NG Firewall

NG Firewalls

Protection and Performance for the Cloud Era

Barracuda NextGen Firewalls are purpose-built for the modern, distributed network in which network performance and availability is as important as security. Unlike traditional port-based firewalls, our firewalls are application-aware, enabling you to regulate application usage and intelligently prioritize network traffic.
Deployment: X-Series: Appliance | F-Series: Appliance, Virtual, Azure, AWS, vCloud Air and Google Cloud Platform.

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The modern network includes a combination of local servers, remote devices and cloud-hosted applications. If you use cloud-based platforms such as Office 365, Salesforce, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, you need to ensure that all of your critical applications and devices are available when needed and secured.

NextGen Firewall X-Series

IT managers routinely need to juggle a lot of tasks. The X-Series is designed just for them! With powerful features that have a minimal learning curve, they provide enterprise-grade technology in an affordable and easy-to-use package that's ideal for SMB organizations with IT admins who need to wear many hats.

Integrated traffic management, security and connectivity features packaged with an intuitive web based user interface and cloud based centralized management make it very easy to secure your network, and improve it's performance.

  • Make changes across your network instantly
  • Simple web-based remote access for all, nothing to install
  • One control panel to manage all firewall rules
  • Accommodates networks of all sizes
  • Manage your firewall anywhere, anytime
  • Deployment: Appliance
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NextGen Firewall F-Series

Designed for organizations that need many locations or Service Provider Environments, the NG Firewall F-Series provides all the security benefits of Next-Gen firewalls and also improves your network's performance, all while reducing admin overhead.

Easily scales across any number of sites and handles SMB to large Headquarters. Centrally managed and secure internet breakout functionality minimizes complex and costly backhauling of all traffic and provides top-level security.

  • Enterprise-grade WAN optimization
  • Cost-effective management of large firewall deployments
  • Secures application enablement, regardless if on-premises or in the cloud
  • Optimizes site-to-site connectivity
  • Deployment: Appliance, Virtual, Azure, AWS, vCloud Air and Google Cloud Platform
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Next Gen Firewall Information

  • Enterprise networks grow larger and more complex every day - and more critical to key business operations. The Barracuda NG Firewall is an essential tool to optimize the performance, security, and availability of today's dispersed enterprise WANs.

    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

    Administration Features

    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.

    Choosing the F-Series or the X-Series

    The X-Series Firewall is ideal for you if you only have a few locations to manage (up to three) and absolutely need a firewall with a web UI.

    If you have more than three locations to manage, plan on using public cloud services (like Amazon AWS, Google GCE, or Microsoft Azure), or need to connect hundreds or even thousands of remote devices (Internet of Things), then the F-Series Firewall is right for you.

    Configuration

    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.

    Troubleshooting

    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.

  • X-Series

    Many Configurations to Choose From

    Models: X50 X100 X200 X300 X400 X600
    Capacity
    Maximum Firewall Throughput 1 800 Mbps 1,000 Mbps 1,900 Mbps 2,100 Mbps 4,000 Mbps 6,000 Mbps
    VPN Throughput 2 50 Mbps 100 Mbps 200 Mbps 300 Mbps 600 Mbps 800 Mbps
    IPS & Application Control Throughput 100 Mpbs 300 Mbps 400 Mbps 650 Mbps 2,000 Mbps 3,000 Mbps
    Maximum Concurrent Sessions 8,000 8,000 60,000 120,000 300,000 500,000
    Maximum New Sessions 2,000 2,000 8,000 12,000 15,000 20,000
    AppDetect Users 50 100 200 300 500 1,000
    AppDetect and IPS Users 25 50 100 150 250 500
    AppDetect, IPS, and Web Security Users 15 25 50 100 200 400
    Hardware
    Form Factor Desktop Desktop Desktop 1U Rack Mount 1U Rack Mount 1U Rack Mount
    Dimensions (in.) 10.8 x 6.4 x 1.8 10.8 x 6.4 x 1.8 10.8 x 6.4 x 1.8 14.9 x 6.4 x 1.8 16.8 x 15.9 x 1.7 16.8 x 15.9 x 1.7
    Weight (lbs.) 2.9 2.9 2.9 4.4 11.3 11.3
    Ports 4x1 GbE copper 4x1 GbE copper 4x1 GbE copper 6x1 GbE copper 8x1 GbE copper 8x1 GbE copper
    Power Supply Single external Single external Single external Single internal Single internal Single internal
    Integrated Wi-Fi Access Point X51 X101 X201 - - -
    Features
    Firewall Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    IPsec VPN (Client-to-Site & Site-to-Site) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Application Control & Monitoring Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Intrusion Prevention (IPS) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    High Availability Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    SSL Interception 3, 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    DHCP Server Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    DNS Cache Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Authoritative DNS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    SIP Proxy Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Automatic Uplink Failover Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Uplink Balancing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Application-based Provider Selection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Traffic Management & Optimization Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    SafeSearch Enforcement Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    SSL VPN     Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Web Security (URL filtering, antivirus) Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
    Centrally Manageable Cloud-based Cloud-based Cloud-based Cloud-based Cloud-based Cloud-based

    1 Measured with UDP; large packets
    2 Measured with AES; MD5
    3 SSL Interception including IPS requires an active Barracuda Energize Updates subscription
    4 SSL Interception including virus protection requires an active Web Security subscription.

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  • F-Series

    Many Configurations to Choose From

    If you would like to speak to someone about which model is right for your organization, please do not hesitate to contact us.

      F18 F80 F180 F280 F380
    Firewall Throughput 1.0 Gbps 1.35 Gbps 1.65 Gbps 3.0 Gbps 3. Gbps
    VPN Throughput 190 Mbps 240 Mbps 300 Mbps 1.0 Gbps 1.2 Gbps
    IPS Throughput 400 Mbps 500 Mbps 600 Mbps 1.0 Gbps 1.4 Gbps
    Concurrent Sessions 80,000 80,000 100,000 250,000 400,000
    New Sessions per Second 8,000 8,000 9,000 10,000 15,000
    Hardware          
    Form Factor Desktop Desktop Desktop Desktop 1U Rack Mount
    Dimensions (in) 10.8 x 6.4 x 1.7 10.8 x 6.4 x 1.7 14.9 x 6.4 x 1.7 14.9 x 6.4 x 1.7 16.9 x 13.0 x 1.7
    Dimensions (cm) 27.4 x 16.2 x 4.4 27.4 x 16.2 x 4.4 37.8 x 16.2 x 4.4 37.8 x 16.2 x 4.4 42.25 x 32.5 x 4.25
    Weight (lbs) 3.1 3.1 4.9 4.9 13.0
    Weight (kg) 1.4 1.4 2.2 2.2 5.9
    Copper Ethernet NICs 4x1GbE 4x1GbE 6x1GbE 6x1GbE 8x1 GbE
    1 GbE Fiber NICs (SFP)          
    10 GbE Fiber NICs (SFP+)          
    Max Storage 30 GB 30 GB 80 Gb 80 Gb 80 Gb
    Power Supply Single, External Single, External Single, External Single, External Single
    integrated Switch       8-port  
    Integrated Wi-Fi Access Point   yes yes yes  
    Features          
    Firewall yes yes yes yes yes
    Application Control yes yes yes yes yes
    IPS yes yes yes yes yes
    Dynamic Routing yes yes yes yes yes
    App-Based Provider Selection yes yes yes yes yes
    VPN yes yes yes yes yes
    SSL Interception yes yes yes yes yes
    WAN Optimization yes yes yes yes yes
    Web Security Gateway yes yes yes yes yes
    Spam Filter     yes yes yes
    Mail Gateway     yes yes yes
    Malware Protection optional optional optional optional optional
    Advanced Threat Detection optional optional optional optional optional
    Premium Remote Access   optional optional optional optional
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    Model Comparison F400 F600 F800 F900
     CAPACITY* F400 F600 F800 F900
     Firewall throughput (Gbps)* 1.3 4.5 11.0 20.0
     VPN throughput (Mbps)** 427 487 1,437 2,886
     Concurrent sessions 300,000 300,000 500,000 1,000,000
     Web Security recommended users 100 250 1000 2000
    HARDWARE
     Form factor 1U rack mount 1U rack mount 1U rack mount 2U rack mount
     Dimensions (in.) 1.7x16.8x14 1.7x16.8x15.6 1.7x17.0x20.5 3.5x17.4x26.0
     Dimensions (cm.) 4.3x42.7x35.6 4.4x42.6x39.6 4.4x43.1x52.0 8.8x44.2x66.0
     Weight (lbs. /kg.) 12/5.4 18.7/8.5 28.6/13 39.6/18
     Copper Ethernet NICs 6x 1GbE + 1x 10/100 10x1GbE 8/16x1GbE 0/24x1GbE+1 10/100
     1Gb Fiber SFP NICs (std / max) - - 0/4 0/12
     10Gb Fiber SFP+ NICs (std/max) - - 0/2 0/6
     Max Power Draw (Amps) 1.4 5 5 5
     Power supply Single, internal Single, internal Single, internal Single, internal
     Integrated Wi-Fi access point - - - -
     3G USB Modem Optional Optional Optional Optional
    Features
     Firewall Yes Yes Yes Yes
     IPS Yes Yes Yes Yes
     IPsec VPN Yes Yes Yes Yes
     Traffic Intelligence Yes Yes Yes Yes
     Layer 7 Application Profiling Yes Yes Yes Yes
     Spam Filter Yes Yes Yes Yes
     NG Web Filter Optional Optional Optional Optional
     NG Malware Protection Optional Optional Optional Optional
     NG SSL VPN and NAC Optional Optional Optional Optional
     NG Secure Web Proxy - Optional Optional Optional
    • US 1.0- * Firewall performance tested with large packets
    • ** VPN Throughput using AES128, NOHASH
    • *** Recommended Users depends on environment and selected options. Specifications subject to change without notice.
    • Virtual appliance models are also available in 25, 50, 100, 250, 500 and 1000 user levels. Contact us for details
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  • NG Firewall Documentation

    DataSheets

    Case Studies:

    • RHI AG Case Study
      "...RHI sought a new solution approach a few years ago that would allow them to move away from Frame Relay and MAN and to guarantee the efficient management of the complex infrastructure and at the same time to ensure reliable communications connections...."
    • ARZ Case Study
      "Back in 1999, when the existing non-2000 compliant firewall solutions were due for replacement, ARZ was therefore not just looking for an alternative. Instead, they wanted to use the opportunity to realize major optimizations in terms of customer security and management..."
    • Erwin Müller
      "...The communication security requirements were high: Subsidiaries, branch offices, mobile users and of course, the Web shops too, all had to be integrated securely into the company network..."
  • Does our organization need a Barracuda NextGen Firewall?

    As organizations today rely more and more on cloud-based applications like Office 365, Salesforce or even public cloud-based infrastructure services like Amazon AWS, Google GCE or Microsoft Azure, secure and reliable direct Internet connectivity has become a vital factor for success.

    Our cloud-ready Barracuda NextGen Firewalls can easily be deployed onsite or in the public cloud and eliminate the need for any backhauling of traffic while still providing full next-generation security and unbeatable Internet access.

    What are the differences among the F-Series and X-Series firewalls?

    Organizations with network engineers managing distributed environments are perfect for the NextGen Firewall F-Series - whether hybrid on-premises/cloud environments or cloud-only environments.  They provide the remote connectivity and security functionality that you expect from an enterprise-level nextgen firewall - including application prioritization and detection, malware protection, URL Filter, IPS, sandboxing, and even DDOS protection.  In addition,  extensive logging and auditing tools, powerful traffic optimization features and very resilient site-to-site connectivity capabilities, and make the F-series an great fit for organizations that need to efficiently manage and scale massive firewall deployments.

    F-series models are available for use in the Internet of Things (IoT), small offices, headquarters, datacenters, and the public cloud, all centrally manageable by the Barracuda NextGen Control Center.

    The Barracuda NextGen Firewall X-Series is ideal for small- to medium-sized organizations looking for a simple, yet powerful next-generation firewall that provides IPS, application detection, URL filter, malware protection, and some basic email security. Designed for the resource-constrained IT professional, the intuitive web interface of the X-Series has a low learning curve while providing an easy-to-use management interface.

    Which do I need - the F-Series or the X-Series?

    The X-Series Firewall is ideal for you if you only have a few locations to manage (up to three) and absolutely need a firewall with a web UI.

    If you have more than three locations to manage, plan on using public cloud services (like Amazon AWS, Google GCE, or Microsoft Azure), or need to connect hundreds or even thousands of remote devices (Internet of Things), then the F-Series Firewall is right for you.

    Can I centrally manage multiple firewalls from one place?

    Yes, all NextGen F-Series and X-Series Firewalls can be centrally managed from a single pane of glass.

    The F-Series utilizes the Barracuda NextGen Control Center for centralized control of all aspects, from deployment, day-to-day configuration, troubleshooting, and even lifecycle management. The NextGen Control Center for the F-Series is available as a physical or virtual appliance and as a cloud deployment, depending on your infrastructure requirements.

    The X-Series Firewall can be centrally managed from Barracuda Cloud Control, which is the same web-based portal that IT administrators use to control their other Barracuda products.

    What is the difference in terms of deployment between the F-Series and X-Series firewalls?

    The Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series can be deployed as "stand-alone" and still provide great value, but its full potential and cost-efficiency is unleashed when it is centrally managed using a NextGen Control Center.

    The Barracuda NextGen Firewall X-Series is designed to be used as stand-alone, but can be connected (at no extra charge) to the Barracuda Cloud Control portal for convenient remote management.

Choosing Your NG Firewall is Easy

Our team of technical sales professionals are able to help you source the right Next Gen Firewall for your organization, whether it's physical, virtual or in the cloud. The basic process is:

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Select the unit that suits your organization's needs.

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Pre-sales training & advice from our experts.

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Physical units are delivered as soon as possible.

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Installation advice & post-install training available.

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