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Complete Application Protection

The Barracuda Web Application Firewall for Azure is a scalable security solution that protects applications from targeted and automated attacks. Customers are able to:

  • Protect web applications from data breaches, defacement, OWASP Top-10 Attacks, application layer DDoS and other attack vectors
  • Receive automatic updates with defenses against new threats and vulnerabilities with real-time protection
  • Use strong authentication and access control capabilities to ensure security and privacy – and restrict access to sensitive applications or data
  • Prevent malicious uploads and leakage of sensitive data with built-in anti-virus scanner and data loss prevention abilities
  • Easily comply with standards like PCI-DSS, NIST SSL/TLS guidelines and regulations such as HIPAA
Barracuda Web Application Firewall security diagram

Securing High Business Impact Applications

Best Practices for using Web Application Firewalls in Azure to Secure Web-facing Applications, including SharePoint:

  • Deploy Barracuda Web Application Firewalls in front of your application servers to inspect for any application attacks.
  • Publish SharePoint applications to the internet through the Barracuda Web Application Firewall and allow the WAF to provide an additional security layer for SharePoint.
  • Secure traffic to a database server (e.g. Oracle) deployed in Azure that is hosting a management piece of Oracle.

Deployment in Azure

Customers use the Barracuda Web Application Firewall to protect applications running on or moving to Azure, whereas Microsoft protects the Azure infrastructure itself.

  • By deploying the Web Application Firewall, companies avoid having to re-architect their web-facing applications to leverage Azure’s built-in security and controls. Companies can also bridge on-premises and in-cloud security requirements.
  • The Barracuda Web Application Firewall is deployed behind the Azure Load Balancer to route your traffic in the Azure environment
  • Pairs of Barracuda Web Application Firewalls can be deployed to scale up Azure as your workload requirements increase
Barracuda web application firewall cluster diagram for mircosoft azure

Powerful Integration with Azure Services

The Barracuda Web Application Firewall supports a variety of Azure Services enabling customers to fully leverage the power of their Azure environment. Support includes (but is not limited to):

Azure Security Center

Integrates with Azure Security Center for automated deployment and management


Azure App Services

Easy deployment to secure web and mobile app services

Solution Briefs


Integrate with Azure AD or ADFS to restrict access to authorized users

Discover Existing Web Application Vulnerabilities

Web application development is a dynamic process, and with features to implement and timelines to meet, security vulnerabilities will inevitably occur. The Barracuda Vulnerability Manager is a non-invasive, web-based scanning tool that quickly discovers application security flaws such as those on the OWASP Top 10, including SQL injection, cross-site scripting, and others. It is provided at no charge by Barracuda. The detailed output of the scan lists all vulnerabilities discovered, ranks them from most to least critical, and provides additional insights to help you address them.

Customer Spotlight


  • Secure patient data for regulatory / compliance purposes
  • Provide protection for new patient web apps
  • Looking for solution aligned with Microsoft Azure


  • Deployed in a few hours through Microsoft Azure
  • Patient data secured as application adoption grows
  • Real-time Intelligence updates
  • Additional grant dollars for more innovation with Sinai App Lab
We wanted to have the highest level of security and privacy for our patients. That led us to see how we could complement what Azure offers with additional security through the Barracuda Web Application Firewall.
Doctor Ashish Atreja
Chief Technology, Innovation, & Engagement Officer | Mount Sinai

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