Barracuda F280C CloudGen Firewall

Corporate Armor has been partnering with Barracuda for a long time. So we thought it was high time to do a review on the Barracuda F280C. The F280C is a very important, very popular mid-sized firewall. We’re going to talk about why.

The Barracuda F280C next-gen firewall looks like the perfect choice for medium businesses that require tough network security.

Unlike traditional firewalls, CloudGen firewalls are designed specifically to support public cloud deployment. They protect users, applications and data—regardless of your infrastructure’s layout.

The Barracuda F280C uses priority level security, but also gets high marks for value, ease of deployment / management, advanced threat detection, and support. With a CloudGen firewall, you can manage policies from a single device. Additionally, you can get live monitoring on what is happening with the devices. CloudGen firewalls also reduce the amount of spam that can pass through the network.


There’s a bunch. Base functions of the F280C include firewall, application control, user awareness, intrusion prevention service, and antivirus (Web, mail and FTP in proxy mode, as well as single-pass flow mode). Not only that, there’s gateway-based URL filter (in proxy mode, as well as single-pass flow mode), SSL interception / inspection, Web proxy with cache, unlimited site-to-site virtual private network (VPN), unlimited client-to-site VPN, and a spam filter.

In addition, the F280C has secure SD-WAN, cloud-based central management, and advanced threat protection is optional. It also has SCADA and industrial control protocols enforcement, the Tunnel Independent Network Architecture VPN protocol, and CudaLaunch. That’s a multi-platform VPN app for automated rollouts.

Their proprietary TINA VPN tunnels are impressive for interconnecting multiple sites. Once setup they are reliable and robust. And they feature encrypted backups.

Barracuda F280C Performance

The Barracuda F280C runs at 1.8 Gbps VPN Throughput, 2 Gbps IPS Throughput, and 1.6 Gbps NGFW Throughput. It has a capacity of 300,00 Concurrent Sessions.

Cloud management

Cloud-management offers greater agility and flexibility. However, it also requires more automation. The CloudGen Firewall F-Series offers fully-automated protection across multiple cloud deployments.

The CloudGen family is perfect for any size organization. It helps remote workers connect seamlessly with the VPN product. CloudGen provides the throughput and the security to allow connectivity at pretty much any scale.

And you can manage the Barracuda F280C from anywhere with Barracuda’s cloud control. Even running firmware updates from your phone on all your Barracuda devices is easy. It just makes life so much easier!

The F280C is just an excellent general-purpose firewall. You can use it as a firewall, a VPN concentrator, and for intrusion prevention.

Finally, please remember that Corporate Armor sees your needs as unique, and we will meet them personally and quickly. We are never more than a few seconds away, whether you email us or call us at 877-449-0458. We can’t wait to serve you!

Barracuda F280C At-A-Glance

VPN Throughput – 1.8 Gbps
IPS Throughput – 2 Gbps
NGFW Throughput – 1.6 Gbps
Threat Protection Throughput – 1.5 Gbps
Recommended No. of Users – 150-300