We are pleased to announce that the Barracuda NextGen Firewall (NGF) has received the AWS Security Competency. Put simply, this competency means that the NGF has been prequalified by AWS solution architects as being well-architected for AWS. The Barracuda Web Application Firewall (WAF) received the AWS Security Competency last year. Today's announcement means that Barracuda is now the only AWS Advanced Technology Partner with two AWS Security Competencies. Barracuda customers can now use both the Barracuda WAF and the Barracuda NGF in conjunction, protecting both web-facing applications and their AWS workloads.
As a member of the AWS Partner Network (APN), Barracuda is closely aligned with AWS to provide customers added security for their AWS deployments. The AWS Security Competency is awarded to partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in securing applications and data from cyber-attacks and other advanced threat vectors.
Barracuda NGF and WAF have the cloud generation firewall capabilities that we've been talking about here for the past couple of weeks. A cloud generation firewall provides capabilities that allow customers to get the most benefit from the public cloud platforms. For example, a cloud generation firewall will:
- Leverage cloud-native management and monitoring tools
- Take advantage of cloud-native architectures for automated deployment and scaling
- Offer API integration to use traditional Agile development tools in the cloud environment
- Offer consumption-based pricing as well as traditional firewall pricing for business flexibility
For more information on the Barracuda NextGen Firewall and the Barracuda Web Application Firewall on AWS, visit the following resources:
Barracuda NextGen Firewall
Barracuda Web Application Firewall
Barracuda Cloud Generation Firewalls
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.