Next-Generation Firewall Appliance Simplifies Advanced Network Protection for Customers
Chelmsford, Mass. – June 27, 2016 – Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA) today announced that its Intronis MSP Solutions, a provider of data protection and security solutions for managed service providers, has expanded its security offerings to include a subscription-based firewall appliance, the Barracuda NextGen Firewall – Intronis MSP Edition. Available today in North America, the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series provides MSPs with a turnkey solution that optimizes the security, performance, and availability of their customers’ networks.
Powered by Barracuda’s advanced global threat intelligence framework, the award-winning Barracuda NextGen Firewall is a cloud-ready firewall that goes beyond traditional next-generation security, improving performance and connectivity for an efficient and economical way to safely enable cloud adoption. Designed for MSPs with multiple customers and locations, each firewall can be controlled through a single centralized management console that makes it easier to deploy common security policies across multiple units.
“In today’s dynamic threat environment, MSPs are looking for new ways to protect their customers against targeted attacks and data loss,” said Brian Babineau, General Manager, MSP Solutions, at Barracuda. “With the addition of the Barracuda NextGen Firewall to our growing portfolio, we are empowering MSPs with a comprehensive way to easily manage multiple security and data protection solutions, while offering customers proven technologies to protect their networks and data against the most sophisticated attacks.”
Barracuda NextGen Firewall – Intronis MSP Edition can be combined 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, or Barracuda Backup – Intronis MSP Edition, a subscription-based data protection solution that simplifies business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) service delivery. Intronis’ fixed-fee pricing per account offers MSPs the ability to streamline their pricing strategy and simplify their account management.
Integrated Next-Generation Security
The initial rollout includes the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series, which is purpose-built for modern, distributed networks and helps simplify the complex job of ensuring network performance across multiple locations. The Barracuda NextGen Firewall is application-aware to help regulate application usage and intelligently prioritize network traffic, and it includes advanced security capabilities that help MSPs protect their customers against malicious threats. Additionally, the Barracuda NextGen Firewall gives MSPs granular, file-type-based control, including automatic quarantine and blacklisting, which allows them to maintain the highest level of protection for their SMB customers’ networks.
Improved Efficiencies, Scalability, and Lower Costs
The Barracuda NextGen Firewall’s integrated WAN optimization, coupled with dedicated centralized management of appliances, enables MSPs to increase system availability for their customers while helping keep administrative time and operation costs low. MSPs can create pre-configured templates for easy rollout, gain access to real-time information about the security deployment, and quickly and easily generate reports on one or all Barracuda NextGen Firewalls.
“Through our new firewall offering, we are able to provide more value to our MSP channel partners and give them the ability to expand their addressable market and revenue potential with a comprehensive security solution,” said Babineau.
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. Intronis was acquired in October 2015 by Barracuda. To learn more about Intronis MSP Solutions, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, and read the Intronis Cloud Backup and Recovery Blog.
About Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA)
Barracuda (NYSE: CUDA) 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 additional information, please visit barracuda.com.
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