Are Barracuda appliances worth the money?
Posted on 2014-12-27
This only came up, because I have had some recent issues with ESET. They have not been so quick to respond. In fact, I run ESET on my clients, and it does real time scanning, scheduled scans and detects anything that is malware if it occurs. I had MBAM Pro running on the computer but with no scheduled scans or real time scanning. I didn't want it to interfere with ESET.
I recently had what I think was a Trojan trying to start a new cold war with Putin as it was dialing out to Russian hackers. MBAM stopped it but ESET did not. Now, of course, maybe MBAM is a microsecond quicker. But, it is not typically that type of A/V. I usually use it to look for malware when I am suspicious.
Anyway, I am possibly looking for a new solution and one that would be easily compatible with the server.
I have always shied away from Barracuda, because it seemed to be focused on a higher end business as it seemed somewhat pricey. I thought it started more in the backup and email archiving business, two things I pretty much have covered, but I would be willing to look at that. It now seems to be into malware detection as well. Actually, it seems to be into many things.
Does anyone think that Barracuda is a good product. It still doesn't seem as though it would supply client malware protection. Of course, MSE, could provide that.