SOURCE: Barracuda Networks Inc.

Barracuda Networks Inc.

October 14, 2010 09:02 ET

Barracuda NG Firewall Increases Platform Scalability With Advanced Multiprocessing Capabilities

New Active Recovery Technology Supports Installation, Management and Recovery by Remote and Non-Technical Staff

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2010) - Barracuda Networks Inc., a leading provider of content security, data protection and application delivery solutions, today announced the availability of advanced 64-bit multiprocessing capabilities for the Barracuda NG Firewall, making full use of today's powerful multi-core CPUs. In addition, the company introduced Active Recovery Technology for quick installation, management and recovery of Barracuda NG Firewall and Barracuda NG Control Center appliances. 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.

New software advancements with 64-bit multi-core processing capabilities make it possible for customers to use more next generation firewall capabilities in their existing Barracuda NG Firewall hardware without decreasing performance. At the high end, the NG Firewall F900 appliance now provides VPN throughput of close to four Gbps and firewall application control throughput of up to 21 Gbps. Active Recovery Technology effectively enables customers to deploy and, should the event ever arise, recover remote appliances either centrally via the Barracuda NG Control Center or completely by non-technical users. This enables organizations to deploy and manage appliances in remote locations without costly travel expenses.

"The Barracuda NG Firewall is a unique solution because it combines the advantages of true multi-gigabit speeds with the existing benefits of massive scalability, secure connectivity and complete application control and enforcement," said Klaus Gheri, vice president of product management for Barracuda Networks EMEA. 

Pricing and Availability
Advanced 64-bit multiprocessing capabilities and Active Recovery Technology are available with Barracuda NG Firewall firmware release 5.0 at no additional cost for customers with a valid support contract. The Barracuda NG Firewall is available as an appliance in 11 different models or as a virtual appliance for VMware. Pricing ranges from $599 to $32,999 USD per appliance. Other international pricing and availability varies based on region. For more information, please visit:

About the Barracuda NG Firewall
The Barracuda NG Firewall is a line of hardware and virtual appliances designed to protect network infrastructure, improve site-to-site connectivity and simplify the administration of network operations. The platform can be centrally managed, across all enterprise network locations, including remote, home and branch offices, as well as regional headquarters and datacenters. Administrators can manage security, content and traffic management policies from a single interface via the Barracuda NG Control Center. The centralized security management 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, Web filter and network access control updates

In addition to its powerful network firewall and VPN technologies, the Barracuda NG Firewall integrates a comprehensive set of next generation firewall technologies, including Layer 7 application profiling, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, anti-virus, anti-spam and network access control. Hardware models range from the micro branch office up to the large headquarters and datacenters, and a corresponding offering of virtual appliances.

About Barracuda Networks Inc.
Barracuda Networks Inc. combines premises-based gateways and software, virtual appliances, cloud services, and sophisticated remote support to deliver comprehensive content security, data protection and application delivery solutions. The company's expansive product portfolio includes offerings for protection against email, Web and IM threats as well as products that improve application delivery and network access, message archiving, backup and data protection. Coca-Cola, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L'Oreal, and Europcar are among the more than 100,000 organizations protecting their IT infrastructures with Barracuda Networks' range of affordable, easy-to-deploy and manage solutions. Barracuda Networks is privately held with its International headquarters in Campbell, Calif. For more information, please visit

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