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The power and reliability you need to reclaim and maintain control of your email, network and enterprise.
Overview
Key Features
Cost Of Spam
Specifications
Firewall 200
Firewall 300
Firewall 400
Firewall 600


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Barracuda Spam Firewall

Reliable. Powerful. Easy.

Barracuda Networks manufactures the Barracuda Spam Firewall family, the most trusted spam-blocking networking devices for small and large companies. The Barracuda Spam Firewall handles a massive amount of email, over 10 million messages a day, without bogging down your email servers. It also filters out viruses at the same time. We invite you to learn more about why corporations worldwide have made the reliable and maintenance free Barracuda Spam Firewall the most trusted solution for spam-blocking.

There is no dispute that email has become a key communications tool for corporations. However, with spammers quickly filling your companyís inboxes with unwanted messages, email has become a less efficient means of communicating. In fact, according to predictions by industry analysts, a third of your inbox will be spam by the end of the year, if not already.

Itís now time to take control and put an end to spam. Ensure your companyís email can remain a safe and effective way for communicating.

Reliable
Designed by a team of veteran networking engineers, the Barracuda Spam Firewall is the trusted solution for spam-blocking at corporations worldwide. The innovative hardware and software design incorporates reliability from the ground up. It helps ensure that the Barracuda Spam Firewall is always up and running.

To provide you with maximum protection against the latest types of spam and virus attacks, Barracuda Networks also maintains a powerful operations center, Barracuda Central. From there, our engineers continuously monitor the Internet for trends in spam and virus attacks. Updates to counter these attacks are then automatically retrieved by your Barracuda Spam Firewall, thus relieving you of this task.

Powerful
The Barracuda Spam Firewall provides powerful and scalable spam-blocking capabilities. It can handle over 10 million messages a day - filtering out both spam and viruses without bogging down your email servers. In fact, the Barracuda Spam Firewall actually reduces the load on your email servers because it operates independently.

Easy
The Barracuda Spam 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. Just plug it in and youíre ready to go. Most customers install their Barracuda Spam Firewall in only 5 minutes.

Barracuda Integration

With built-in live update mechanisms in the Barracuda Spam Firewall, you no longer need to worry about changes and trends in spam and virus attacks. New definitions and defenses can be automatically retrieved with the Energize Updates.

Our Filtering Approach


System Features
  • Denial of Service Security Protection
  • IP Block List
  • Rate Controls
  • Two Layers of Virus Protection
Spam Blocking Rules
  • User Specified Rules
  • Spam Fingerprint Check
  • Spam Scoring
  • Bayesian Analysis
Key Features

Highly scalable system
The Barracuda Spam Firewallís robust and scalable design enables it to handle email networks of over 10,000 active email users. It can process over 10 million email messages per day. That is a lot of email. We have different models for different mail loads. Multiple Barracuda systems can be employed and easily configured for redundancy or additional load capability.

No software to install
No modifications to your existing email system

Deploying the Barracuda Spam Firewall is easy. Just plug in your Barracuda Spam Firewall, accept our default settings or make any changes youíd like and youíre ready to go. There is no software to install. There are no modifications to your existing system. Itís that easy. Most customers are up and running in only 5 minutes.

Independent network device dedicated to spam-blocking
The Barracuda Spam Firewall is a self-sufficient networking device that handles all your spam-blocking so it does not bog down your email servers. In fact, with the Barracuda Spam Firewall, the load on your email system is actually reduced. Your email servers will process and store less incoming email. The performance of your email servers will increase.

Blocks spam using proven methods
By using all the best methods to block spam, the Barracuda Spam Firewall provides comprehensive spam-blocking for your company. Below are the primary algorithms we employ to block spam. We generally recommend targeting approximately 97% blockage. However, we provide a number of parameters that can be adjusted if necessary.

  • Blacklisting of websites & domains: Barracuda Central maintains an up to date list of the largest and most aggressive known spammers. This list is maintained by both Barracuda and other anti-spam groups. This list is automatically updated on each Barracuda Spam Firewall.
  • Keyword scanning of emails: This can be configured on a per user basis. Our scanning methods include a scoring system such that emails are scored based on a number of criteria. If the score is above a threshold, then that email is flagged as spam. The Barracuda Spam Firewall comes with default criteria and thresholds but you may change these.
  • Checksum technology: Barracuda Central monitors email traffic through the Internet and uses checksum technology to keep track of the number of times a particular message has appeared on the Internet. If a message has appeared over a certain number of times, it is categorized as known spam. Checksums of known spam messages are utilized by the Barracuda Spam Firewall to block spam messages.
  • Message authenticity checking: Several algorithms are utilized to verify the authenticity of a message. Some of these are simple checks to verify that the ďfrom addressĒ is authentic. Some are more complex relating to SMTP protocol.
  • Blacklists and Whitelists: Domains, IPís, and email addresses can be blocked or whitelisted (allowed through). These lists may be maintained on a per user basis or on a corporate basis.
  • Rate controls: Utilized to stop denial of service attacks as well as dictionary based spam attacks. These are integrated and automatic in the Barracuda Spam Firewall.
  • File type attachment blocking: You can block certain types of files, such as vbl scripts, from entering your company.
User-based and corporate-based filtering
The decision on what types of emails to block can be made either at the end-user or at various corporate levels. You have the flexibility to decide where youíd like the decision to be made.

Suspect emails get quarantined
There are three main types of emails: emails that you want, emails that you do not want (spam), and emails that are suspect. The Barracuda Spam Firewall can tag suspect emails for delivery into a separate folder. You can then either have the end user or another designated person be the final judge of what to do with these suspect emails. If after 30 days no action is taken, the message is deleted.

Optional bulk mailboxes for users
Barracuda Spam Firewall provides optional bulk inboxes so that users can direct spam messages straight into these areas. This prevents spam from cluttering up their main mail system. These bulk email boxes can be checked periodically or ignored.

Automatic system updates
A team of engineers work out of our special operations center, Barracuda Central, to monitor the Internet for trends in spam and virus attacks. As they detect trends, updates are created for the Barracuda Spam Firewall. Your Barracuda Spam Firewall can then automatically update itself without any intervention. There is no need to retrieve anything. No need to tune anything. Maintaining your Barracuda Spam Firewall to deliver maximum protection is that easy.

Logs and reports on email statistics
System administrators can view logs or generate reports at any time from the desktop. Itís quick, easy, hassle-free administration.

No per user charges
Barracuda Spam Firewall pricing is simple. There are three Barracuda Spam Firewall models. Each one is designed to handle different active user and email loads. Pricing ranges from $1199 for the smallest model to $3999 for the largest model. There are no per user charges. Each model comes with both spam-blocking and virus-checking capabilities.

Multiple domains & servers
A single Barracuda Spam Firewall can be used for multiple email servers and for multiple domains.

 

The Cost Of Spam

How much is spam costing your company?


Alarming Growth


"Spam accounts for 45% of all e-mails, or 15 billion messages every day, and costs business world-wide a total of $20 billion a year in lost productivity and technology expenses, according to the Radicati Group, a market research firm in Palo Alto, CA. The firm predicts the number of daily spams will rise to more than 50 billion by 2007, and costs will reach almost $200 billion per year."

--Wall Street Journal, August 2003

There is no doubt that spam is growing at an alarming rate in both personal and corporate inboxes. According to the Radicati Group, spam accounts for 45% of all emails and that number is expected to continue increasing. Thatís just simply astounding and unacceptable.

How is spam affecting your company? How much is spam costing your company?

Using a conservative approach, letís take a look at how much spam is estimated to cost a company of 1000 people.

If we make the assumption that each person receives on average 20 spam emails per day and spends on average 15 seconds processing each email, then that means the company receives about 7.3 million spam emails over the course of an year and that its employees spend about 30,500 hours processing these spam emails by either deleting them or responding to them. Thatís 30,500 hours of lost productivity!

To quantify this lost productivity, letís assume that the salary per person averages out to be $60,000. This translates to a productivity loss of over $877,400 in a year.

So, just looking at employee productivity, spam is costing this company of 1000 employees over $877,400 a year. If you further calculate in technology expenses associated with spam, such as the amount of time wasted by the email servers in processing all the spam emails and the amount of time IT support staff spends battling spam, youíll find that the cost of spam only goes up.

The Barracuda Spam Firewall helps you dramatically reduce the amount of spam your company receives and subsequently, reduce your costs associated with spam. With a starting price of just $1099, most customers see a return in their investment in just a matter of days. 

 

Specifications

The power and reliability you need to reclaim and maintain control of your email, network and enterprise.


Product Overview
There are four models of the Barracuda Spam Firewall. The entry level model handles over 1000 active email users and 1 million email messages per day. The high end model handles over 25,000 active email users and 25 million email messages per day. The numbers listed in the specifications below are not limited by the software. They are only estimates of the capabilities of the system based on capacity.

Barracuda Spam Firewall 200

Barracuda Spam Filtering Appliance
Main Features
  • 1U rack mount mini chassis
  • 1 million email messages per day
  • Handles over 1000 active email users
  • Web configuration interface
  • Virus scanning
  • Spam blocking
Pricing
Hardware Unit:  $1399
Energize Updates Subscription:  $299/year
Instant Replacement Subscription:  $299/year


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Barracuda Spam Firewall 300

Barracuda Spam Filtering Appliance
Main Features
  • 1U rack mount mini chassis
  • 4 million email messages per day
  • Handles over 2000 active email users
  • Web configuration interface
  • Per User Settings and Quarantine
  • Microsoft Exchange 5.5,2000,2003 LDAP Message Accelerator
  • Virus scanning
  • Spam blocking


Barracuda Spam Firewall 400

Barracuda Spam Filtering Appliance
Main Features
  • Enterprise Class Solution
  • 1U rack mount mini chassis
  • 10 million email messages per day
  • Handles over 10,000 active email users
  • Clustering for larger capacity and redundancy
  • Microsoft Exchange 5.5,2000,2003 LDAP Message Accelerator
  • Per User Settings and Quarantine
  • Redundant disk array for superior reliability
  • Web-based configuration interface
  • Virus scanning
  • Spam blocking



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Barracuda Spam Firewall 600

Barracuda Spam Filtering Appliance
The Barracuda Spam Firewall 600 has been developed to meet the needs of larger enterprise customers and ISP's. It uses the same software and operating system, but includes much larger capacity.

Main Features
  • Enterprise Class Solution
  • Full size 1U rack mount with rails
  • 25 million email messages per day
  • Handles over 25,000 active email users
  • Microsoft Exchange 5.5,2000,2003 LDAP Message Accelerator
  • Per User Settings and Quarantine
  • Redundant disk array for superior reliability
  • Clustering for larger capacity and redundancy
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Web configuration interface
  • Virus scanning
  • Spam blocking

 

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