Barracuda to buy ZTNA provider Fyde

Barracuda has agreed to acquire Fyde, a ZTNA provider based in Palo Alto, Calif., and Porto, Portugal to expand the Barracuda CloudGen SASE platform with ZTNA capabilities.
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This acquisition expands the capabilities of Barracuda’s SASE offering to help customers with digital migrations to the public cloud.

The Fyde solution is available immediately as Barracuda CloudGen Access to businesses. It will be available in the coming weeks for Managed Service Providers.

“ZTNA improves the flexibility, agility, and scalability of application access enabling digital businesses to thrive without exposing internal applications directly to the internet, reducing risk of attack,” according to Gartner.

Fyde’s Zero Trust solution enables access to cloud or on-premises applications and workloads from any device and location. Fyde’s ZTNA solution addresses the security risks associated with traditional remote access by verifying that only the right person, with the right device, and the right permissions can access company resources. The solution is ideal to connect users directly to cloud-native and legacy corporate applications deployed in hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

Barracuda CEO BJ Jenkins said: “Fyde offers a powerful ZTNA solution that works on any infrastructure, any device, and with any application on a corporate network. With this acquisition, Barracuda is providing distributed businesses a new way to modernize remote access, enforce global security and access policies, and achieve seamless connectivity without compromising productivity.”

In July, Barracuda launched CloudGen WAN, the industry’s first global SD-WAN service built natively on Microsoft Azure. With the acquisition of Fyde, Barracuda now offers ZTNA solutions that use a modern approach to securing applications and devices by providing identity-aware access control and device-based contextual security policies.