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Barracuda Spyware Firewall Introduction June 2005 Agenda Barracuda Networks background Spyware threat Prevent spyware, don’t repair it! Avoid Cleaning and repairing computers Summary Barracuda Networks Background Mission

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  • Barracuda Networks background
  • Spyware threat
  • Prevent spyware, don’t repair it!
    • Avoid Cleaning and repairing computers
  • Summary
barracuda networks background
Barracuda Networks Background
  • Mission
    • Deliver easy to use and cost effective solutions for protecting the network
  • Founded December 2002
    • Research and development since 2001
  • Barracuda Spam Firewall Launch October 2003
  • Barracuda Spyware Firewall Launch April 2005
  • Headquarters in Cupertino, California
    • Offices in Europe (UK), Japan, China (Shanghai), Canada, Australia, India, United Arab Emirates (Dubai) and USA
    • 120+ employees worldwide
  • Privately Funded
    • Profitable
  • Barracuda is the Market Leader in Anti-Spam hardware
    • Over 15,000 customers worldwide
worldwide customer verticals
Worldwide Customer Verticals







award winning barracuda spam firewall
Award-winning Barracuda Spam Firewall

“I’ve reviewed many security products, but it’s rare for me to be so impressed with a product that I want to keep and use it after the review. Barracuda Networks’ Spam Firewall is my favorite keeper so far this year.” – Roger Grimes, InfoWorld

“Meet Barracuda Networks’ inexpensive, easy to set up, effective and very manageable antispam and antivirus firewall appliance.” - Editorial Staff, Network Computing

“We have found that the Barracuda Spam Firewall system works extremely well, such that we will regret sending it back. We may well get very difficult about it.” – Mark Gibbs, NetworkWorldFusion

what customers are saying
What Customers are Saying…

“We were attacked by a server sending out the Worm.Bagel.AF.2 virus. Nothing on the network got infected, though. When my boss asked about what happened, I told him ‘The Barracuda ate the virus.’ Thanks again for the great product.” -David Goranson, Gores Technology Group

“In my humble opinion, you need look no further… The Barracuda Spam Firewalls provide the optimal balance of spam/virus filtering at a cost effective price point.” -Richard Applebaum, Caltrans

“We are very happy with the Barracuda Spam Firewall. It's doing its job, so we can do ours."- Darryl Dirickson, Georgia Institute of Technology

“My employees were spending so much of their time weeding through spam emails, often times deleting important emails in the process, that they couldn't get their work done. The Barracuda Spam Firewall has turned email into a productive business tool again. We are very pleased.“ -Robert Stephen, NMCGroup

customer support
Customer Support
  • World class 24x7 technical support
  • Support objective
    • No voicemail
    • No phone trees
    • 100% satisfaction

“…You really went out of your way to help troubleshoot our network…my sincere thanks for your insight and help. Things all seem to be very smooth now.”

-Dan Cochran, Saratoga-Los Gatos High School District

“…The response from your technical support in addressing issues, has been good…. Many times (they have) assisted me on Saturdays … (they) always goes out of the way to help and respond to my e-mails very rapidly.”

-Don Logan, City of Fairbanks, North Borough

“I emailed (technical) support with a couple of quick questions and they got back with me very quickly, I also added a few suggestions about future software enhancements that they said would be forwarded on down the line.  All in all, great product at a great value.”

-Chris Martin, Hampton City Schools

spyware is a serious threat
Spyware is a Serious Threat
  • Unwanted and dangerous software is entering the network
    • Via personal Web mail accounts
    • Via browser downloads
      • Intentional downloads or tricked downloads
      • Drive by downloads
      • IE vulnerabilities
    • Via shareware and freeware downloads
    • Via free toolbars and discount programs
  • The spyware exposes the organization to:
    • Intellectual property theft
    • Productivity loss
    • Privacy rules violations and lawsuits
    • Fraud
spyware defined
Spyware Defined
  • Spyware is software that is installed onto a computer which:
    • Secretly collects and forwards information
    • Displays advertising
    • Interferes with the computers operation
    • Steals CPU cycles
spyware what is the pain
Spyware: What is the Pain?
  • User productivity severely impacted
    • Desktop contains distractions
    • Desktop very slow to operate
  • Help desks are overwhelmed with calls
    • Gartner claims 25% of help desk calls are about spyware
    • Cost to diagnose and repair computers
    • Cost to replace or reinstall computers
    • Difficult to remove
  • Infrastructure performance
    • Degrades desktop performance
    • Uses bandwidth and therefore increases bandwidth costs
  • Unknown risks and liability
    • Information going out of the organization without any controls
    • Spyware reporting to servers on the Internet
spyware lots of it
Spyware: Lots of It
  • Estimated that 90% of enterprises are infected with spyware
  • Estimated that 60% of all computers connected to the Internet have spyware installed
spyware is nasty
Spyware is Nasty
  • Installation of spyware can be done with five lines of code
    • Thousands of exploits on Windows and IE systems enable installation
    • Tricky text and social engineering to install
    • Moving scrollbar can install spyware
    • Drive by downloads require no installation – simply viewing a spyware Web site can do the trick
    • Exploits in toolbars
  • Spyware download can compile on the fly
  • Typical spyware installation contains 25 Trojans that will infect different areas of the computer
  • Some spyware is nearly impossible to remove and requires re-installation of the OS
getting spyware is easy
Getting Spyware is Easy
  • Drive-by installations
    • Socially engineered downloads
    • Spoofed certificates
    • Spoofed DNS
  • OS and IE exploits
    • Thousands of exploits can install software
  • Bundled free software
    • Kazaa and other music-related software
    • DIVx and other video-related software
    • Smileys
    • Toolbars
    • Discount programs/systems
customer demand for spyware solution
Customer Demand for Spyware Solution
  • Problem already exists for many companies
    • Some industry analysts estimate that as much as 90% of all computers connected to the Internet already have a spyware problem
  • Growing awareness of problem
    • Recent estimates indicate 65% of U.S. businesses will implement a solution in 2005
    • Anti-spyware industry expected to reach $305 million by 2008
  • Not many trusted enterprise solutions available
    • Handful of vendors offering desktop solutions
  • Building on Barracuda Spam Firewall success
    • Customers seeking a powerful, easy to use, and affordable appliance solution for spyware

Source: IDC

spyware summary
Spyware Summary
  • Persistent and rapidly evolving problem
    • Financial profits being made
  • Spyware is very nasty
    • Tenacious
    • Five lines of real code and thousands of lines of disguise
  • Web security problem
    • Cleaning and removal solutions do not work
  • Desktop solutions are too late
introducing the barracuda spyware firewall
Introducing the Barracuda Spyware Firewall

The first focused gateway appliance for powerful spyware, malware, and adware protection

Prevent spyware, don’t repair it!

spyware solution criteria
Spyware Solution Criteria
  • Prevention
    • Stop spyware before it reaches the desktop
    • Do not rely on desktop configuration
    • Catch spyware so removal is not necessary
  • High performance
    • Low latency and high throughput
  • Low cost
    • Easy-to-manage and install
    • Automatically keeps up-to-date
    • No per user fees, reasonable update fees
  • Adaptable
    • Configurable and reliable
barracuda spyware firewall
Barracuda Spyware Firewall

Preventative, reactive & proactive measures

  • Content filtering
    • Blocks access to known spyware Web sites
    • Blocks inappropriate content and Web site categories
  • Stops spyware & virus downloads
    • Including drive-by downloads that are unknown to the user often through ActiveX
    • Blocks .CAB, .OCX, .EXE, and .DLL files
  • Detects & blocks spyware access to the Internet
    • Finds and blocks existing spyware installations
  • Facilitates spyware removal
    • Informs Administrator of infected machines and infection type
key features
Key Features
  • Spyware Activity Blocking

& Reporting

    • Detect spyware access to Internet
    • Block spyware access to Internet
    • Infected client and statistical reports
  • Additional Features
    • IM blocking controls
    • Web acceleration/caching
    • Traffic reporting
  • System Administration
    • Web-based interface
    • Statistical reports
    • Whitelist and blacklists
    • Comprehensive logging
    • Secure remote administration
  • Web Filtering
    • Block spyware Web sites
    • Block Web site categories
    • Block inappropriate content
    • Flexible policy enforcement
  • Spyware Download & Virus Blocking
    • Signature-based blocking
    • Rule-based blocking
    • Dual layer virus blocking
    • Decompression of archives
    • File type blocking
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Barracuda Spyware Firewall
  • Powerful, easy to use & install
    • Intuitive user interface
  • Affordable
    • No per user fees
  • Available in five models:
    • Spyware Firewall 210
    • Spyware Firewall 310
    • Spyware Firewall 410
    • Spyware Firewall 610
    • Spyware Firewall 810
  • Energize Update Subscription
    • Similar to Barracuda Spam Firewall
  • Inline hardware appliance
  • Complete scalability for growing organizations

Barracuda Spyware

Firewall Model Comparison

  • Barracuda SpamFirewall

in front of email server

  • Barracuda Spyware Firewall

at Internet access points



Multiple department deployment

Multiple location deployment

web interface
Web Interface
  • Easy
  • Intuitive
  • Consistent
  • Multiple Languages
barracuda central energize subscription
Barracuda Central - Energize Subscription
  • Barracuda Central
    • 24x7 operation
    • Monitors latest spyware Web sites & virus threats
  • Hourly updates
    • spyware websites
    • spyware downloads
    • spyware protocols
    • virus definitions
    • Content Filter categories
  • Keeps Barracuda Spyware Firewall worry free & accurate
    • No maintenance for IT department
barracuda spyware firewall provides
Barracuda Spyware Firewall Provides
  • Prevention
    • Gateway solutions stop spyware before it enters the network
  • High performance
    • Models provide high performance and near zero latency
  • Low cost
    • No per user fees
    • Simple pricing per appliance
    • Low price
  • Adaptable
    • Flexible configuration options
  • Barracuda Networks
    • Number one provider of anti-spam appliances
    • Reliable, robust, and easy-to-use solutions
  • Barracuda Spyware Firewall
    • Comprehensive protection from spyware
    • Includes content filtering
    • Includes virus filtering
  • Aggressively priced
  • The right solution at the right time
  • Prevent spyware, don’t repair it!