The Barracuda Networks Security Team is pleased to announce public availability of firmware version 7.1.1.
Besides various minor fixes and improvements, firmware version 7.1.1 introduces the following new features:
Azure Stack Support
The NextGen Firewall and Control Center can now be deployed in Azure Stack environments. You can deploy either by making the standard Azure Marketplace images available for your users, or by uploading and then deploying the BYOL VHD disk images from the Barracuda Download portal.
VPN Apps in the SSL VPN
VPN Apps for the SSL VPN are used to allow users to connect to internal web applications not suitable for SSL VPN Web Apps or native apps. CudaLaunch transparently opens a client-to-site VPN tunnel and then opens the resource in the default browser. VPN Apps are available on Windows, iOS, and Android clients through the CudaLaunch app.
DNS Tunneling Detection
In DNS Tunneling, cybercriminals use the DNS protocol as an established pathway to direct the exchange of information for malicious purposes. The F-Series Firewall is now able to inspect the entire DNS query for deeper markers of either good or bad behavior. This way, malicious attacks that bypass common security policies via DNS tunneling can be identified and prevented.
Rugged Hardware Models F180R and F183R. More details can be found here.
Hardware Model Desktop Model F183 with 6Gbit and 2 Fibre ports. More details can be found here.
The downloads are available here. As always it is highly recommended to read the release notes that can be found here.