Barracuda NG Firewall Increases Platform Scalability With Advanced Multiprocessing Capabilities

Barracuda announces availability of advanced 64-bit multiprocessing capabilities for the Barracuda NG Firewall

October 15, 2010

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14 October, 2010 – Barracuda Networks Inc., a leading provider of content security, data protection and application delivery solutions, today announced the availability of advanced 64-bit multiprocessing capabilities for the Barracuda NG Firewall, making full use of today’s powerful multi-core CPUs. In addition, the company introduced Active Recovery Technology for quick installation, management and recovery of Barracuda NG Firewall and Barracuda NG Control Centre appliances. The Barracuda NG Firewall is a line of virtual and hardware appliances designed to protect enterprise network infrastructure, improve site-to-site connectivity and simplify administration of network operations.

New software advancements with 64-bit multi-core processing capabilities make it possible for customers to utilise more next generation firewall capabilities in their existing Barracuda NG Firewall hardware without decreasing performance. At the high end the NG Firewall F900 appliance now provides VPN throughput of close to 4 Gbps and firewall application control throughput of up to 21 Gbps. Active Recovery technology effectively enables customers to deploy and, should the event ever arise, recover remote appliances either centrally via the Barracuda NG Control Centre or completely by non-technical users. This enables organisations to deploy and manage appliances in remote locations without costly travel expenses.

“The Barracuda NG Firewall is a unique solution because it combines the advantages of true multi-gigabit speeds with the existing benefits of massive scalability, secure connectivity and complete application control and enforcement,” said Klaus Gheri, vice president of product management for Barracuda Networks EMEA.

Pricing and Availability

Advanced 64-bit multiprocessing capabilities and Active Recovery technology are available with Barracuda NG Firewall firmware release 5.0 at no additional cost for customers with a valid support contract. The Barracuda NG Firewall is available as an appliance in 11 different models or as a virtual appliance for VMware. Pricing ranges from £499 to £27,499 GBP (599 to 32,999 EURO) per appliance. Other international pricing and availability varies based on region. For more information, please visit:

About the Barracuda NG Firewall

The Barracuda NG Firewall is a line of hardware and virtual appliances designed to protect network infrastructure, improve site-to-site connectivity and simplify the administration of network operations. The platform can be centrally managed, across all enterprise network locations, including remote, home and branch offices, as well as regional headquarters and datacentres. Administrators can manage security, content and traffic management policies from a single interface via the Barracuda NG Control Centre. The centralised security management and content policy provides a number of benefits including:

Consistent security posture and policy enforcement across the enterprise

Real-time accounting and reporting across multiple gateways

Comprehensive history and rollback of configuration and policy changes across the network

Centralised version control of anti-spam, anti-virus, Web filter and network access control updates

In addition to its powerful network firewall and VPN technologies, the Barracuda NG Firewall integrates a comprehensive set of next generation firewall technologies, including Layer 7 application profiling, intrusion prevention, Web filtering, anti-virus, anti-spam and network access control. Hardware models range from the micro branch office up to the large headquarters and datacentres, and a corresponding offering of virtual appliances.

About Barracuda Networks Inc.

Barracuda Networks Inc. combines premises-based gateways and software, virtual appliances, cloud services, and sophisticated remote support to deliver comprehensive content security, data protection and application delivery solutions. The company’s expansive product portfolio includes offerings for protection against email, Web and IM threats as well as products that improve application delivery and network access, message archiving, backup and data protection. Coca-Cola, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L'Oreal, and Europcar are among the more than 100,000 organisations protecting their IT infrastructures with Barracuda Networks’ range of affordable, easy-to-deploy and manage solutions. Barracuda Networks is privately held with its International headquarters in Campbell, Calif. For more information, please visit

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