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Key Benefits of Barracuda’s Secure SD-WAN Solution

Unlike SD-WAN solutions that only provide connectivity—requiring a separate security solution—Barracuda CloudGen Firewall combines a complete set of SD-WAN capabilities with advanced, multi-layered security technologies in a single unit.

Deploy it just the way you need: Barracuda CloudGen Firewall is available on-premises as a physical or virtual appliance, or in the cloud.

Avoid deployment hassles with Zero-Touch Deployment—remote-location personnel without IT expertise can simply plug in the appliance, and it will automatically connect to Barracuda Firewall Control Center, download and install its configuration file, and deploy itself on the network.

Maintain a unified security posture across your hybrid and multi-cloud environment simply and cost-effectively with Barracuda Firewall Control Center—no matter how complex or distributed your networks become.

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall gives you the SD-WAN tools you need to easily:

  • Improve overall connectivity
  • Increase network flexibility and agility
  • Improve application performance
  • Reduce overall cost
  • Reduce cost for MPLS services
  • Reduce physical infrastructure

SD-WAN Solution Matrix

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Barracuda’s Secure SD-WAN Solution vs Competing Deployment Options

In a recent survey conducted by Vanson Bourne for Barracuda, a majority of your peers agree that security is the top concern when moving to SD-WAN. To address those concerns, organizations like yours typically adopt one of these four strategies.

Cloud-only based security and SD‑WAN solution

Despite the hype over cloud-managed SD-WAN, many organizations are avoiding this option. IT professionals express their concerns about disclosing confidential data like VPN credentials to a cloud-managed SD-WAN vendor. What’s more, many organizations see that regulatory compliance prevents them from rolling-out cloud-managed or cloud-hosted SD-WAN solutions globally.

Pure-cloud managed security and SD‑WAN solution

Adding pure-play SD-WAN products featuring basic security like cloud-based web filtering and basic firewalling on top of their existing security can provide cost savings and help organizations save on bandwidth costs. However, it is a two-box solution, which means less flexibility and higher IT overhead. Yet the built-in security capabilities of many SD‑WAN appliances are inadequate to provide sufficient protection against today’s increasingly advanced threats.

Two or more pure-play solutions for security and SD‑WAN

The best-of-breed approach: Implementing two or more pure-play solutions to address security and SD-WAN separately would seem to offer the best of both worlds. The downside is that it is extremely costly and will incur twice the management overhead as there are effectively two boxes not talking to each other.

Single-box solution combining advanced security and SD‑WAN

A majority of IT professionals claims they would favor an easier-to-administer single-box solution with the best possible security and SD-WAN connectivity and can compromise on WAN optimization capabilities. Advanced capabilities, like Advanced Threat Protection and centralized management are very important or crucial to their SD-WAN decision. Barracuda Networks provides this option via its CloudGen Firewall.

Why Barracuda?

Barracuda’s CloudGen Firewall redefines the role of the firewall from a pure perimeter security solution to a distributed network optimization solution that can scale across any number of locations and applications. In addition to typical security and application regulation functions, the firewall regulates traffic flows and provides SD-WAN features to economically route traffic across the extended network while improving performance.



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2019 Carrier Programs

A high-level overview of Datalink Networks' Managed SD-Wan Services and partner providers (wireline, cable and hardware).

Datalink Networks wide array of partners ensures your network the highest performance at the lowest price.

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2019 Managed Firewall Services

A high-level overview of Datalink Networks' Managed SD-Wan Firewall Program Benefit

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2019 SD-WAN Firewall Program Benefits

A high-level over view of the firewall managed services solution is a monthly service that will provide a customer the ability to have our team configure, analyze and report on necessary features and capabilities of the firewall.

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