By monitoring outbound e-mail, the Barracuda Spam Firewall - Outbound Edition stops the propagation of viruses that are inadvertently -- or intentionally -- sent by enterprise users. The system also prevents spamming that may be generated from zombie-ized PCs in the enterprise network. The new solution also monitors content for compliance with regulatory and corporate policy requirements.
"No organization wants to be the source of spam or viruses," said Barracuda CEO Dean Drako who added, "companies also want to make sure that the content of e-mail, especially if it includes confidential information or trade secrets, is not inappropriately disseminated."
Asked how he differentiated his company's product's from IronPort's outbound spam- and virus-filtering appliance, Drako said, "Ours is easier to install and easier to administer."
The Barracuda Spam Firewall uses a modified version of the software found in the companies basic product, however it must be purchased as part of a separate, additional hardware product. Prices range from $1,399 to $19,999, depending on capacity, for the hardware, plus service fees. A beta version of the product is available immediately.