Barracuda Web Security Gateway Overview

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 is also 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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Solutions Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Easy to use for whitelisting or blocking a web address but won't scale to our new platform

What is our primary use case?

We're using it for web filtering and blocking of sites that we don't want to allow traffic to. For the most part, it's working okay.

Pros and Cons

  • "The ease of use. It's pretty easy to use and navigate the UI... to either block or whitelist a web address."
  • "Our problem is that it's a virtual appliance and we're moving to a new platform and, for whatever reason, we can't move it as it is... When we were migrating our virtual machines from the old to the new system, we determined rather quickly that it wouldn't migrate over."

What other advice do I have?

The overall performance of the product is great. It's just the fact that we can't get the existing solution over to a new platform. The day-to-day operation is pretty easy, being able to whitelist, blacklist, etc. There is just this one sticking point. We ultimately may go with a newer variation or a cloud-based version of Barracuda, but right now we have an on-prem. That's our sticking point: Part of the team wants to keep it on-prem, and part of the team wants to put it in the cloud. I would rate Barracuda at seven out of 10, again because support, after the fact, was not able to migrate…
Pre-Sales Consultant at Tarsus Cloud On Demand
Consultant
Pros and Cons of Barracuda's Web Filter and Load Balancer.
As the world is forever being influenced by the introduction of the information age, technology and technological marvels have exceeded the physical boundaries of communication and shared information worldwide. Through these technological breakthroughs businesses have broken through the matrix with new information technology ideals and platforms. More specifically we are here to discuss an I.T. appliance that has continued to change the Enterprise architecture of data centers and network security. I am Matthew McEnroe, a Barracuda Networks product specialist from South Africa and I have been instructed to identify and discuss the Barracuda Web filter as well as the Barracuda Load Balancer within this network review. The Barracuda Web filter is structured IT solution designed to filter web…
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Pre-Sales Consultant at Tarsus Cloud On Demand
Consultant
With the granular control we can block strategically. WAN optimization with bigger disk space would be an improvement.

What other advice do I have?

The technology keeps changing and there are newer products coming out all the time, it’s very difficult to stay at the top for a long time. I would recommend that you get a POC and test it. This was the best way for us to answer all the unsure questions that we had. I would definitely look at the features of other solutions when comparing, we found that some other solutions have more features but we didn't need to use those features and the cost of those solutions were more expensive due to the extra features so if you not going to use them why pay for them? Make sure you test, and compare…
IT Administrator at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Vendor
Gives us flexibility to customize the web filtering specific to various groups of users at the Active Directory level

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this product to others as it has been serving its purpose in our environment and we never had any major issues with it.
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