BARRACUDA SUPPORTS MICROSOFT
Barracuda’s Next-Generation Firewall to Support Microsoft Products
Barracuda Networks announced that its Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) will be equipped to support Microsoft products with Windows Remote Desktop Services, virtualization and public Cloud.
Thiban Darmalingam, Regional Manager for Barracuda in Malaysia said that less than 20 percent of Internet connections today are secured by the more secure and advanced next-generation firewalls. This is according to the recent Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls report.
“With the new updates, Barracuda NG Firewall will help customers swiftly and safely transition to newer topologies proposed in the Microsoft ecosystem. The latest release expands our integration with Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization and Microsoft Azure public cloud infrastructure enabling our customers to further capitalize on their Microsoft investments,” said Thiban.
The latest version of the Barracuda NGFW, which was recently unveiled at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in National Harbor, MD in the U.S. features full user awareness for Windows Remote Desktop Services, even when multiple users on a Remote Desktop Server are behind a single IP address; supports Hyper-V virtualization that can be deployed on Microsoft Hyper-V servers in addition to VMware; and has applicationbased dynamic uplink selection.
It will also be capable of generating new application usage and risk reports that help administrators enforce Internet usage policies and offers recommendations for redefining policies based on risk, and have higher performance antivirus scanning that utilizes a single-pass, antivirus scanning architecture that inspects both unencrypted and SSLencrypted traffic.
The Barracuda NG Firewall Vx is a virtual appliance that runs on both VMware and Hyper-V environments, while the license for Barracuda NG Firewall in Microsoft Azure can be purchased on an annual basis.
Thiban Darmalingam, Regional Manager for Barracuda in Malaysia.