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Barracuda Drops Cloud-Delivered Web Application Firewall Service

May 16, 2018 / Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

Barracuda Networks now sells its web application firewall (WAF) as a cloud-delivered, managed service. The security vendor previously offered the WAF as a hardware device, a virtual appliance, or a public-cloudappliance in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. Barracuda’s virtual appliance WAF is the No. 1 deployed security solution across all three public clouds, said Nitzan Miron, vice president of product management and application security services at Barracuda. The new cloud-delivered version makes it easier to deploy, but gives customers the same ability to set customized policies that they expect from on-premises WAFs, Miron added. “It’s the best of both worlds,” he said. “It’s easy to set up. In a couple minutes you get your applications secured, and you don’t have to upgrade the software or ever replace hardware. And with cloud-based WAFs, they usually have very limited ability to customize. With WAF-as...