Barracuda Web Application Firewall now supports Duo Security’s SSO

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We are excited to announce that the Barracuda Web Application Firewall (WAF) now provides support for Duo Security’s single sign-on (SSO) with two-factor authentication (2FA) service. With this integration, Barracuda WAF provides another SAML Idp to choose from, amongst other SAML based SSO systems like Okta, ADFS, and Azure AD.

Driving force for a connected Ecosystem 

Based on IDC’s prediction, by 2021, 82% of the revenues coming from digital transformation business models will be ecosystem enabled. This implies a single vendor will not be able to do everything and having a strong ecosystem integration will drive synergy between specialized products and deliver the efficiency customers need to defend against cybersecurity incidents. Barracuda’s drive for product integration into various ecosystems will enable customers to better protect, detect and respond to cyber-attacks from email, data, network and application threat vectors.

Benefits of a tightly-Integrated SSO

Security is always one of the biggest concerns for companies hosting web applications. However, with each new solution, it is becoming difficult for the end-user to remember a new username and password. Organizations have started adopting single-sign-on solutions to create a more secure environment and reduce the friction between accessing different services.

This new SSO solution has been further augmented by providing multi-factor authentication. Duo Security provides support for SAML-based SSO with 2FA. SSO solutions help an organization to reduce the cost of authentication infrastructure and leverage the authenticated profiles of existing or new users.

Barracuda WAF advantage

This Barracuda WAF integration helps in cost-optimization for those organizations that have already implemented Duo Security’s SSO or are planning to use Duo Security’s SSO solution. Organizations utilizing Barracuda WAF to frontend their web-applications can choose to enforce authentication checks using the Access Control module. Coupled with Barracuda WAF’s other security features, this provides a robust security posture for the web application.

Deploying Duo Security’s SSO solution on Barracuda WAF is simple.  We offer a free evaluation of the Barracuda WAF for you to try with your Duo Security setup for 30-days.

Please check the latest feature set and solution guide to learn more.

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