Spam & Web Filtering

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Stop Spam & Control Spam & Spyware


Coast Networx, Inc. is an authorized reseller of Barracuda Networks. Barracuda offers enterprise class products that allow you to take control of your network by eliminating spam, viruses & spyware. Cleaning of spyware on desktop computers is one of the highest costs companies end up paying to their IT support staff. Users (many times unknowingly) download spyware to their desktop which drastically slows down the computer and gives you annoying pop-up ads. One of the most common calls we receive is "Why is my PC running so slow" and the answer is always the same...spyware. By placing a Barracuda Web Filter on your network, you block all spyware from ever getting to the desktop. In addition, you can monitor your users internet access, create reports of how much time is spent on certain web sites, and block certain web site all together.


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Barracuda Spam Firewall


Powerful, easy to use, and affordable enterprise-class spam and virus protection


The Barracuda Spam Firewall is an integrated hardware and software solution for complete protection of your email server.


It provides a powerful, easy to use, and affordable solution to eliminating spam and viruses from your organization by providing the following protection:

  • Anti-Spam
  • Anti-virus
  • Anti-spoofing
  • Anti-phishing
  • Anti-spyware (Attatchments)
  • Denial of Service


The Barracuda Spam Firewall is compatible with all email servers and can fit into nearly any corporate or small business environment. It is used by small organizations with as few as 10 employees and large organizations with as many as 200,000 employees. A single Barracuda Spam Firewall handles up to 30,000 active email users. Multiple units can be clustered together for even greater capacity and high availability.


The Barracuda Spam Firewall protects your email server with twelve defense layers:


  • Network Denial of Service Protection
  • Rate Control
  • IP Reputation Analysis
  • Sender Authentication
  • Recipient Verification
  • Virus Scanning
  • Policy (User-specified rules)
  • Spam Fingerprint Check
  • Intent Analysis
  • Image Analysis


With no software to install and no modifications required to existing email systems, installation of the Barracuda Spam Firewall is quick and easy. Once installed, the system administrator uses the intuitive web interface for monitoring and maintenance. With Barracuda Networks Energize Updates, the Barracuda Spam Firewall is continuously updated with the latest spam and virus definitions every hour keeping maintenance to the unit at a minimum and eliminating administrative overhead. Updates are provided by Barracuda Central, an advanced 24/7 security operations center that works to continuously monitor and block the latest Internet threats.


Barracuda Web Filter


Powerful, easy to use, and affordable content filtering and spyware protection.


The Barracuda Web Filter is an integrated content filtering, application blocking, and spyware protection solution that is powerful, easy to use, and affordable for businesses of all sizes.


It enforces Internet usage policy by blocking access to Web sites and Internet applications that are not related to business, and it easily and completely eliminates spyware and other forms of malware from your organization. No more productivity loss trying to repair computers or make computers usable again.


  • Blocks access to Web sites based on domain, URL pattern, or content category
  • Blocks downloads based on file type
  • Blocks applications that access the Internet, including IM, music services, and software update utilities
  • Integrates with "safe search" filters built into popular images search engines
  • Provides integrated gateway and desktop spyware protection


The Barracuda Web Filter combines preventative, reactive, and proactive measures to form a complete Web filtering solution.


The Barracuda Web Filter:


  • Blocks access to Web sites based on domain, URL pattern, or content category
  • Blocks downloads based on file type
  • Blocks applications that access the Internet, including IM, music services, and software updaters    Integrates with "safe search" filters built into popular image search engines
  • Provides integrated gateway and desktop spyware protection.


Designed for the enterprise, the Barracuda Web Filter enables you to set up custom policies for particular user and groups across customizable time ranges. The Barracuda Web Filter integrates with popular LDAP directory servers, such as Microsoft Active Directory, for both authentication and group membership information on which to apply custom policies. Sample uses of group policies include:   


  • Restricting access to job board Web sites to only the Human Resources group
  • Defining separate policies for teachers and students at a school
  • Enabling compliance officers unrestricted access to the Web for investigation
  • Providing external instant messaging (e.g., AIM) access only to specific users or groups
  • Restricting personal Web browsing to non-working hours


For organizations that do not utilize directory servers, policies can be defined for unauthenticated users as a whole, locally defined users and groups, or network IP address ranges.