Barracuda Web Application Firewall

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43% of breaches involve web applications.

Web applications are a major vector for criminals seeking to penetrate your network—and securing them has until now been notoriously difficult and complex. Barracuda Web Application Firewall changes the game, with comprehensive protection against all kinds of app-based threats, highly flexible deployment options, and remarkable ease of use.

*2020 Verizon DBIR

Application security made simple.

Deploy and configure quickly and easily—no steep learning curve or complicated certifications to obtain.

Agile friendly, DevOps ready.

Develop and deploy new or updated apps fast, thanks to its full Rest API.

Cloud native for modern workloads.

Seamlessly integrates with cloud-native services to provide security, control, and peace of mind.

Safeguard your applications and data with confidence.

Application security is increasingly complex. Barracuda makes it simple. Barracuda Web Application Firewall is a part of Barracuda Cloud Application Protection, an integrated platform that brings a comprehensive set of interoperable solutions and capabilities together to ensure complete application security.

Ensure protection from web attacks and DDoS.

Stop bad bots dead in their tracks.

Protect your APIs and mobile apps.

Enable granular access control and secure app delivery.

Automate and orchestrate security.

Gain deep visibility into attacks and traffic patterns.

Ensure protection from web attacks and DDoS.

Barracuda Web Application Firewall protects applications, APIs, and mobile app backends against a variety of attacks including the OWASP Top 10, zero-day threats, data leakage, and application-layer denial of service (DoS) attacks. By combining signature-based policies and positive security with robust anomaly-detection capabilities, Barracuda Web Application Firewall can defeat today’s most sophisticated attacks targeting your web applications.

Barracuda Active DDoS Prevention — an add-on service for the Barracuda Web Application Firewall — filters out volumetric DDoS attacks before they ever reach your network and harm your apps. It also protects against sophisticated application DDoS attacks without the administrative and resource overhead of traditional solutions, to eliminate service outages while keeping costs manageable for organizations of all sizes.

Advanced Bot Protection
API Protection

Stop bad bots dead in their tracks.

Sophisticated malicious bots mimic human users to evade standard bot detection. However, blocking legitimate bots can harm your business. So modern bot defense has to both distinguish between legitimate and malicious bots, and between human users and advanced bots. Barracuda Web Application Firewall offers Advanced Bot Protection that uses machine learning to continually improve its ability to spot and block bad bots and human-mimicking bots — while allowing legitimate human and bot traffic to proceed with minimal impact.

Protect your APIs and mobile apps.

Modern applications are increasingly interconnected, exposing more APIs to attacks. Barracuda Web Application Firewall solutions protect your entire attack surface, including REST APIs and API-based applications. XML protection secures REST and WSDL interfaces against schema and WSDL poisoning. JSON protection scans payloads to ensure that only legitimate requests are allowed through. API Discovery features use your API definition files to automatically create the required rulesets for the API, reducing admin overhead.

Identity and access control
Advanced App Delivery

Enable granular access control and secure app delivery.

To ensure that only authorized personnel can access your application backends and data, Barracuda Web Application Firewall solutions integrate with AD, LDAP, and RADIUS, giving you granular control over which users and groups can access what data. They also secure all the services that rely on ADFS. SAML support provides a seamless single-sign-on (SSO) experience across your on-premises and cloud-hosted applications. Two-factor authentication further enhances security through integrations with RSA SecureID, SMS PASSCODE, Duo, and others.

Barracuda Web Application Firewall features a hardened SSL/TLS stack that provides a secure HTTPS front end to your applications. With pre-built templates, you can immediately set up secure TLS ciphers and protocols for standards compliance with ease.

The built-in application delivery module enables HTTP load balancing, content routing, caching, and compression. The content routing module can be used to direct traffic to various applications based on the characteristics of incoming traffic — for instance, a different server for a PC versus mobile client. Connection pooling, caching, and compression capabilities speed traffic delivery and improve user experience by reducing server load and reducing latency.

Automate and orchestrate security.

Barracuda Web Application Firewall integrates with many popular third-party DevOps tools to ensure CI/CD processes are fully automated. Full-featured REST API seamlessly integrates with Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Terraform, Azure ARM, AWS CloudFormation, and more. In addition, the content routing module further enables CI/CD rollout options such as blue-green deployments, canary rollouts and A/B testing. The Barracuda Web Application Firewall’s REST API is built on OpenAPI specifications, making it easy to create automation scripts, and the official GitHub page has code samples for popular platforms and use cases.

Barracuda Web Application Firewall solutions leverage Barracuda Vulnerability Manager and Remediation Service to let you remediate app vulnerabilities with a single click and deploy new and updated apps with full confidence. Barracuda Web Application Firewall also supports many third-party vulnerability scanning tools such as IBM AppScan, Rapid7, Immuniweb, HPE Security WebInspect, and more to give you complete freedom and control over vulnerability mitigation.

Fast, automated CI/CD processes
Automatic vulnerability remediation

Gain deep visibility into attacks and traffic patterns.

Barracuda Web Application Firewall features a detailed dashboard that presents vast amounts of data in the form of actionable insights that help you make informed decisions. System health and utilization, traffic patterns, subscription status, system performance, attack statistics and origin locations, and much more is layered into a streamlined dashboard that makes it all easy to interpret and use. Barracuda Web Application Firewall also supports many external SIEMs and log management tools such as Azure Sentinel, Loggly, Sumologic, HPE ARCsight, IBM QRadar, Splunk, and many more.

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Why trust Barracuda Web Application Firewall to secure your apps?

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Proven Security

Not all web application security solutions are created equal. Barracuda Web Application Firewall has been enhanced and refined for over a decade and is trusted by organizations of all sizes around the world to defend against the OWASP Top 10 recognized risks, sophisticated zero-day threats, bots, DDoS attacks and more.

Most Deployed

More organizations and enterprises trust Barracuda Web Application Firewall to secure their applications running in public cloud than the next 3 most deployed solutions combined. The on premises Barracuda Web Application Firewall remains the go-to web application firewall for mid-market thanks to its unmatched value.

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