Internet of Things

Secure your internet-connected devices and operational technology.

Barracuda’s solutions for the industrial internet of things and operational technology

Barracuda is offering two purpose-built product lines to cover the various requirements arising from the Internet of Things.

Barracuda Secure Connector
The ultra-compact appliance for the industrial internet of things

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall F183R
The ruggedized firewall for operational technology

Purpose-built appliances for a better IIoT architecture

Barracuda Secure Connector and Barracuda Secure Access Controller work together to let you architect a more reliable, more flexible, and more easily managed IIoT infrastructure.

Using Barracuda’s proprietary TINA VPN protocol, they let you easily and securely connect all your devices and micro-networks to your centralized or distributed corporate datacenter, while boosting reliability and slashing management overhead.

Extreme reliability

The ultra-compact Barracuda Secure Connector appliance reliably connects remote devices via multiple bonded uplinks, with automatic failover to ensure uninterrupted operation. A large number of Secure Connector appliances can connect to a single regional Secure Access Controller.

Advanced built-in security

The Barracuda Secure Access Controller automatically forwards all management traffic to your Firewall Control Center. It also enforces corporate application-control, URL-filtering, and virus-scanning policies, or forwards traffic to your perimeter firewall.

Easy network-wide management

A single Firewall Control Center gives you simple, centralized management and configuration of all your Secure Connectors and Secure Access Controllers, letting you scale your network at will without security headaches.

Barracuda Secure Connector and Barracuda Secure Access Controller

The ultra-compact Barracuda Secure Connector appliance reliably connects remote devices via multiple uplinks, with automatic failover to ensure uninterrupted operation. This makes it easy for you to securely and easily connect IIoT devices and micro-networks to your corporate datacenter, whether it is centralized or distributed. A large number of Secure Connector appliances can use TINA VPN to connect to a regional Secure Access Controller, which automatically forwards all management traffic to your Firewall Control Center. It also enforces corporate application-control, URL-filtering, and virus-scanning policies, or forwards traffic to your perimeter firewall. A single Firewall Control Center gives you simple, centralized management and configuration of all your Secure Connectors and Secure Access Controllers, letting you scale your network at will without security headaches.

Build a modern architecture

Unique digital identity for granular management

Traditional

Remote VPN into firewall and access machine via IP from there. This structure limits your configuration options and leaves each device vulnerable to connection failures and downtime.

Barracuda

Gain flexibility and granular control by giving every connected machine a unique digital identity based on a digital VPN certificate.

Predictive maintenance yesterday and today

Traditional

IIoT device maintenance traditionally involves a lot of manual overhead. It also requires expensive hardware, and is only available on demand.

Barracuda

Save money and time, and slash downtime, with completely automated maintenance that is continuously available and uses low-cost hardware.

Barracuda’s rugged firewalls—security meets operational technology

IIoT security projects have to combine two operating concepts. On one hand, the individual firewall must work in concert with hundreds or thousands of other firewalls that enforce similar policies, to ensure that all security components function in a traceable and controllable manner. But on the other hand, the same individual firewall is one of many different components of a system that must be integrated into your operation and maintenance strategies.

From securely allowing on-demand remote access for maintenance, to enabling fast, hassle-free equipment replacement, Barracuda CloudGen Firewall for industrial environments is purpose-built to support best practices on the production floor.

Industrial micro-segmentation

Digital transformation is making it impractical to maintain the traditional physical isolation of industrial control systems from the general IT network.

Securing these systems requires specialized firewall network segmentation solutions. These firewalls provide real-time visibility to industrial networks and protect against cyber threats, network anomalies, and even insider hacking.

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall for industrial solutions provides a framework to secure these systems.

Secure temporary remote access in industrial environments

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall’s remote access feature makes it extremely convenient to grant secure, temporary VPN access to sensitive parts of manufacturing assets, typically to simplify access for third-party-maintenance providers.

Barracuda Firewall Control Center lets you set granular permissions levels so operations staff can easily authorize a predefined remote VPN connection, either for a specific machine or location, or for any group of them you define. Onsite operations staff need no IT expertise, as the process only involves the use of the CudaLaunch app on any compatible Windows device, macOS device, phone, or tablet (android & iOS), or even from a locally hosted website.

Industrial protocol detection and enforcement

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall provides a unique set of highly secure, small form-factor devices to protect control systems, operational technology.

Full next-generation security enforcement and protocol awareness for S7, IEC 61850, IEC 60870-5-105, Modbus, DNP including more than 140 sub-protocol routines allows for effective network segregation.

Full integration into the Barracuda Firewall Control Center architecture guarantees hassle-free centralized management for tens of thousands of control devices. Advanced security functions include application enforcement, IPS, URL filtering, antivirus, sandboxing (ATP), and denial-of-service protection