All Barracuda NG Firewall appliances include extensive logging and reporting capabilities. If multiple Barracuda NG Firewall appliances are managed via the Barracuda NG Control Center, logs, events and status information can be collated by the Barracuda NG Control Center.
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 control, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, anti-virus, antispam and network access control.
While other "next-generation" firewalls use application visibility only to enhance security—by inspecting application traffic and blocking malware and other attacks or intrusions—the Barracuda NG Firewall goes far beyond this. It further leverages the power of application visibility and user awareness to manage traffic and bandwidth intelligently, and adds capabilities to optimize WAN performance and reliability.
The Barracuda NG Control Center adds a powerful and intuitive centralized management portal that makes it extremely simple to deploy, configure, update, and manage multiple units from a single location, while also providing comprehensive, real-time network visibility and reporting. As a result, it is an ideal solution for enterprises looking to manage large numbers of users or several sites with few IT personnel.
Central Management Across the Enterprise
With hardware models available for branch offices up to headquarters and data centers, 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. Centralized management of security and content policy provides a number of benefits, including:
- 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, content filtering and Network Access Control updates
The Barracuda NG Firewall features intelligent site-to-site traffic management capabilities that optimize both availability and performance of the Wide Area Network. Administrators can control application-level routing and prioritization of traffic across multiple links, tunnels and traffic conditions. Supported link types include dedicated lines, xDSL, 3G wireless mobile networks, and any other link types presented as a copper or optical Ethernet link.
Stops Threats and Reduces Administrative Overhead
The Barracuda NG Firewall is an application-aware firewall designed to mitigate threats, enforce policies and optimize traffic flow - resulting in ultra reliable WAN links. Centralized management provides visibility of the entire network, reducing administrative overhead.
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, updaterevisions, 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.
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 auditlog or history screen.