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Benefits of Mobile Device Management

Barracuda recently announced that our Mobile Device Manager now supports Android as well as iOS devices.  This opens up the availability and usefulness of the Barracuda MDM to potentially millions of new customers. Mobile Device Management, or MDM, is a solution that allows IT Admins to manage smartphones and tablets from the cloud or an MDM server.  Depending on the specific MDM solution, Admins can deploy software, enable access to resources, track devices, remotely wipe data from devices, apply browsing policies, and more.  This allows the organization to benefit from the advantages of mobility and BYOD, yet still enforce network access policies. … [Read More...]

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Impressions from CeBIT, Hannover, Germany

CeBIT is a worldwide IT show and security conference held each year in several locations across the globe.  Barracuda was in Hanover this month for the 5-day event. There were many interesting and important discussions at the event.  One of the biggest and most discussed topics in the security area was the dramatic increase of attack surfaces that organizations are facing. It´s especially about data and applications moving into the cloud; users move outside, expose themselves against new kinds of threats and more serious attacks. The crucial question for many security managers here was, how to seal all these new attack surfaces without losing coherence and consolidation efforts many organizations went through during the last years. … [Read More...]

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Understanding Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)

IPSEC is the most popular form of VPN used today. It is important to understand how IPSEC works in order to trouble shoot issues with IPSEC tunnels. IPSEC is an end-to-end security scheme. This means that data is encrypted on one end and decrypted on the other end of the connection. IPsec uses ESP or AH for initial encryption ESP is the most popular method and is used in Barracuda VPNs … [Read More...]

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Splunk integration with the Barracuda NG Firewall

The Barracuda NG Firewall (BNG) team is pleased to announce that we have launched our first Splunk app for the BNG on the Splunk marketplace.  You can view the release here. Splunk is software that indexes data from any app, server, or network device.  It creates searchable data out of logs, config files, messages, alerts, scripts, metrics, and more.  The Barracuda NG Firewall Splunk app shows information on matched access rules, detected applications, and applied URL filter polices on various fixed and real-time timelines. Data is imported into Splunk via syslog streaming of the Firewall activity log. … [Read More...]

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Join the Elevation Tour and win a Barracuda sports pack

It's time again for #CudaTour, the annual bus tour for employees, partners, customers, and friends, all across North America. The bus already has a couple of stops behind it.  We kicked off the tour at Superbowl XLIX in Glendale AZ, spent some time travelling to see partners and customers, and just recently wrapped up a nice week at Indian Wells.  Soon we'll head to Miami for our annual Barracuda Sales Kickoff, then San Francisco for RSA.  For our full schedule, take a look at the program page here. The tour is a way for us to bring some fun to our customers and partners, but it's also a time for us to share information about our latest technology and research.  It gives us a chance to talk about what we've done in the past year and where we're going, and it gives customers and … [Read More...]

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How An Email Archiver Saved One Firm $30,000

We are pleased to welcome this guest post, submitted by Barracuda partner Accellis Technology Group.  Accellis offers managed IT services, cybersecurity and compliance consulting, legal application consulting, and system integration & development.  You can connect with them through their website, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. This article was written by Derek Schroeder of Accellis Technology Group, and was originally published here. No too long ago, a law firm client of ours was representing a community association that wanted to cancel an approximate $25,000 job with their landscaping company. The association claimed they sent an email to the law firm requesting that they notify the landscape company to cancel the project. The law firm never received the email, therefore, did … [Read More...]

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Barracuda Mobile Device Manager now supports Android

Our team is pleased to announce that the Barracuda Mobile Device Manager now supports Android devices.  This means that millions of Android users can now enjoy the mobile security and data protection of Barracuda MDM. Barracuda MDM was limited to iOS devices when we launched last year.  This was great for some environments, but it left thousands of companies without the full protection of our service.  Many companies offer a BYOD environment that supports Android devices in some way.  Mixed environments, Android-only, or iOS environments that support guest users who may have Android devices.  These companies can now leverage the many  features of Barracuda MDM: Device configuration Network access Application management Data leak prevention Remote monitoring & … [Read More...]

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BNP Paribas Open Tips of the Day

We're a contributing sponsor of the BNP Paribas Open (#bnppo15) and we've been celebrating on social with videos, giveaways, and our various tips of the day.  Since we want our followers to get the most out of our tips, here they are in one handy place: 3/9/15:  Cybersecurity:  Control physical access to computers and network components.  Don’t let unauthorized individuals access business computers; and keep laptops in a secure area when they are not in use. 3/10/15:  Disaster Recovery:  Build a disaster recovery plan for your business and employees.  Start with the basics and add to the plan over time. What is important to keep the business running?  How quickly does the company need to be up and running after the disaster?  Who declares the disaster?  How are employees informed of … [Read More...]

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Barracuda welcomes Girl Develop It Ann Arbor

Barracuda recently had the pleasure of hosting and sponsoring a programming workshop with the Ann Arbor branch of Girl Develop It.  It was a fun experience for all of us, and a great learning experience for the attendees. Girl Develop It (GDI) is a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for women interested in learning web and software development.   GDI was founded in New York in 2010 and now has 35,000 members in 46 chapters around the country.  Through in-person training and community support, GDI seeks to improve the standing of women in technology related careers: … [Read More...]

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CIPA compliance with the Barracuda Web Filter

March 13 was Digital Learning Day, which means that educators everywhere have been talking about things like cyberbullying, BYOD, and all things digital learning.  That makes it a good time to talk about CIPA, and why the Barracuda Web Filter can be a great resource to keep your network in compliance. CIPA is the Children’s Internet Protection Act, which is a federal law enacted by Congress in December 2000.  The purpose of CIPA is to address concerns about access to offensive content over the Internet on school and library computers.  CIPA is attached to the federal "E-rate" program, which helps fund technology initiatives for schools and libraries.  In short, organizations that receive E-rate funding must comply with CIPA regulations. … [Read More...]