The Barracuda Web Application Firewall blocks an ever-expanding list of sophisticated web-based intrusions and attacks that target applications hosted on web servers and in the cloud. The Barracuda Web Application Firewall scans all inbound web traffic to block attacks, and inspects the HTTP responses from the configured back-end servers for Data Loss Prevention (DLP). The integrated access control engine enables administrators to create granular access control policies for Authentication, Authorization & Accounting (AAA) without requiring application changes. The onboard L4/L7 Load Balancing capabilities enable organizations to add back-end servers quickly to scale deployments as they grow. Its application acceleration capabilities like SSL Offloading, caching, compression, and connection pooling ensure faster application delivery of the web application content.