Barracuda CloudGen WAF available for Google Cloud Platform with its application protection and automation capabilities

Barracuda Networks Inc., provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, announced on Thursday availability of its CloudGen WAF on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). With trusted security capabilities in the public cloud, Barracuda is extending its CloudGen WAF to GCP customers for enhanced protection, time to market and automation capabilities.

Organizations have relied on Barracuda’s comprehensive approach to application security – including protection from OWASP Top 10, bots, DDoS, and zero-day threats – for applications in their private data centers for over a decade.

With Barracuda’s CloudGen WAF now available for GCP, customers can migrate their existing applications while maintaining consistency and control by reusing existing Barracuda configurations and security policies for an easier experience.

Building secure apps natively in GCP is simple with Barracuda’s CloudGen WAF which supports every billing model for more frictionless deployment in cloud. Combined with a fully featured REST API and automated vulnerability identification and remediation tools, SecOps teams are able to collaborate at the speed of DevOps and NetOps teams to easily deploy and maintain protection for applications. Barracuda’s uncompromised approach to application security reduces complexity, cost and promotes an agile, scalable defense.

“More customers trust Barracuda CloudGen WAF to secure their applications in cloud environments,” said Tim Jefferson, VP of Public Cloud at Barracuda. “We’re excited to bring the Barracuda CloudGen WAF to GCP customers, delivering the benefits that a purpose-engineered solution like CloudGen can offer.”

“Bringing Barracuda’s CloudGen WAF to GCP will help customers adopt an even more comprehensive security architecture,” said Vineet Bhan, Head of Security Partnerships, Google Cloud. “We’re excited to roll out these capabilities and to continue collaboration with Barracuda to keep customers’ applications in the cloud secure.”

The Barracuda CloudGen WAF for GCP inspects inbound web traffic and blocks many attacks targeted at applications. It also prevents data loss by inspecting outgoing server responses. The integrated access control engine lets you easily create granular access control policies for Authentication, Authorization & Accounting (AAA), giving users strong authentication and user control.

The built-in Barracuda Vulnerability Remediation Service automates vulnerability scanning and remediation, simplifies ongoing maintenance and accelerates development cycles making the Barracuda CloudGen WAF the ideal app security solution for Dev/Ops environments. Onboard L4/L7 load balancing capabilities let clients add back-end servers to scale deployments.

Application acceleration capabilities include SSL offloading, caching, compression, and connection pooling. It also detects and prevents OWASP Top Ten threats against applications; granular authentication and access control; scans websites and applications for vulnerabilities and provides virtual patching; and active DDoS prevention stops volumetric and application DDoS attacks before they reach the firewall.

Barracuda CloudGen WAF maintains policy and rule consistency across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. This provides ability to deploy consistent policies across cloud deployments, giving freedom to use similar app security technology wherever apps are hosted. Furthermore, this means consistent protection for apps, consistent behavior of apps, and consistent experiences for end-users.

Whether located in GCP or another supported cloud, users can transport applications between cloud platforms, with the confidence that CloudGen WAFs configuration in one environment will be replicable in the next.


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