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Acer America Corp. is a computer manufacturer of business and consumer PCs, notebooks, ultrabooks, projectors, servers, and storage products.


333 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, California 95110
United States


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March 2, 2016 |

Barracuda Expands NextGen Firewall Product Family with New S-Series Appliances

Barracuda NextGen Firewall S-Series provides greater flexibility to centrally manage highly distributed hybrid networks.

Barracuda Networks Inc. has expanded its next-generation firewall product family with the addition of the new Barracuda NextGen Firewall S-Series, which includes the Barracuda NextGen Firewall Secure Connector 1 (SC1) and the Barracuda NextGen Secure Access Concentrator (SAC).

The Barracuda NextGen Firewall SC1 appliance provides firewalling, Wi-Fi, and full VPN connectivity to securely connect and centrally manage a large number of remote devices or kiosks, such as ATM machines or micro-offices.

The Barracuda NextGen SAC is a virtual gateway capable of running in Microsoft Azure environments or in private clouds to optimize network traffic flow and centrally apply next-generation security functionality to deployed SC1 appliances.

According to the company, the NextGen Firewall S-Series offers:

  • Template-based Management – New template-based editor, SCA Editor, can be used to create templates at various organizational levels. Once a template is changed, all SC1 appliances linked to this template are automatically updated.
  • Automatic Network Setup – Administrators can use the Automatic Network Setup feature to define a single, large network that is automatically partitioned into smaller subnets, which then are automatically assigned to the SC1 appliances. Then, Barracuda NextGen SACs are updated with all needed routing paths.
  • Quick Deployments – SC1 appliances can be shipped directly to the intended remote location without the need for specialized IT personnel to be present onsite. The central IT department can quickly create a configuration file via the Barracuda NextGen Control Center through the configuration wizard included.
  • Simple Scalability – The encrypted connection between the SC1 appliance and the SAC is established with Barracuda’s proprietary, enhanced IPsec protocol TINA, which can maintain an encrypted connection to thousands of remote SC1 appliances while literally dozens of Remote Access Connectors can be controlled remotely by the Barracuda NextGen Control Center.

Pricing for the Barracuda NextGen Firewall Secure Connector 1 (SC1) appliance starts at $299 and $49 for Energize Updates per year, while the Barracuda NextGen Firewall Secure Access Concentrator (SAC) virtual appliance is priced at $999 and $179 for Energize Updates per year.

To use the Barracuda NextGen Firewall S-Series products, a Barracuda NextGen Control Center is required. For more information, visit†

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