News | January 23, 2017

Barracuda Introduces Virtual And Public Cloud Firewalls For MSPs

Offering greater flexibility and scale, the new deployment options help MSPs protect on-premise virtualized environments or provide secure and reliable connectivity for Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud Platform public cloud deployments.

Barracuda Networks, Inc. recently announced the introduction two new versions of Barracuda NextGen Firewall – Intronis MSP Edition. Available now in North America and Europe, the virtual and public cloud firewalls are sold as subscription services and leverage Barracuda’s award-winning technology, going beyond traditional next-generation security to performance and connectivity for an efficient and economical way to safely enable virtual and cloud-based environments.

“The ever-changing business and threat landscape is driving MSPs to seek out new and innovative ways to protect their customers against data loss,” said Brian Babineau, General Manager, MSP Solutions, at Barracuda. “By adding virtual and public cloud firewall deployment options to our growing line-up of data protection and security solutions we are providing MSPs with even more choices when it comes to protecting their customers’ virtual, physical, and hybrid environments.”

Turnkey Solutions Protect On-Premise and Public Cloud Environments
The virtual version of Barracuda NextGen Firewall – Intronis MSP Edition provides MSPs with a turnkey solution designed to protect networks running in VMware, Citrix XenServer, KVM, and Hyper-V virtualized environments, while the public cloud options provide secure connectivity for Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Service (AWS), and Google Cloud Platform public cloud deployments. The virtual firewall solution is ideal for customers looking to scale their virtual deployments faster and more dynamically, operate in environments that are 100-percent virtualized, or reduce their investment in dedicated hardware. Additionally, MSPs offering hosting services can leverage the virtual firewall to reduce their customers’ hardware footprint.

WAN Optimization and Centralized Management Improve Productivity, Reduce Costs
Optimizing the performance, security, and availability of today’s SMB networks through integrated WAN optimization, the virtual and public cloud versions of Barracuda NextGen Firewall – Intronis MSP Edition also feature a dedicated centralized management console. Similar to the physical version of Barracuda NextGen Firewall – Intronis MSP Edition, the virtual firewall can be controlled through a single control center that makes it easier to deploy common security policies across multiple units and multiple customers.

Offering access to real-time information about the firewall deployment, the centralized console enables MSPs to quickly and easily generate reports on one or all of their Barracuda NextGen Firewalls, or create pre-configured templates for easy rollout. Together, these features increase system availability for the MSP’s customers while keeping administrative time and operation costs in check.

End-to-End Security and Data Protection
The virtual and public cloud versions of the firewall fit easily into a variety of environments that MSPs support. To create a robust service package for their customers, MSPs can bundle the new offerings with Intronis’ other data protection solutions including the award-winning Intronis ECHOplatform, which enables IT service providers to securely protect businesses’ physical and virtual data through a rebrandable software-only solution, and Barracuda Backup – Intronis MSP Edition, a subscription-based data protection solution that simplifies business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) service delivery.

Intronis MSP Solutions’ fixed-fee pricing simplifies budgeting and planning for MSPs, and as an added advantage, with the virtual firewall MSPs can reduce the management associated with physical hardware, such as shipping costs, upgrades, and replacement.

About Intronis MSP Solutions
Intronis MSP Solutions provides security and data protection for businesses, delivered exclusively through the IT channel. Intronis enables MSPs to centrally deploy and manage a broad portfolio of services — protecting business-critical files, folders, email, applications, and servers, locally and in the cloud — through a rebrandable console that integrates with major RMM and PSA tools. MSPs benefit from fixed pricing plans and partner enablement tools that help MSPs accelerate growth and profits.

About Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda  simplifies IT with cloud-enabled solutions that empower customers to protect their networks, applications, and data, regardless of where they reside. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud, and hybrid deployments. Barracuda’s customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security. For more information, visit barracuda.com.

SOURCE: Barracuda Networks, Inc.