IT security company Barracuda Networks has released a new version of the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall. The Release 8 functionalities help streamline software-defined networking in a wide area network (SD-WAN) management, optimise cloud connectivity, and automate scalable protection across multi-cloud deployments.
“SD-WAN management can be complicated,” said Klaus Gheri, vice president of network security at Barracuda. “Many SD-WAN products require days to deploy and can introduce vulnerabilities if not correctly configured. Barracuda CloudGen Firewall provides an all-in-one SD-WAN solution that’s integrated with public cloud infrastructure, providing organisations with the security and connectivity they need with automation that will make their lives easier.”
The new version now automatically selects the best available direct internet uplink for typical internet-hosted applications. It features a WAN Path Controller dashboard which displays the global SD-WAN data on network and remote location health status, enabling customers to more efficiently use WAN resources. The CloudGen Firewall also now integrates to Azure vWAN and supports Office 365 vWAN policies for enhanced cloud performance.
Other features include capabilities to provide network segmentation, security, and access control for automated deployment; an automated virtual private network; and multi-gigabit performance.
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