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How to Choose the Right Barracuda Web Filter Appliance for your Network

The purpose of this document is to help you determine which Barracuda Web Filter Firewall will be best for your organization. When deciding, which device you will need, the first thing you will want to know is how many users you will want to filter. The following table will help you match the device with the amount of users you have in your organization.

 

ModelActive UsersWeb Cache SizeThroughput (Mb/sec)
Barracuda 2101-1005
Barracuda 31050-20010GB10
Barracuda 410150-50050GB20
Barracuda 610450-1,500100GB50
Barracuda 8101,000-3,000200GB200
Barracuda 9102,500-4,500300GB300

 

The Barracuda Web Filter Firewall 210 and higher will give you content filtering, application control, advanced policy creation, network threat protection, spyware removal and additional summary reports.

 

The Barracuda Web Filter Firewall 310 and higher will also give you syslog and ethernet bypass.

 

The Barracuda Web Filter Firewall 410 and higher will give you Clustering, SNMP/API programming interface, liked management and WCCP (Web Cache Communication Protocol).

 

The Barracuda Web Filter Firewall 610 and above will give you hot swappable redundant disk arrays.

 

The Barracuda Web Filter Firewall 810 and 910 have hot swappable redundant disk arrays as well as hot swappable redundant power supplies.

 

Yearly Subscriptions

 

Energize Updates - This subscription will give you spam definition updates, anti-virus updates, firmware updates, and access to Barracuda's technical support during office hours. This is a required purchase with any Barracuda appliance for the first year. After the first year, you have the option of whether to renew or not. If you choose not to, you will probably see a significant decrease in performance with your appliance.

 

Instant Replacement - This is an optional subscription that will extend the hardware warranty appliance and provide for 24x7 technical support with Barracuda. The Instant Replacement service guarantees overnight replacement of your appliance in the event of failure.

 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions about the Barracuda Web Filter Firewall.

 

Todd Carper
Director of Technical Sales
866-469-9255 Ext. 116


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