Keeping an organization secure and connected can be a challenging, time-consuming task, something cybersecurity professionals know all too well. This situation is only exacerbated by the growing cybersecurity staffing shortage. According to recent research, there is now a gap of nearly 3 million cybersecurity jobs globally.
So how do IT security teams deal with this harsh reality and the pressure that comes with it? One way is to find solutions that help make life easier by automating manual tasks, freeing up security professionals to focus on more strategic operations. That’s why we recently introduced Barracuda Firewall Insights.
Firewall Insights is an advanced security analytics platform that ingests, aggregates, and analyzes data automatically from any Barracuda CloudGen Firewall deployed across an organization’s network, including public cloud deployments.
3 ways Barracuda Firewall Insights can help you
Barracuda Firewall Insights makes life easier for IT administrators and security professionals in three important ways: aggregation, automation, and customization.
- Get insights across the network — IT professionals need to continuously assess data coming in a variety of formats from a wide range of deployment types. Firewall Insights automatically ingests, aggregates and analyzes all firewalls, regardless of whether they’re hardware, virtual, or cloud-based deployments.
- Automate with ease — With Barracuda Firewall Insights, you can schedule, gather, consolidate, and analyze data, gaining valuable insights automatically. Actionable insights provided by the platform include dynamic availability information on SD-WAN connections, transport data, security, and web- and network-traffic details.
- Customize to fit your organization — All Firewall Insights reports are customizable. That means you can set reports for individual timeframes that fit your organization’s needs. Reports can also include all or just a subset of the deployed firewalls, making it focus on specific deployments.
A centralized solution
By aggregating and analyzing data from all firewalls on the network, Barracuda Firewall Insights provides a centralized hub for critical insights and information. Our goal is to help customers and partners save time while making it easy to keep complex networks secure and optimized.
“Operating a dispersed wide area network with hundreds to thousands of next-generation firewalls requires a centralized reporting and analytics solution,” said Christian Ueblbacher, Head of Security Solutions, Kapsch BusinessCom AG.
Mike Goldgof is Senior Director of Product Marketing for Data Protection, Network and Application Security at Barracuda Networks.