Barracuda extends support for Microsoft products

  • Less than 20% of Internet connections today secured by next-gen firewalls
  • Barracuda’s appliance designed to protect edge deployments

Barracuda extends support for Microsoft productsBARRACUDA Networks Inc said that its next-generation firewall (NGFW) will be equipped with new capabilities to support Microsoft products when it comes to Windows Remote Desktop Services, virtualisation and public cloud.
 
This firewall is designed to protect edge deployments, especially in environments with limited IT resources. As companies move into public cloud environments like Microsoft Azure, hybrid architecture becomes increasingly important, Barracuda said in a statement.
 
“It is actually pretty scary that less than 20% of Internet connections today are secured by NGFWs, according to the recent Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls report,” said Thiban Darmalingam (pic), regional manager for Barracuda in Malaysia.
 
“By the end of 2014, this number will increase to 35% of the installed base, with 70% of new enterprise edge purchases being NGFWs.
 
“Gartner also reported that through 2018, more than 75% of enterprises will continue to seek network security from a different vendor than their network infrastructure,” he added.
 
With the new updates, Barracuda said its NGFW will help customers swiftly and safely transition to newer topologies proposed in the Microsoft ecosystem.
 
The latest release expands our integration with Microsoft Hyper-V virtualisation and Microsoft Azure public cloud infrastructure.
 
The Barracuda NG Firewall Vx is a virtual appliance that runs on both VMware and Hyper-V environments while the license for Barracuda NG Firewall in Microsoft Azure can be purchased on an annual basis.
 
For more information, visit http://cuda.co/ngfw-azure.
 
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