The Barracuda F18B next-gen firewall looks like the perfect choice for small and medium businesses. Especially if you require tough network security.
Unlike traditional firewalls, CloudGen firewalls like the F18B are designed specifically to support public cloud deployment and consumption. They are designed to protect users, applications and data—regardless of your infrastructure’s layout.
The Barracuda F18B 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 firewall 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.
Barracuda F18B Features
There’s a bunch. Base functions of the F18B 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 F18B 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.
The F18B runs at 720 Mbps VPN Throughput, and 600 Mbps of IPS Throughput. It also pushes 400 Mbps NGFW Throughput. It has a capacity of 80,000 Concurrent Sessions.
Barracuda F18B At-A-Glance
|VPN Throughput – 720 Mbps|
|IPS Throughput – 600 Mbps|
|NGFW Throughput – 400 Mbps|
|Recommended No. of Users – 50-100|