Paul Demery , Managing Editor, B2B E-commerce
New Features Provide Powerful Outbound Spam and Virus Blocking Making it the Ideal Solution for Small to Medium Businesses
Cupertino, Calif., June 16, 2005 - Barracuda Networks, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise-class spam firewall solutions, today announced the integration of its powerful outbound email filtering capabilities into the full Barracuda Spam Firewall line. Protection for outgoing email was previously offered only with the Barracuda Spam Firewall -- Outbound Mode product line, which launched earlier this year. With today`s announcement, organizations can now ensure all outgoing email is legitimate and virus-free, while at the same time continuing to provide the same high quality protection for inbound email that they have come to depend on with the Barracuda Spam Firewall.
"We perfected our outbound email filtering capabilities with the Barracuda Spam Firewall -- Outbound Mode and have integrated the key features of this technology across all Barracuda Spam Firewall models," said Dean Drako, president and CEO of Barracuda Networks. "We believe the ability to filter inbound and outbound email in one appliance simultaneously will be especially beneficial for small and medium sized businesses that require essential, yet powerful and secure, outbound email capabilities."
Key outbound filtering techniques to be included with the full Barracuda Spam Firewall line include:
-- Barracuda Networks Rate Control System for protection against open relays and zombie PCs within the corporate network
-- Robust outbound email virus filtering
-- Outbound email attachment scanning
-- Corporate disclaimer attachments (footers)
-- Secure email relays for traveling or remote workers (controlled by IP, domain, or email address and utilizing SASL authentication with LDAP or SMTP Auth Proxy)
-- Support for inbound and outbound SSL/TLS encryption
More advanced outbound email filtering capabilities including: outbound email quarantine, email compliance filtering for corporate policies and government regulations such as HIPAA and Sarbanes Oxley, outbound keyword and regular expression scanning, and outbound whitelisting, will still be available exclusively with the Barracuda Spam Firewall -- Outbound Mode product line.
Such features are crucial for larger enterprises that require more comprehensive protection for outgoing email.
"For larger enterprises, many of which must adhere to corporate or regulatory policies, we believe the most effective architecture for outbound email protection is through a separate, more robust solution," said Drako. "As such, we will continue to offer the full Barracuda Spam Firewall -- Outbound Mode product line as an alternate approach for these customers outbound email filtering needs."
Outbound email filtering techniques will be immediately available for all new Barracuda Spam Firewall customers and will be made available for free to current customers via a firmware update to be released next week. For more information, please contact Barracuda Networks at 1-888-ANTI-SPAM or visit www.barracudanetworks.com.
About Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda Networks, Inc., is the leading provider of enterprise-class spam firewall solutions for comprehensive email protection. Its flagship products, the Barracuda Spam Firewall and Barracuda Spam Firewall -- Outbound Mode, provide spam and virus protection for over 14,000 customers around the world, including Adaptec, Barnes & Noble, Caltrans, CBS, Georgia Institute of Technology, IBM, NASA, Pizza Hut, Union Pacific Railroad Company, and the U.S. Treasury Department. In addition, Barracuda Networks expanded its product portfolio in April 2005, launching the Barracuda Spyware Firewall, the first true comprehensive anti-spyware and Web filtering gateway appliance. The Barracuda Spyware Firewall combines preventative, reactive and proactive measures to form a complete anti-spyware solution for businesses of all sizes. Barracuda Networks is a privately held company with headquarters in Cupertino, California. Barracuda Networks has offices in eight international locations and distributors in over 35 countries. More information is available at www.barracudanetworks.com