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NG Control Center VC820

Provides Application and Identity-aware Protection for Distributed Networks.

Barracuda NG Control Center VC400
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Through the Barracuda NG Control Center, the Barracuda NG Firewall delivers next generation firewall features with industry-leading centralized management, capable of scaling to thousands of firewalls with very little administrative overhead.

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» Managed Gateways: 200
» Unlimited Configuration Group
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To facilitate completely centralized control of all connected systems, the Barracuda NG Control Center is available either as dedicated hardware appliances or virtual appliances. With the Barracuda NG Control Center, administrators can define global security regulations and the configuration of all Barracuda NG Firewall services.To centralize management across many different firewalls and remote access users, the Barracuda NG Control Center enables administrators to configure security and network access policies, control firmware update revisions, and manage user settings. Template-based configuration and globally available security objects enable efficient configuration across thousands of locations.

Highly developed multi-administrator capabilities

The hierarchical management interface of the Barracuda NG Control Center sorts all managed gateways by configuration group which may be specific to departments or locations. For managed service providers, multiple enterprises / tenants (or “ranges”) can be supported independently. Highly customizable administrative roles can be defined to delegate administrative capabilities for specific configuration groups or ranges. The Barracuda NG Control Center supports multiple administrators simultaneously – even within the same configuration tree

Audit control as requirement

Many IT departments expend considerable time and personnel resources in order to reconstruct the configuration of security gateways – because the responsible employee suddenly fell ill, because presumed “insignificant” changes were not documented or because complex object dependencies were not taken into account. While historically the lack of an audit trail was simply a costly inconvenience, the situation is no longer acceptable in today’s environment of growing regulations and increasing demands on auditability. Both traceability and audit control play a crucial role in modern security architecture management; Traceability for process and personnel management and audit controls for the preservation and recovery of configuration settings.
Unlike alternative solutions that rely on third-party auditing tools, the Barracuda NG Firewall has integrated its Revision Control System (RCS) directly into the security architecture so that the audit control cannot be circumvented either intentionally or unintentionally. The advantage lies in the absolute reliability and completeness of the recorded configurations changes, offering major benefits both for resolving faults and also providing evidence.

Revision Control System

• Each individual component is versioned separately
• Each individual configuration entry is tracked separately
• Each individual configuration node can be set back to older versions
• Each individual configuration session can be tracked separately

Revision Control System

• Centralized reporting of network and user activities
• Fully automated report generation and delivery
• Simple configuration via a secure Web interface

Barracuda NG Firewall Management

• The Barracuda NG Firewall offers unique capabilities to deliver an extraordinary high level of efficacy:- A unique combination of profile- and device-based management approaches. Even very large gateway clusters can be managed economically by utilizing system similarities - without making any cuts in the depiction of individual requirements.
• The convergence of security, Traffic Intelligence, High Availability and WAN optimization also contributes to a major reduction in infrastructure complexity and enables the centralized management of important services.
• The integration of all Barracuda NG Firewalls into the Barracuda NG Control Center provides administrators with access to all functions allowing for a centralized management of globally distributed networks with a high level of audit control.By combining these advantages, the Barracuda NG Firewall offers a unique solution for improving security and connectivity infrastructures for complex environments.

Model Comparison

Standard Edition

Enterprise Edition

Global Edition

Available modelsC400VC400
(Virtual Appliance)
C610VC610
(Virtual Appliance)
VC820
(Virtual Appliance)
Maximum managed Gateways (recommended)Unlimited
(20)
Unlimited
(20)
Unlimited
(200)
-Unlimited
(depending on HW)
Multiy-tenancy--Yes, by way of configuration groupingsYes, by way of configuration groupingsYes, includes support for 5 tenants
Configuration Groupings11UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited

Hardware

Chassis1U Full Size-2U Full Size--
Network Interfaces2 x Gigabit-2 x Gigabit--
Redundant Disk Array (RAID)--RAID 5--
Dimensions (in)16.8x1.7x22.6-17.4x3.5x25.5--
Dimensions (cm)42.7x4.3x57.4-44.2x8.9x64.8--
Weight (lbs/kg)26/11.8-46/20.9--
AC Input Current (Amps)1.8-4.1--

Features

Multi-Administrator Supportavailableavailableavailableavailableavailable
Role-based Administrationavailableavailableavailableavailableavailable
Revision Control Systemavailableavailableavailableavailableavailable
Central Statisticsavailableavailableavailableavailableavailable
Central Syslog Host / Relayavailableavailableavailableavailableavailable
Firewall Audit Information Collector / Vieweravailableavailableavailableavailableavailable
NG Access Monitoravailableavailableavailableavailableavailable
Barracuda NG Earth--availableavailableavailable
PKI Service--availableavailableavailable
High Availability supportoptionaloptionaloptionaloptionalHA license included
Additional Range for multi-tenancy----optional

Barracuda NG Firewall FAQs

What is a Next Generation Firewall?

Next generation firewalls are the successors of traditional firewall and unified threat management (UTM) devices. Traditional firewalls generally perform packet forwarding and blocking functions and often incorporate packet inspection techniques. UTM devices usually add content security functions but typically fail to tightly integrate those functions tightly with network management, network access and WAN connectivity capabilities of enterprise-class firewalls.

To protect networks in the presence of social media and other Web 2.0 applications, a next generation firewall infrastructure intelligently combines network security, content security, Layer 7 application profiling and network access control to detect application-specific attacks, enforce application-aware inbound and outbound access policies, and perform application-aware traffic routing and prioritization across the wide area network (WAN).

Based on over a decade of R&D and real-world deployments in over 1,000 of the most demanding enterprise customer environments, the Barracuda NG Firewall is the most advanced next generation firewall on the market today.

Why do I need a Next Generation Firewall?

Absent application awareness, existing firewall and UTM solutions will generally prove ineffective at dealing with a growing category of current and emerging threats. Even when best-of-breed point solutions can be utilized to provide protection along all threat vectors, such as email, Web, remote access, and IM, operational costs can typically be reduced through consolidation.

Beyond threat protection, application-awareness can dramatically improve traffic prioritization and routing decisions over site-to-site connections, resulting in cost reductions of MPLS, leased line, bandwidth, or 3G data charges associated with maintaining reliable WANs.

Through the Barracuda NG Control Center, the Barracuda NG Firewall delivers next generation firewall features with industry-leading centralized management, capable of scaling to thousands of firewalls with very little administrative overhead.

What are the major capabilities of the Barracuda NG Firewall?

The Barracuda NG Firewall is a next generation firewall and VPN that provides:

  • Integrated content security and network access control
  • Optimization of intelligent traffic flow across the WAN
  • Industry-leading centralized management capabilities

Integrated content security and network access control:
Barracuda NG Firewall integrates a comprehensive set of next generation firewall technologies, including Web filtering, malware protection, intrusion prevention, anti-spam protection and Layer 7 application profiling.

Barracuda NG Firewalls include licenses for an unlimited number of IPSec site-to-site connections and IPSec clients through the Barracuda NG VPN Client. The Barracuda NG Firewall SSL VPN and NAC option adds a customizable and easy-to-use Web portal-based SSL VPN as well as sophisticated network access control (NAC) functionality. NAC allows enforcement of minimum Windows client security prerequisites before being allowed access to the network or access to a quarantine network. Security posture can be specified according to available Windows patch level, availability of anti-virus and/or anti-spyware and user ID. The Barracuda NG Network Access Client also adds support for 802.1x port based security for 802.1x enabled routers and switches.

Optimization of intelligent traffic flow across the WAN:
The Barracuda NG Firewall provides application-aware traffic management and prioritization across the WAN, featuring adaptive routing based on network traffic conditions and link status. In addition, through Barracuda NG Control Center, administrators can efficiently monitor VPN tunnels and firewall status.

Industry Leading Centralized Management Capabilities:
To centralize management across many different firewalls and remote access users, the Barracuda NG Control Center enables administrators to configure security and network access policies, control firmware update revisions, and manage user settings. Template-based configuration and globally available security objects enable efficient configuration across thousands of locations.

The Barracuda NG Control Center supports multiple administrators simultaneously - even within the same configuration tree. Highly customizable administrative roles can be defined to delegate administrative capabilities for specific departments or locations.

What are the differences in levels between the Barracuda NG Control Center editions?

The Barracuda NG Control Center is offered at three levels - Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition and Global Edition. All Barracuda NG Control Center levels enable administration of an unlimited number of Barracuda NG Firewall platforms. The Standard Edition allows for a single configuration group. The Enterprise Edition allows for an unlimited number of configuration groups for a single enterprise / tenant or “range.” The Global Edition is designed for service providers who service multiple tenants and allows for separate and secluded configuration trees for each “range.”

What application proxies are included?

The Barracuda Networks NG Firewalls include application layer proxies for HTTP, HTTPS (optional), FTP, SSH as well as a generic TCP and SOCKS proxy.

What is Layer 7 application profiling?

Application identification techniques in traditional firewalls typically rely on layer 3 (destination IP address) or layer 4 (TCP port / protocol) definitions.

Next generation firewalls utilizing Layer 7 application profiling can identify and enforce policy on more sophisticated applications which may hide their traffic inside otherwise “safe” port/protocols such as HTTP. Skype and peer-to-peer (P2P) applications are particularly notorious for requiring Layer 7 application profiling for policy enforcement.

The Barracuda NG Firewall integrates Layer 7 application profiling into its core firewall functions, enabling enforcement of policy based on user ID, security policy, location, and time of day. Policy actions can include blocking, allowing, throttling, or even enabling or disabling of specific application features.

What user authentication methods are supported?

The Barracuda NG Firewall can authenticate users and enforce user-aware policy using Active Directory, NTLM, MC CHAP, RADIUS, RSA SecurID, LDAP/LDAPS, TACACS+, and x.509 certificates.

Does the Barracuda NG Firewall help my organization troubleshoot network problems?

All Barracuda NG Control Center and Barracuda NG Firewall appliances come with extensive network connectivity troubleshooting and visualization tools. Even for large networks it typically only takes a few mouse clicks to analyze and remediate a problem in the central audit log or access cache screen.

What if I am not looking to replace my entire firewall infrastructure?

In addition to the Barracuda NG Firewall, Barracuda Networks offers a set of best-of-breed point solutions to address your needs if you are not looking yet to replace your entire firewall infrastructure. Relevant point solutions include:

  • Email security: Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall
  • Web filtering: Barracuda Web Filter or Barracuda Purewire Web Security Service
  • Layer 7 application profiling: Barracuda Web Filter
  • SSL VPN: Barracuda SSL VPN
  • Site-to-site IPSec VPN: Barracuda Link Balancer
  • Link load balancing: Barracuda Link Balancer

What appliance models are recommended for my organization?

The Barracuda NG Firewall is a family of hardware and virtual appliances designed to service next generation firewall capabilities to all office locations of enterprise networks. This includes very small remote locations, home offices, branch offices, headquarters and data centers. Typically, Barracuda NG Firewall models are sized based on firewall throughput, VPN throughput, concurrent connections, and the features selected. For more information, please contact your Barracuda Networks systems engineer.

Does the Barracuda NG Firewall involve per user fees for VPN client or SSL VPN client usage?

No. The Barracuda NG Firewall models include a license to an unlimited number of Barracuda NG VPN clients. With the purchase of the Barracuda SSL VPN and NAC option, there is no licensed limit to the number of Barracuda NG Network Access clients or Barracuda NG SSL VPN users.

What is the pricing?

The Barracuda NG Firewall comes in seven base hardware configurations, ranging from very small office to data center locations. Entry level pricing for the Barracuda NG Firewall F10 starts at $599.

What is included in the Energize Updates subscription for the Barracuda NG Firewall?

Energize Updates from Barracuda Central deliver updates on the extensive library of definitions for intrusion prevention and Layer 7 application profiling. In addition, Energize Updates subscriptions also provide access to Basic Support, Firmware Maintenance and optional participation in the Barracuda Early Release Firmware program.

Is there a warranty?

There is a one year warranty against manufacturing defects in the USA and Canada.

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