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Barracuda Automates Web Application Vulnerability Remediation and Security Policy Enforcement

Barracuda’s New Vulnerability Remediation Service Simplifies Application Security for Cloud and Hybrid Environments

CAMPBELL, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2017) – Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA) -

Highlights:

  • Barracuda launched its new Vulnerability Remediation Service, expanding its award-winning Web Application Firewall product line and further simplifying the way web application security is deployed and managed.
  • Barracuda Vulnerability Remediation Service automates security policy enforcement, making application security easy for DevOps teams by reducing costs and complexities traditionally associated with auditing code or patching software.
  • Barracuda Vulnerability Remediation Service provides customers with on-demand or scheduled scanning and automatic remediation of web application vulnerabilities, enabling more agile workflow processes and increased efficiency in on-premises, cloud-only or hybrid environments.

Barracuda today announced its new Vulnerability Remediation Service, a cloud-based solution that makes it easier for organizations of any size to deploy comprehensive web application security with minimal administrative overhead. Barracuda Vulnerability Remediation Service automates security policy enforcement with on-demand or scheduled scanning and automatic remediation of web application vulnerabilities, simplifying security operations for DevOps teams especially as application developers look to leverage the agility and elasticity of public cloud platforms. Barracuda Vulnerability Remediation Service enables administrators to find, automatically fix and continuously monitor web application vulnerabilities, creating more agile workflow processes, increased efficiency, and ultimately reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The service can be used for applications deployed on-premises, or in hybrid or cloud-only environments.

“There’s a tremendous amount of pressure on IT to protect company assets even with the growing gap between the discovery of vulnerabilities and the resources to successfully mitigate them,” said Hatem Naguib, senior vice president and general manager, Security Business at Barracuda. “With Barracuda Vulnerability Remediation Service, we make it easy for application developers to secure their applications from the time they write their first few lines of code. Our automated remediation creates an ‘always secure’ application environment, which enables DevOps teams to concentrate on development or application patching, without having to take additional steps to ensure applications are protected after every build.”

According to Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigation Report, web application attacks are the biggest source of data loss, and the number of data breaches caused by web application attacks is rapidly increasing. Barracuda Web Application Firewalls blocked more than 53 billion web application attacks in December 2016 alone. Further, vulnerability management “has been a tedious, time-consuming, often manual and error-prone process in the past, requiring business context and threat intelligence to answer,” according to Gartner.1 In addition, while knowledge of web application vulnerabilities has been steadily growing for years, they remain prevalent, which Gartner believes is a reflection of the fact that “organizations are struggling not only with identifying vulnerabilities, but also with remediating them and creating secure development practices that eliminate vulnerabilities before they are introduced.”

Web Application Vulnerability Remediation Made “Easy as 1-2-3”

Barracuda Vulnerability Remediation Service alleviates pressure on DevOps teams by integrating security directly into the application development process. The automated security policy configuration created by the Vulnerability Remediation Service can be applied across any number of Web Application Firewall instances. Highlights include:

  • Automated Vulnerability Detection – Schedule regular or on-demand scanning of websites and applications to find vulnerabilities.
  • Automated View of Vulnerability Landscape – Continuously monitor with comprehensive reporting to learn about the threats posed by discovered vulnerabilities and associated risks.
  • Automated Remediation – Automatically create security configurations customized to specific applications and vulnerabilities, eliminating errors in manual configuration, maximizing security and reducing false positives.

“We trust Barracuda’s Web Application Firewall to protect critical applications,” said Mark Aston, regional account director at DG Technology Consulting LLC. "We are excited about the new Vulnerability Remediation Service. The ability to easily detect vulnerabilities and apply remediation policies automatically is a huge step forward in simplifying a web application security strategy, and we look forward to rolling it out to our customers.”

 

Pricing and Availability

Barracuda Vulnerability Remediation Service is currently available free of charge to authorized Barracuda resellers and customers with a valid Barracuda subscription. For additional information, contact a Barracuda reseller or sales representative.

Barracuda Web Application Firewall is available with a list price starting at $4,999 USD for the appliance and a list price of $1,349 USD for Energize Updates. Optional Instant Replacement service starts at $1,099 USD.

Barracuda Web Application Firewall is available for public cloud deployments in Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. For additional information, contact a Barracuda reseller or sales representative.

International pricing varies.

Resources:

To learn more about Barracuda Vulnerability Remediation Service and Barracuda Web Application Firewall, please visit, cuda.co/waf.

About Barracuda Networks, Inc.

Barracuda (NYSE: CUDA) simplifies IT with cloud-enabled solutions that empower customers to protect their networks, applications and data regardless of where they reside. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployments. Barracuda's customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security. For additional information, please visit barracuda.com.

Barracuda Networks, Barracuda and the Barracuda Networks logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Barracuda Networks, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.  

1Gartner: “Threat and Vulnerability Management Primer for 2016,” by Oliver Rochford and Lawrence Orans, January 2016

 

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the potential benefits, performance, and functionality of Barracuda’s security solutions including the Web Application Firewall and the Vulnerability Remediation Service. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond the Company's control and that could cause the Company's results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could materially affect the Company's business and financial results include, but are not limited to customer response to the Company's products, as well as those factors set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update the forward-looking information to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date of this press release.