The Barracuda NG Firewall is a family of hardware and virtual appliances designed to protect network infrastructure, improve site-to-site connectivity and simplify administration of network operations. Beyond its powerful network firewall and VPN technologies, the Barracuda NG Firewall integrates a comprehensive set of next generation firewall technologies, including Layer 7 application profiling, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, anti-virus, anti-spam and network access control.
With hardware models ranging from the micro branch office up to the large headquarters and datacenters, and a corresponding offering of virtual appliances, the Barracuda NG Firewall is designed for deployment across the entire enterprise. Through the Barracuda NG Control Center, administrators can manage security, content and traffic management policies from a single interface.
Integrated content security
Barracuda NG Firewall integrates a comprehensive set of next generation firewall technologies, including Web filtering, malware protection, intrusion prevention, anti-spam protection and Layer 7 application profiling.
Network access control
Barracuda NG Firewalls include licenses for an unlimited number of IPSec site-to-site connections and IPSec clients through the Barracuda NG VPN Client. The Barracuda NG Firewall SSL VPN and NAC option adds a customizable and easy-to-use Web portal-based SSL VPN as well as sophisticated network access control (NAC) functionality. NAC allows enforcement of minimum Windows client security prerequisites before being allowed access to the network or access to a quarantine network. Security posture can be specified according to available Windows patch level, availability of anti-virus and/or anti-spyware and user ID. The Barracuda NG Network Access Client also adds support for 802.1x port based security for 802.1x enabled routers and switches.
Optimization of intelligent traffic flow across the WAN
The Barracuda NG Firewall provides application-aware traffic management and prioritization across the WAN, featuring adaptive routing based on network traffic conditions and link status. In addition, through Barracuda NG Control Center, administrators can efficiently monitor VPN tunnels and firewall status.
Centralized management capabilities
To centralize management across many different firewalls and remote access users, the Barracuda NG Control Center enables administrators to configure security and network access policies, control firmware update revisions, and manage user settings. Template-based configuration and globally available security objects enable efficient configuration across thousands of locations. The Barracuda NG Control Center supports multiple administrators simultaneously - even within the same configuration tree. Highly customizable administrative roles can be defined to delegate administrative capabilities for specific departments or locations.
Quick troubleshooting for network administrators
All Barracuda NG Control Center and Barracuda NG Firewall appliances come with extensive network connectivity troubleshooting and visualization tools. Even for large networks it typically only takes a few mouse clicks to analyze and remediate a problem in the central audit log or access cache screen.
The Barracuda NG Firewall includes a client-to-site as well as site-to-site virtual private network (VPN) service to allow safe, encrypted communication over the Internet. Every Barracuda NG Firewall model includes an unlimited number of VPN client licenses.
Transparent TCP proxy
The Barracuda NG Firewall includes a TCP proxy to effectively open TCP packets, inspect and rebuild TCP network traffic.
NAT/PAT/IP masqueradingProduct Highlights
The Barracuda NG Firewall includes the ability to modify network address information in datagram (IP) packet headers for the purpose of remapping a given address space into another. This feature is most often used to hide internal IP addresses from the outside network.
In The Box
- Consistent security posture and policy enforcement across the enterprise
- Real-time accounting and reporting across multiple gateways
- Comprehensive history and rollback of configuration and policy changes across the network
- Centralized version control of anti-spam, anti-virus, Web filter and network access control updates
- Barracuda NG Firewall F300
- Rack mounting kit
- Network cable
- Serial cable
- Crossover cable
- USB flash drive