LOOPHOLD Security Distribution, a distributor of Barracuda Networks and provider of security and storage solutions in southern Africa, has announced the local availability of the new Barracuda Application Delivery Controller (ADC), an integrated solution that combines load balancing, application acceleration, application control and Web application security into a single, high-performance platform.
“Barracuda Networks has now brought with them their knowledge in the security and storage space and applied this to the growing ADC market.
“The Barracuda ADC combines the advanced capabilities of the company's purpose-built appliances in application security and load balancing, which have an installed base of more than 17 000 data centre customers throughout the world,” says Martin Tassev, MD of LOOPHOLD Security Distribution.
Key highlights of the new Barracuda ADC platform include:
* Designed for data centres:
Barracuda ADC is designed for performance. With up to 32 times one Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports and up to eight times 10GbE ports, it easily meets the needs of today's high-traffic data centres.
Barracuda ADC secures applications against attacks at both the network and the application layer, including Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Top-10 attacks such as Structured Query Language (SQL) injection, cookie tampering and session hijacking, without impacting system performance.
* Thoroughly tested deployments:
Extensive certifications, templates and deployment guides are included for common applications such as Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Oracle Applications, Web servers and virtual servers.
"Until now, customers wishing to both secure their applications and optimise performance have faced very high costs and unnecessary complexity," adds Tassev. "The Barracuda ADC integrates advanced load balancing and application security in a single, affordable, high-performance solution to help customers efficiently and securely deliver highly available applications."
Availability and pricing:
Barracuda ADC is available from LOOPHOLD immediately as hardware or as a virtual appliance.
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