Aggregates Multiple Internet Connections
The Barracuda Link Balancer adds advanced policy features for optimizing inbound and outbound application traffic, starting with efficiently routing application traffic among links. Enjoying increased bandwidth on high availability (HA) Internet links - while lowering costs - are just a few of the reasons why more administrators are choosing the Barracuda Link Balancer.
The Barracuda Link Balancer also provides a firewall and VPNs for added layers of security at the network's edge and beyond. With link failover for HA and features for managing traffic priorities, bandwidth and reporting, the easy-to-use Barracuda Link Balancer is an essential part of any network infrastructure.
Simple Bandwidth Management
In today’s organizations, Internet bandwidth and availability is missioncritical for day-to-day operations. The Barracuda Link Balancer aggregates client and server Internet bandwidth to provide optimal access to multiple high speed connections. With bandwidth management and Quality of Service (QoS) features, the Barracuda Link Balancer prioritizes bandwidth to mission-critical applications.
The Barracuda Link Balancer provides administrators with tools to automatically prioritize critical Internet applications. For example, Web browsing and email can be guaranteed bandwidth while peer-to-peer applications and media streaming can be assigned a lower priority. The flexibility to manage priority of Internet usage ensures low-priority bandwidth-intensive applications never interfere with business-critical operations. The Barracuda Link Balancer also includes a network firewall capable of enforcing access control lists (ACLs), port forwarding, NAT and DNS forwarding. Further, DHCP and DNS caching services are provided and site-to-site VPN connections are enabled.
Easy-to-Use and Maintain
Installed at the network perimeter, administrators can deploy the Barracuda Link Balancer with or without a separate network firewall to consolidate the management of network security and traffic aggregation. With an easy-to-use Web user interface, the Barracuda Link Balancer allows administrators to easily define, manage and control Internet links.
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