Campbell, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013
Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of security and storage solutions, today announced the release of firmware version 7.0 for the Barracuda Web Filter. Highlights of the new release include transparent inspection of SSL-encrypted traffic, proactive alerts for web policy violations, and a powerful new reporting engine.
Social media continues to play a critical role in the workplace, so blocking social media sites completely is not an option. Additionally, an increasing number of social media portals are encrypting Internet traffic, making it difficult to regulate and monitor this activity. NSS Labs recently reported that 25-35 percent of web traffic is SSL and in some environments, SSL-encrypted traffic can be as high as 70 percent.
"Social media has shifted IT focus from traditional network security to more advanced content security," said Stephen Pao, GM Security Business, Barracuda. "In the past, IT used think about regulating visits to sites or destinations. However, the requirement has evolved toward the need to decrypt, regulate, alert and report on social media traffic beyond its legitimate business use."
With version 7.0, the Barracuda Web Filter can be used to regulate and monitor social media usage at a very granular level. Highlighted capabilities include:
Pricing and Availability
Barracuda Web Filter version 7.0 is available immediately at no additional charge to existing customers on the current hardware platform with an active Energize Updates subscription or with an active virtual appliance license.
The Barracuda Web Filter is priced starting at $1,499 for the appliance and $399 per year for Energize Updates in North America. Energize Updates subscriptions include ongoing content filtering, application, antispyware, antivirus and security definitions. International pricing and availability vary by region.
Special pricing is available for educational institutions. For more information, please visit http://www.barracuda.com/edu.
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The Barracuda Web Filter Product Blog provides ongoing updates, commentary and analysis related to Barracuda’s web security product suite: https://www.barracuda.com/products/webfilter/blog
About the Barracuda Web Filter
The Barracuda Web Filter is a web content filtering solution that enables the connected business to benefit from new technologies and online tools, without being exposed to lost productivity, wasted bandwidth, and data loss. As new requirements emerge, such as social networking control, the Barracuda Web Filter is updated automatically with new capabilities to meet those requirements. It enables highly granular, real-time visibility into online activity, broken down by individual users and applications, letting administrators create and enforce effective content and access policies. The Barracuda Web Filter includes unlimited agents and software licenses to enforce content and access policies on mobile devices being used outside the corporate network. To learn more, visit: http://www.barracuda.com/webfilter.
About Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Protecting users, applications, and data for more than 150,000 organizations worldwide, Barracuda Networks has developed a global reputation as the go-to leader for powerful, easy-to-use, affordable IT solutions. The company's proven customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions for security and storage. For additional information, please visit http://www.barracuda.com or follow us on Twitter: @barracuda.
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