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New Plug-and-Play Appliance Provides Comprehensive Protection for Outbound Email

Basingstoke, UK, Jan. 17, 2005 – Barracuda Networks, Inc., the leading provider of spam firewall solutions, today announced the Barracuda Spam Firewall – Outbound Edition, a new version of the award-winning Barracuda Spam Firewall. The Barracuda Spam Firewall – Outbound Edition enables organisations to enforce corporate and regulatory policies, and to ensure outgoing email is legitimate and virus-free.

“No organisation wants to be the source of spam or viruses,” said Dean Drako, president and CEO of Barracuda Networks. “Likewise companies want to make sure that the content of email, especially when concerning confidential information or trade secrets, is not inappropriately disseminated. The Barracuda Spam Firewall ¬– Outbound Edition is a powerful tool for monitoring email traffic and ensuring only valid and appropriate email is sent out.”

The Barracuda Spam Firewall – Outbound Edition is a powerful enterprise-class solution that provides outbound email protection in three key areas:
• Stops virus propagation
• Enforces corporate and regulatory policies
• Prevents spamming

Virus Outbreak Protection
The Barracuda Spam Firewall ¬– Outbound Edition, prevents viruses from being sent to users outside the corporate network using a variety of methods including dual layer virus blocking, and decompression of archives.

“Our ability to scan outbound traffic gives customers added peace of mind that they are secured against any harm to their reputation resulting from perpetuating the spread of viruses,” said Paul Thackeray, vice president, Europe Middle East & Africa of Barracuda Networks.

Corporate and Regulatory Policy Enforcement
Organisations must also make sure that intellectual property and other confidential information is protected. Without a solution in place, policy enforcement remains a challenge for most IT departments.

“It makes good business sense for any organisation that relies on email communication, to have a way to enforce corporate information policies and to protect intellectual property,” said Drako. “The Barracuda Spam Firewall ¬– Outbound Edition is an easy, affordable and effective way for companies to do this.”

The Barracuda Spam Firewall – Outbound Edition, is designed to enforce such policies through footer attachment, scanning and filtering, keyword and attachment blocking. The Barracuda Spam Firewall - Outbound Edition also enables the administrator or user to set quarantine parameters for questionable email that can be reviewed and released, or blocked as needed.

Curbing Spam Proliferation
In the last year a growing number of spam operations have employed unsuspecting open relays to send spam. This practice often goes unnoticed by the IT staff until problems, such as server overload or blacklisting, disrupts regular email communication.

“The Barracuda Spam Firewall ¬– Outbound Edition ensures that the company is not an accidental open relay for spammers,” said Drako.

In addition, the Barracuda Spam Firewall – Outbound Edition uses advanced rate control features to thwart Zombie PCs and alert the IT staff of the affected organisation any time a large quantity of email attempts to leave the network. The hijacked machine can then be shut down before the bulk of spam is sent.

Pricing and Availability
Available in five models of varying email capacities, the Barracuda Spam Firewall – Outbound Edition is currently available with prices ranging from £1,399 to£16,199 with no per user licensing fees. For more information, please contact Barracuda Networks on +44 (0)1256 316158 or visit www.barracudanetworks.com.

About the Barracuda Spam Firewall – Outbound Edition
The Barracuda Spam Firewall – Outbound Edition is a mail transfer agent (MTA) that utilises sophisticated email and policy management techniques to protect outgoing email. Available in five models, the Barracuda Spam Firewall – Outbound Edition supports up to 30,000 active users and 1.5 million emails per day. The Barracuda Spam Firewall – Outbound Edition is a plug-and- play appliance that is easy to install and uses best-of-breed techniques such as rate controls, domain restrictions, user authentication (SASL), and remote user support for outbound email filtering. In addition, the Barracuda Spam Firewall – Outbound Edition offers quarantine functionality, keyword and attachment blocking and dual layer virus blocking to ensure that all outgoing email is legitimate and virus-free. With no per user licensing fees, the Barracuda Spam Firewall – Outbound Edition is the most affordable solution for businesses of all sizes that require comprehensive protection for outbound ema
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About Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda Networks, Inc. is the worldwide leader in anti-spam appliance solutions. Winner of the 2004 Network Computing Editor's Choice Award and Well-Connected Award, the Barracuda Spam Firewall provides spam and virus protection for over 11,000 organisations worldwide including Caltrans, Union Pacific Railroad Company, and Washington State University. Barracuda Networks, a privately held corporation, is headquartered in Cupertino, California with offices and distributors in over 35 countries. For more information, please visit www.barracudanetworks.com.


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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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