Barracuda Networks offers industry leading products for three distinct markets. They are an industry leader in content security appliances, whose offerings protect organizations from threats over email, Web, and IM. They have a tremendously strong security heritage and an expansive solution set, and the Barracuda F80 NG firewall is no exception. Barracuda’s networking products improve application delivery and network access with SSL VPN, Internet link load balancing, and server load balancing products. Additionally, Barracuda offers world-class solutions for backup and data protection. These include message archiving, backup software and appliances, and offsite backup services.
Features of the F80
The Barracuda F80 firewall offers Advanced Threat Protection, Malware Protection, and Intrusion prevention. It also has Web filtering, User identity awareness, and more. Total firewall throughput for the F80 is 2 Gbps, VPN throughput is 720 Mbps, and NGFW throughput is 400 Mbps. Full threat protection throughput is 380 Mbps, and you can run 80,000 concurrent sessions.
The F80 has centralized management of all functionality. So, you can manage traffic regulations and profiling from a single location. It also connects securely with SD-WAN. This allows you to access the cloud through a single gateway. You can also replace MPLS connections with up to 24 broadband connections per VPN tunnel. This will help you to lower costs, increase performance, and eliminate redundancy. You can read more about SD-WAN here.
Their proprietary TINA VPN tunnels are impressive for interconnecting multiple sites. Once setup they are reliable and robust. And they feature encrypted backups.
Cloud management offers greater agility and flexibility. But it also requires more automation. The CloudGen Firewall F-Series offers fully-automated protection. And it operates across multiple cloud deployments.
Barracudas are very easy to manage once up and running. And Barracuda support is talented and always willing to help resolve issues. It’s a real strong point of theirs. You can manage the Barracuda from anywhere with Barracuda cloud control. You can even run firmware updates from your phone on all you Barracuda devices.
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