Today, nearly all traffic looks like web traffic to a traditional port-based firewall. To get real visibility into WAN activity—and protection from modern attacks—requires a new generation of firewall capabilities, paired with cloud-based functions to minimize resource demands.
The Barracuda Firewall uses Layer 7 application visibility and user-identity awareness to enable enforcement of granular access policies. Define policies based on any combination of application, user or group ID, time, and other criteria. Policies can even respond to specific application behaviors or features—for example, allow all employees to use Skype voice, but allow only executives to use Skype video, except after business hours.
Leveraging Cloud Resources
By offloading processor-intensive content filtering and malware protection to the cloud, the Barracuda Firewall ensures that on-premises resources are fully available to deliver next-generation firewall capabilities without impacting throughput. And with effectively unlimited resources available in the cloud, scaling to meet growing needs is easy and transparent.
Affordable and Easy to Use
The Barracuda Firewall is the first firewall appliance to combine the power of nextgeneration capabilities with the elasticity of the cloud. Unmatched ease of use means there’s no need for additional IT staff or special training. And with affordable, allinclusive pricing, the Barracuda Firewall lets you budget with total confidence that there won’t be surprise costs down the road.
The Barracuda Firewall goes beyond traditional network firewalls and UTMs by providing powerful network security, granular layer 7 application controls, user awareness and secure VPN connectivity combined with cloud-based malware protection, content filtering and reporting. It alleviates the performance bottlenecks in Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances through intelligent integration of on-premise and cloud-based technologies. While the powerful on-premises appliance is optimized for tasks like packet forwarding and routing, Intrusion Prevention (IPS), DNS/DHCP services and site-to-site connectivity; CPU intensive tasks like virus scanning, content filtering and usage reporting benefit from the scalable performance and elasticity of the cloud.