Web filter


The Barracuda Web Filter is an integrated content filtering, application blocking and malware protection solution that is powerful, easy to use and affordable for businesses of all sizes. It enforces Internet usage policies 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
  • Uses Barracuda Web Security Agents compatible with Windows PC’s and Macs to enforce Internet policies on off-network computers.

Powerful, Enterprise-Class Solution

The Barracuda Web Filter combines preventative, reactive, and proactive measures to form a complete Web filtering solution. Designed for the enterprise, the Barracuda Web Filter enables you to set up custom policies for particular users 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

Web Security Agents

Windows and Mac compatible agents are available to protect and enforce web policies on off-network computers. There are no license fees for Barracuda Web Security Agents.

Spyware Removal

The Barracuda Web Filter comes with a spyware removal tool to disinfect computers that connect to the network carrying spyware.

Web Policy Enforcement

Create granular policies to manage web access by global users, groups and individuals based on 95 content categories, time factors, applications, bandwidth, media and more.


Default security policies instantly protect desktops against viruses, spyware, phishing and other aggressive web attacks - right from the box. Energize Updates add new threat profiles in real time.

Easy to Use

Setup takes fifteen minutes or less. The intuitive web UI puts system information, logs, powerful policy features and reports a few clicks away. Reporting requires no database administration.


Affordable pricing and no per-user fees or license fees for software agents make the Barracuda Web Filter appliance the best value in web security today.

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