Barracuda announces Availability of Its Barracuda NextGen Firewalls for Google Cloud Platform Customers

Barracuda NextGen Firewalls are now available for Google Cloud Platform customers. Designed for the cloud era, Barracuda NextGen Firewalls can be natively deployed in public cloud platforms to provide segmentation, security and connectivity in cloud and hybrid environments.

Barracuda NextGen Firewall was developed for highly distributed networks with the advanced security and management capabilities that are required for cloud and hybrid environments.

Barracuda NextGen Firewall – which is available directly on AWS Marketplace, Microsoft Azure, and now Google Cloud Platform – would provide flexible remote access, application visibility, user awareness, and highly granular security policy management to customers looking to securely leverage cloud platforms.

google cloud platform“With the launch of our Barracuda NextGen Firewall for Google Cloud Platform, we are broadening access to our security innovations built for cloud environments,” said Nicole Napiltonia, Vice President, Alliances at Barracuda. “The cloud brings about many benefits to organizations looking to efficiently scale their workloads and applications, and Google is without a doubt a key driver in this trend. We are excited to bring the Barracuda NextGen Firewall to Google Cloud Platform customers, helping them maximize their cloud investments securely and affordably.”

Traditional Firewall Comparison

Traditional next-generation firewalls are designed to be deployed at the gateway in backhauled network environments, says Barracuda, which is not sufficient for today’s cloud and hybrid environments.

Barracuda NextGen Firewall was designed for the cloud era, with features that enable direct access to cloud applications in dispersed networks where quality of service, network reliability, and secure connectivity are required at every location.

“Google Cloud Platform helps customers spend less time managing infrastructure, provisioning servers and configuring networks and more time focusing on their own core businesses,” said Adam Massey, Director, Strategic Technology Partners, Google. “Barracuda operates with a philosophy to simplify IT for customers, and they bring a valuable security contribution to GCP.”

Barracuda NextGen Firewall for Google Cloud Platform is available immediately with BYOL licenses from Barracuda.