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Are Barracuda appliances worth the money?

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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.

Thank you.
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I can't answer your question about Barracuda.
What I can say is that *no* tool is 100% capable.
It's good to look around for what you believe will be the best for your needs nonetheless.
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Agreed. I just find Barracuda so different than the other solutions, being an appliance, I was just looking for insight from those who have used it.

There are also those who recommend A/V software on a domain computer such as SBS vs those who do not.

Thanks for your input.
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Thanks for the points.
Well, I used to use BlueCoat firewall software that ran on a PC.  Then they switched to being an appliance provider.
At that stage we switched to Juniper Networks and are now on our second generation of Juniper Networks firewall.  
And, I have no experience with Barracuda but it looks similar.

There are arguments that an "edge" device is all that's needed.  I don't agree.  I believe that defense in depth is more appropriate.  So, you put AV, etc. on all the computers in addition.  In fact, the latter is more common than using an edge device.

One problem we ran into was that edge devices can clog up the internet connections if you ask too much of them.  You have to have a plenty capable edge device (i.e. processor and memory) to accommodate high traffic AND AV scanning.  Finding out just how much traffic a device can handle can be tough.  Finding out that a clogged connection is due to your edge device can be quite difficult.  So, overkill is a good idea.
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