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What is Barracuda Web Security Gateway?

The Barracuda Web Security Gateway lets organizations benefit from online applications and tools without exposure to web-borne malware and viruses, lost user productivity, and misused bandwidth. As a comprehensive solution for web security and management, it unites award-winning spyware, malware, and virus protection with a powerful policy and reporting engine. Advanced features ensure that organizations adapt to emerging requirements like social-network regulation, remote filtering, and visibility into SSL-encrypted traffic.

Barracuda Web Security Gateway was previously known as Barracuda Web Filter.

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Barracuda Web Security Gateway Customers

Citizen Farmers Finance, Osoyoos Credit Union, Supreme Services, Camden County Technical Schools, Frederick County Schools, Pine Belt Mental Healthcare, Paulsboro Public Schools, Dysart Unified School District, St. Michael's Grammar School, Southfield Schools District, Total Threat Protection - Wade Ford, Alain Pinel Realtors, Southfield Public Schools, Major League Baseball (MLB)

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Barracuda Web Security Gateway pricing:
  • "The pricing and licensing are comparatively reasonable."

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Fantastic support for a stable and scalable solution

Pros and Cons

  • "The support is fantastic."
  • "The AD agent is an issue which my customers and I have encountered. Sometimes it refuses to start and, only as time goes by, does it become apparent that things are not working the way they should."

What is our primary use case?

I recently deployed a PDF version for a customer, the most recent one. 

What is most valuable?

What I found to be most fascinating and valuable are the filtering paths which provide similar access for allowing administrators to filter unwanted sites. 

What needs improvement?

The AD agent is an issue which my customers and I have encountered. Sometimes it refuses to start and, only as time goes by, does it become apparent that things are not working the way they should. 

The AD domain should have stable agents. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Barracuda Web Security Gateway for quite a while, six years now. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The product is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

How are customer service and support?

The solution provides comparatively better support than that of the competition, something I consider to be paramount for addressing the inevitable issues which arise in the ICT world. 

The support is fantastic, which is one of the reasons that I love the solution. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used a host of products prior to that of Barracuda Web Security Gateway, including Sophos, Cisco and ISA Microsoft, which nearly everyone made use of.  

Barracuda Web Security Gateway provides better support than that of the competition. While they all offer similar features and each comes with its relative strengths in different areas, I consider the support to be the one which is most important, as things can always go awry in the ICT world.    

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is complex. The Active Directory Agent is not stable, with the service occasionally refusing to start. It would be a big help if the dashboard were to provide an alert when there is a lack of connectivity. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing and licensing are comparatively reasonable. 

What other advice do I have?

I use the solution both in my customers' and my company. 

There are over 500 people using it in my customers' company. 

The solution allows us to resolve nearly all of our web feature-related issues. 

I rate Barracuda Web Security Gateway as a nine-and-a-half out of ten. 

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