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Building Secure Multi-Tier Architecture in Azure

In this video, Vinayak Shastri discusses building a multi-tier architecture in Microsoft Azure using Barracuda NG Firewall.  Vinayak is a  Cloud Security Solutions Architect with Barracuda.   The video gives a brief overview of the following: The front end, application, and database tiers, and the purposes of each Securing, restricting, and monitoring the communication between these tiers Securely connecting VNETs with the Barracuda NG Firewall Using the Transport Independent Network Architecture (TINA) between VNETs Using IP, port, application, or protocol, to allow or deny traffic between VNETs Using Quality of Service and Intrusion Prevention System Providing full visibility into the traffic between the VNETs High performance connectivity with other sites, … [Read More...]

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Meet Jonathan Farnsworth, engineer, mountaineer

Today we'd like to introduce you to Jonathan Farnsworth, a Software Engineer in Nottingham, UK.  Jonathan joined us in 2008 as part of the 3SP acquisition, where he worked part-time while working on his PhD.  Shortly after the acquisition, Jonathan finished his thesis and became a full-time engineer on the Barracuda SSL VPN. Jonathan is a work hard - play hard kind of guy.  He loves travelling, scuba diving, skiing, and climbing.  He's recently had an epic climbing adventure in Kashmir, known as Exploratory High Altitude Mountaineering.  This type of mountaineering takes the adventurer above 4,000m/13,000ft to places where no one has been before.  This is thrilling sport, combining Jonathan's love of a physical challenge with his quest for paths yet undiscovered.    Here's the story, … [Read More...]

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Video: Federating Security Using Physical, Virtual, Public Cloud and Hosted Deployments

  In this Gartner Event on Demand, Barracuda GM Security Stephen Pao talks about the changing landscape of threats and the need for federated security.  Steve is joined by Thomas Kaliwoda, VP IT Infrastructure Services, Swarovski, and Todd Stoeterau, Network Manager, Silversea Cruises.   Click here to view the video on the Gartner web site.   From the Gartner Event description: Listen to Barracuda Customers Swarovski and SilverSea Cruises discuss with Steve Pao, GM of Barracuda's Security Products Division, how forward-thinking businesses can simplify their IT strategies in the era of BYOD, mobility, cloud, and virtualization while they balance business needs with security. Topics will include usage of next generation firewalls, secure Web gateways, Web … [Read More...]

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Configuring SafeSearch and YouTube for Schools in the Barracuda NG Firewall

We recently released Barracuda NG Firewall version 6.1, which includes several new features like Dynamic Mesh VPN, custom block pages, NG Remote App, and more.  Today we're going to talk about two of these new features:  SafeSearch and YouTube for Schools. SafeSearch Barracuda NG Firewall version 6.1 allows sysadmins to enable SafeSearch for the access rules handling web traffic.   This is configured in the Application Control 2.0 settings of the access rule.  SafeSearch configuration is simple, and can be further defined by criteria such as Authenticated User and Schedule Object.  There's no reason for all of your users to be restricted to SafeSearch at all times of day; you can grant varying levels of access while providing a safe computing environment for your students. … [Read More...]

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Hello Padraig Harrington, professional golfer

I thought I'd take a few minutes to introduce you to Padraig Harrington.  Padraig is a professional golfer with three major championships under his belt, and the Barracuda logo on his shirt. Padraig was born in Dublin in 1971, started playing golf at the age of 4, and entered his first amateur tournament when he was 15.  He racked up a number of accomplishments in his early years, and then turned pro in 1995.  Since then he has had 25 tour victories, including The Open Championships in 2007 and 2008, and the PGA Championship in 2008. Here's a Golfing World profile of Padraig after winning the Honda Classic earlier this year Padraig will be playing next week at The Players Championship, May 7-10, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.    For more info on his schedule and career, check out … [Read More...]

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Visit us at Microsoft Ignite

Barracuda has been busy on the road lately.  We just wrapped up another RSA Conference, where we spent the week networking with the bugcrowd, security bloggers, customers, and peers. Sanjay Ramnath, Senior Director of Product Management, discusses Barracuda Total Threat Protection. This week we're at Interop Conference in Las Vegas, where Tony Liau is presenting Barracuda Data Protection Plus.  We also have a team in San Francisco, participating in the Microsoft Build developer conference. … [Read More...]

Barracuda delivers updated SSL Inspection feature

Barracuda has released a critical security update to the Barracuda Web Filter with firmware version 8.1.0.005, for customers who are using or going to use SSL Inspection on the Barracuda Web Filter. This also applies if you have enabled SSL Inspection in the past, but have subsequently turned it off.  We recommend installing version 8.1.0.005 on your Barracuda Web Filter as soon as it is available, and that you not use the SSL inspection capabilities without upgrading to this firmware version.  You can see the full release notes here. … [Read More...]

Barracuda Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2015 Results

04/27/2015 - FY2015 gross billings up 18% year-over-year to a record $364 million - FY2015 adjusted EBITDA grew 50% year-over-year to $79 million - Q4 total revenue grew 20% year-over-year to $72 million - Q4 non-GAAP earnings per share grew 21% to $0.07 - FY2015 operating cash flow grew 28% to $54 million - Increased the number of active subscribers by 19% year-over-year to more than 243,000 CAMPBELL, Calif., April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA), a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, today announced results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2015, which ended February 28, 2015. … [Read More...]