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How the Barracuda NG Firewall simplifies network planning and administration

Our recent case study discusses how a Denmark school was able to leverage the Barracuda NG Firewall to meet a wide variety of needs.  I thought I'd follow up on it to discuss how the NG Firewall fits into two initiatives in particular, which are simplification and scalability. If you've read the case study, you noticed that both of these concepts were of particular importance.  The school has a two-member IT staff to handle 800 students plus the faculty and staff. ...   Read More

Herlev Gymnasium puts its trust in Barracuda NG Firewall to keep students safe

This case study originally appeared in Secure Data at  http://www.secdatacom.dk/files/images/barracuda/barracuda_css_bng_herlevgymnasium_en.pdf .   Herlev Gymnasium in Herlev, Denmark, with 800 students and 250 teaching staff, is pleased to be back to “business as usual”. Re-designing the school’s entire network in line with its BYOD policy has enabled the school to use digital learning techniques to further develop its education plans. Being...   Read More

Barracuda Backup-as-a-Service now available worldwide

Earlier this year we launched Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) , which is a cool new way for customers to get into the award winning Barracuda Backup for less than $100/month.  Last week we expanded the program so that it’s available worldwide .  Let's talk a little more about this and how you can get started with the program. Barracuda Backup models 190 and 390 are available now in the BaaS model.  This subscription is perfect for companies that have these...   Read More

Barracuda products secured from OpenSSL heartbleed vulnerability

Update 4/12/2014:    For more information about specific products and the Heartbleed vulnerability please see Barracuda Firewall Barracuda Web Application Firewall Barracuda Web Filter Please check this page for any updates to other Barracuda products. ###### Barracuda has released a  Tech alert regarding the CVE-2014-0160: OpenSSL heartbleed vulnerability . This tech alert explains the OpenSSL vulnerability and identifies which products were...   Read More

Barracuda’s Michael Hughes named one of the 2014 Channel Chiefs to Watch

Michael Hughes, Barracuda’s Channel Chief and SVP of Worldwide sales is a rare bird. So rare in fact that out of 271 channel chiefs named by CRN this year, Hughes was named to their 2014 Channel Chiefs: 20 to Watch list. According to CRN, this list recognizes an elite subset of channel executives who are poised to make their mark on their channel organizations and on the industry at large this year. I recently caught a glimpse of Hughes soaring through the office, so naturally I...   Read More

Preparing to meet the new FFIEC directive to combat DDoS

Last week, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) came out with a notice to the US banking sector to put in place a six-step DDoS mitigation program. Without doubt, this has resulted from the spate of attacks on the US banking sector over the last year. This could not have come more timely. The banking sector is already subject to various compliances, including PCI DSS.  However, the technical scope of PCI DSS addresses more of the data breach vector rather...   Read More

Barracuda Backup leads Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Market

Barracuda is leading the pack in the Purpose-Built Backup Appliance market, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance (PBBA) Tracker, March 2014 .  IDC reports that Barracuda Backup has been ranked number one in integrated PBBA units with 53.5% market share for 2013, and 53.7% market share for 4CQ13.  IDC conducts global research through hundreds of analysts deployed around the globe.  This research is compiled and evaluated to provide data...   Read More

Barracuda products and CVE-2014-0160: OpenSSL heartbleed vulnerability

Yesterday, researchers disclosed a major vulnerability ( https://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2014-0160 ) in the popular open source encryption library OpenSSL. It turns out that the reported coding defect was introduced into the OpenSSL software in late 2011. We have determined that some of our products that incorporated the latest releases of OpenSSL could be susceptible to this reported vulnerability. We are assessing our products and services to further secure them,...   Read More

Barracuda Partner Program receives 5-Star rating. Again.

Earlier this month we announced that our partner program has received a five star rating in the CRN 2014 Partner Program Guide .  This means that the Barracuda Partner Program has been recognized as a superior program for VARs and Technology Integrators. The CRN Partner Program Guide is assembled by an independent channel research group using a methodology that evaluates all of these criteria: Investments in program offerings Partner profitability Partner training...   Read More

Barracuda Backup is now a certified solution for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Barracuda is pleased to announce that our award-winning Barracuda Backup is now officially certified to support Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) systems .  This is huge news for our team and for administrators of RHEL and SUSE infrastructures. Barracuda Backup is a complete backup solution that simplifies and lowers the cost of the disaster recovery process.  With this solution, administrators can perform quick backup and restore...   Read More

SignNow well received at Interop

As I mentioned earlier , Barracuda was at Interop this week, booth 1049.  If you happened to stop by, you were treated to handsome rewards such as, Presentations on our award-winning Barracuda solutions and Cloud Evolved strategy An exclusive discount on SignNow, our top-rated eSignature solution A good look at CudaEye, our innovative hybrid surveillance system The enjoyable company of really smart people Over the past 10 years, Barracuda has built a strong brand...   Read More

Facebook Acquires Oculus: Are we in for a virtual disaster?

The views expressed here are those of the author and others quoted in the post and not necessarily those of Barracuda.   Facebook purchases move from mobile messaging apps to gaming.   The tech world was shaken last Tuesday afternoon with breaking news that Facebook is buying Oculus VR, a hot virtual reality gaming company, for $2 billion. The compensation includes $400 million in cash along with 23.1 million shares of Facebook stock. Word on the street is...   Read More

Barracuda at Interop Las Vegas 2014

It's Interop time again, and sure enough we've got our Barracuda team manning the booth at Mandalay Bay.  We're in booth #1049 so definitely stop by if you're going to be there! Interop is the IT show of IT shows that really stands out as both a networking and learning event.   This event lasts five days and is packed with workshops and presentations.  Tracks include, Applications Business of IT Cloud Computing and Virtualization Collaboration...   Read More

Purple is the new blue

Breaking:  This just in from very important people in Campbell:   Thank you all for your efforts to help execute our 1-day trial of ‘turning the color wheel’ from blue to purple. Really great effort by all. Results are in… we love blue.  46% just isn't enough. Once you go blue... ;) ################# Earlier today we announced that we are switching our primary brand color from blue to purple.  You can get all the details in the...   Read More

Engineering the Barracuda Spam Firewall for the AWS Marketplace

Earlier today we announced that the Barracuda Spam Firewall (BSF) is available as a product in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace .  This is pretty cool for a handful of reasons.  Amazon can now offer our best-of-breed Barracuda Spam Firewall to their security offerings, and Barracuda can celebrate the expansion of our security suite in the Amazon cloud.  Most importantly, customers can migrate their email security to AWS with confidence, because Barracuda and...   Read More

A week in the life of a Technical Marketing Engineer

This post was submitted by Josh Kolka As a Technical Marketing Engineer at Barracuda, I get to explore new technologies, analyze our current storage product lines, and evaluate how well our products compare to the competition. I also work with product marketing and management to find new ways to expand our offerings to better serve our customers and resellers. One of the best things about the job is travelling around the world, working with our resellers and customers to find out how...   Read More

Google Docs Phishing Scam

Warning: A Google Docs email phishing scam is making the rounds.     Recipients are being sent an email with the word "Documents" as the subject - and when opened, users are prompted to view an “important” Google Drive document. If you click on the link, be prepared to land on a webpage that looks almost identical to the Google Drive login page where you’ll be asked to enter your username and password.   With the Google logo,...   Read More

Expanded SSL Inspection with Barracuda Web Filter Firmware 7.1

This post was submitted by Ben Bartle My previous blog post covered social media in the enterprise . In order to safely use Social Media in the workplace, admins need to regulate usage to block non-business related activities (like Facebook games) as well as monitor content posted on social media portals for data leaks and other inappropriate activity. Traditional web content security solutions have a hard time with this since most of the social media portals and search engines...   Read More

Bandwidth management with Barracuda Web Filter

One thing I've noticed in my hundreds of (dog) years working with K12 schools is that they all seem to have a bandwidth problem. Even the schools with new technology struggle with this. And it's not just that I "feel" that way … the 2012 FCC report "Measuring Broadband in America " found that 80% of school districts do not have adequate broadband connections to meet their educational and business needs. Why is that? The biggest issue that schools face with this is that the...   Read More

Malicious Activity on Social Networks continues to Thrive

New study shows targeted attacks disguised as LinkedIn invitations have a twice as high click-through rate New research published this week reveals that one of the most successful methods of hitting a company with a targeted attack is to disguise it as a simple LinkedIn email. This comes as no surprise really, as the network boasts a large number of business users (and we’ve tracked LinkedIn spam targeting business users dating back to 2011 – How a LinkedIn notification could...   Read More


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