Barracuda’s latest NG Firewall doubles throughput rate

Barracuda has announced the launch of NG Firewall version 6.0, offering advanced threat detection (ATD) to protect customers against malware and zero-day attacks.

The latest Barracuda NG Firewall leverages a virtual sandbox to detect malicious behavior such as attempts to steal data or disable security mechanisms. It can analyze Windows executable files, Android APK, PDF and Word documents, preventing propagation of these zero-day exploits to users.

By supporting data throughput rate to 40Gbps, the Barracuda NG Firewall model F1000 doubles the throughput rate achieved by the previous high-end NG Firewall models to support data center deployments, the company said.

With complete granular control, IT administrators can define granular rule-based policies governing which file types to check and policy actions after inspection.

The advanced threat protection option prevents delivery of unknown files until after successful inspection or for immediate delivery of files with threat reports once detected.

If the Barracuda NG Firewall discovers a threat in a file that already has been delivered, then it automatically places the user in quarantine in order to prevent the malware from spreading. The Barracuda ATD analysis is integrated completely into the SSL Inspection to detect malware in encrypted data traffic.

Barracuda NG Firewall version 6.0 includes improved integration of mobile devices that can access corporate applications. Administrators can easily set policies regarding access to corporate applications from iPhones, iPads or Android devices. The new version also includes improved remote SSL VPN access via a browser-based portal.

In addition to the advanced security features for malware, IPS and DDoS protection, the Barracuda NG Firewall also provides seamless bandwidth management and load balancing, the company added.

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