Barracuda Networks

Barracuda Spam Firewall

4.5 / 5 64 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

This easy-to-use product is available in a multitude of models to fit the needs of organizations of all sizes.


Average Ratings

64 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $699.99/one-time
  • Pricing Details
    $399 for energize updates.
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Barracuda Networks
  • www.barracuda.com
  • Founded 2004
  • United States

About Barracuda Spam Firewall

The Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall provides a powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solution for complete protection of an organization's email infrastructure. It eliminates spam and virus intrusions while safeguarding an organization's reputation through content inspection based on policy for both inbound and outbound email. Outbound filtering also prevents confidential or sensitive information from being purposely or inadvertently leaked outside the organization.


Barracuda Spam Firewall Features

  • Allow / Block List
  • Audit Log
  • Email Archiving
  • Email Recovery
  • Email Routing
  • Encryption
  • Fraud Detection
  • Quarantine
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Spam Filter
  • Data Recovery
  • Email Archiving
  • Email Monitoring
  • Queue Manager
  • Response Management
  • Routing
  • Shared Inboxes
  • Signature Management
  • Spam Blocker
  • Whitelisting / Blacklisting
  • Anti Spam
  • Anti Virus
  • Email Attachment Protection
  • Event Tracking
  • Internet Usage Monitoring
  • Intrusion Detection System
  • IP Protection
  • Spyware Removal
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Web Threat Management
  • Web Traffic Reporting

Barracuda Spam Firewall Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Okay experience with the spam firewall

Jun 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use. Enjoy the product flexibility with both public and private cloud products to protect both public and private cloud email servers. Supports non-Barracuda black and white lists as well. Has both virtual and physical solutions. Great technical support.

Cons: Physical and virtual appliances are expensive, but the spam and virus definitions subscription fees are the normal costs. They really have not improved the product much, and the email encryption is something that needs work (not easy to use).

Overall: It protects your email users from outside attacks and spam, but it really has been the same product for 10+ years, and I get better false positives using other open source anti-spam products today.

Does its Job

Jun 11, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have used this a few years back and it was very good at minimizing the amount of spam getting through to users. Compared to other SPAM filters Barracuda was very fast at scanning emails.

Cons: I didn't like that it wasn't very user friendly and had a learning curve when it came to fine-tuning the filters.

Overall: Good Anti-Spam device

The product we provided for our customers

Jun 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: Great way to limit the spam and suspicious email coming to our users. Would catch some emails that were good but provided a way to write rules for specific emails or domains.

Cons: Customers were annoyed to call us for emails they expected but other than that it did its job for catching bad emails.

Barracuda Firewall is a great asset in our line for prevention of unwanted spam.

Jun 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Barracuda Firewall is a great asset in our line for prevention of unwanted spam. We have several accounts who need to be spam-free, and the tool is easily utilized to assist them in this endeavor.

Cons: The platform is a bit clunky when narrowing down to a sub-account, but otherwise it is easily navigable.

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One of the best spam solutions to date

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This appliance has all the bells and whistles of most spam solutions, however, It also has an abundance of advanced in depth features too.

Cons: The price to buy in I feel could be a bit lower. If you go the appliance route, you are looking around a 3 - 10k buy in.

Easy to Use and Navigate for Spam Filtering

Jun 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the filtering options provided on Barracuda. We were hit with a string of spam that were confusing staff members as they thought they were legit emails from our Accounting Department. The content filtering allowed us to add the verbiage to block from the body of the emails, regardless if the sender changed email addresses. Very useful and easy to block unwanted emails.

Cons: For some reason, not all SPAM emails get filtered correctly. Even though the product is easy to use and we have it implemented, it seems as though many spam emails still get allowed. Additionally, even though the content filtering is awesome, it is very picky and will block your legit emails if any of the verbiage is slightly located.

Protection of email and spam filtering.

Jun 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Great at filtering and removing spam from email mailboxes. Can be customized and allows for personal acceptance of certain addresses.

Cons: Sometimes will block emails from outside organization quickly, but can be adjusted and allowed on safe sender lists.

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Best software a network security guy could ask for,easy lean and efficient

May 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It really helps you monitor what users are up to .Securing internet using SSL interception. It is affordable.

Cons: It takes time before it boots up and sometimes it freezes your machine.The user interface needs to be tweaked just a little bit.

Our company has been using Barracuda for Spam filters for years

May 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Barracuda Spam Firewall Software performs as advertised. The filters on our email keep out sales emails, spam emails, and other junk that wastes our employees time. We also are able to keep our work emails free of lewd content.

Cons: Barracuda will sometime send new clients emails with files attached to the spam folder. You can locate the files but it happens more than I would like.

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It is a software useful

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This software reduces considerably the spam. It does a good job cleaning Inbox. It is very easy to use.

Cons: Barracuda spam firewall is sometimes slowly, and freezes a little. Also this software is very expensive.

Great software that allows users and admins to access and setup various settings and modules.

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Great algorithms that stop 99.9 percent of all spam that we receive. I work for a copy that recently added this service and it's so much better than what they previously had.

Cons: A little pricey for and sometimes not intuitive when setting up certain features. Front end users have limited abilities to change the way the back end works.

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Great anti spam performance but at a bit high price

Apr 18, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Good anti-spam performance with high class emailing security. Top notch detection rates, Easy deployment. Overall a good security appliance.

Cons: There are not many significant cons as Barracuda is a popular service in the field of security detection and analysis and the spam firewall is no exception but what I feel is that still the price is high and should be made lesser than what it is currently.

Overall: A good tool for email security and high spam detection rate.

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My experience - Barracuda spam firewall

Apr 17, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very good price comparing to other similar softwares i've seen before.
I love the user interface as well, pretty simple.

Cons: Although it's a spam firewall it can't help and protect you that much, at least that's what i've noticed.

Great value for excellent protection

Apr 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like how simple this system is to use. Additionally, it just works. I haven't seen a piece of malware slip through and the false positive rate is relatively low. The added ability to encrypt email with keywords or by it identifying protected information is a wonderful addition.

Cons: The only issue I've had with this is that we get no notification when emails are automatically encrypted based on protected infomation, so we cannot notify recipients that aessage will be encrypted and occasionally it's a little sesnitive to information it determines as "protected".

Overall: This software helps us maintain HIPAA compliance when sending information, and keep our infrastructure secure by blocking all spam messages.

Protect your server like no other, it works like a charm!

Apr 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We've had a Barracuda box for 10+ years and no other appliance nor software could match its performance. One, it was truly plug and play (unlike others). Two, their support/consultants are extremely helpful. Three, the comprehensive layers of protection are in a class of their own. There are many other reasons to list regarding what I like but those three alone are what make Barracuda our leading solution for defense.

Cons: No cons to list. However, if you're sending spam yourself - your efforts won't even come through as tests. That may be a problem for some but it's more of a personal issue due to their own marketing practices. You'll get what you paid for!

We have used Barracuda for a number of years to scan email and it has been a great success.

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: For the most part it is setup and forget. It scans email and attachments well and I haven't seen many false positives. It updates to the cloud as well as user spam settings. Great product.

Cons: Our appliance seems to run slow at times but the processor isn't taxed. Sometimes the interface can be cumbersome to remember where options are.

Great software that is easy to use

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This software is great for filtering out unwanted spam. You can easily search for keywords to block, block from specific regions, block languages - the options are plentiful.

Cons: I do not really have anything bad to say about this software. It did everything that I needed it to.

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Great multi tenant span filter

Apr 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Works good, can be setup for multiple domains and tenants, does email encryption too. Been using for many years.

Cons: My one hang up is that if you want to send encrypted mail, the domains cannot be on the same spam firewall. We have to have multiple virtual appliances for customers who send encrypted email to each other.

very useful software

Apr 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: filters out almost all junk mail, it really does do a fantastic job cleaning my inbox. its also pretty painless to figure out and use

Cons: sometimes a little slow, will log you out, freezes a little, but all very minor issues that rarely happen

One of the best

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Barracuda Spam Firewall does an incredible job of reducing 1,000's of daily SPAM emails to only a few.

Cons: Making changes to MX records is straightforward for IT professionals but should not be attempted by individuals who don't have a clear understanding of the process.

Brilliant

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Not does this only do inbound email filtering but outbound as well! We had a very technical demonstration to show us around the UI which again showed us a number of benefits.

Cons: The only bad thing about this software is that it is so costly! A more simple version of this software would do the trick.

Overall: Brilliant but too costly.

Once the end-all for Spam Firewalls, now just meh

Apr 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Barracuda was once at the top of the game for spam firewalls. The hit rate was great and false-positives were minimal. The user interface is okay.

Cons: Oh how things have changed. We started having issues with many false-positives and letting a lot of spam through. No amount of tuning helped, and support was not too responsive.

is an easy one software and helps you take care and organize your email or your company's email

Apr 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: is one of the most up-to-date software regarding the protection of emails, its price is reasonable for the usefulness that is usually

Cons: Sometimes this software makes it impossible for us to use the internet, this happens with each update, and does not have a filter for the messages, which makes it problematic to look for a specific message

It's a clean UI, and for the most part self explanatory.

Apr 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The UI is clean. You can view all the emails that go through it. And you can mark any that don't get marks as spam, as such.

Cons: It sometimes marks legitimate emails as spam and blocks them, for which, the email addresses can just be added to a whitelist.

Barracuda is the best

Apr 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: What I like most about Barracuda is that I don't get any spam! It keeps our server super clean and free from spam.

Cons: I do not have any complaints about Barracuda because it has server us so well. Nothing gets pasted Barracuda.

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Best next generation firewall

Mar 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Provides a great deal of awareness on the users entering the system and hitting an application. Really allows you to monitor what is going on and what users are doing

Cons: There is nothing much to dislike about it. You get almost everything you need from a firewall. Once we lost some features after installing an update patch

Overall: The Barracuda Spam Firewall provides spam filtering and email attachment malware filtering.

Proven Spam protection for your business

Mar 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We've been using Barracuda SPAM Firewall for a number of years. Very happy with the results. It scans emails and incoming files. The firewall connects to the Security cloud which guarantees the most up-to-date protection.

Cons: After every Barracuda update, the Barracuda Spam Firewall would stop us from using the internet. Quick fix for that - turn off the unit and turn it back on.

Good, but not great, Spam Filter

Mar 22, 2018
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Price is reasonable for what you get; interface is smooth; easy to use; support is very helpful. I think with more training some of the spam that is getting through could be cleaned up for my business. The firewall has many options and features. The interface is complex.

Cons: No content filter - this software filters inbound or outbound messages only. It definitely takes some time to adjust and customize.

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Just tad expensive

Mar 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's gotten very simple for me to work on my emails without the spam. The software doesn't come cheap but considering the features it offers and that many emails can be used simultaneously, it is something amazing.

Cons: As I mentioned, the cost is really high so it's not at all recommended for small businesses or individual clients to go through with that. You've also got to check your spams every once in a while for something important.

Capterra-loader

Great anti-spam Software

Mar 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software has a beautiful separation of black and white lists where you can filter the spam within levels. Great to keep your clean mails separated from junk mails.

Cons: At times the spam mail detector can be inacurate, making you have some junk mail it didn't detect so you have to be very specific with what should be detected

Overall: I had a great experience with this Software, now I don't have to worry about separating my junk mails from actually important work mails.

Barracuda covered a lot of features in a single product

Mar 16, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I liked how the appliance have many features to protect against SPAM and viruses.
A lot of features and options are available

Overall: it's great for small company to protect on-premise email system

When using Firewall word i know Barracuda Spam Firewall.

Mar 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: most trusted and secure firewall in internet, digital world have many security vulnerability but Barracuda Spam Firewall secure all them

A great tool to have

Mar 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It does a great job. Certainly has some really cool features such as the ability to view without opening.

Cons: Scalability is an issue here for sure. Hopefully team would come up with dealing with large volume of mails in one go.

Great tool that saves many headaches

Mar 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great package that saves me from being bombarded by garbage emails on a daily basis. Very easy to use with a simple, customizable, and user friendly interface. It's one of those that you barely notice is there, but would REALLY notice if it wasn't.

Cons: Price is a bit steep, but if you're in a larger company, it's worth it. Can slow down a bit at times, but overall my complaints are minimal.

Great Spam Firewall

Mar 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that the software will allow you to view without opening the email within you system. This makes it easy to find out if it is phishing or not. I also like the whitelist feature that will allow you to let them know if an email should come to your inbox or not.

Cons: You only receive an email once a day about spam mail. If something is really important that could be in your spam box, you must wait to see if it is there or not.

Overall: It allows you to review the spam before it is deleted

Great customer service and spam filter.

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The support is very knowledgeable and is very quick to help out when needed. My spam and unwanted emails are successfully being filtered out and it makes my inbox so much more manageable.
I like that I can customize the filters.

Cons: I haven't had many issues but it did take a little while to learn everything that the program has to offer. I love labeling spam emails.

Gets the job done

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Able to black list spam and and key words in subject line. very handy for our company. sends alerts of potential spam

Cons: not good at handling large volumes of emails all at once. think it can only have 750 emails sent at a time.

Easy to use admin portal and great customer service

Mar 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Anything to do with Barracuda will have quick and knowledgeable support team
This product works great filtering out spam and unwanted emails
Allows for users to manage their own whitelist/blacklist

Cons: This product has not given us any issues since we implemented it 3 years ago
The Outlook Add-On is a nice feature allow us to submit samples of spam emails directly to Barracuda for analysis

Highly configurable spam firewall

Feb 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is a good spam filtering engine, highly configurable and relatively easy to use interface. Customer support is good as well.

Cons: There is room to improve the UI / UX. Configuring and learning can get a bit daunting - but their customer support can help you with that.

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No problems after 4 years

Feb 21, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Barracuda seems to do a fine job filtering out at least the obvious threats. I haven't had any major problems with it in the 4+ years my company has used it.

Cons: It does not detect phishing emails very well. I would think it would be able to see that an email had certain traits, like being non-personalized, very short, containing a link, and sent from a Russian email address and filter it, but I don't think it can do that.

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We use this for all of our email and our customers hosted email

Feb 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: it is pretty effective at reducing spam
The blacklists and whitelists are easy to modify
It is easy to manage several different domains
Support is really good

Cons: The appliance can be slow when looking through spam history
It can be a bit difficult to figure out why exactly something was blocked.
The filter levels can be a little confusing

Expensive product, when it works, it works well, beware when it does not.

Feb 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's easy to deploy, and once deployed it is a standalone device that works as the filter. No resource drag on your other systems.

Cons: The hardware it sits on has issues. The first device I received would periodically freeze and had to be manually powered off and then on. There is no warning when it happens and there is no pattern. After several rounds with the tech support, they sent me a replacement. The second one doesn't freeze but sometimes will hold a bunch of emails in queue and not process them for no particular reason. Seems to have something to do with their energize updates eating up all the system's resources.

Overall: It was a replacement for a Cisco Spam Blocker/Ironport device. As far as a replacement, it works when it works.

Great product. Very flexible.

Feb 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This product has adjustable levels of spam filtering and helps keep our personal information out of the hands of outside people.

Cons: This software can flag stuff that isn't spam as spam. Thus when it does this we have to go pull it from the filter.

Capterra-loader

Saves me a lot of trouble

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Barracuda is easy to set up and junk mail/ spam never gets into my email. It gives me piece of mind and allows me to feel secure when working off our servers.

Cons: The price is high. It took a bit of research before taking the plunge and buying it. Well worth it though.

Overall: Security and peace of mind knowing my computer will not crash due to spam and malware.

Personal email

Jan 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Barracuda allows me to filter through unknown senders, but not junk mail. It scans the difference between spam and a new sender.

Cons: I have to check multiple inboxes and be redirected to Barracuda's website in the event that an email is not spam.

My university's email utilizes Barracuda Spam Firewall for our email server.

Jan 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Barracuda Spam Firewall keeps hundreds of emails from overflowing in my inbox. It does a good job of sorting through "junk" and unknown senders.

Cons: I still have a junkmail, so I go through multiple inboxes a day to sort through emails.

Overall: simplicity, ease of use, efficiency

The system stops spam

Jan 18, 2018
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The system stops spam,and the annual fee is not high for updates to the firewall. Customer support is fast

Cons: The interface is very slow and customer support only solution is to buy a new model which cost money.

It is the best spam firewall I have ever used.

Jan 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a very user friendly and secured software. The authority gives updates frequently. It protects from common spam and viruses with cloud-based service that filters messages before they even arrive to the system¿s firewall.

Cons: It is a bit expensive for mass users. Barracuda does not block suspicious emails entirely rather sends them to a quarantine folder. Individual users can access quarantined email, which opens them up to the possibility of accidentally clicking on spam or downloading a virus.

Overall: It filters and prevents data leak. It shields against email threats. It prevents threats from affecting the network. It safeguards sensitive data. It really simple to use.

A great Spam Blocker

Jan 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software blocks most spam and is easy to add other addresses to the blocked list. Filters are good.

Cons: This software is expensive, especially if not all features are used. The contracts can be long as well.

Overall: I don't have SPAM clogging my inbox

Capterra-loader

Worked great when I used it.

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: One of my previous schools I worked with was targeted repeatedly by spam, fishing, and malware and they actually purchased this software to stop the spam train from exposing out teachers. It worked great for me, reduced spam almost entirely without having anything important filtered out like many others.

Cons: Honestly, I liked when we used it, I wish my current school had it currently, but what can I say. The biggest concern for my field is the pricetag and I'm not sure if they are competitive enough, that being said, it does everything you need it to do.

As a long time Barracuda customer - Its hands down the BEST Spam Firewall you can get!

Jan 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to configure - works right out of the box with minimal setup. Very flexible in how tight you want your spam filters. VERY few false positives!

Cons: If you're not in the interface everyday - you'll forget where things are - some things are not intuituve.

Overall: Reduced spam and malware entry into our company!

Capterra-loader

Great support and easy to use interface

Dec 15, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: They have a very robust online interface that allows for customization and if you need supoort they are there to help. They are very knowledgeable and are easy to work with especially it you are not an IT professional.

Cons: The plan we have is a 5 year commitment and it is fairly pricey if you don't need all the features available.

Overall: Spam filtering and email management from anywhere.

Haven't seen spam since!

Dec 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: This product is extremely easy to set up, use, and understand. Not only is it user-friendly, it also does an outstanding job of keeping my emails safe. I also really like the automatic updates.

Cons: When reading the detailed reports, it almost makes me worried to see how much is out there that potentially could have harmed my computer.

Overall: Keeps my computer safe and keeps me worry free!

This application is a must-- Keeps me 100% protected from spam & spyware.

Dec 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: I like that this program not only protects my email from spam, but in addition to that, spyware too. I can honestly 100% say my email has been clean and protected since beginning the use of this software. Threats are identified and quarantined as quick as they come in. Blocking sites is as easy as one click, and the program even offers training videos which make it incredibly easy to learn to use.

Cons: If something is blocked unnecessarily, it is difficult to unblock the site which only has happened once, but no longer is an issue.

Overall: I would not feel comfortable opening up an email without using this software.

It does exactly what you want it to do

Dec 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Customizable to your needs and very easy to work with. It was easy to install and setup. Haven't had any issues.

Overall: It can almost give you too much information and you really know what is truly going on in your organization.

Pretty easy to use and fairly effective too

Dec 09, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of usability along with the fairly accurate screening makes it a decent solution for spam filtering.

Cons: Occasionally it is necessary to alter settings or tweak existing ones after a spate of new spam suddenly starts appearing

Overall: It works well behind the scenes without being too intrusive.

Does a great job protecting e-mail servers

Nov 15, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's easy to setup and does a great job protecting our e-mail servers from spam, virus, and phishing attacks.

Cons: The price is a bit steep, especially for smaller companies, but we think it will pay for itself in the long run.

Overall: It does a good job protecting our servers without a lot of fuss.

I have used Barracuda's Spam Firewall 300 appliance for 5 years.

Nov 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This product simply works. There are new virus/spam definitions automatically sent out multiple times a day. Firmware updates are very easy to install (and uninstall, if necessary). Users are able to modify their personal quarantine and white/blacklist settings to suit their needs.

Cons: The web management interface is rather slow to respond. They need some more advanced security functions built into the software. And the syslog messages generated by the appliance are difficult to translate (and their is limited documentation from Barracuda).

USED THIS FOR 10 Plus YEARS

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: most junk mail never makes it to outlook, I can still review all the junk mail that comes through in case the wrong thing got categorized as junk. Easy to change it to deliver to my mail box, or delete. Easy to view it to determine if it is junk. NEW FEATURE at the bottom of the list of junk, just select, delete all shown mail. I do this for all my reception desk email. They have about 35-50 pieces of junk mail a day. I can pull a single piece of mail out, deliver it then delete the rest in a snap

Cons: they used to be slow to pull up, so I would hit delete on one piece of mail and ignore it for a little while opened in my browser until it loaded, that has really improved in the last few weeks. Also if you leave it open and ignore it after a period of time it logs you out so you have to go to the original and hit the link again. Truly minor for the headaches it clears for me. I receive 100+ emails a day I HAVE to read, eliminating a bunch really helps.

Overall: Many fewer pieces of junk mail in my outlook software!

Barracuda is fantastic for taking preventative measures when blocking or allowing emails.

Oct 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I love that it gives us the ability to whitelist specific email domains, or to block such email as spam. We can see what was blocked with ease and even re queue emails if needed.

Cons: Sometimes it is a little hard to navigate such as when placing an email address on block or whitelisting for a specific domain.

Works very well at blocking and quarantining email spam.

Oct 04, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Fairly easy to administer. easy to check if email from a specific user or domain is being blocked so it can be whitelisted. Blacklisting email from a specific user or domain is also easily done. We subscribe to Barracuda Energize Updates, which checks the Barracuda corporate site for the latest spam and virus rules, and automatically installs them on our Barracuda. Telephone tech support has been great at solving a couple random issues and with very quick response times.

Cons: Required some advanced initial setup configuration by a local Barracuda reseller. Have not really had any major issues with our unit.

Overall: An easy way to filter email spam and viruses, while proving whitelisting and blacklisting of specific users and domains.

stops 99.9% of all spam for our company

Aug 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of operation and great support. regular visits from Barracuda as well as wonderful phone support

Cons: i cannot think of a single issue we have had that was not handled in a timely manner. Even when one of the appliances acted up there was another delivered within 8 hours.

Overall: makes my job and the security of our company easy.

Good support - ok product

Apr 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Spam firewalls are hard to review, the all have their pros and cons. Barracuda's isn't bad, but it's not great. Support is good, rate of new features is a bit slower than I'd like. However, we keep it around because it works. The hardware is rock solid and doesn't cause any issues.

Good product

Dec 08, 2016
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I have been running this spam filter now for a few years it works well at its job. The only improvements I can say it needs it the hardware could be better it gets very slow quite often and overwhelmed during peak periods.