Barracuda Web Filter

Powerful and Affordable

Designed for businesses of all sizes.

Management is always seeking to know its’ employees’ activities, checking how employees spend their office time, how much time they spend in gaming sites, are they engaged in social networks, downloading malware or pornography? What makes internet slower today? Barracuda Web Filter offers clear picture to administrators about these important questions while fighting with aggressive web threads at same time.

Barracuda Web Filter is affordable as well as powerful content filtering appliance, engineered for all sizes of organizations; with extensive policy tools for managing web access in office place without per-user fees.

Protect and Enforce Intelligently

Smart Integration

Barracuda Web Filter is a powerful, easy to use & affordable solution for scalable businesses offering malware protection, application blocking and content filtering. It eliminates additional staff time required for repairing infected computers, enforces internet usage policies by blocking access to applications and website irrelevant to core business and it easily swaps away malware, spyware and other forms of threads from your organization.

Web Security Agents

In order to protect & enforce web policies on off-network computers, compatible agents of Windows & MAC are available.

Spyware Removal

It comes with a built-in spyware removal tool to clear nodes that are already connected to network with spyware applications.

Web Policy Enforcement

Policies are created in order to grant web access by groups, individuals or global users in 95 content categories, time factors, applications, bandwidth, media and more.

Secure

Default security policies are robust enough to fight with viruses, spywares, phishing and other forms of web threads from the start. Gradual updates add enhance threat profiles in real-time.

Easy to Use

It is easy to install and takes around less than fifteen minutes and dashboard offer complete system information, logs & reports, powerful policy features in easy reach without having to acquire database administration.

Affordable

Price is affordable and per-user fees or license fees for software agents are not taken, which makes Barracuda Web Filter appliance as best value in web security in current time. You can request a free trial of 30 days today!

  1. Features

    Get Ahead of the Curve

    Industry Leading Technology.

    The complete range of industry-leading features provided by Barracuda Web Filter for web security and policy enforcement are affordable; they cover main goals like enforcing content/application policies, protecting the network against viruses, spywares, malwares, phishing and other sources of web based threads or for optimizing network performance.
    Its offers fine turned, thoroughly tested & widely praised solution for monitoring web traffic by integrating several technologies of enforcing web-content policies which are intended to increase user productivity level and to prevent exposing users to irrelevant or inappropriate material during his office time.

    Integrated Spyware & Virus Protection

    Blocks Known Spyware Sites

    As an initial defense against known spyware sites, Barracuda Web Filter block as soon they are executed and update database of such sites in real time.

    Blocks Spyware Downloads

    Barracuda Web Filter takes full control over downloads and auto-detect and report those spywares, which tend to install themselves in to the system without users permission.

    Integrated Antivirus Protection

    Viruses are aggressively control through dual-layer virus protection by smart recognizing, decompressing archives, scanning attachments and blocking certain file types.

    Detects & Blocks Spyware Activity

    Barracuda Web Filter smartly monitors activities of spywares and upon discovery, they auto-block their activities and report administrator immediately for further actions.

    Content Filtering

    URL by Category

    Administrators can create policies that control user access to websites using 95 content categories including pornography, violence, hacking, sports, news, dating, shopping, chat and others.

    URL by Domain or Pattern

    It allows administrator to control specific patterns of web site addresses using the powerful UNIX regular expression syntax (regexp). They can add content filtering policies to customize or restrict specified websites or URL patterns.

    Image/Multimedia Safe Search

    Barracuda Web Filter offers an extensive searching feature, which help in preventing offensive thumbnail images in search results of different search engines including Google, MSN & Yahoo.

    File Type Blocking

    It allows Administrators to created policies for controlling web files downloading through MIME types automatically. As an example, Administrator can block executable downloads by adding MIME type application/octet-steam.

    SSL Inspection

    Decryption is made on those domains and URL categories which are encrypted by Administrator via SSL-encryption, in order to scan malware and policies and then they are re-encrypted where required.

    Youtube For Schools

    YouTube is one of the biggest pools of resources for educators, which serves wide array of high quality educational material; Barracuda Web Filter make is safer and easier to utilize this resource by auto-redirecting YouTube requests to YouTube for educational portals.

    Remote Filtering

    Barracuda Web Filter offers standalone client “Barracuda Web Security Agent (WSA)” that can installed on remotely on external network laptop or desktops, this allows and ensures extension of local web browsing policies to remote users transparently. WSA supports both Windows and Max OS x devices and offer rich features along with hack-proof centrally managed system for controlling web security policies across local and external workforces while keeping this solution easy to install and manage.

    Application Control

    Port/Protocol Based Control

    Based on different combinations of source & destination IP address ranges and ports, administrator can customize IP blocking policies.

    Granular Control of Web 2.0 Applications

    It let administrators to allow access to certain part of Social Media content while restricting irrelevant or non-productive activates. This feature allows administrators to set policies that may enable access to certain parts of public exposure by preventing well posting, comments, liking, following, playing games and other forms of non-productive activities. Granular control of content policies ensures that employees stick with only productive activities.

    Deep Packet Inspection

    Barracuda Web Filter uses inner-most packet inspection technology in real-time for analyzing protocols independent of their port of destination servers; along with policy control, analysis are made till later 7 protocols and complete control over application usage is acquired and monitored.

    Instant Message Blocking

    It lets administrator to manage access to Instant Messaging services like AIM, ICQ, YAHOO and MSN messengers.

    Social Media Monitoring

    Barracuda Web Filter offers a distinctive set of capabilities to monitor communication over Social Media like Twitter, Linkedin & Facebook. It can inspect, sniff and catalog external content and later forward to external Message Archiver; using Active directory, these messages are bind with user’s identity and become indexed, which make them easy to search as Exchange emails. Barracuda Web Filter ensures availability of Social Media communication with local networks for accessing and retrieving e-discovery, audits or forensics while administrators can set triggers by social networking messages for pro-active monitoring.

    Easy Deployment

    LDAP

    In order to create policies of different granularity, Barracuda Web Filter integrates with LDAP directory servers in real-time, including Microsoft Active Directory, IBM Lotus Domino Directory and Novel eDirectory.

    Windows Domain Controllers

    Barracuda Web Filter includes Barracuda DC Agent software as well, which installs on Windows domain controllers and it provides username logged at individual IP address and apply policies correctly without separate login or user action.

    Terminal Service Environments

    With virtual IP support or native Windows authentication through NTLM or Kerberos, Citrix/Terminal services users can use LDAP/Active directly, which allows per user or group based policy management and reporting in CITRIX and Windows Terminal services environment.

    Policy Management

    Flexible Policies

    Even a new administrator and organizations can get started quickly with the default policies as Barracuda Web Filter was designed with ease of deployment in mind. It facilities enterprises with advanced filtering requirements, they can take advantage of advanced policy exceptions and integrations.

    Warning Policies

    Administrators can add content blocking policies and display “block” page to users through Barracuda Web Filter; users can proceed after the warning message.

    Network IP Address Groups

    Policies for individual IP address ranges or subnets can be defined by administrator.

    Local Users and Groups

    Barracuda Web Filter offer administrators to created local users and groups for those locations that either don’t use directory servers or otherwise define local policies for users and group.

    Time-based Exceptions

    Policies exceptions related with content filtering and application blocking can be time bounded as well. As an example, a gaming or sport site can be blocked during office hours and later open in non-working hours.

    Centralized Management

    With Barracuda Control Center web portal, administrator can easily control multiple Barracuda Web Filters; it let administrator to manage and configure multiple Barracuda Web Filter appliances at time from a single console using same tabbed pages shows in each appliance’s dashboard.

    CIPA Compliance

    Get Compliant with Barracuda

    For enforcing CIPA policies in an easy and cost-effective manner at Schools and Libraries, Barracuda Web Filter is an ideal tool suited for helping these sectors.
    Combined with Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall, Barracuda Networks can be used to enable CIPA compliance for nearly all parts of a network.
    For complying with CIPA, many of the schools and libraries have deployed the Barracuda Web Filter.

    CIPA Requirement 1

    Until certifying Internet safety policy and technology protection measure, schools and libraries (subject to CIPA) may not receive E-Rate program discount. Internet filtration policy must include technology protection measures for blocking or filtering internet access to pictures that are: (a) obscene, (b) child pornography, or (c) harmful to minor or to the computers that minor access from.

    CIPA Requirement 2

    School and educational institutes subject to CIPA are required to adopt and enforce online acidities of minors during school timing; and …

    CIPA Requirement 3

    Schools & libraries subject to CIPA are required to implement and apply addressing: (a) minors access to improper matter on the internet; (b) the protection and security of minors while using electronic mails, chat rooms and other forms of direct communications through electronic; (c) unconstitutional access such as “hacking” and other forms of unlawful online activities by minors; (d) unauthorized sharing of personal information regarding minors; (e) blocking harmful material access to minors.

  2. Model

    5 – 10 Mbps Throughput
    50 – 400 Concurrent Users
    400 – 1600 Active TCP Connections
    Hardened and Secure OS
    Content Filtering
    Application Control
    Advanced Policy Creation
    Network Threat Protection
    Spyware Removal
    Summary Reports
    Role-Based Administration
    Web 2.0 Application Control
    10 – 50 Mbps Throughput
    10 Gb Web Cache Size
    100 – 400 Concurrent Users
    400 – 1600 Active TCP Connections
    Hardened and Secure OS
    Content Filtering
    Application Control
    Advanced Policy Creation
    Network Threat Protection
    Spyware Removal
    Summary Reports
    Role-Based Administration
    Web 2.0 Application Control
    Syslog Support
    Ethernet Bypass Hardware
    30 – 80 Mbps Throughput
    50 Gb Web Cache Size
    300 – 800 Concurrent Users
    1600 – 3200 Active TCP Connections
    Hardened and Secure OS
    Content Filtering
    Application Control
    Advanced Policy Creation
    Network Threat Protection
    Spyware Removal
    Summary Reports
    Role-Based Administration
    Web 2.0 Application Control
    Remote Filtering
    Syslog Support
    Ethernet Bypass Hardware
    SNMP/API
    Linked Management
    WCCP
    70 – 150 Mbps Throughput
    100 Gb Web Cache Size
    800 – 2000 Concurrent Users
    3200 – 8000 Active TCP Connections
    Redundant Disk Array (RAID)
    ECC Memory
    Hardened and Secure OS
    Content Filtering
    Application Control
    Advanced Policy Creation
    Network Threat Protection
    Spyware Removal
    Summary Reports
    Role-Based Administration
    Web 2.0 Application Control
    Remote Filtering
    Syslog Support
    Ethernet Bypass Hardware
    SNMP/API
    Linked Management
    WCCP
    SSL Inspection
    Social Media Monitoring
    100 – 200 Mbps Throughput
    200 Gb Web Cache Size
    1500 – 3000 Concurrent Users
    8000 – 10000 Active TCP Connections
    Redundant Disk Array (RAID)
    ECC Memory
    Redundant Power Supply
    Hardened and Secure OS
    Content Filtering
    Application Control
    Advanced Policy Creation
    Network Threat Protection
    Spyware Removal
    Summary Reports
    Role-Based Administration
    Web 2.0 Application Control
    Remote Filtering
    Syslog Support
    Ethernet Bypass Hardware
    SNMP/API
    Linked Management
    WCCP
    SSL Inspection
    Social Media Monitoring
    200 – 300 Mbps Throughput
    300 Gb Web Cache Size
    2500 – 4500 Concurrent Users
    10000 – 15000 Active TCP Connections
    Redundant Disk Array (RAID)
    ECC Memory
    Redundant Power Supply
    Hardened and Secure OS
    Content Filtering
    Application Control
    Advanced Policy Creation
    Network Threat Protection
    Spyware Removal
    Summary Reports
    Role-Based Administration
    Web 2.0 Application Control
    Remote Filtering
    Syslog Support
    Ethernet Bypass Hardware
    SNMP/API
    Linked Management
    WCCP
    SSL Inspection
    Social Media Monitoring
    600 – 1000 Mbps Throughput
    300 Gb Web Cache Size
    2500 – 4500 Concurrent Users
    10000 – 15000 Active TCP Connections
    Redundant Disk Array (RAID)
    ECC Memory
    Redundant Power Supply
    Hardened and Secure OS
    Content Filtering
    Application Control
    Advanced Policy Creation
    Network Threat Protection
    Spyware Removal
    Summary Reports
    Role-Based Administration
    Web 2.0 Application Control
    Remote Filtering
    Syslog Support
    Ethernet Bypass Hardware
    SNMP/API
    Linked Management
    WCCP
    SSL Inspection
    Social Media Monitoring

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