Fast, Easy VPN Client Management

Powerful and painless client-to-site VPN included with Barracuda NextGen Firewalls

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Your army of road warriors and remote workers require a quick, reliable, secure way to connect to your network from anywhere in the world. The Barracuda Network Access VPN Client, together with Barracuda NextGen Firewalls, provides the security and connectivity you need.

Powerful, Easy to Use Client-to-Site VPN

The Barracuda Network Access VPN Client provides a sophisticated VPN client for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux that provides richer performance and functionality than standard IPsec client software. It secures mobile desktops connecting to the corporate LAN through the Internet by establishing a secure connection to a VPN Service running on a Barracuda NextGen Firewall.

Advanced Features – Network Access Control (NAC) & Personal Firewall+

The Barracuda Network Access Client, when used with the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series, provides centrally managed Network Access Control (NAC) and an advanced Personal Firewall. This enforces client health and security policies for remote users connecting to the corporate network. Further details are available in the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series Datasheets.

Centralized Policy Enforcement with Network Access Control (NAC) ‘Lite’++

The Barracuda VPN client also provides the ability to enforce Windows Security Center settings on client machines running Windows. This allows administrators to centrally enforce the usage of Windows Security settings on PCs. The enforced policies can include enabling the Microsoft Network Firewall, Windows Updates, Windows Virus Protection, Windows Spyware Protection, and Internet Security Settings. NAC ‘Lite’ does not require the full Barracuda NAC or Personal Firewall.

Technical Features

  • Integrated VPN client
  • Customizable web interface1
  • Low power consumption network stack1
Supported OS Variants
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Linux (kernel 2.4, kernel 2.6)
  • Mac OS X
  • Central management of VPN configuration
  • VPN diagnostic log1
  • VPN system diagnostics report1
  • VPN status monitoring1
  • Attack access cache
  • Packet log (capture)1
  • VPN groups
  • Silent client setup
Authentication Support
  • Microsoft Certificate Management (Crypto API)1
  • Microsoft Active Directory1, 2
  • LDAP2
  • Radius2
  • MSNT1, 2
  • RSA ACE2
  • External X509 certificates
  • RSA SecureID Tokens2
  • Smart cards1, 3
  • Microsoft domain logon support (prelogon)1
VPN Properties
  • Raw ESP
  • UDP encapsulation
  • TCP encapsulation
  • Hybrid encapsulation
  • DHCP-based parameter assignment4
  • Cryptography
  • AES 128/AES256
  • 3DES and DES
  • CAST and Blowfish
  • Authentication only (null encryption)
  • SHA-1 and MD5 hashing
VPN Connection Intelligence1
  • Redundant gateway support1
  • NAT traversal1
  • HTTPS proxy compatible1
  • SSL handshake simulation1
  • SOCKS 4/5 proxy compatible1
  • Pathfinder best gateway finder1
  • WLAN roaming support1
  • Always connect technology1
  • Fast reconnect technology1
Security Features1
  • Full server side control
  • Split DNS
  • Split tunnel mode5
  • Exclusive Network Access ENA5

About Barracuda NextGen Firewalls

Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series

The next-generation firewall for enterprise-scale distributed networks

Barracuda NextGen Firewall X-Series

The next-generation firewall for today’s leaner, more agile organizations

Highlights Include:

  • Multi-platform VPN Client (Windows, Mac, and Linux)
  • Support for numerous authentication methods
  • Quick restoration of VPN tunnels after dropped Internet connections
  • “Always On” VPN connections for PCs
  • Redundant VPN Gateway Support
  • Selective routing of network traffic through the VPN tunnel6, 7
  • Finds the optimal VPN Gateway based on location
  • Centralized installation management and silent client setup

+ Requires Barracuda NextGen SSL VPN and NAC subscription.
++ Requires Barracuda NextGen Firewall
1. Only for Microsoft operating systems
2. Queried by Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series VPN server on behalf of client
3. For manufacturer with Microsoft Crypto Service Provider
4. Involves routes, WINS and DNS addresses, IP address and network mask, domain and firewall rule set
5. Requires the Personal Firewall
6. Only for Microsoft operating systems
7. Queried by Barracuda NextGen Firewall VPN server on behalf of client