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Barracuda NextGen Firewall for Azure and Agrifim customer case

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Barracuda Networks • Dutch Agricultural Cooperative Takes Control of its IT with Barracuda Security Solutions Deployed on Microsoft Azure 2 About Barracuda Networks, Inc. Barracuda provides cloud-connected security and storage solutions that simplify IT. These powerful, easy-to-use, and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud, and hybrid deployments. Barracuda's customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security. For additional information, please visit barracuda.com. Barracuda Networks and the Barracuda Networks logo are registered trademarks of Barracuda Networks, Inc. in the United States. All other names are the property of their respective owners. the company came to the conclusion that it needed an additional firewall solution to protect their Azure data center. The goal was to log more information on the subnets' inbound and outbound traffic. Agrifirm determined that the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series was the right choice. "We are much happier with our IT solutions now than we were in the past. After we began migrating to Azure, we deployed 10-15 firewalls in different locations. Now, our end-users and subsidiaries experience much better service than they did with our previous IT outsourcer," said Pieter Wagenaar, IT Architect for Agrifirm. Agrifirm also deployed the Barracuda Web Application Firewall to federate services for inbound traffic and Active Directory. Protecting Workloads with Barracuda Since deploying the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series and Web Application Firewalls, Agrifirm has warded off many cyberattacks. In addition, Agrifirm is now able to fix their own issues within five minutes, whereas their outsourced provider solution took weeks. After a Barracuda engineer completed the initial firewall setup, Agrifirm has been able to resolve most issues themselves, saving a significant amount of time and money. In one instance, when one of the NextGen Firewall F-Series did experience a failure, both Barracuda and Microsoft immediately responded and were able to fix it in two hours. Improving Connectivity with Microsoft Originally, only about 10 percent of Agrifirm's employees connected their laptops via VPN connections to access their data. Now, after making the transition to Windows 10 and Azure, all laptops and devices directly connect to Agrifirm's network as soon as there is an internet connection, ensuring the data will always be up-to-date. Since many of their employees did not rely on VPN connections before, data was automatically lost if a laptop crashed. This is no longer a risk for Agrifirm. Conclusion Together, the Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series and Web Application Firewalls running on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform revolutionized Agrifirm's IT and has greatly improved the company's productivity and security. IT is now a business enabler, helping spur Agifirm's growth. For more information about other Barracuda successes, please visit: www.blog.barracuda.com With Barracuda solutions running on Microsoft Azure, we can now respond faster to threats while reaping the benefits of improved logging, control, and security. Pieter Wagenaar IT Architect Agrifirm US 1.0 • Copyright 2016 Barracuda Networks Inc. • 3175 S. Winchester Blvd., Campbell, CA 95008 • 408-342-5400/888-268-4772 (US & Canada) • barracuda.com

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