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Affordable Web Filter with Spyware Protection

The Barracuda Web Filter, previously known as the Barracuda Spyware Firewall, is an integrated content filtering, application blocking, and spyware protection solution that is powerful, easy to use, and affordable for businesses of all sizes.
It enforces Internet usage policy by blocking access to Web sites and Internet applications that are not related to business, and it easily and completely eliminates spyware and other forms of malware from your organization.

No more productivity loss trying to repair computers or make computers usable again.

Spyware Firewall

 Powerful, Enterprise-Class Solution

 The Barracuda Web Filter combines preventative, reactive, and proactive measures to form a complete Web filtering solution. The Barracuda Web Filter:

TickBlocks access to Web sites based on domain, URL pattern, or content category
TickBlocks downloads based on file type
TickBlocks applications that access the Internet, including IM, music services, and software updaters
TickIntegrates with "safe search" filters built into popular image search engines
TickProvides integrated gateway and desktop spyware protection

Designed for the enterprise, the Barracuda Web Filter enables you to set up custom policies for particular user and groups across customizable time ranges.

The Barracuda Web Filter integrates with popular LDAP directory servers, such as Microsoft Active Directory, for both authentication and group membership information on which to apply custom policies. Sample uses of group policies include:

TickRestricting access to job board Web sites to only the Human Resources group
TickDefining separate policies for teachers and students at a school
TickEnabling compliance officers unrestricted access to the Web for investigation
TickProviding external instant messaging (e.g., AIM) access only to specific users or groups
TickRestricting personal Web browsing to non-working hours
For organizations that do not utilize directory servers, policies can be defined for unauthenticated users as a whole, locally defined users and groups, or network IP address ranges.

Best of Breed Spyware Protection

The Barracuda Web Filter employs a unique approach to integrate gateway and desktop spyware protection strategies. In providing Web security at the gateway, the Barracuda Web Filter prevents new spyware and virus infections as they attempt to penetrate the network.

In addition, the Barracuda Web Filter facilitates automatic removal of spyware from previously infected Windows computers with the included Barracuda Spyware Removal Tool, an ActiveX control that can be served up automatically upon detection of spyware protocol activity (i.e., “phoning home.”) By adaptively targeting those machines that are infected, the Barracuda Web Filter provides widespread protection and removal without requiring preloaded client software on every machine on the network.

Easy to use

The Barracuda Web Filter employs a unique approach to integrate gateway and desktop spyware protection strategies. In providing Web security at the gateway, the Barracuda Web Filter prevents new spyware and virus infections as they attempt to penetrate the network.

In addition, the Barracuda Web Filter facilitates automatic removal of spyware from previously infected Windows computers with the included Barracuda Spyware Removal Tool, an ActiveX control that can be served up automatically upon detection of spyware protocol activity (i.e., “phoning home.”) By adaptively targeting those machines that are infected, the Barracuda Web Filter provides widespread protection and removal without requiring preloaded client software on every machine on the network.

Affordable

Large and small organizations alike demand solutions that are affordable not just today, but also in the future as they grow. With no per user license fee, the Barracuda Web Filter is the most affordable content filtering, application blocking, and anti-spyware solution available.