NSS Labs Awards SD-WAN Recommended Rating to Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall received a Recommended Rating from NSS Labs in their 2019 SD-WAN Group Test. based on QoE, VoIP and video performance, TCO and security effectiveness.

The solution showed low fluctuations in call and video quality, even under adverse conditions like uplink connection loss or loss of connectivity to the central management system.

“This test confirms what we’re hearing from our customers about the stability and reliability of our solution,” said Klaus Gheri, VP of Network Security at Barracuda. “In the cloud era, distributed organizations need always-on high bandwidth connectivity to the cloud. Only a combination of SD-WAN and next-generation security capabilities can ensure that organizations can stay competitive.”

The report concluded June 19th, 2019 and was authored by Ahmad Basheer on the Barracuda Networks CloudGen Firewall F82 v7.2.3.

The time to create a configuration was under ten minutes and under three to deploy.

With the Centralized Management System offline the VoIP MOS was 4.41 and video was 4.53.

Three-year TCO was $110,084 and eight dollars per Mbps.

With WAN impairments, VoIP MOS was 4.41 and video MOS 4.48 – similar to the numbers above.

VPN throughput was 322 Mbps, above the 240 claimed by Barracuda and power fail and WAN link failover MOS scores were just a bit below the above scores.

Security testing was a pass-fail, stating that there was built-in protection against network-delivered exploitation. There was no test of network delivered exploit mitigation/defense.

The report is available by filling out a form if you want more detail.

Barracuda’s solid SD-WAN news continues – this past June we reported the company launched Firewall Insights, an advanced security analytics platform that ingests, aggregates, and analyzes data automatically from any Barracuda CloudGen Firewall deployed in an organization’s network, including public cloud deployments.

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