Barracuda NG Firewall now offers iOS, Citrix Xen and Mac OS Keychain


20th of March, 2012 Bookmark and Share
Basingstoke, UK - March 20, 2012 - Barracuda Networks has added several key features to the latest release of its Barracuda NG Firewall product including: support for iOS mobile devices; integration to the Mac OS Keychain and support for Citrix Xen and open source Xen hypervisors.
In addition, many components of the Barracuda NG Firewall graphical user interface (GUI) have been simplified to allow customers to get up and running faster than ever before.
Klaus Gheri, vice president of product management Europe for Barracuda Networks, said: “Every new firmware release is a result of listening closely to our customers. This latest release reflects the fact that mobile devices and virtualisation have become ubiquitous across the enterprise. NG Firewall can help businesses of any size embrace these trends more easily while improving management, reducing costs, and consolidating their security.”
Full details of all the new features of Barracuda NG Firewall 5.2.3 are available at www.barracuda.com/doc. Key highlights include:
1. iOS Mobile device VPN Support: New support for the IPsec XAUTH authentication standard lets customers easily create IPSec VPN tunnels between Barracuda NG Firewalls and mobile devices such as iPads or iPhones.
2. Support for Xen virtualisation: Support for Citrix Xen and open source Xen hypervisors allows administrators to deploy either XVA, ZIP or OVF virtual appliances depending on their environment.
3. Mac Client 3.1: The new version includes the most requested feature by early adopters: Integration to the Keychain. Upon connecting to the VPN server, the VPN client transparently reads the password from the Keychain and submits to the VPN server, essentially offering a single-sign-on methodology.
4. GUI simplification and renaming to better match industry standards: Large components of the Barracuda NG Firewall interface were recently revised to be more intuitive, allowing faster set up of a single firewall unit, and better reflecting industry naming standards.
5. IPFIX Support: This enables larger organisations and managed security service providers (MSSPs) with their own network surveillance infrastructure to more easily integrate the Barracuda NG Firewall to their existing network monitoring infrastructure.
About Barracuda Networks Inc.

Barracuda Networks Inc. combines premise-based gateways and software, cloud services, and sophisticated remote support to deliver comprehensive security, networking and storage solutions. The company’s expansive product portfolio includes offerings for protection against email, Web and IM threats as well as products that improve application delivery and network access, message archiving, backup and data protection. Coca-Cola, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L'Oreal, and Europcar are among the more than 100,000 organizations protecting their IT infrastructures with Barracuda Networks’ range of affordable, easy-to-deploy and manage solutions. Barracuda Networks is privately held with its International headquarters in Campbell, Calif. For more information, please visit www.barracudanetworks.com.
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