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Barracuda Web Security Gateway

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Barracuda Web Security Gateway review by Administrator in Computer & Network Security
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"End users are always clicking away. Keep them safe from sophisticated malicious sites!"

What do you like best?

Detailed logs of who does what and goes where on the internet. Consistently updating definitions to stay up to date. Ability to group people and decide who can access certain sites, with granular controls for many preferences. Helpful logs provide answers to why a website isn't accessible, and also for identifying what components of a website may not be working (often it's not the domain of the website, but a component of it that is blocked). Allows separate filtering for unauthenticated users.

What do you dislike?

Proxy setup isn't ideal, yet inline-passthrough also has some limitations. Hardware is onsite and must be maintained and patched regularly. Barracuda doesn't do this for you.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Know your business requirements and carefully scan the content filters. A lot will get blocked by those rules by default.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Really can save a day from going from bad to worse. Keeps people out from where they should be going, saves on bandwidth since users can't stream videos or music from wherever you like. Also has smart filtering for services for knowledgeable users who think they can fool the system.

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Barracuda Web Security Gateway review by Administrator in Wholesale
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"Barracuda Web Defenese / Security Gateway"

What do you like best?

The support, the ease of implementation, and the service it provided on a daily basis for our team and our user base. Our team has used Barracuda services in the past such as Barracuda Backup devices with Cloud Control and were blown away with the level of peace of mind that it gave us, and not to mention the power to save the day in terms of recover and DR solutions. Amazing products, amazing service, superior support....if you need in the first place. I feel that they are just that good.

What do you dislike?

That users would complain mainly about false positives in terms of web browsing, however those few and far between cases, are 1) Going to happen, and 2) Were easily fixed within a few moments.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It was well worth the time and money involved. If you are more than 500 users, I suggest you either run dual systems and split the traffic, or perhaps look into something a little larger that will fit your needs. But good luck on finding anything that matches Barracuda's level of expertise and support coupled with quality products in the first place. I highly recommend their Secuirty Gateway and Backup with Cloud Control solutions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Working with Medical Devices with designs that are meant to me "Eyes Only", we took special care of our data and time to decide what solution would fit our needs the best. Barracuda came to the table with not only a hardened history of success with their appliances and products, but as well as with superior support in the very few times of need.

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Barracuda Web Security Gateway review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"Barracuda Web Security Gateway"

What do you like best?

The ability to control content, bandwidth abuse, and prevent malware from malicious websites. The support Barracuda provides.

What do you dislike?

Learning the way to set it up as a proxy to filter SSL traffic is a little tricky. But, with the outstanding support from Barracuda they will get you up and running quickly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get with Barracuda for a live webinar and live demo. Let them also set you up with a demo unit you can try in their cloud without having to actually use it live on your own network. Then let them send you a demo unit to try out on your own network. The best thing about Barracuda is their support services from pre-sale, to setup, to use, to addressing issues, and everything in between. Their support is absolutely the best in the business!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our primary issue was that we had problems with users accessing adult websites and P2P sites and downloading non-licensed content. This allowed us to block those sites as well as helped us manage our bandwidth usage by also blocking streaming TV and Video sites as well as allocate bandwidth caps on other sites and users.

Barracuda Web Security Gateway review by Administrator in Accounting
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"Easier to use than the competition "

What do you like best?

I like how you can create policies for particular users and how easy it is to add a website to a category. You can just type out the domain and hit save. You don't have to submit another form just to add the domain.

What do you dislike?

There is a feature for laptops to have the program installed. It caused some conflicts with updating other software. We had to disable it before we could update the laptop.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to include when you're adding ESS and Archiver to your subscription.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had numerous policies with SonicWall. This made it a lot easier to manage what someone in the company was accessing. We also received a list of websites that each person is trying to access. This was done with their IP address.

Barracuda Web Security Gateway review by Ajit G.
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"Web filter with lots of options"

What do you like best?

Very easy to setup. one user can be part of multiple groups. Like the way you can give accees to certain websites during certain hours only. Specially social networking websites, banking, Utility etc can be allowed during lunch hours only.

What do you dislike?

Application block feature does not give much details about what applications are blocked and also it does not give username of the user who tried to access the application it only provides IP address of the workstation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We mainly use Barracuda web filter to restrict certain webcategories and it does amazing job. It helps us keep track of what websites has been accessed and also helps in blocking unneccesary and annoying popups on websites.

Barracuda Web Security Gateway review by Jasmine M.
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"Good performance product!"

What do you like best?

Very happy. Easy product to use and easy to install and manage. Good customer service. Simple hardware.

What do you dislike?

We only had a few units die so far and they were more than happy to help us replace these as per our contract.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would be happy to recommend this product.When you purchase contracts,you get your lab units upfront.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I would have requested lab units first from Barracuda. This solution makes life so much easier

Barracuda Web Security Gateway review by Timothy S.
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"Web Security great for mobile workforce but some limitations"

What do you like best?

Protects both in and out of office. Cloud based so available everywhere and no infrastructure needed for management. Is great for small and medium business looking for a separate firewall solution from their AV.

What do you dislike?

Agent isn't the easiest to install, upgrade or uninstall. Rules aren't easy to implement. Would be better with a more robust AV solution integration.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Have a remote install software ready when you need to implement. Test ports so you don't lock yourself out once implemented.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We solved the need to protect endpoint while in the field. Allow for content filtering and monitoring for employee time sinks. Reporting, while limited, was much better than nothing at all!

Barracuda Web Security Gateway review by Administrator in Mental Health Care
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"A great layer of security between my users and the internet"

What do you like best?

It is a great layer of protection for my users. It filters out unwanted websites and stops virus attacks from getting to our network

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the granular controls are difficult to manage. I usually can get it to do what I need but it might take a couple of tried

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure to size the service for your network correctly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Protecting our network from our users! This service stops all unwanted internet traffic including virus.

Barracuda Web Security Gateway review by User in Higher Education
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"Great product to protect your network."

What do you like best?

It offers a lot of virus and security features that protect your network from virus, malicious malware from websites. It is also fairly easy to setup and implement.

What do you dislike?

Not enough performance tools. It basically only has the bandwidth tool. Would like to see more tools added.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A great product to add to your defense of securing your network and protecting your network from users.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Protecting our network from virus and malware. Also stopping users from visiting sites they don't need to visit.

Barracuda Web Security Gateway review by Alejandro M.
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"Excellent web Filter"

What do you like best?

It protects perfectly and gives the level of security as you wish

What do you dislike?

Sometimes web pages you don't want to be blocked are blocked by default

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Security

Barracuda Web Security Gateway review by Administrator in Wholesale
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"Best Web Filtering Software"

What do you like best?

I like the ease of use, it's highly configurable. It also has an excellent reporting system. In addition to that, it keeps false errors to a minimum while still keeping our traffic safe.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the fact that it does make seeing some of our traffic a little more difficult using Sev-One.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommended.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're making sure that our employees are only visiting approved sites and limiting our exposure to malicious websites.

Barracuda Web Security Gateway review by Vance T.
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"Barracuda Web Security Service"

What do you like best?

The Barracuda Web Security Service allows the flexibility to combine deployment options to suit the specific need of each location.

What do you dislike?

Nothing as of yet, the product has been great.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Internet use

Barracuda Web Security Gateway review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"solid and intuitive to learn"

What do you like best?

frequent updates. logical flow. outstanding support.

What do you dislike?

the logging and retention features leave a bit to be desired. more customization capabilities in end-user responses/interfaces would be great.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It really solves a lot of different issues in one packages

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