The Barracuda Spam Firewall 300 is intended to oblige up to 2,000 dynamic clients and process up to 4 million email messages a day—all that could possibly be needed to deal with the email security needs of an independent company. We like its smooth interface, however it scored at the lower end on our spam tests and does not channel content. A few of alternate units we tried are better.
A decent Quick Start Guide assists with establishment. You interface a console and screen to set an IP address. Afterward utilize the Web-based arrangement wizard that strolls you rapidly through the rest of the means. The Web-based administration interface is efficient and offers setting touchy help.
The Spam Firewall 300 is designed naturally to label spam as Bulk and forward it to every client. where an Outlook control might be set to exchange it to a mass mail envelope. An Outlook module gives clients a chance to order email as spam or not spam.
Messages containing connections with specific augmentations, (for example, .exe, .com, or .bat) can likewise be isolated quickly. The executive approaches everybody’s isolate; clients can get to their own isolates, so they can guarantee that genuine messages aren’t miscategorized.
The Spam Firewall 300 depends on an assortment of antispam strategies—basically Realtime Blackhole Lists (RBLs), watchword seeks, Bayesian calculations, rate control (activated when an extensive number of messages originates from a solitary IP address over a brief timeframe), and spam fingerprinting- – that create a tenets based score. Managers can set every one of these standards, and in addition the scoring framework, through the Web-based interface.
The antivirus security utilizes two sifting motors to distinguish malware; chronicled connections, (for example, ZIP records) are decompressed, examined, and afterward remade and sent to the proposed beneficiary if fitting.
The Spam Firewall 300 does not perform content sifting for corporate approach, for example, “log all messages that leave the lawful office containing the word <confidential> in the headline,” however you can manufacture spam rules with strategy criteria to channel approaching messages.
Barracuda Networks is wanting to incorporate help for outbound email filtering. Once refreshed, the Spam Firewall box will process either inbound or outbound email, however not both.
Barracuda Spam Firewall 300’s administration highlights are great, with email cautions sent to executives as required. You can get to logs through the interface or send them to a syslog server. A fundamental status screen indicating email and gadget insights shows up when you sign on to the administration support. Detailing highlights are strong, with reports, for example, Top Spam Sender, Top E-mail Recipients, and Top Viruses accessible.
The Spam Firewall 300 is a strong entertainer at a forceful cost, and its spam-getting rates ought to enhance with preparing. In any case, its absence of substance sifting and powerlessness to cover inbound and outbound mail.