Gartner has named Barracuda as a Visionary in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls. This is the first year Barracuda has been recognized as a Visionary in this report based on Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision.
According to Gartner, “Network firewalls secure traffic bidirectionally across networks. Although these firewalls are primarily deployed at hardware appliances, clients are increasing deploying virtual appliance firewalls, cloud-native firewalls from infrastructure as a service (IaaS providers, and firewall as a service (FWaaS) offerings hosted directly by vendors.” 1
A closer look at Barracuda network security solutions
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall protects cloud-connected users, network workloads, and devices wherever they reside. Barracuda CloudGen Firewall offers a comprehensive set of next-generation firewall technologies to ensure real-time network protection against a broad range of network threats, vulnerabilities, and exploits. Barracuda CloudGen WAN is a cloud-native Firewall-as-a-Service with tightly integrated next-generation technologies, including application profiling, intrusion prevention, web filtering, advanced threat and malware protection, antispam, and full-fledged network access control.
“With the shift to the cloud and rapid adoption of remote work, organizations’ need protection that goes beyond next-generation firewalls,” said Tim Jefferson, SVP of Engineering for Data Protection, Network and Application Security at Barracuda. “We believe this report recognizes our expertise and dynamic approach to network security and the variety of ways that we’re supporting our customers on their security journey and meeting their evolving needs.”
“Of all the products we tested only Barracuda CloudGen Firewall provided internet and VPN load balancing across multiple uplinks combined with full next-generation security capabilities on a single appliance,” said Ivar Indekeu, ICT Infrastructure Manager at H.Essers.
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You can also check out Barracuda’s latest network security research in The state of network security in 2021.
1 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls, 01 November 2021, Rajpreet Kaur, Adam Hills, Jeremy D'Hoinne, Nat Smith
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