Barracuda Networks

Barracuda Spam Firewall

4.5 / 5 8 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

8 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.barracudanetworks.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!

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
Value for Money
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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.