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Barracuda Networks Secures Cloud Data and Applications

Back in February we announced plans to bring the Barracuda Web Application Firewall to Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud platform (read the press release here). It was a big step for both organizations as the Barracuda Web Application Firewall was one of the first WAF solution integrated into Windows Azure. Since that announcement, we have made great progress with the relationship between Barracuda and Microsoft on both the technical and sales side of things, and I wanted to share with you some of the accomplishments that we’ve achieved so far:

  • The joint Barracuda WAF on Microsoft solution became generally available on April 16, in conjunction with the general availability of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services. Customers now can seamlessly deploy Barracuda WAFs on Windows Azure Virtual Machines to secure their applications. 
  • Last month, we worked closely with Microsoft’s engineering and sustained engineering teams to successfully create a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) deployment model. We now have the ability to automatically scale up servers and services on the Barracuda WAF in response to traffic demands. 
  • Today, we launched a new co-sponsored campaign to accelerate market adoption of the joint solution.

We’re excited about the collaboration with Microsoft and we think this will provide a winning value proposition for customers, especially in the environment today. With the vast majority of successful attacks targeting the application layer, the Barracuda Web Application Firewall provides customers strong application security within Windows Azure to defend against OWASP Top-10 attacks, application-level DDoS, GeoIP based client control, and Application cloaking from probes or malicious pentest tools. Barracuda and Microsoft’s joint customers can safely migrate to the cloud while offering their users the same security and scalability as they are used to with their existing on-premises infrastructure.

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