With the recent release of Barracuda SSL VPN version 2.6, we have introduced Google Authenticator integration as well as risk-based authentication. Before I tell you why this is awesome, let me remind you what the Barracuda SSL VPN brings to the table.
The Barracuda SSL VPN is an integrated hardware and software solution that enables secure, clientless, remote access to internal network resources. It is accessible from any web browser on any operating system, and is packed with all the features you need to securely enable network resource access. Key features include,
- Clientless remote access
- Integration with Active Directory,
- LDAP, NIS, and built-in user databases
- Policy-based rights management
- Multi-factor authentication schemes
- Built-in applications
- Virtual keyboard and cache cleaning
- Access resources in other networks
- Auditing and reporting
- Network Access Control
In the latest release, the team has added two important authentication features:
Google Authenticator integration:
Google Authenticator offers an easy way to use time-based, single-use passwords (TOPT) using Google infrastructure and mobile apps. The authentication module can be used by itself or in combination with other authentication modules for multi-factor authentication. A new verification code is automatically generated every 30 seconds. The official Google Authenticator app is available for Android, iOS and Blackberry (version 6 or lower) devices. Third-party apps are available for almost all other mobile operating systems. This feature works on both the desktop and mobile portals.
Some network environments might require additional security levels to authenticate users when they access specific high-risk SSL VPN resources. Barracuda SSL VPN provides risk-based authentication for Web Forwards, applications and SSL tunnels. Each launch of these resource types can be protected by PIN, password, or Google Authenticator. This feature works on both the desktop and mobile portals.
If you would like to learn more about the Barracuda SSL VPN, head over to the product page on the corporate site. You can learn about the features, download whitepapers and data sheets, and take a test drive of the product on our live demo. When you're ready to really get a feel for the machine, you can order a risk-free 30-day demo of the product.
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.