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Barracuda NextGen Firewall X


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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.

CudaLaunch for Windows and macOS

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CudaLaunch offers remote access to services and features for remote users through the SSL VPN service. CudaLaunch requires a Remote Access Premium subscription. To evaluate CudaLaunch without having to set up the X-Series services, log in with the demo button.

Before you begin

  • Download CudaLaunch from the Barracuda Download Portal, the Microsoft Windows 10 App Store, or the macOS App Store.
  • (optional) To use the VPN group policies in the VPN Connection tab, install the .
  • Configure the services and features you want to use in CudaLaunch. For more information, see How to Enable SSL VPN and CudaLaunch.


CudaLaunch arranges all available web resources into the following sections, accessible via the interface service bar:

  • Favorites – Contains the shortcuts to resources for quick access.
  • Apps – Contains all configured web and Outlook Web Access resources.
  • VPN Connections – Contains all client-to-site VPN group policies made available by the admin.
  • Tunnels – Contains the generic SSL tunnels that are either stored on the device or made available by the admin.
  • Folders – Contains all configured network file share resources that the user is allowed to access.

Logging in

To log in, you must have the following information:

  • Hostname or IP address – The IP address or FQDN resolving to the public IP address the SSL VPN service is listening on.
  • Username
  • Password


Changing language settings

You can change the display language for CudaLaunch on the Settings page. To do so, click on the options icon on the top left and select Settings > General.



Launching resources

The Apps tab contains all the web resources. To launch a resource from the Apps screen, click the icon associated with it.


The web resource launches in a new tab in your network browser, and you are redirected to the application page.

Native Apps

When launching native apps such as RDP, CudaLaunch automatically establishes a tunnel in the background and launches the app in a new browser tab.



VPN Connections

The VPN Connections tab contains the VPN group policies configured by the admin for CudaLaunch. The must be installed on the client to be able to start the VPN connection in CudaLaunch. To connect to the client-to-site VPN, click on the VPN Group policy.




SSL tunnels are used to tunnel TCP connections for client/server applications.

Click the Tunnels tab. Click on one of the SSL tunnel profiles that are made available by the admin.


The client connects to a port on the interface. Use the local IP address and port number in the locally installed app.


Network places

Network places provide remote access to corporate file shares made available by the admin. The Folders tab allows you to browse network shares and to rename, delete, retrieve, and upload files.

Click the Folders tab. Click the 'forward' arrow icons to navigate through the folders and files.


To launch a resource from the Folders screen, click the icon associated with it. When prompted for attributes, enter username and password, and click Continue.


Network places are launched using the default browser of the operating system.

Adding favorites

On the Favorites page, you can store web resource shortcuts for easier access. Click the Favorites tab. To add a web resource to the favorites, click the + icon.


Select the item you want to add from the list, and click the checkmark icon. The resource you have added is now visible under the Favorites tab.


To remove a resource from the favorites list, click the Favorites tab and then click the trash can symbol.


Select the shortcut, and then click the checkmark icon.


Setting user attributes

User attributes are user-specific placeholder values used for web forwards. User attributes can be filled/changed in the options menu. When a web forward is launched for the first time, the user is requested to fill in the user attributes. To fill in or change a user attribute, click Settings in the Options menu, and click on Personal Information to see a list of the user attributes for your user.

For more information, see How to Use and Create Attributes.



Information and logs 

You can view general information about CudaLaunch on the Info page. To do so, click on the Options icon on the top left and select Info. 

To view logs, version number, and connection details, select About. On the Log window, you can copy the logfiles to clipboard and view the license agreement.


From the Options menu, you can also refresh the CudaLaunch configuration. To do so, select Refresh.

Logging off

To log out of CudaLaunch, expand the Options menu on the top left, and then select Log Out.

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