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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

End-of-Support for CloudGen Firewall Firmware

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This End-of-Support plan for the Barracuda NextGen Firewall and CloudGen Firewall contains forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts, and assumptions of Barracuda Networks that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties associated with Barracuda Networks’ business that could cause actual results to vary materially from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements. Barracuda Networks is committed to providing maintenance releases for supported firmware every 4 months. At least one release in 18 months will be supported for 30 months (Long-Term Support Version). Support includes technical support, bug fixes, maintenance releases, workarounds, and patches for critical bugs.


  • Long Term Support – Long Term Support versions provide at least 30 months of support from release date.
  • Standard Support – Standard Support versions provide 18 months of support from release date.
  • EoS – End of Support.

End-of-Support (EoS) plan for Barracuda NextGen- and CloudGen Firewall firmware, client, and utility releases

Firmware / Product VersionRelease DateEoS DateMaintenance Type
CloudGen Firewall 9.1.0
Q3 2024

End of October 2026

Long Term Support
CloudGen Firewall 9.0.2April 2024March 2025Standard Support
CloudGen Firewall 9.0.0April 2023December 2024Standard Support
CloudGen Firewall 8.3.xQ3 2024March 2025Long Term Support
CloudGen Firewall 8.2.xEoS
CloudGen Firewall 8.0.x *****
(see also important footnote below)

CloudGen Firewall 7.2.xEoS
NextGen Firewall 7.1.xEoS
NextGen Firewall 7.0.xEoS
NextGen Firewall 6.2.xEoS
NextGen Firewall 6.1.xEoS
NextGen Firewall 6.0.xEoS
NextGen Firewall 5.4.xEoS
NextGen Firewall 5.2.xEoS
NextGen Firewall 5.0.xEoS
NextGen Firewall 4.2.xEoS
FSC 1.xOctober 3rd, 2016December 2023Long Term Support
FSC 2.xMarch 26th, 2018currently no planned EoS dateLong Term Support
Network Access Clients 5.3.xFebruary 2022To be announcedLong Term Support
Network Access Clients 5.2.xEoS
Network Access Clients 5.1.xEoS
Network Access Clients 5.0.xEoS
Network Access Clients 4.xEoS
Network Access Clients 3.xEoS
Network Access Clients 2.xEoS
MacOS Network Access Clients 5.xJune 2021to be announcedLong Term Support
Linux Network Access Clients 5.xJanuary 2019to be announcedLong Term Support
OS X VPN Clients 3.xEoS
CudaLaunchcurrently no planned EoS dateLong Term Support
DC Agent 7.xcurrently no planned EoS dateLong Term Support
DC Agent 6.xEoS
Terminal Server Agent 1.xcurrently no planned EoS dateLong Term Support
Report Creator 2.xcurrently no planned EoS dateLong Term Support
Barracuda Earth 2.xEoS
NG Remote for iOSEoS
Firewall Authentication ClientEoS

Important Footnotes

***** Important Footnote for Firmware Version 8.0.x
Important Notice - Intrusion Prevention System on Firmware Version 8.0.x - Action Required!

As of January 1, 2023, the regular IPS signature updates for the IPS firewall engine will be suspended.

Customers who operate firmware version 8.0.x on their firewall(s) and have IPS enabled need to upgrade to 8.2.0 or higher to ensure ongoing IPS signature updates. No other functionalities will be affected.

The official EoS date for 8.0.x is June 2023.