Barracuda Link Balancer
Cost-Effective Internet Performance and Availability.
Barracuda is a publicly traded company (NYSE: CUDA) that provides powerful yet easy-to-use security and storage solutions that simplify IT. CitiBank, Coca-Cola, Delta Dental, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L'Oreal, Liberty Tax Service, Mythbusters and Spokane Public Schools are among the more than 150,000 organizations in 100+ countries confidently protecting their users, applications and data with Barracuda solutions. Based in Silicon Valley, our network has 1000+ employees, 5000+ partners, and offices in 15 countries.
The Barracuda Link Balancer dynamically balances traffic across multiple ISP links to ensure Internet continuity and availability, even during ISP outages. It balances both outbound and inbound traffic intelligently, so users have Internet access whenever they need it. Application prioritization and granular quality-of-service (QoS) policies assure priority to business-critical application traffic – and the applications remain available even when links fail. It deploys quickly and transparently into existing networks without changes to configuration or topology. Secure and affordable, the Barracuda Link Balancer streamlines bandwidth management while providing maximum Internet access.
Unplanned Internet outages are common, and will continue to occur as long as natural disasters, power outages, cable damage, router failure, and security threats exist. The Barracuda Link Balancer immediately detects ISP failures and switches connections transparently from a failed link to an available link without affecting users or services. Hosted applications like CRM, order tracking, backup, or other services from cloud providers continue to be available when ISPs fail, leading to higher productivity across the organization.
Protects the Business and Brand
With built-in inbound link balancing, the Barracuda Link Balancer keeps Internet services up and available. Remote employees benefit from continued access to email and VPN, while business-critical applications like customer and partner portals, VOIP, and other services are always available. Quality of Service (QoS) policies ensure that critical application traffic takes priority and prevents congestion.