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Barracuda SSL VPN Buyer's Guide

SSL VPN Buyer's Guide

The purpose of this article is to help you make a decision as far as which Barracuda SSL VPN device would be best for your organization. 

When deciding which Barracuda SSL VPN device will be best for your organization you will first want to figure out the maximum amount of concurrent users will need remote access. The following table will give you a guide as far as which device will support the amount of remote users you have. 

Model ComparisonModel 280Model 380Model 480
Maximum Concurrent Users2550100
Rackmount Chassis1U Mini1U Mini1U Mini
Dimensions (in.)16.8x1.7x1416.8x1.7x1416.8x1.7x14
Dimensions (cm.)42.7 x 4.3 x 35.642.7 x 4.3 x 35.642.7 x 4.3 x 35.6
Weight (lbs./kg.)12/5.412/5.412/5.4
Ethernet1 x 10/1001 x 10/1001 x 10/100
AC Input Current (Amps)
Redundant Disk Array (RAID)  x
SSL TunnelingXXX
Barracuda Network ConnectorXXX
Intranet Web ForwardingXXX
Network File AccessXXX
Windows Explorer Mapped DrivesXXX
VNC/NX/Telnet/SSH/RDP ApplicationsXXX
Remote Desktop Single Sign OnXXX
Virtual KeyboardXXX
Active Directory/ LDAP IntegrationXXX
Layered Authentication SchemesXXX
Multiple User Realms Xx
Barracuda SSL VPN Server Agent Xx
Hardware Token Support  X
RADIUS Authentication  X
Syslog Logging  X
Multiple User Realms and the Barracuda SSL VPN Support Agent are available on models 380 and above.
Hardware Token Support, RADIUS Authentication, SNMP/API, and Syslog Logging are available on only the model 480.


Energize Updates- Energize Updates are required for the first year. Include Virus Definition updates, application updates, security updates, basic technical support, and firmware updates. Energize Updates are required for the first year.


Instant Replacement- Instant Replacement is an optional subscription. Will extend the hardware warranty on the device and upgrade the technical support to 24x7. In the event of failure a replacement unit will be shipped overnight.


Premium Support- Not available on the Barracuda SSL VPN devices at this time.


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