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Barracuda Web Security Flex

Barracuda Web Security Service
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Web security is today’s must-address issue

It is difficult to safeguard all Web users from phishing, malicious Javascript, worms, and other attacks since users access the Web not only through desktop computers, but also through equally vulnerable notebook computers - from inside and beyond the corporate perimeter.

No single product has been able to protect all classes of Web users until now. Barracuda Web Security Flex delivers leading Web security to all users with the flexible architecture, unified management and commercial terms that let administrators focus on providing comprehensive Web security rather than dwelling on technology or costs.

Barracuda Web Security Flex Interface

Layered Real-Time Threat Protection

  • Anti-virus signatures update continuously for fast response to new and known threats
  • Advanced heuristics block unknown Web viruses and spyware
  • AJAX-aware analysis detects malicious Web apps and script-based attacks
  • HTTP behavior analysis and intrusion detection block botnet communication, spyware and rogue anti-virus
  • Advanced Anti-Spam Intelligence protects against blended email and Web threats
  • Web filtering and application control for Web apps like IM, VoIP, P2P file sharing and streaming media
  • Advanced policy management for Web filtering like file and content type control, data leak prevention and restrictions on bandwidth and time.

Customize Security Coverage to Any Environment

Barracuda Web Security Flex delivers state-of-the-art Web security through three deployment options that you administer through one management portal. For corporate and branch office deployments, gateway Web security appliances (hardware or virtual) integrate with enterprise directory services, like Active Directory, behind the firewall to enable user and group-based policy control. A pure SaaS Web security service provides Web security for remote office and home-based users. Software agents extend security to mobile users’ laptops. Administrators can select any deployment option or any combination of deployment options to satisfy their exact Web security needs.

Unified Management and Reporting

The cloud-based management portal lets multiple administrators configure Web usage rules, monitor Internet access and generate detailed reports across all three deployment options. The dashboard gives Administrators a quick snapshot of aggregated traffic. Administrators can also drill down through levels of increasingly granular data.

Driving Out Deployment Risk

With Barracuda Web Security, the economics center around the size of the user population protected, rather than the specifics of the deployment. Even when additional gateway hardware is required for deployment, costs involve a simple one-time setup fee. There are no additional recurring charges associated with the maintenance of that hardware. There are no additional software license fees for agents. When needs change, you can easily add or remove deployed components. Barracuda Web Security Flex pricing effectively ends acquisition risks.

Revolutionary Cloud-Based Web Security Offering

Phishing, malicious Javascript, worms, and other Web-based threats make Web security today's must-address issue. In the past, protecting Web users against malware and enforcing Web usage policies inside the corporate perimeter as well as protecting users outside the perimeter at remote offices and with mobile laptops meant deploying separate technologies for each user class. Deploying mixed technologies often results in coverage gaps and difficult administration and reporting as well as other problems.

Barracuda Web Security Flex is a revolutionary offering that lets network professionals focus on the Web security they need instead of specific technologies. Barracuda Web Security Flex delivers advanced cloud-based malware protection, URL filtering and application control with the flexible deployment options needed to cover all users in unique enterprise environments regardless of location and mobility status - under a cloud portal for centralized management and reporting.

Advanced Malware Protection and Content Filtering

Barracuda Web Security Flex delivers state-of-the-art Web protection and filtering:

  • Anti-virus signatures that update continuously for fast response to new and known threats
  • Advanced heuristics block unknown Web viruses and spyware
  • AJAX-aware analysis detects malicious Web apps and script-based attacks
  • HTTP behavior analysis and intrusion detection block botnet communication, spyware and rogue anti-virus
  • Advanced Anti-Spam Intelligence protects against blended email and Web threats
  • Web filtering and application control for Web apps like IM, VoIP, P2P file sharing and streaming media
  • Advanced policy management for Web filtering like file and content type control, data leak prevention and restrictions on bandwidth and time

Flexible Deployment Options

Barracuda Web Security Flex offers four deployment options to ensure total coverage. For corporate and branch office deployments inside the firewall, gateway appliances - hardware or virtual - integrate with enterprise directory services, like Active Directory, to control user and group-based policies. A pure SaaS Web security service provides malware protection and Web filtering without directory service integration for main offices, remote offices and home-based users. Software agents extend malware protection and Web filtering to mobile users' laptops. Administrators can select any combination of deployment options to satisfy their exact Web security needs.

Centralized Administration, Management and Monitoring

With Barracuda Web Security Flex, administration is amazingly simple; set up a rule through the cloud portal and Barracuda Web Security Flex automatically adds the rule to SaaS, appliances and software agent deployments. The dashboard gives administrators a quick snapshot of aggregated traffic across all deployments. Administrators can also drill down through multiple levels of increasingly granular data for all locations and deployment options. Barracuda Web Security Flex unifies all management and reporting functions across all locations, user classes, and deployment options for superior ease of use.

Driving Out Deployment Risk

Barracuda Web Security Flex's, economics are based on the number of users protected independent of the specifics of the deployment. Even when additional gateway hardware is required for deployment, costs involve a simple one-time setup fee. There are no additional recurring charges for the maintenance of that hardware. There are no additional software license fees for agents. When needs change, you can easily add or remove deployed components. Barracuda Web Security Flex pricing effectively ends acquisition risks.