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Barracuda Web Application Firewall: Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Integration

Posted by:  Oliver Wai, product marketing manager

Today, we announced a Barracuda Web Application Firewall integration with popular security information and event management (SIEM) systems. Used by organizations to aggregate security events and log data across multiple vendors and applications, SIEM products help organizations detect security incidents and monitor server health in real-time. 

We’re seeing these capabilities become increasingly important as organizations begin to integrate their Web Application security posture into their overall security management framework. Our customers have already integrated their Barracuda Web Application Firewall with a number of popular commercial SIEM implementations, including RSA enVision, Symantec SIEM, eIQ Networks SecureVue and TriGeo SIM through the use of syslog. This allows them to monitor application threats as they occur and also to build detailed reports for compliance purposes.

Also, with new firmware release 7.4, we have added additional enhancements to our syslog capabilities, including the ability to export our syslogs to custom formats and the ability to send logs to multiple servers for aggregation and analysis. This enables customers to integrate their Barracuda Web Application Firewall with almost any commercial SIEM systems. The whole process of integration is pretty straightforward.  In the Advanced -> Export Logs screen, you can specify the exact formats in the Logs Format section.

Barracuda Web Application Firewall SIEM integration screenshot

In addition to the SIEM integration, today we also announced new integration features for the Barracuda Web Application Firewall that extend centralization of front-end access controls, simplify management of production Web applications, and bolster overall security for enterprise networks and assets. The new features enhance centralized access controls by offering integration with two major front-end access control systems for identity management and multi-factor authentication: RSA SecurID® and CA SiteMinder®.

Additional Barracuda Web Application Firewall syslog information is available in the Documentation section on our Web site.  Of course, if you need help integrating the Barracuda Web Application Firewall into your own SIEM solution, don’t hesitate to contact us at support@barracuda.com.



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