Campbell, CA (PRWEB) September 04, 2013
Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of security and storage solutions, today announced the new Barracuda Firewall X100 and X101, next-generation firewalls designed for small businesses. Barracuda also released new firmware, version 6.1, which includes powerful configuration wizards that make setup and network configurations a simple and seamless experience, as well as updated security enhancements including secure remote access through an integrated SSL VPN.
According to Compass Intelligence, there are approximately 22 million companies worldwide with less than 1,000 employees, and approximately three million in the U.S. alone. Many of these organizations lack the resources of larger organizations with dedicated IT staff and budgets. Unfortunately, the increasing sophistication of security threats does not discriminate by business size or IT budget. These smaller organizations all have critical business data and need to implement a security solution that protects them and fits into their constrained IT budget.
“The Barracuda Firewall is ideal for small businesses where employees bring their own laptops and may use social media and other consumer-facing web applications at work,” said Stephen Pao, GM Security Business, Barracuda. “The new Barracuda Firewall X100 series empowers administrators, enabling those small businesses to protect their businesses with comprehensive next-generation firewalling, but without the pricing that breaks budgets.”
Barracuda recently conducted a study among more than 100 organizations to analyze the relationship between ease of use, firewall configurations and security gaps. The study found that one out of two companies experienced network downtime as a result of misconfigured firewall rules. This study underpins the importance of delivering powerful functionality that is also easy to set up and manage. Designed with this ease of use in mind, Barracuda Firewall version 6.1 offers:
Pricing and Availability
Barracuda Firewall version 6.1 is available immediately at no additional charge to existing customers on the current hardware platform with an active Energize Updates subscription. The Barracuda Firewall list price starts at $999 USD for the appliance and list price of $179 USD for Energize Updates. An optional Instant Replacement service featuring priority replacement of failed hardware and complimentary refresh of four-year old hardware units is available starting at list price of $199 USD per year. International pricing and availability vary by region.
Live Demo: https://firewall.barracuda.com
2013 Firewall Configuration Study Infographic: http://www.barracuda.com/firewall/configstudy
“Augmenting Next-Generation Firewalls with the Cloud” whitepaper by IDC: http://www.barracuda.com/idcnextgen
Barracuda Firewall Product Blog: https://www.barracuda.com/products/firewall/blog
About Barracuda Firewall
The Barracuda Firewall is the next-generation firewall for small to mid-sized organizations. It enables enforcement of granular content and access policies based on Layer 7 application visibility and user-identity awareness. The Barracuda Firewall leverages the cloud to perform compute-intensive content filtering and reporting—minimizing on-site resource needs and making scaling for growth easy and affordable. Centralized, cloud-based management with an intuitive interface and simple, yet powerful controls makes it very easy to use. And it’s easily accessible via a web browser or mobile app. To learn more, visit: https://www.barracuda.com/firewall.
About Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Protecting users, applications, and data for more than 150,000 organizations worldwide, Barracuda Networks provides powerful, easy-to-use, affordable IT solutions. The company's 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 on Twitter: @barracuda.