Advances in social networking like Facebook, Web applications like Twitter, and commerce sites like Craigslist and eBay present new security challenges to protect users from where they are going, what they are downloading and from anyone malicious or fraudulent with whom they are interacting online. Traditional anti-virus, Web Filtering and networking solutions can't keep up. Barracuda Networks brings safety and trust back to these platforms.
The Barracuda Web Filtering Service, a cloud-based secure Web gateway, protects users from malware, phishing, identity theft, and other harmful activity online - in effect, providing a pure wire to the Internet. The service sits between a company's network and the Internet to protect the company's users as they conduct business-critical activities on the Web.
Easy administration, flexible deployment
The Barracuda Web Filtering Service offers flexible deployment options to protect users online, no matter where they are or how they access the Web. Deployment options range from simply configuring a Web browser to more advanced directory integration and transparent intercepting proxy configurations. As a cloud-based solution, the Barracuda Web Filtering Service is perfect for distributed locations, to centrally control and manage security and acceptable use policies from a single location with consolidated reporting across multiple locations, devices and users.
Comprehensive compliance enforcement and reporting
The service enforces compliance across your organization, with centralized control of Web usage and global visibility of truly real-time, consolidated reporting. Barracuda's URL database is enhanced with real-time reputation scoring and content analysis. Several different levels of content filtering happen based on file types, content types and Web response content to provide a layer of data leak prevention to stop sensitive information from leaving your organization via Web traffic. The service also provides application and bandwidth control to manage access to various Web applications, including non-browser based Web applications such as instant messaging, VoIP, P2P file sharing and streaming media applications.
Protect remote and roaming employees
Employees are just as likely to browse the Web from their laptop in a hotel, coffee shop or home as they are in the workplace. Existing Web security solutions require VPNs and bandwidth-hungry backhauling for some partial protection. The Barracuda Web Security Agent eliminates the burdens that current Web security solutions require and takes the performance and functionality of the Barracuda Web Filtering Service beyond the corporate perimeter. The Barracuda Web Security Agent enforces Web traffic through the Barracuda Web Filtering service for policy enforcement and security protection, and is tamper-resistant to prevent user bypass or reconfigure. Enterprises have an option for silent install and support for user- and group-based policies.