New Barracuda SD-WAN Service Built Natively on Microsoft Azure

Service providers can create a SASE offering in public cloud.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

July 16, 2020

2 Min Read
CPaaS, Cloud Computing, networking

A new Barracuda SD-WAN service is the first SD-WAN offering that runs inside Microsoft Azure virtual WAN hubs.

With Barracuda CloudGen WAN, companies and service providers can create a secure access service edge (SASE)  in public cloud.

Hubs can interconnect through the Microsoft Global Network. The new service, deployed directly from Azure, works out of the box with smart default configurations. And it provides the option to bill hourly through the Azure Marketplace.


Barracuda’s Joe Goldgof

Mike Goldgof is Barracuda‘s senior director of product marketing.

“Barracuda CloudGen WAN enables our channel partners to offer customers an easy-to-deploy and easy-to-manage SD-WAN solution that reduces network costs and improves application performance,” he said. “MSP partners will be able to provide a high-performance managed SD-WAN service on a global scale. The offering creates new opportunities for Barracuda’s partners as it allows them to serve a new segment of customers that are currently unable to take advantage of the existing difficult-to-deploy SD-WAN solutions.”

Overcoming Security Challenges

In the recent report, Barracuda found that SD-WAN is being used by more than half of those who have added security to their public cloud.

We recently compiled a list of 20 top SD-WAN providers offering products and services via channel partners.

“SD-WAN can help overcome the top two security challenges organizations are facing when it comes to public cloud: lack of access control and backhauling traffic,” it said.

Barracuda CloudGen WAN can be deployed for as many regions as needed. It is administered centrally in the CloudGen WAN portal for all office locations and remote endpoints.

“Existing SD-WAN solutions can be complex and difficult to deploy, requiring customers to have trained network and security resources that they typically lack,” Goldgof said. “Barracuda CloudGen WAN is deployed directly from the Azure portal and administered via a SaaS service, featuring default configurations that make deployment much easier.”

Barracuda will continue to partner closely with Microsoft to bring to customers high performance security and networking solutions, he said.

“Cloud-native, secure SD-WAN technology, like the new CloudGen WAN service from Barracuda, provides a fast, reliable and direct path to Microsoft Azure,” said Yousef Khalidi, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of Azure networking. “We’re pleased to collaborate with Barracuda for this new wave of faster public cloud adoption to help our joint customers optimize network performance.”

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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