The Barracuda F180B next-gen firewall looks like the perfect choice for small and medium businesses that require tough network security.
Unlike traditional firewalls, CloudGen firewalls 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 F180B 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.
There’s a bunch. Base functions of the F180B 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 F180B 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 Barracuda F180B runs at 800 Mbps VPN Throughput, 1 Gbps IPS Throughput, and 1.2 Gbps NGFW Throughput. It has a capacity of 150,000 Concurrent Sessions.
Barracuda F180B At-A-Glance
|VPN Throughput – 800 Mbps|
|IPS Throughput – 1 Gbps|
|NGFW Throughput – 1.2 Gbps|
|Threat Protection Throughput – 1 Gbps|
|Recommended No. of Users – 75-100|