Barracuda Expands SASE Platform For Hybrid Cloud Deployments


Barracuda Networks announced the expansion of its cloud-native SASE platform.

Barracuda’s SASE platform streamlines Secure SD-WAN, firewall-as-a-service, Zero Trust Network Access, and Secure Web Gateway functionality and incorporates secure connectivity to industrial IoT devices. The expansion includes new capabilities for hybrid deployment models and IIoT environments. Additionally, new technology integrations offer secure data transfer, orchestration, asset management, and anomaly detection.

As part of the Barracuda SASE platform, CloudGen WAN, Barracuda’s Secure SD-WAN service and firewall-as-a-service, now provides a private service edge for hybrid deployments. Private service edge is ideal for organisations that need to follow certain geopolitical requirements or need full control over the data plane. Private service edge devices provide the same security and networking functionality scope as the cloud service and are administered and maintained via a central management platform.

Barracuda CloudGen WAN now offers Secure Connector virtual appliances and new ruggedised site devices. These updates provide highly scalable internet-of-things connectivity and cloud and private service edge-based security for IIoT endpoints. The Secure Connector endpoint virtual agent can be deployed in Docker environments for a wide range of third-party IIoT solutions.

Barracuda integrates with specialised technology partners, including FireMon, Skybox, TTTech, and Nozomi, to meet digitalisation’s specific challenges and requirements and the internet of things. These integrations allow customers to enable secure data transfer, take advantage of automated incident response, and align with the latest IIoT security standards.

As part of Barracuda’s SASE platform, Barracuda CloudGen Access now offers new tools and capabilities that radically simplify deployments. CloudGen Access is now available with a turnkey proxy for simple deployment and a cloud user directory connector to easily sync users and groups.