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Barracuda SSL VPN

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

End-Of-Life and End-Of-Support on December 1st, 2020: All Barracuda SSL VPN 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.


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Some tasks require the use of client-server applications. The Barracuda SSL VPN Agent on the client established a secure tunnel to the Barracuda SSL VPN and then launches the application specified by the application resource. Application definitions are regularly updated with Energize Updates. There are two types of application resources:

Full application download

No preinstalled application is necessary. The download automatically starts when the application resource is started. These applications may be limited to just one platform. Some examples for full applications are:

  • PuTTY
  • UltraVNC
  • Firefox Portable

Configuration file download

For this type of application resource, the application must be preinstalled on the client system. The Barracuda SSL VPN starts the local application on the client and provides a configuration for the resource you want to access. Examples include:

  • Microsoft RDP client
  • RDP - RDesktop
  • Remote Desktop Client v2 for macOS

Deploy the Barracuda SSL VPN as a Threat Managment Gateway (TMG) for your Microsoft Exchange server

You can deploy the SSL VPN as a reverse Proxy to protect your Microsoft Exchange server. Clients connect to the Exchange via Outlook Anywhere.

For more information, see Best Practice - Protect your Exchange Server with the Barracuda SSL VPN

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