Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of content security, data protection and application delivery solutions, today announced new integration features for the Barracuda Web Application Firewall that extend centralization of front-end access controls, simplify management of production Web applications, and bolster overall security for enterprise networks and assets.
The Barracuda Web Application Firewall protects Web applications and Web services from malicious attacks, and also increases the performance and scalability of these applications. The new features enhance centralized access controls by offering integration with two major front-end access control systems for identity management and multi-factor authentication.
• RSA SecurID® – A powerful two-factor authentication solution that provides a more reliable level of user authentication than reusable passwords. Barracuda Web Application Firewall customers can integrate easily with RSA SecurID to enforce strong authentication before granting access to secure portions of various Web applications.
• CA SiteMinder® – Provides centralized Web access management that enables user authentication and single sign-on, authentication management, policy-based authorization, identity federation and auditing of access to Web applications and portals. Barracuda Web Application Firewall customers can leverage CA SiteMinder for single sign-on capabilities for protected Web applications.
The new centralized front-end access control integrations extend the Barracuda Web Application Firewall’s powerful capabilities beyond LDAP, RADIUS, PKI and other authentication schemes. By combining centralized access control capabilities with protocol inspection, organizations can more easily protect against threats including data leaks and access to unauthorized URLs without any special application-specific tuning or configuration. The Barracuda Web Application Firewall streamlines security and credential management through a central configuration management interface, ensuring consistent enforcement of access control and authentication across all Web applications.
“Web application security today means more than simply providing application security protocol and content inspection,” said Stephen Pao, vice president of product management for Barracuda Networks. “The Barracuda Web Application Firewall goes beyond traditional Web application point solutions and offers customers a full suite of application delivery capabilities, including load balancing, access control and acceleration, making it the most comprehensive Web application firewall on the market.”
The latest release of the Barracuda Web Application Firewall also includes advanced security information and event management (SIEM) integration with multiple third-party logging vendors. Barracuda Web Application Firewall customers can now integrate into their SIEM products to provide comprehensive, aggregated reports across multiple vendors and applications. For additional information, please visit the Barracuda Networks Product Management Blog latest post at blog.barracuda.com/.
Pricing and Availability
The Barracuda Web Application Firewall firmware release 7.4 is available immediately, with prices ranging from $5,000 to $35,000. International pricing and availability varies based on region.
About the Barracuda Web Application Firewall
The Barracuda Web Application Firewall (barracudanetworks.com) is a complete and powerful security solution for Web applications and Web sites. The Barracuda Web Application Firewall provides award-winning protection against hackers leveraging protocol or application vulnerabilities to instigate data theft, denial of service or Web site defacement. The Barracuda Web Application Firewall protects Web applications and Web services from malicious attacks, and can also increase the performance and scalability of these applications. The Barracuda Web Application Firewall offers every capability needed to deliver, secure and manage enterprise Web applications from a single appliance through an intuitive, real-time user interface.