Barracuda Expands Secure Application Delivery Platform with Barracuda Load Balancer ADC 540 and Firmware Version 5.1
New Model Adds Integrated Web Application Firewall to Midrange ADC Product Line and New Firmware Adds Support for VMware View and Microsoft TMG Displacement
Campbell, Calif. (Oct. 22, 2013) – Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, today announced the new Barracuda Load Balancer ADC model 540 and the release of firmware version 5.1. The new releases expand Barracuda’s Application Delivery Controller technology to help organizations securely deliver applications on-premises or in the cloud.
The Barracuda Load Balancer ADC 540 is geared for customers looking for a secure, affordable midrange ADC platform with robust security. When paired with the upcoming firmware version 5.1 release, the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC provides authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) capabilities and integration with VMware View.
“Building on the momentum of the launch of our new Barracuda Load Balancer ADC in May, we continue to capitalize on opportunities in the data center infrastructure marketplace where customers are looking for robust solutions that are both easy-to-use and affordable,” said Stephen Pao, GM Security, Barracuda. “The new 540 model provides cost-conscious organizations with redundant 1 GbE paths, and the new firmware release adds support for key applications that require load balancing.”
Highlights of the new Barracuda Load Balancer ADC model 540 include:
- 4x1GbE ports
- Total throughput of 2-Gbps
- Optional application security subscription for integrated web application firewall capabilities
Highlights of the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC version 5.1 release include:
- Support for the new Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Vx Virtual appliance
- Expanded authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) capabilities
- Integration with VMware View
Pricing and Availability
Barracuda Load Balancer ADC model 540 is available immediately and starts at US list price of $6,999 USD for the appliance and US list price of $1,249 USD for Energize Updates. An optional Instant Replacement service featuring priority replacement of failed hardware and complimentary refresh of four-year old hardware units is available starting at US list price of $1,549 USD per year. International pricing and availability vary by region.
Firmware version 5.1 will be generally available in January 2014. Firmware version 5.1 is provided at no additional cost for customers with compatible Barracuda Load Balancer ADC models and a current Energize Updates subscription.
About Barracuda Load Balancer ADC
Designed for today’s high-traffic data centers, the Barracuda Load Balancer ADC is a high-performance application delivery controller that combines application acceleration, availability and control with advanced security capabilities. To learn more visit: https://www.barracuda.com/products/loadbalancer.
The Barracuda Load Balancer ADC Product Blog provides ongoing updates, commentary and analysis related to Barracuda’s Load Balancer ADC product suite: https://www.barracuda.com/products/loadbalancer/blog.
About Barracuda Networks Inc.
Protecting users, applications, and data for more than 150,000 organizations worldwide, Barracuda Networks provides powerful, easy-to-use, affordable IT solutions. The company's customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions for security and storage. For additional information, please visit http://www.barracuda.com or on Twitter: @barracuda.
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