Security software vendor and service provider Barracuda Networks offers CloudGen WAN, a secure connection of company sites based on Microsoft’s cloud services. Instead of leasing dedicated lines, customers with CloudGen WAN will use the Microsoft Global Network as a WAN backbone. Microsoft’s Azure Virtual WAN Hubs with integrated CloudGen WAN gateways serve as access points, connecting remote sites via Microsoft’s own network. How many and which WAN hubs the customer wants to use is selected in advance. The route of the individual branch offices to the Microsoft network runs via Barracuda’s CloudGen WAN side devices.
CloudGen WAN SaaS is delivered through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace and centrally managed in the CloudGen WAN portal for all office locations and remote endpoints. Barracuda promises that enterprises can dynamically adapt their entire network to current workloads. With CloudGen WAN, the security vendor claims to have implemented the SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) concept, which is considered the new paradigm for software-defined secure access. Barracuda’s CloudGen firewalls are being used to secure the sites.
The backbone of the software-defined WAN is Microsoft’s Global Network, and the CloudGen WAN site devices access it via the Virtual WAN Hubs.
Interested parties can request a free trial via the Barracuda Networks product website.