Barracuda firewalls rely on R&S®PACE 2

Customer product: CloudGen Firewall


“We are committed to provide award-winning products and excellent support for our customers and partners. This is only possible if our technology partners can live up to the same high expectations and standards. Throughout our entire partnership, we have always felt very well looked after by Rohde & Schwarz, who have always been highly committed to provide a timely solution to any problem.”

Dr. Klaus M. Gheri
VP & GM Network Security, Barracuda

Background information

When Barracuda first engaged with ipoque, a Rohde & Schwarz company back in 2007, their enterprise customers were most concerned about the unauthorized use of Skype, other P2P applications and instant messaging. As times change, the need for application awareness and traffic visibility is still the same but the challenges have changed. Enterprise concerns are shifting to securing enterprise applications hosted in private and public clouds, protecting east-west data center traffic and preventing unwanted traffic and malware on the corporate network.

By embedding the DPI software R&S®PACE2 at the core of their CloudGen firewall F-Series, Barracuda is able to classify network applications up to layer 7 regardless of advanced obfuscation, encryption or port hopping techniques. This application visibility allows for controlling network traffic and for facilitating the secure delivery of critical cloud business applications.

As a result, Barracuda’s virtual and cloud-based F-Series firewalls are enhanced to facilitate real-time policy and security management in order to protect today’s distributed enterprise networks of office sites, data centers and mobile workers. This has increased their customers’ satisfaction by providing a trusted network protection solution.

Customer interview Barracuda Networks

Bernhard Patsch, Senior Director of Engineering explains why Barracuda has been licensing
DPI from ipoque for more than ten years now.

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