Barracuda launches industry’s first advanced next-generation firewall available in the sub-$700 price range, with the addition of four powerful new desktop appliances aimed at organizations that increasingly rely on cloud-based applications such as software-as-a-service (SaaS), Microsoft Office 365, and public cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
The new Barracuda NextGen Firewall desktop appliances models F18, F80, F180, and F280 are designed for distributed networks, providing branch offices with advanced security features and high bandwidth availability for cloud, SaaS, and other mission critical applications.
The new Barracuda NextGen Firewall desktop appliances can be centrally managed through the Barracuda NG Control Center, which enables administrators to manage Internet breakouts for remote sites, branch offices, and satellite locations to the same level of security and availability as a headquarters location.
The new Barracuda NextGen Firewall desktop appliances include advanced security functionality such as deep secure sockets layer (SSL) inspection and a separately licensable Advanced Threat Detection module.
Alongside the launch of the new desktop appliance models, Barracuda also rebranded its next-generation firewall product line as Barracuda NextGen Firewalls, which includes the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series and Barracuda NextGen Firewall X-Series.