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Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service

Advanced Threat Protection

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Files uploaded to your application might contain advanced threats. Barracuda Advanced Threat Protection (BATP) scans files uploaded to your application to detect advanced threats.

Enabling Barracuda Advanced Threat Protection will apply an available BATP license to this application. You will then need to enable BATP within the Form Protection component. You can apply it to all or just specific URLs in your application where files are uploaded.

The Barracuda Advanced Threat Protection is a cloud-based service that provides in-depth defense against ransomware, malware, and advanced cyber attacks. The Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service integrates with the Barracuda Advanced Threat Protection (BATP) to scan all files uploaded using POST method requests with encoding type multipart/form-data. BATP scans the files with multiple malware scanners that utilize different types of detection techniques to check for anomalies in the uploaded files and provides defense against zero day attacks. When a file is uploaded, Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service processes the request and uploads the file to the server, while the BATP performs the scan and logs the details. To view BATP log for a specific application, navigate to Firewall Logs in the left menu. 


Note that Barracuda Advanced Threat Protection:

  • Can scan files with a maximum size of 10MB.
  • Is a separate license that must be purchased from Barracuda Networks.

BATP processes the following MIME types:

  • application/pdf
  • application/msword
  • application/
  • application/
  • application/x-msaccess
  • application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation
  • application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet
  • application/
  • application/
  • application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document
  • application/rtf

For additional details, refer to Advanced Threat Protection Configuration in the Barracuda Web Application Firewall documentation. 


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