Barracuda Networks Inc. announced the availability of Barracuda Web Security Flex, a hybrid Web-security solution that unifies SaaS, appliance and remote filtering deployment options under a single management and reporting portal. Barracuda Web Security Flex delivers enterprise-class Web security to protect onsite and remote users, and gives administrators the peace of mind in choosing security first and deployment details later.
"Barracuda Web Security Flex is all about choice for the enterprise," said Dean Drako, president and CEO of Barracuda Networks. "We've made that choice simple by offering maximum security coverage across all locations and users in one solution that is easily scalable as the corporate needs grow. Our all-inclusive user-based pricing structure allows for best-of-breed security and central management, regardless of location or device."
Barracuda Web Security Flex reduces management complexity, security concerns and overall costs with a variety of deployment methods. Deployment flexibility enables organizations to choose any combination and to make changes – at no cost – as the network grows and needs evolve. This flexibility allows organizations to focus on providing strong protection against the latest Web attacks and threats and not on technology deployment limitations. Barracuda Web Security Flex deployment options include:
• Appliance - onsite hardware ideal for headquarters or data center locations
• Virtual Appliance - virtual version of the hardware appliance
• Web Security Agent - tamper-proof software agent for laptop users
• SaaS - cloud-based filtering ideal for remote workers
Barracuda Web Security Flex includes a unified management framework via the Barracuda Portal for global policy enforcement and centralized reporting, across all locations and devices. The portal includes directory integration for group- or individual-based policies, pre-defined security policies, and a wealth of security, compliance and usage reports.
?Barracuda Web Security Flex provides straightforward pricing, with no agent fees, no capital-intensive hardware fees, and no extra service fees. For a single per user cost, organizations can enforce policies and protect users regardless if they are on the network or remote. This all-inclusive pricing eliminates budget constraints and rollout concerns that can compromise the security of users.??
"As a State of Georgia government entity, we are required to block our users from visiting pornographic and gambling sites," said Geoff Catron, Director of Networks and Information Security with Technical College System of Georgia. "Using Barracuda's Web Security solution, we're able to leverage the hybrid deployment capabilities with appliances and the cloud service to protect over 100,000 users at our 125 plus campuses, learning centers and economic development sites. It's a simple way to make sure our users are protected no matter where they are accessing the Web."
Barracuda Web Security Flex allows organizations to harness the power of Web 2.0 applications while protecting users against fast moving, aggressive Web threats. The solution includes cloud-based malware analysis, advanced URL filtering, and extensive coverage for content types and applications, enabling administrators to regulate Web content and Web 2.0 applications. This launch marks the complete integration of the award-winning Purewire Web Security Service, which was the cornerstone of Barracuda Networks’ acquisition of Purewire Inc. in October 2009.??
Barracuda Web Security Flex is available immediately with pricing starting at $1 per user per month. International pricing and availability varies according to region.