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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

F280 Revision B

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Opening your Barracuda Networks appliance or removing its warranty label unless instructed to do so by Barracuda Networks support will void your warranty and hardware support.

Barracuda Networks Appliance Safety Instructions

Always use the power supply shipped with the appliance.

Default Port Configuration

Port Label OS Notation Speed/Type Management Port
1 p1 10/100/1000 MBit RJ45 x
2 p2 10/100/1000 MBit RJ45  
3 p3 10/100/1000 MBit RJ45  
4 p4 10/100/1000 MBit RJ45  
5 p5 10/100/1000 MBit RJ45  
6 p6 10/100/1000 MBit RJ45  
s1-s8 s 10/100/1000 MBit RJ45 switch

Hardware Specifications


RJ45 Ethernet NICs

6x 1 GbE
Switch 8-Port [1GbE]
USB 2.0 4
Serial console 1 [RJ45]
Integrated Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g) Yes
Data Storage
RAM [GB] 4
Mass Storage
Type Solid State
Size [GB] 80
Size, Weight, Dimensions
Appliance weight [kg] 2,1
Carton weight with appliance [kg] 4,5
Appliance size: width x depth x height [mm] 378 x 162 x 44
Carton size: width x depth x height [mm] 786 x 495 x 471
Form factor Compact


Hardware crypto accelerator Yes, built-in
Cooling Fan
Power supply Single, external

L-Shape rack mount bracket

Included in packaging
Wall mount bracket Included in packaging
Noise emission [db/A] 60
Operating temperature [°C] 0 to +35
Storage temperature [°C] -20 to +70
Operating humidity (non-condensing) 5% to 95%
Certifications & Compliance
CE emissions Yes
CE electrical safety Yes
FCC emissions Yes
ROHS compliant Yes
Power & Efficiency
Power supply type External
Power type [AC/DC] AC
Input rating [Volts] 100-240
Input frequency [Hz] 50-60
Auto sense Yes
Wattage / max. power draw [W] 45
Max. power draw (@ 230V) [A] 0,2
Max. heat dissipation [W] 27
Max. heat dissipation [BTU] 91
Energy efficiency [average] > 85%

The hardware specifications list was valid at the time this manual was published. The listed components are subject to change at any time, as Barracuda Networks may change hardware components due to technological advancements. Therefore, the list may not reflect the current hardware configuration of the Barracuda appliance it was delivered with.

Wall Mount Kit

This appliances is shipped with a wall mount kit. Print the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall Wall Mount Jig to use as a template when drilling the required holes. Do not scale the PDF when printing.

Status LED

Your appliance is equipped with a variety of LEDs. One of them is the Status LED. It is labeled either with a heart symbol or the term Status. It indicates the appliance’s operational state by changing colors between green, orange, and red and by changing between blinking and steady glowing. The table below shows the different meanings of the different glowing states.

Your appliance is equipped with a variety of LEDs and acoustic signals. The front panel of the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall F280 contains one power LED (blue), one disc LED (green), one status LED (red), and 4 port LEDs. On the back panel, you can see one power button LED and various port LEDs. Two acoustic signals indicate status of installation.

LED Color Status Meaning
All LED Off Off

Appliance is powered off or installation has not initialized far enough for LED control when installation is started.

Power LED -  BLUE Steady Appliance is plugged in and is on.
Status LED - RED


Off Power LED on and Status LED off: Box is running normally, or Installation has finished successfully.
Steady Appliance is halted and may be disconnected, or an error occurred preventing the appliance from entering the up state.

Blinking slowly

(1/s interval)

Normal installation, or appliance is either booting, shutting down, or performing a system update.

Blinking fast

(4/s interval)
Error during installation, or appliance is in ART mode.


Blinking Appliance is accessing the internal storage.

Port LEDs (front) - GREEN

Blinking Port in use (Data transfer).

Port LEDs (back) - GREEN

Left blinking

Port in use (Data transfer) – Yellow (10/100 Mbps).

Right steady Port is on.
Acoustic Signal Frequency Meaning

1 time


Appliance is booting.

3 times


Installation was completed successfully; appliance is halted for reboot. After reboot, one beep will again indicate booting.

3 times long

(_ _ _)

Error during installation,

LED and acoustic signals may vary between different appliance models.

Serial Console Port

In order to establish a console connection to the appliance using an RJ45 serial cable, you need to configure the serial port on the terminal using the following parameters:

Parameter Value
Baud 19200
Bits 8
Stop bit 1
Parity None
Handshake None
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