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Barracuda NextGen Firewall X

This Product is Going End-of-Life and End-Of-Support

End-Of-Sales: As of December 1st, 2018, all new sales for Barracuda NextGen Firewall X Series products have ceased. Only renewals of software and hardware subscriptions for a maximum of one year are available for a limited time up to an expiration date of 30th November 2020.

End-Of-Life and End-Of-Support on December 1st 2020: All Barracuda Firewall X-Series sales will cease; neither new sales nor any renewals will be available. If you currently hold a maintenance and support contract, you will continue to receive our award-winning support and services until your contract expires, or until Dec 1st, 2020, whichever occurs first. Please see the End-Of-Life definition as described in the End of Support and End of Life Information.

How to Configure Network Places

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After you enable and configure the SSL VPN, you can add network places. Network places give your end users direct access to network file shares in your corporate network. Users accessing the file share are prompted for the username and password. Access and privileges on the file share are determined by the permissions set for the user by the admin of the network file share.

Network places are available for the web portal only. To use a network place resource a Java browser plugin is required on the client.

The following network file systems are supported:

  • SMB – Connect to SMB1 and SMB2 shares, but must be able to negotiate a CIFS session. 


Before you begin

Enable the SSL VPN service. For more information, see How to Enable SSL VPN and CudaLaunch.

Configure Network places

Create a network place resource to let your users access internal SMB network shares.

  1. Go to VPN > SSL VPN and click the Resources tab.

  2. In the Network Places section, click Add Network Place.

  3. In the Add Network Place window, set Enable to Yes.
  4. (optional) Click Browse to upload a PNG file for the web portal, less than 30 kB and not larger than 80x80 pixel.
  5. In the Name field, enter the visible name for the resource. This is the name used in the web portal for this resource.
  6. Enter the hostname or IP address of the web server.
  7. Enter the sharename in the following format: "/" followed by the path and file name.
  8. (optional) To restrict access to the web forward by user group, remove the * entry in the Allowed User Groups list. Enter the user groups that can access the web forward, and click + after each entry. If no groups are added, the web forward cannot be accessed. Use question marks (?) and asterisks (*) as wildcard characters.
  9. Click Save.
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