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Use a layered approach to protect yourself from Cryptolocker

Cryptolocker and similar ransomware attacks are nothing new, and we've blogged about them before.  As we said over a year ago, the attackers using these methods continue to adapt their technology and business model to circumvent law enforcement officials and user defenses. Ransomware is a type of malware that hijacks data on the infected computer and demands a ransom from the user.  Here's a video demonstrating Cryptolocker in action: … [Read More...]

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Q & A on Barracuda solutions for Amazon Web Services

We recently attended the AWS Summit in New York, where we had the opportunity to chat with partners and customers about the challenges they face with public cloud deployments. We also launched Barracuda NG Firewall as an hourly and annual service via the AWS Marketplace, and refreshed our corporate AWS website with more resources and information. In this blog post, we talk to Amy Bray, Senior Cloud Product Marketing Manager at Barracuda. Amy answers our questions on Amazon Web Service's solutions, our history with AWS, and more. What is the history of Barracuda with AWS?  We have been working with AWS for several years, and we recently achieved AWS APN Advanced Technology Partner status. We chose to work with AWS because they are a leader in public cloud, true technology innovators, … [Read More...]

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Introducing CudaLaunch

We've just launched another exciting app designed to improve the security and productivity of IT pros and mobile workers.   The app is called CudaLaunch, and it integrates with the Barracuda NG Firewall to provide access to the company's internal resources.  It's available for iOS and Android devices. … [Read More...]

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A closer look at Cloud-to-Cloud Backup

Last month we announced that we are rolling out Cloud-to-Cloud Backup, beginning with Office 365. We've been getting some great feedback on it the past few weeks and wanted to provide additional details around what Cloud-to-Cloud Backup is, and why it matters.  In this blog post, we'll take a look at Cloud-to-Cloud Backup and what it can do for you. Cloud-to-Cloud Backup is pretty much what is sounds like:  data in one cloud service is backed up to another cloud.  The most common use case for this involve SaaS apps like Office365 and Salesforce.  Although the infrastructure and software belong to the vendor, the data still belongs to the customer.  Companies often want to make sure that their data is available separately from the vendor's cloud.  This is where cloud to cloud backup … [Read More...]

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Azure App Services Now Protected by the Barracuda Web Application Firewall

Azure App Services, recently launched by Microsoft, enables rapid development and deployment of scalable mobile, web and API applications in the Azure environment. The Barracuda Web Application Firewall team is proud to announce support for Azure App Services that will provide best-of-breed application security to applications in the Azure App Services ecosystem. Competitive landscapes and fast time-to-market pressures demand super fast rollouts for mobile and cloud based apps. To this end, Azure App Services supports heterogeneous platforms like .NET, Node.js, Java, PHP, Python etc., with easy integration into SaaS and on-premises applications like Oracle, SAP, Salesforce and Office 365. Developers can choose the platforms they feel most productive with and quickly churn out … [Read More...]

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Visit us at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

This week we're in Orlando Florida, for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.  The conference runs through Thursday, July 16, and we're in booth #134. At last year's conference, Scott Guthrie announced the Microsoft Azure Certified program and  provided a demonstration of the Barracuda Web Application Firewall (WAF).  At that time, Barracuda was the first and only Azure Certified security solution provider, offering both the Barracuda WAF and the Barracuda NG Firewall to Azure customers.  It's hard to believe that we've expanded our Microsoft solutions so much in only one year. … [Read More...]

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Securely Delivering Your APIs using the Barracuda Web Application Firewall

This is the third in a three-part series on REST APIs. You can read the entire series here. In the previous posts (here and here) we considered the ascendancy of APIs and the security challenges they pose. In this post, we will examine how the Barracuda Web Application Firewall can help secure REST APIs. Note that the BWAF applies the same industry-leading technology for detecting malicious inputs that are used in protecting web applications. Of course, this includes de-obfuscations, and protocol sanitizations amongst a host of other checks. Many of these also apply equally to AJAX based web applications. Filtering Malicious Data from Untrusted User Inputs in JSON/XML Developers of programming frameworks and bespoke software alike often omit input sanitization from JSON and XML, … [Read More...]

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Cuda Takes On Tough Mudder 2015

For the second year in a row, a group of Cuda employees formed a team to take on the Tough Mudder fitness challenge. Last year, Barracuda sponsored 30 employees to take the challenge.  It was such a successful event for us that we almost doubled that number this year. … [Read More...]

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Join us at the AAM Scottish Open

Last month we announced that we had been named the Official Supplier of Data Storage and Security to The European Tour.  The European Tour includes 48 tournaments this year, and we just kicked off another at the Gullane Golf Club.  The Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open runs from July 9 - 12, and our golfer Padraig Harrington is competing in the event. … [Read More...]