Next Gen Hardware Firewalls
AI powered security and traffic control for your e-commerce site
Shut down the advanced and zero-day threats that bypass traditional, signature-based IPS and antivirus engines with Barracud Firewall’s tightly integrated firewall technologies, including application profiling, intrusion prevention, web filtering, advanced threat and malware protection, antispam, and full-fledged network access control.
Every KubeServers accounts comes with a Barracuda hardware firewall free of charge
Advanced Threat Protection
While traditional solutions usually detect network threats after they have breached the network by sending log notifications to the administrator, the Barracuda Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) implements full system emulation, providing deep visibility into malware behavior. Files are checked against a cryptographic hash database that is constantly updated. In case the file is unknown, it is emulated in a virtual sandbox where malicious behavior can be discovered.
The Barracuda ATP offers Administrators granular, file-type-based control including automatic quarantine and block listing features to maintain the highest level of protection for an organization’s network.
Botnet and Spyware Protection
Botnet and Spyware Protection guards against botnet infections by blocking access to malicious sites and servers, and detects potentially infected clients based on DNS Sinkholing technology. DNS Sinkholing blocks clients from accessing malicious domains by monitoring outbound DNS requests passing through the firewall. DNS requests to malicious domains are redirected to an internal sinkhole, thereby preventing data exfiltration and identifying the victim. Once an infected client is detected, it can be isolated automatically. An alert can also be created or reported by the Barracuda Firewall Report Creator.
Intrusion Detection & Prevention
The Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IDS/IPS) of the KubeServers Firewall strongly enhances network security by providing complete and comprehensive real-time network protection against a broad range of network threats, vulnerabilities, exploits, and exposures in operating systems, applications, and databases preventing network attacks such as:
- SQL injections & arbitrary code executions
- Access control attempts & privilege escalations
- Cross-Site Scripting & buffer overflows
- Denial of Service (DoS) and DDoS attacks
- Directory traversal, probing and scanning attempts
- Backdoor attacks, Trojans, rootkits, viruses and spyware
The Malware Protection built into the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall shields the internal network from malicious content by scanning web content (HTTP and HTTPs), email (SMTP, POP3), and file transfers (FTP) via two fully integrated antivirus engines. Barracuda Malware protection is based on regular signature updates as well as advanced heuristics to detect malware or other potentially unwanted programs even before signatures are available. Barracuda Malware Protection covers viruses, worms, Trojans, malicious java applets, and programs using known exploits on PDF, picture and office documents, macro viruses, and many more, even when using stealth or morphing techniques for obfuscation.
All Barracuda KubeServers Firewall models can apply IPS, Virus Protection, Application Control, URL Filter and even Advanced Threat Protection to SSL encrypted web traffic using the standard ‘ trusted man-in-the-middle’ approach. SSL Interception can be fine-tuned to exempt local networks, users/groups, URL Filter categories or custom defined domains from SSL Inspection.
At the heart of every Barracuda KubeServers Firewall is a high performance stateful deep packet inspection engine examining the header as well as the data part of every passing packet. Malformed packets are disregarded, protecting the infrastructure behind the Barracuda device against network level attacks. Protocol compliant packages are then checked to match any of the defined firewall rules.
Deep Application Context
The deep application context analysis allows for deeper inspection of the application data stream by continually evaluating the actual intention of applications and the respective users. Administrators can thereby gain detailed insight into what a specific application was used for or if a user was trying to circumvent the corporate application usage policy.
The Barracuda NextGen Report Creator is a free tool that allows administrators to collect and consolidate traffic and application usage statistics from multiple Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series units and to create easy-to-read reports in PDF format. Report tasks can be scheduled at various times during the day or week and distributed automatically via email. Besides predefined out-of-the-box reports such as Top Applications, Top Blocked URL Categories and Websites, Top Users by Bandwidth, as well as activity reports for specific users, the reporting engine provides customizable granular reports on user activity, activities during last day/week/month, etc.
Single Pass Architecture
Once a data packet is opened up for inspection by the Firewall, all other security inspection mechanisms like IPS/IDS, anti-virus are also applied to the packet or stream of consecutive packets. Security inspection is done in single pas mode without the need to hand over to a separate proxy.