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Barracuda NextGen Firewall X

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

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. Please see the End-Of-Life definition as described in the End of Support and End of Life Information.

End-of-Support for NextGen Firewall X-Series Firmware

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This Barracuda NextGen Firewall X-Series End-of-Support plan 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.  Support includes technical support, bug fixes, maintenance releases, workarounds, and patches for critical bugs.


  • EoS (End of Support) - Last day of firmware support for this firmware including software subscriptions, content security subscriptions or any subscription types for this specific firmware release. Customers may continue to operate the firmware level at their own risk. Barracuda Networks will not provide security updates nor functionality enhancements and may refuse to provide support until upgrade to a supported firmware version has taken place. 

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

Firmware Version

Release Date

EoS Date

Firmware 5.4.x 10/2012 10-2015 No public release
Firmware 6.0.x 02/2013 06/2016 -
Firmware 6.1.x 08/2013 06/2017 -
Firmware 6.5.x 06/2014 11/2017 -
Firmware 6.6.x 11/2014 11/2017 -
Firmware 6.8.x 07/2015 07/2018 -
Firmware 7.0.x 03/2016 01/2019 -
Firmware 7.1.x 06/2016 01/2019 Legacy Advanced Threat Protection as utilized by this release will be retired end of January 2019.
ATP on Barracuda Firewall X-Series with firmware releases older than 7.2.0 will no longer be able to utilize the Advanced Threat Protection service unless upgraded to 7.2.0 or later.
Firmware 7.2.x 11/2018 11/2020  
Network Access Clients 3.x, 4.x, 5.x See End-of-Support for CloudGen Firewall Firmware
OS X VPN Clients
DC Agent 6.x, 7.x
Terminal Server Agent
Report Creator 2.x