Barracuda Beefs Up Zero Trust Portfolio By Buying Fyde

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Barracuda Networks is expanding its  CloudGen SASE platform with ZTNA capabilities through the acquisition of Fyde. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Fyde is a Zero Trust Network Access provider based in the U.S. and Portugal. The Fyde solution is available immediately as Barracuda CloudGen Access to businesses of all sizes. It will be available in the coming weeks for Managed Service Providers.  

According to Gartner, ZTNA improves the flexibility, agility, and scalability of application access enabling digital businesses to thrive without exposing internal applications directly to the internet, reducing the risk of attack.” 

 Fyde’s Zero Trust solution reportedly enables secure, reliable, and fast access to cloud or on-premises applications and workloads from any device and location. It tackles the security risks associated with traditional remote access by continuously verifying that only the right person can access company resources with a suitable device and the correct permissions. 

The new capabilities allow Barracuda customers to connect users directly to cloud-native and legacy corporate applications deployed in hybrid and multi-cloud environments. 

“Remote work is here to stay, cloud migrations are accelerating, and traditional corporate perimeters have disappeared,” said BJ Jenkins, president, and chief executive officer at Barracuda. “Fyde offers a powerful ZTNA solution that works on any infrastructure, any device, and with any application on a corporate network. With this acquisition, Barracuda is providing distributed businesses a new way to modernize remote access, enforce global security and access policies, and achieve seamless connectivity without compromising productivity.” 

Barracuda provides a broad and growing portfolio of cloud-enabled network and application security solutions. In July of this year, Barracuda launched CloudGen WAN, the industry’s first global SD-WAN service built natively on Microsoft Azure.

With the acquisition of Fyde, Barracuda now offers ZTNA solutions that take a modern approach to secure applications and devices by providing identity-aware access control and device-based contextual security policies. This acquisition expands the capabilities of Barracuda’s SASE offering to help customers with digital migrations to the public cloud.

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