Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series
Advanced Security and Traffic Control for Distributed Enterprises
Next-Generation Firewalls for the Cloud Era
The Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series is a family of hardware, virtual, and cloud-based appliances designed to protect a company’s dispersed network infrastructure. The F-Series cloud-ready firewalls improve site-to-site connectivity and enable uninterrupted access to applications hosted in the cloud all while simplifying the administration of network operations for enterprises and managed services providers.
The F-Series protects your network by tightly integrating a comprehensive set of next-generation firewall technologies including Layer 7 application profiling, intrusion prevention, web filtering, malware and advanced threat protection, antispam protection and network access control.
In the cloud era, network firewalls are more than just security devices. They must also ensure network availability. The F-Series’ highly resilient VPN technology combined with intelligent traffic management and WAN Optimization capabilities allow customers to save line costs and increase overall network availability. Scalable centralized management of all aspects of the solution reduces administrative overhead and ensures policy compliance for local and remote locations.
Enable Intelligent Network Perimeters
Security, WAN optimization, and application control features are available in all models to fit any network environment from small remote sites to large headquarters.
Provide business quality-of-service to cloud applications like Office 365 by dynamic prioritization over non-critical web traffic.
Guarantee users’ access to critical applications through granular policy controls.
Dynamically balance traffic across multiple Internet connections to minimize downtime and improve performance.
Key Features: Failover and Link Balancing, Traffic Shaping and Quality of Service
Provide Quality of Service and Visibility across Distributed Environments
Barracuda NextGen Control Center ties it all together by helping you deploy, manage, and monitor firewalls across any number of sites with little administrative overhead and cost.
Eliminate the need to backhaul traffic through centrally located firewalls for business quality access.
Easily scale firewall deployments as you add more locations.
Allows companies to grow while leveraging the latest technologies in cloud and mobility.
Key Features: Scalable Deployment, Lifecycle Management
Secure Against Advanced Threats
Secure a constantly evolving threat landscape as your organization faces zero-hour malware exploits and advanced persistent threats that routinely bypass traditional signature-based IPS and antivirus engines.
Barracuda's Advanced Threat Protection enables businesses like yours to go beyond securing and protecting their assets from intrusion and data loss.
Key Features: Advanced Threat Protection
Optimized Site-to-Site Connectivity
Securely connect networks between multiple sites.
Transparently span across up to 24 physical uplinks with VPN tunnels that are highly redundant against link loss.
Built-in traffic compression and WAN optimization effectively increase available bandwidth.
Automatically create and tear down VPN tunnels between spokes in a hub-and-spoke architecture to enhance connection quality for latency-sensitive traffic.
Key Features: TINA VPN, Site-to-Site Connectivity
Ready for Virtual Environments and Hybrid Cloud Deployments
Provides secure, fast connectivity across hybrid on-premises and cloud network components.
Easily deploy as a virtual appliance for virtualized private networks in VMware, XenServer, KVM, and Hyper-V.
Provide network segmentation and security on public cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure; available both as Pay-As-You-Go and Bring-Your-Own-License.
Traffic flows can be optimized within dynamically created VPN tunnels between on-premises and cloud components to remove any performance bottlenecks.
Key Features: Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure, Site-to-Site Connectivity
Once-Only Central Management
The entire firewall infrastructure across hundreds of locations and multiple deployment surfaces can be deployed, managed, and monitored from a single pane of glass through the Barracuda NextGen Control Center. Managing several hundreds of firewalls requires hardly any more effort than managing one.
Key Features: Single Pane of Glass, Object-Based Mnagement, Repositories, Centralized Software Updates, Multi-Administrator Login, Role-based Admin Capabilities, Multi-Tenancy, Status Map, Distributed Firewall, Multi-Revision Management, Revision Control System (RCS), Drag & Drop VPN GTI Editor, Pool Licensing
Provide Secure Remote Access
Enable a mobile workforce through advanced client-to-site VPN capabilities, to ensure secure remote access to network resources without time-consuming client configuration and management.
Available remote access options range from clientless SSL VPN via a remote access app for iOS and Android to dedicated VPN clients for Mac OS, Linux, and Windows operating systems.
Network Access Control clients featuring a centrally manageable private firewall are also available for Windows devices.
Key Features: BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), Secure Remote Access, Network Access Control, Mobile Portal, TINA VPN, CudaLaunch
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