Barracuda adds remote access functionality to CloudGen WAN offering

Barracuda adds remote access functionality to CloudGen WAN offering


Barracuda Networks has added new functionality to its CloudGen WAN solution, a SD-WAN service built natively on Microsoft Azure.

As a provider of cloud-enabled security solutions Barracuda’s update includes personal remote access functionality, enabling users to connect directly to CloudGen WAN gateways that run on Microsoft Azure Virtual Hubs.

“Adding personal remote access to CloudGen WAN provides another key piece as we build out an increasingly robust Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) offering,” said Tim Jefferson, SVP of data, network and application security, engineering at Barracuda.

“We are pleased to see the excitement and interest from customers and partners looking to this solution to address this SD-WAN and security needs.”

The personal remote access functionality bypasses the limitations of traditional VPN and eliminates the implicit trust model deployed by traditional point-to-site solutions, simplifying management and mitigating cyber risks as enterprises embrace increased workforce mobility.

In addition, users can authenticate via Microsoft Azure Active Directory, utilizing multi-factor authentication. User-to-application policies are automatically enforced by CloudGen WAN, replacing implicit trust of traditional VPN solutions.

At the same time, Barracuda is also introducing two new CloudGen WAN devices for industrial endpoints, CloudGen WAN T93 and CloudGen WAN T193 with fiber connectivity. This extends the CloudGen WAN connectivity and security to industrial sites.

In a July blog post about running SD-WAN virtual appliances natively in Azure Virtual WAN, Yousef Khalidi, corporate vice president of Azure Networking at Microsoft said:

“Barracuda is the first Virtual WAN partner to bring the advantage of this deep integration allowing customers to take advantage of SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) to improve performance while taking advantage of existing investments and skills.”

The new cloud-delivered personal remote access functionality will be available before the end of the year.

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