What's New in Version 8.3.1
Private Service Edge
Barracuda CloudGen WAN now provides private service edge for hybrid deployments. Private service edge is ideal for organizations that need to follow certain geopolitical requirements or need full control over the data plane. Private service edge devices provide the same scope of security and networking functionality as the cloud service and are administrated and maintained via a central management platform.
This feature will be available in 2 to 3 weeks.
The Barracuda Secure Connector is now available for Barracuda CloudGen WAN. The Secure Connector offers large-scale remote access capabilities. It enables the ever-growing number of IoT devices and micro-networks to securely connect to a central or distributed corporate datacenter. In such a scenario, a large number of small Secure Connector appliances connect via TINA VPN to the Barracuda CloudGen WAN Gateway.
Currently available Secure Connector hardware:
The Secure Connector can be claimed and deployed in the same way as other CloudGen WAN hardware.
Note, however, two exceptions:
- The operating system of the Secure Connector appliance must be updated before it is connected to the CloudGen WAN service. Please contact Barracuda Networks for the update of the Secure Connector appliance operating system.
The Barracuda Secure Connector is available for both the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall and Barracuda CloudGen WAN. Note, however, that as soon as you associate it with one of them, you will no longer be able to associate it with the other one.
Secure Connector appliances send all traffic to the Barracuda CloudGen WAN gateway, where gateway ACLs and security/SD-WAN policies are applied.
Stand-Alone Sites Are Now Available
Barracuda CloudGen WAN now allows you to configure stand-alone sites. These sites are not connected to a gateway, or a virtual WAN in Microsoft Azure, and can be centrally managed through the Cloud Web UI. Customers only need a Barracuda Cloud Control account and must subscribe to the Barracuda CloudGen WAN service in Microsoft Azure. An existing site can be reconfigured to become a stand-alone site. Stand-alone sites support point to site.
For more information, see How to Create a Stand-Alone Site Configuration in Barracuda CloudGen WAN .
Workspaces allow you to create configuration units that are completely independent from each other. For example, you can create a Campus workspace and an Engineering workspace where different security and SD-WAN policies are applied.
For each individual workspace, you can configure the following:
- Virtual WAN
- Private Cloud Edge
- Custom apps
- SD-WAN policies
- Security policies
- Audit Log
In addition, the following workspace settings are configured for each workspace separately:
- Firmware Update Windows
- Forwarded Domains
- Log Analytics
A workspace can be connected to only one virtual WAN in Microsoft Azure.
You can easily switch between workspaces by clicking on the workspace at the top. From the drop-down menu, you can select the workspace you want.
For more information, see Workspaces.
As of firmware 8.3.1, Barracuda Networks has implemented its own IPS engine, which will allow greater flexibility to address customer needs in the future. The signature database is provided by IDappcom. For more information on the signature database, see https://www.idappcom.co.uk/.
Open SSL Update
Open SSL has been updated to the newest version 3.0.1.
Barracuda CloudGen WAN supports Microsoft Azures routing intent. For more information, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-wan/how-to-routing-policies. This feature will be available in 2 to 3 weeks.
Gateway Drop-Down Menu Added in Site Configuration
Barracuda CloudGen WAN now allows you to change the gateway that a site is connected to directly in the settings of a site.
For more information, see How to Change the Gateway of a Site.
Improvements Included in Version 8.3.1
- After restarting the VPN service, all BGP routes come up again as expected. BNNGF-79770
An issue where some interfaces were not displayed has been resolved. BNNGF-79182
A more precise text appears when hovering your mouse over a connection state. SWCS-1520
A new connection state called "Sync" has been added. This status indicates that the connection of a high availability cluster has been synced from the primary appliance to the secondary one. SWCS-1564
The information column of the Recent and Live connections is now displayed by default. SWCS-1619
Password changes of sites work as expected. SWCS-1628
Azure Load Balancer probes are now handled properly. BNNGF-82114
Unlicensed appliances now display a warning. BNNGF-77880
The WAN hub now displays all errors correctly. BNNGF-76233
An issue where unlicensed appliances were not provisioned has been resolved. BNNGF-76232
Client-to-site traffic now works as expected. BNNGF-76321
Removing old log files now works as expected. BNNGF-77020
DHCP client leases no longer produce high memory usage. BNNGF-78135
An issue where the firmware update took longer than 15 minutes has been resolved. BNNGF-78376
Fixed excessive probing by site appliances for certain providers that over-provision the line.
- After changing the provider pinning of a WAN interface of a site, the VPN service must be restarted. BNNGF-67946
Incoming SD-WAN connections of a private gateway always use the first WAN connection. BNNGF-84765
For more information on the migration to firmware 8.3.1, see Migration Notes 8.3.1.