LOOPHOLD now offers Barracuda NG Firewall

Local distributor of Barracuda Networks products, LOOPHOLD Security Distribution, has recently added the Barracuda NG Firewall to its range of solutions for customers in South Africa.

June 14, 2011

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.

Says Martin Tassev, MD of LOOPHOLD Security Distribution, “Faced with an increasingly complex threat environment, organisations are now looking to consolidate and centralise their security protection in order to reduce costs and improve network administration. The Barracuda NG Firewall offers comprehensive security to enterprises through a platform that can be centrally managed, not only making administration easier, but also offering important benefits for policy enforcement.”

The Barracuda NG Firewall combines Web and E-Mail filtering, intrusion prevention, Layer 7 application profiling, and network access control into a platform that can be centrally managed, across all enterprise network locations, including remote, home and branch offices, as well as regional headquarters and datacenters.

One of the benefits Ccentralised security management and content policy provides is consistent security posture and policy enforcement across the enterprise . Real-time accounting and reporting across multiple gateways, as well as comprehensive history and rollback of configuration and policy changes across the network.

The Barracuda NG Firewall also offers the following features:

Intelligent traffic management

With the Barracuda NG Firewall, administrators can control application-level routing and prioritisation of traffic across multiple links, tunnels and traffic conditions. To back up WAN connections, Barracuda NG Firewall appliances support a variety of links via most including T1/T3, DSL, ISDN, and 3G wireless mobile data standards. In the event of a WAN link loss VPN traffic is automatically reprioritised over the remaining WAN links.
Barracuda NG Firewall appliances support the traditional IPSec protocol for cross vendor compatibility.

Flexible remote access options

Barracuda NG Firewall appliances support multiple remote access options, including a light VPN client, a fully managed VPN client and a fully integrated SSL VPN. Network access controls enforce client security policies, including operating system patch level, desktop malware protection and personal firewall configuration.

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