Barracuda Web Application Firewall

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Barracuda Web Application Firewall do?

The Barracuda Web Application Firewall protects websites and their applications from attackers who use protocol and application vulnerabilities to steal data, deny service (DoS), or deface websites. It enforces policies needed to comply with data security standards such as PCI DSS. At the same time, the Barracuda Web Application Firewall accelerates the performance and availability of web applications through integrated data compression, content caching, load balancing and other features.

Why do I need a Web Application Firewall?

HTTP and HTTPS traffic is designed to traverse network firewalls. This traffic can contain command exploits that target vulnerabilities in web applications. The Barracuda Web Application Firewall screens input to web applications to block attacks that pass through network firewalls.

What are the Barracuda Web Application Firewall's main benefits?

Effective security for web applications, optimizing the delivery and reliability of web applications and simplifying infrastructure are the three main benefits of the Barracuda Web Application Firewall.

How does the Barracuda Web Application Firewall detect and block threats?

Acting as a full proxy, the Barracuda Web Application Firewall inspects request traffic to detect and block inbound attacks while inspecting response traffic to prevent loss of sensitive data such as credit card and Social Security numbers.

Does the Barracuda Web Application Firewall help with PCI DSS compliance?

The Barracuda Web Application Firewall has dedicated features for helping organizations that store, process and/or transmit credit card numbers comply with PCI DSS requirements.

How does the Barracuda Web Application Firewall protect against Denial of Service attacks?

Multiple security capabilities such as Bot detection, Rate Control, Brute Force Protection, Slow Client Attack Prevention and Client IP reputation are integrated into the Barracuda Web Application Firewall to provide protection against Denial of Service attacks.

For answers to additional questions, please contact Barracuda Networks at +1 888 268 4772