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  • 6 November 2019 09:45

Barracuda launches Cloud Application Protection to secure web apps

Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, today announced its new Cloud Application Protection (CAP) platform to address the escalating application security threats faced by today’s organisations. Barracuda CAP provides web application security, including a new WAF-as-a-Service solution that is built on Microsoft Azure and available in the Azure Marketplace.

New platform features globally available and scalable WAF-as-a-service solution built on Microsoft Azure, and available in Azure Marketplace

Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, today announced its new Cloud Application Protection (CAP) platform to address the escalating application security threats faced by today’s organisations. Barracuda CAP provides web application security, including a new WAF-as-a-Service solution that is built on Microsoft Azure and available in the Azure Marketplace.

Digital transformation is driving changes in enterprises that are making web applications critical to their business. Applications in the cloud and on-premises need to be secured, yet only 10 percent are currently protected by web application firewalls.1 This is primarily due to the complexity and resources required to manage web application firewalls.

As part of the Barracuda Cloud Application Protection (CAP) platform, the new WAF-as-a-Service is fully featured yet easy to deploy and manage. This brings application security to a broader market. In addition to WAF capabilities, the CAP platform also includes application vulnerability scanning and remediation, advanced bot protection, DDoS protection, and API security.

Barracuda’s WAF-as-a-Service uses Azure to provide local availability and ease-of-deployment across all 54 Azure regions. Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service retains the granular controls and customisation offered in Barracuda’s WAF — yet it can be deployed as a service from the Azure Marketplace within only a few clicks and, within minutes, protect an organisation’s web-facing applications.

“Organisations need application security that’s both easy to manage and flexible enough to protect applications wherever they are deployed,” said Tim Jefferson, SVP of Data Protection, Network and Application Security, Engineering and Product Management, at Barracuda. “Barracuda Cloud Application Protection platform and WAF-as-a-Service hosted on the public cloud make that possible for a broader market.”

At Microsoft’s Ignite conference in the US this week, Barracuda will also highlight its CloudGen Firewall with Microsoft Virtual WAN support. The Barracuda CloudGen Firewall is the first security solution to support all Microsoft Virtual WAN features including recently accounced multi-link support, providing customers looking to migrate to Office 365 the option of leveraging an Azure backbone to mitigate latency for distributed or remote users.

Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President, Cybersecurity Solutions Group, Microsoft Corp. said: “Barracuda has experience in security, and they understand how to work with partners and customers in our ecosystem. We look forward to continuing to work with Barracuda to help organisations operate in the cloud securely.”

Resources:

Get more information on Barracuda Cloud Application Protection platform: URL TK

Get more information about Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service: https://www.barracuda.com/waf-as-a-service

Get more information about Barracuda CloudGen Firewall: https://www.barracuda.com/products/cloudgenfirewall

Get more information about Barracuda Solutions for Microsoft Azure: https://www.barracuda.com/programs/azure

Read the blog post: URL TK

1 Gartner, Defining Cloud Web Application and API Protection Services, Jeremy D'Hoinne, Adam Hils, Published: 26 February 2019

About Barracuda

At Barracuda we strive to make the world a safer place. We believe every business deserves access to cloud-enabled, enterprise-grade security solutions that are easy to buy, deploy, and use. We protect email, networks, data and applications with innovative solutions that grow and adapt with our customers’ journey. More than 150,000 organisations worldwide trust Barracuda to protect them — in ways they may not even know they are at risk — so they can focus on taking their business to the next level. For more information, visit barracuda.com.

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