Application Usage

The Barracuda NextGen Firewall F gives administrators granular control over applications, allowing them to define rules for forwarding data traffic using the best respective transmission channels based on type of application, user, content, time of day, and geographical location. Mobile devices, online applications, social networks, and streaming media have caused an enormous increase in non-business network data traffic, pushing bandwidth capacities to their limits and causing degradation in performance of business-critical applications. The Barracuda NextGen Firewall F allows organizations to prioritize traffic by limiting or restricting access to non-business-related applications and network traffic, even when encrypted.

Secure Your Network’s Perimeter

Secure your organization’s data against hackers, malware, DoS attacks, and botnets with Advanced Threat Detection. Traditionally, these threats would routinely bypass signature-based IPS and antivirus engines. Advanced Threat Detection stops threats in their tracks. You gain granular control backed by real-time, zero-hour threat intelligence, all from one single pane of glass that is easy to use and manage for the most advanced, up-to-the-minute security.

Cloud Enablement and WAN Virtualization

One way to greatly increase the capacity of site-to-site links is to simply pay more for extra bandwidth. A better way is to take advantage of the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F’s advanced WAN optimization and cloud-enablement capabilities.

Cloud offerings like Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure depend on highly secure environments within the cloud. The Barracuda NextGen Firewall F is ideal for securing use of these cloud services – connecting on-premises networks to the cloud and connecting logically separated components within the cloud data centers.

Secure Remote Access

The Barracuda NextGen Firewall F 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 time-consuming client configuration and management. The communication protocols used with our VPN clients have been optimized to be fully roaming-capable by quickly reconnecting upon loss of communication. Smart pathfinder technology determines the nearest point of entry to the corporate network. Advanced NAT traversal technology can use different ports encapsulated in either TCP or UDP and, thus, is able to pass through web proxies.

Operations Cost Control

Maintaining and trouble-shooting security devices within enterprise networks can take a lot of time and IT resources. To mitigate operational costs, the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F provides advanced trouble-shooting and analysis through the user interface so that information such as activity history, complete logs, and graphical accounting can be obtained from powerful drill-down views with just one click. Problem resolution times can be reduced from hours to just minutes.

With affordable, all-inclusive pricing (no per-feature or per-user license fees), the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F can converge multiple point solutions into just one appliance to deliver impressive upfront and running cost savings. Ease of use keeps training and administrative costs low, while traffic intelligence and WAN optimization extend the capacity of existing infrastructure to deliver additional long-term direct cost savings.

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