Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall

Barracuda Spam Firewall

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The Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall is the industry's most trusted spam-blocking appliance for companies of all sizes. The Spam & Virus Firewall handles a massive amount of email, over 1.3 million messages per hour (model 800), without bogging down your email servers.

On top of its superior spam blocking capabilities, the Spam & Virus Firewall automatically provides anti-virus protection for all email users with no per-user licensing fees!

SC Magazine Award Winner

SC Magazine’s Award - Winner Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall Wins 2008 SC Magazine’s Excellence Award in Best SME Security Solution category and Barracuda IM Firewall Wins 2008 SC Magazine’s Reader Trust Award for the Best Instant Messaging Solution category.


How Much Is Spam Costing Your Organization?

The Cost of Spam hides itself in a number of different areas in and amongst your organization. These include:

  • Lost productivity from your employees as they spend time sifting through unwanted emails
  • Extra money spent on your email servers so that you can keep pace with the amount of Spam and legitimate emails they need to process
  • The financial risk to your organization that a virus has if one of your users mistakenly opens an infected email and releases it into your internal network

A Comprehensive Spam Filtering Approach

The Spam & Virus Firewall is a powerful, enterprise-class solution. Multiple units can be clustered together for even greater capacity and high availability. The design of the Spam & Virus Firewall leverages open source virus and spam solutions in conjunction with multiple defense layers:

Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall Datasheet
  1. Network Denial of Service Protection
  2. Rate Control
  3. IP Reputation Analysis
  4. Sender Authentication
  5. Recipient Verification
  6. Virus Scanning
  7. Policy (User-specified rules)
  8. Spam Fingerprint Check
  9. Intent Analysis
  10. Image Analysis
  11. Bayesian Analysis
  12. Rule-based Scoring

Spam Firewall Defense Layers
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Concerned About Losing Legitimate Email?

If you are concerned about whether you will lose legitimate email when the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall is in place, read the following Whitepaper. It discusses some of the advanced processes of the appliance and how your legitimate email is safeguarded.

Whitepaper: Comprehensive Email Filtering

Easy to Install & Maintain

The Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall is a reliable and powerful spam blocking solution that is also extremely easy to install and maintain. There is no software to install and no modifications required to your existing email system. Once in place, the system administrator uses the intuitive web interface for monitoring and maintenance.

Maintenance is minimal, especially with the help of Energize Updates. These updates, automatically retrieved by the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall, enable maximum spam and virus protection at all times while eliminating administrative overhead. Updates are provided by Barracuda Central where engineers work around the clock monitoring the Internet for trends in spam and virus threats.