The Barracuda Firewall provides all next-generation application control and user identity functions in an easy-to-use and affordable solution. It outperforms traditional firewalls and UTMs by integrating a powerful next-generation firewall appliance with scalable cloud content security. While the appliance is optimized for bandwidth-sensitive tasks like packet forwarding and routing, Layer 7 application control, Intrusion Prevention (IPS), DNS/DHCP services, and VPN connectivity, the cloud component handles processor-intensive tasks like virus scanning, content filtering, and reporting.
The affordable, all-inclusive pricing model requires no per-user, per-module, or VPN license fees, simplifying the investment in network and content security. Administration is easy with an intuitive web interface and free, cloud-based central management. The combination of ease-of-use, powerful next-generation features, and affordability makes the Barracuda Firewall the perfect fit for small and medium-sized businesses.
The Barracuda Firewall anchors Barracuda’s modular security framework, which integrates purpose-built, best-of-breed, highly scalable security solutions to protect users, networks, and data center applications. Components like web and email security, web application security, and secure remote access integrate with the firewall, and can be centrally managed for aggregated visibility and control. Paired with consistent user interfaces and common administrative workflows, this approach provides a comprehensive security posture, simplified administration, and a highly scalable architecture.
Protect network assets against intrusions, malware, DoS attacks, and advanced persistent threats, while enforcing network access controls and regulating web traffic with integrated application awareness.
Guarantee bandwidth levels required to serve business-critical applications. A comprehensive library of pre-defined applications combined with granular user- and time-based quality of service rules makes it easy to regulate non-business related applications in real time to ensure optimal quality of service.
Maintain granular control over user Internet activity. The Barracuda Firewall transparently redirects web requests to the cloud-based Web Security Service where additional user- and group-based URL filtering policies can be configured across 95 content categories. Get visibility into user activity with more than 50 detailed reports.
Block malware before it reaches your network with integrated cloud-based web security technology. Leveraging the cloud for malware scanning, the Barracuda Firewall eliminates performance bottlenecks that traditional UTM devices incur when scanning for viruses and spyware. Real-time updates provide continuous protection against the latest threats.
The Barracuda Firewall is a complete network security solution centrally managed through the cloud. Customized network protection can be easily configured in minutes. Barracuda Firewall features for network and content security, secure connectivity, and traffic optimization replace several network components with one affordable, easy-to-manage solution.
With automated link balancing and failover, ensure uninterrupted connectivity even when a primary Internet link fails -- and with the optional Barracuda UMTS 3G Modem, stay connected even during major wired connectivity outages.
Seamlessly connect remote locations and mobile employees through SSL VPN, site-to-site, and client-to-site VPN connectivity at no additional cost. The Barracuda Network Access VPN Client, together with the Barracuda Firewall, provides security and connectivity regardless of location.