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Barracuda and Aerohive partner for BYOD security

Cloud-connected security and storage vendor, Barracuda, and networking company, Aerohive Networks, have collaborated in an attempt to bring their customers granular visibility into creating better-defined security policies for wireless access.

Through technology integration and joint customer messaging, this partnership enables Aerohive’s HiveOS devices, including access points, switches, and routers, to integrate with Barracuda’s Web Security Service, Web Filter, and NG Firewall.

Barracuda said, in a statement, that this technology integration offers its customers with cost-effective solutions that address wireless security concerns, especially in Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environments.

“The mobile landscape is dramatically evolving, with trends such as BYOD and the “Internet of Things” (IoT) affecting every kind of organisation, often without them even being aware of the infiltration.

“This mobility explosion is also causing organisations to rethink their underpinning infrastructure and security approach. By using Barracuda and Aerohive products together, customers can enable more advanced wireless access and security with greater user visibility in BYOD environments,” Barracuda worldwide sales senior vice-president, Michael Hughes, said.

He also mentioned the integration is particularly useful for organisations bound by regulatory compliance requirements including education, healthcare, financial services, and government organisations.

“Many of our customers are deploying wireless broadly across their environments but struggle with the risks that are associated.

“Now, organisations have the capability to roll out advanced wireless capabilities, and support broader access and BYOD initiatives in a manner that maintains the security of the infrastructure. This will help customers reduce security concerns and enable IT professionals to create effective policies for all levels of users on their network.”

Aerohive business development vice-president, Bill Hoppin, said integrating with Barracuda creates solutions that their joint channel partners can offer.

“We believe we are giving our customers tremendous value,” he added.

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