Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, today announced the availability of Barracuda SSL VPN version 2.5, offering employees improved remote access to internal web applications and files from virtually anywhere including iPads, iPhones, Windows phones and Android devices without having to deploy or support full VPN clients.
“The diversity of iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile platforms in use in typical ‘bring your own device’ environments can make supporting VPN and remote access challenging,” said Stephen Pao, GM Security, Barracuda. “The latest release of the Barracuda SSL VPN is designed to provide an optimized mobile user experience, making it easy for IT administrators to offer their users secure, modern and cloud-like access to internal web applications and files without the overhead of enterprise app stores or enterprise mobile device management platforms.”
Highlights of the new Barracuda SSL VPN version 2.5 include:
• Ubiquitous Access: New mobile portal allows remote workers to securely access internal enterprise applications such as Sharepoint, Internal Order Systems, Intranets and more from virtually any mobile device.
• Secure Access Control: Administrators have control over user access with the option to further secure resources with one-time passwords to mobile phones, security prompt questions, or integration with advanced authentication systems like hardware tokens, RADIUS, and other additional security features.
• Simple Pricing: Remote access for mobile devices was designed for ease-of-use and low support costs with no per-user fees.
• Easy Configuration: Easy configuration of Windows devices, as well as iPhones, iPads and Mac devices for Exchange, LDAP, Webclips, Client Certificates, IPsec and PPTP.
Barracuda SSL VPN version 2.5 also provides business continuity via remote access to corporate resources during natural disasters or other emergency events. “During the floods, we were able to quickly deploy the Barracuda SSL VPN to allow our staff to continue working remotely,” said Chris Robinson, IT Manager Queensland Art Gallery.
Pricing and Availability
Barracuda SSL VPN version 2.5 is available immediately worldwide at no additional charge to existing customers on the current hardware platform with an active Energize Updates subscription. Barracuda SSL VPN also is available for deployment in a variety of virtual appliances, so it is suited for organizations looking to deploy in virtual environments on-premises or in the cloud. The Barracuda SSL VPN US list price starts at $699 USD for the appliance and US list price of $199 USD for Energize Updates. An optional Instant Replacement service featuring priority replacement of failed hardware and complimentary refresh of four-year old hardware units is available starting at US list price of $149 USD per year. International pricing and availability vary by region. For more information, please contact sales[.]barracuda.com.
About Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda (barracuda.com) provides cloud-connected security and storage solutions that simplify IT. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployments. Barracuda’s customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the functionality and performance of Barracuda SSL VPN. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond the Company’s control and that could cause the Company’s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could materially affect the Company’s business and financial results include, but are not limited to, a highly competitive business environment and customer response to the Company’s products, as well as those factors set forth in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s filings with the SEC. The Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update the forward-looking information to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date of this press release.