In our last Barracuda Difference, we talked about how our products are powerful, affordable, and easy to use. Barracuda products are able to be all of those things because we engineer them to provide specific features. The Barracuda Backup does not perform the messaging-specific functions of the Barracuda Message Archiver, nor does the BMA provide a backup of network data. Our best-in-class solutions perform the functions they were designed for, and they perform them well.
Our solutions are also designed to work together and empower you to take control of your infrastructure. Let's take a look at how Barracuda helps you reclaim your network with a single vendor solution.
Barracuda Cloud Control (BCC)
Barracuda Cloud Control provides access to Barracuda Appliance Control, as well as these additional Barracuda solutions:
With BCC you can manage your Barracuda infrastructure from a single pane of glass or through our Barracuda mobile app on iOS or Android.
Your Barracuda Cloud Control account can be secured with multi-factor authentication, to give you an extra layer of protection. See this blog post for more info.
Barracuda Appliance Control (BAC)
BAC allows you to manage almost any Barracuda appliance you have from a single interface. The product currently supports,
- Barracuda Email Security Gateway
- Barracuda Web Security Gateway
- Barracuda Web Application Firewall
- Barracuda Message Archiver
- Barracuda Link Balancer
- Barracuda Load Balancer
- All Barracuda Networks VM versions of the above products
You can also perform the following functions:
- Use Appliance Control to open a support tunnel in a remote location
- Synchronize firmware and updates across the infrastructure
- Apply policies or run reports across multiple devices
With Barracuda Appliance Control you have easy access to your network devices. No more bookmarking or memorizing a handful of IP addresses; we put all of our appliances into one location.
Greater than the sum of our parts
One of the benefits of using Barracuda as a single vendor solution is that you can combine our products to meet specific needs in your environment. Take a look at some of the ways that our products work together to become greater than the sum of their parts.
Barracuda Email Security Gateway and Barracuda Message Archiver
The Barracuda Email Security Gateway (formerly Barracuda Spam Firewall) manages all inbound and outbound email traffic to protect organizations from email-borne threats and data leaks. The Barracuda Message Archiver is a powerful and simple platform that helps organizations reduce email storage requirements. By pairing these solutions in your infrastructure, you can encrypt your inbound and outbound email, and secure all of it in an easily accessible archive. Message protection, easy user access, compliance, e-discovery, robust searching, lower storage costs, better messaging server performance … All of this and more in this combo.
Barracuda Web Security Gateway and Barracuda Message Archiver
The Barracuda Web Security Gateway (formerly Barracuda Web Filter) is a comprehensive solution for web security and management. In addition to award-winning spyware and virus protection, the Barracuda Web Security Gateway sports a powerful policy and reporting engine. By configuring email alerts on social activity that you would like to track, you can use the Barracuda Message Archiver to keep records of this activity. This type of system allows you to archive activity such as all Facebook posts or all YouTube comments passing through your web filter.
Barracuda and Mobility
Whereas a lot of other security vendors see mobility as a separate component in the security story, we actually view mobility as an integral piece of your security infrastructure that needs to work in combination with everything else. We will have more information on this in the coming weeks.
If you're looking for security and storage solutions for your IT, take a look a Barracuda. You can get a 30-day risk free evaluation on most of our products. Order what you need and test them in your network. We have 30-day deployment guides in our Techlib and we have a support staff here to help you get set up if you need them. At the end of your product evaluation, you can keep the product or return it to Barracuda.
Christine Barry is Senior Chief Blogger and Social Media Manager at Barracuda. In this role, she helps bring Barracuda stories to life and facilitate communication between the public and Barracuda internal teams. Prior to joining Barracuda, Christine was a field engineer and project manager for K12 and SMB clients for over 15 years. She holds several technology credentials, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Business Administration. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.