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The new service aims to accelerate Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) deployments.

This week Barracuda announced a cloud-native SASE platform that enables businesses to control access to data from any device, anytime, anywhere. The platform brings together Secure SD-WAN, Firewall-as-a-Service, Zero Trust Network Access, and Secure Web Gateway technology from Barracuda to achieve SASE convergence.

Cloud-native SASE platform enables modern security architectures by allowing security inspection and policy enforcement in the cloud, at the branch, or on the device.

The Cloud-native SASE platform includes the releases of Barracuda CloudGen WAN and Barracuda CloudGen Firewall which add several security and network capabilities.

For example, it will enable security services on customers’ cloud hubs. This in addition to being able to run them directly on their site devices.

The service will also improve application performance with dynamic Forward Error Correction (FEC), extending SD-WAN benefits to branches with single ISP connectivity.

Securing remote access to help hybrid work environments

The platform provides flexible secure remote access capabilities, minimizing latency with point-to-cloud connectivity. It also streamlines OT/IoT deployments by enabling scalable connectivity and out-of-the-box security, with Barracuda Secure Connector now able to network directly with CloudGen Firewall or cloud hub.

In addition, as part of the platform, Barracuda is integrating its ZTNA product, Barracuda CloudGen Access, with its cloud secure web gateway product, Barracuda Content Shield. The integration of CloudGen Access and Content Shield features common identity, client, and installation.

Barracuda recently acquired SKOUT Cybersecurity to expand its portfolio with a powerful XDR platform for MSPs that is backed by a 24×7 SOC. The company also integrates its solutions with Open XDR platforms such as Stellar Cyber. Along with its expanded Professional Services offerings, Barracuda can help close the gap in skilled staff to address the always-evolving threat landscape.

“As businesses move assets to the public cloud, it makes sense to consider going with SASE offerings that are cloud-native. That way there’s proximity between network access entry and where the assets are, as well as the benefit of the global public cloud architecture,” said Tim Jefferson, SVP, Engineering for Data, Network, and Application Security at Barracuda.