• Barracuda NG Firewall version 6.0 offers Advanced Threat Detection to protect customers against malware and zero-day attacks.
• Barracuda Advanced Threat Detection implements full system emulation, which provides deeper visibility into malware behavior leveraging a virtual sandbox.
• Barracuda NG Firewall version 6.0 extends secure mobile access via iPhones, iPads or Android devices, and secure remote SSL VPN.
• The new Barracuda NG Firewall F1000 brings powerful 40 Gbps throughput for data center deployments.
"The latest Barracuda NG Firewall release offers customers powerful cloud-based Advanced Threat Detection, which provides an entirely new level of security, and extends secure access on mobile devices,” said Klaus Gheri, VP Network Security, Barracuda. “These enhancements, combined with the powerful new F1000, create a strong solution for distributed enterprises seeking advanced, next-generation firewall protection at an affordable price.”
Advanced Malware Detection
Barracuda NG Firewall version 6.0 (cuda.co/ngfwatd) now offers Advanced Threat Detection (ATD), which leverages a virtual sandbox to detect malicious behavior such as attempts to steal data or disable security mechanisms. Windows executable files, Android APK, PDF and Word documents can be analyzed. This dynamic on-demand analysis can thwart propagation of these zero-day exploits to users, and also results in corresponding entries in signature-based threat databases to prevent propagation of the threats.
Complete Granular Control
IT administrators can define granular rule-based policies governing which file types to check and policy actions after inspection. Options include preventing delivery of unknown files until after successful inspection or for immediate delivery of files with threat reports once detected. If the Barracuda NG Firewall discovers a threat in a file that already has been delivered, then it automatically places the user in quarantine in order to prevent the malware from spreading. The Barracuda ATD analysis is integrated completely into the SSL Inspection to detect malware in encrypted data traffic.
Improved Mobility for Secure Access
Barracuda NG Firewall now includes improved integration of mobile devices that can access corporate applications. With Barracuda NG Firewall version 6.0, administrators easily can set policies regarding access to corporate applications from iPhones, iPads or Android devices. The new version also includes improved remote SSL VPN access via a browser-based portal.
Powerful New Model Designed for Data Centers
The Barracuda NG Firewall model F1000 doubles the throughput rate achieved by the previous high-end NG Firewall models to support data center deployments. The Barracuda NG Firewall model F1000 supports a data throughput rate to 40Gbps, making it one of the fastest next-generation firewalls available. In addition to the advanced security features for malware, IPS and DDoS protection, the Barracuda NG Firewall also provides seamless bandwidth management and load balancing.
Pricing and Availability
Barracuda NG Firewall version 6.0 is available immediately at no additional charge to existing customers on the current hardware platform with an active Energize Updates Subscription. The Barracuda NG Firewall U.S. list price starts at $599 USD for the appliance and U.S. list price of $99 USD for Energize Updates (one-year subscription). An optional ATD Subscription is available for models F200 and higher and starts at U.S. list price of $399 USD per year.
An optional Instant Replacement service featuring priority replacement of failed hardware and complimentary refresh of four-year old hardware units is available starting at U.S. list price of $99 USD per year.
The Barracuda NG Firewall Vx is a virtual appliance that runs on both VMware and Hyper-V environments and is sized based on target numbers of users. Pricing for virtual appliances starts at U.S. list price $599 USD.
International pricing and availability vary by region.
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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