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Securing and managing enterprise Web applications through an intuitive real-time user interface



Traditionally, system administrators lock down host computers through a network firewall in order to ensure network security. However, a typical network firewall cannot restrict traffic to HTTP and HTTPS, as this traffic can contain command exploits leveraging vulnerabilities in the Web application itself. These exploits can result in data leakage, site defacement and other attacks by hackers that compromise both the privacy and integrity of vital data. Businesses of all sizes that operate their own Web applications should ensure that their Web sites are protected against application vulnerabilities by augmenting their security practices with a Web application security solution.

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The Barracuda Web Application Firewall provides complete protection of Web applications and is designed to enforce policies for both internal and external data security standards, such as Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). In addition, the Barracuda Web Application Firewall 460 and higher models feature a comprehensive set of application delivery capabilities designed to improve the performance, scalability and manageability of today’s most demanding data center infrastructures.The major capabilities and benefits of the Barracuda Web Application Firewall include:

  • Comprehensive Web Site Protection: The Barracuda Web Application Firewall proxies all Web traffic, providing complete protection in front of your Web sites. Web site protection capabilities include: HTTP protocol compliance, protection against common/high-visibility attacks, protection against attacks based on session state, online form field validation, outbound data theft protection, Web site cloaking, anti-Web crawling and application denial of service (DoS) protection, as well as fine-grain controls.
  • Application Access Control: The Barracuda Web Application Firewall provides PKI support to provide certificate verification and prevents cookie tampering to ensure hidden or read-only form fields are not changed by the user.
  • Application Delivery and Acceleration: In addition to the security and access control benefits of Barracuda Web Application Firewall, there are also additional operational capabilities. Capabilities include SSL offloading, SSL acceleration, load balancing and high availability.
  • Logging, Monitoring and Reporting: The Barracuda Web Application Firewall features advanced capabilities to provide immediate feedback to operations teams that deploy, manage and secure mission critical applications. Besides a system log, Web firewall log, traditional Web log and audit log, the Barracuda Web Application Firewall also provides specific reports relevant to PCI compliance.


The Barracuda Web Application Firewall protects Web applications and Web services from malicious attacks, increasing the performance and scalability of these applications. The Barracuda Web Application Firewall offers every capability needed to deliver, secure and manage enterprise Web applications from a single appliance through an intuitive, real-time user interface.

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