Secure web applications as you quickly scale up ecommerce.

During this crisis, people have moved to online shopping.

To ensure your business is ready to meet the growing demands that come with new social distancing practices, the two most important factors to consider are the scalability and security of your applications.

Everyone is filling their online cart.

As customers go online for their shopping needs, it’s critical that your applications can scale rapidly to meet the growing demands. This is the single most effective strategy for staying in business during the crisis. Public cloud deployment and the use of content delivery networks can make it much easier to quickly and effectively scale your applications.

Cyber criminals are exploiting COVID-19 related anxiety.

During these extraordinary times, safe and uninterrupted application traffic is more critical than ever to your business. With the right strategies and solutions, it can be easy to keep your applications secure against all kinds of threats.

Scale your business applications quickly and easily.

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Leverage the flexibility of public cloud deployments.

Public cloud infrastructures offer exceptional scalability and global availability. They are excellent choice for scaling your business applications as demand grows. Public cloud providers are typically responsible for securing their infrastructure. However, they do not protect your business applications.

Barracuda integrates with all major public cloud providers, giving you the flexibility to choose the right provider for your needs.

  • Microsoft Azure
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Google Cloud Platform

Consider the benefits of content delivery networks.

Content delivery networks (CDNs) help scale your applications quickly and effectively. CDNs provide high availability and performance improvements for your applications.

Barracuda supports the major CDNs.

  • AWS CloudFront
  • Azure CDN
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Secure your applications from basic and advanced threats.

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Detect and block a vast list of application threats.

The majority of all application attacks exploit vulnerabilities listed in the OWASP Top 10 and the Automated 21. A web application firewall (WAF) is a purpose-built solution to detect and prevent these attacks. Given the technical complexity of application security, an important consideration is, how quickly and cost-effectively can you deploy a WAF to get the protection you need.

Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service can be deployed and configured in just minutes, and provides complete protection from:

  • OWASP Top 10
  • Automated 21
  • And many other application threats.

Stop DDoS attacks.

Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks can cripple your infrastructure in a matter of minutes and are one of the most devastating types of application attacks. DDoS is cheap and easy to launch for an attacker, but can cost businesses a fortune to contain. Especially now, even just a few minutes of downtime can result in loss of revenue, loss of customers, damage to brand reputation, and more. An important consideration with DDoS mitigation solutions is their cost. When your applications are under active attack, the costs of an on-demand DDoS mitigation solution can escalate quickly.

Barracuda DDoS protection is:

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Neutralize bots

Attackers are getting smarter and have devised computer programs that can mimic human behavior. Although not all bots represent threats, the bad ones can cause serious damage to your applications and data. But it’s critical to allow in good bot traffic to maintain your online presence. An important consideration for bot mitigation solutions is to ensure that they can effectively discriminate between good and bad bots.

Barracuda Advanced Bot Protection features:

  • Complete protection from scraping, scalping, carding, and more
  • Multi-layered approach with machine learning
  • Protection from all bots including “almost-human” bots

Secure against advanced threats

Depending on the nature of your web applications, you may require advanced threat protection to ensure that incoming files—such as documents uploaded by remote workers—are not carrying new, or zero-day malware threats. Ransomware and other malicious code can be easily concealed in legitimate files such as Microsoft Word documents, making it difficult to detect. To eliminate these threats, advanced filtering and sandbox analysis are key features of an effective advanced threat protection solution.

Barracuda Advanced Threat Protection features:

  • Machine learning
  • Multi-layered CPU-emulation sandboxing approach
  • Global threat intelligence network
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