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Press Release: Barracuda Continues to Enable Mobility Initiatives for K-12 Organizations with Strong Web Security Update
Barracuda Web Filter Update Offers Wireless Access Point Integration and Extended Support for Google Chromebooks
Campbell, Calif. – June 19, 2014 – Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA), a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, today announced the release of the new Barracuda Web Filter version 8.0, further extending the company’s support of mobility initiatives for K-12 organizations.
Highlights of the Barracuda Web Filter version 8.0 include:
Support for Chromebooks – Administrators now can leverage proxy authentication on the Barracuda Web Filter to enforce user-based policies on Chromebooks – in addition to Windows and MacBooks – for users browsing outside the network perimeter.
Wireless Access Point (WAP) Integration – As students and staff join campus wireless networks on their personal devices, user identity information can be passed seamlessly from the access point controller to the Barracuda Web Filter giving administrators more control and visibility into browsing activity, bandwidth usage, and more.
Extended Web application monitoring – Expanding the monitoring and alerting capabilities around keywords and phrases pertaining to harassment, weapons or other inappropriate or suspicious content, administrators now can monitor data patterns for other sensitive information and receive alerts on flagged student privacy data such as credit card and social security numbers.
Customizable dashboards – Administrators now can create and interact with multiple dashboards that summarize Web traffic and user activity, including browsing data, bandwidth usage, and infection statistics, to better understand specific network activities.
“The increasing adoption of mobile devices on school campuses is evident, making mobility a critical piece of the content security puzzle,” says Stephen Pao, GM Security, Barracuda. “We continue to deliver industry leading security solutions to K-12 organizations that allow them to better manage and enable mobile initiatives. With the latest release of Barracuda Web Filter 8.0, combined with the Barracuda Mobile Device Manager, schools can easily and affordably advance their BYOD and 1-to-1 initiatives.“
Pricing and Availability
Barracuda Web Filter version 8.0 is available immediately at no additional charge to existing customers on the current hardware platform with an active Energize Updates subscription or with an active virtual appliance license.
Barracuda Web Filter is priced starting at U.S. list price $1,499 USD for the appliance and $399 USD per year for Energize Updates in North America. Energize Updates subscriptions include ongoing content filtering, application, antispyware, antivirus and security definitions. International pricing and availability vary by region. Special pricing is available for educational institutions. For more information, please visit http://www.barracuda.com/edu.
About the Barracuda Web Filter
The Barracuda Web Filter is a Web content filtering solution that enables the connected business to benefit from new technologies and online tools, without being exposed to lost productivity, wasted bandwidth, and data loss. As new requirements emerge, such as social networking control, the Barracuda Web Filter is updated automatically with new capabilities to meet those requirements. It enables highly granular, real-time visibility into online activity, broken down by individual users and applications, letting administrators create and enforce effective content and access policies. The Barracuda Web Filter includes unlimited agents and software licenses to enforce content and access policies on mobile devices being used outside the corporate network. To learn more, visit: http://www.barracuda.com/webfilter.
About Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA)
Barracuda provides cloud-connected security and storage solutions that simplify IT. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployments. Barracuda’s customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security. For additional information, please visit http://www.barracuda.com.
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