Barracuda Launches New Line of Enterprise Firewalls
Prices range from $599 to $40,000, suitable for SMB to data center markets.
The Barracuda NG Firewall is a line of virtual and hardware appliances designed to protect enterprise network infrastructure, improve site-to-site connectivity and simplify administration of network operations. According to the company's press release on Earth Times, the Barracuda NG Firewall launch is the first since Barracuda Networks' acquired phion AG, a leading firewall provider, last September.
"'The Barracuda NG Firewall platform was built from the ground up as a project to manage more than 650 firewalls for a large Austrian banking data center,' said Stephen ao, vice president of product management for Barracuda Networks. 'With early development roots not only in centralized configuration, policy and reporting, but also in site-to-site WAN traffic management capabilities, the Barracuda NG Firewall is designed to optimize both the availability and performance of the WAN, with lower administrative overhead than incumbent solutions.'
"The Barracuda NG Firewall intelligently combines Web and email filtering, intrusion prevention, Layer 7 application profiling, and network access control into a platform that can be centrally managed, across all enterprise network locations, including remote, home and branch offices, as well as regional headquarters and datacenters."