About Barracuda Web Security Gateway

Barracuda Web Security Gateway is a cloud-based platform designed to help small and medium-sized organizations secure applications and social media platforms from cyber threats, malware, spyware or virus attacks.

Barracuda Web Security Gateway enables administrators to enforce policies, monitor device configuration changes and track access to websites or applications. With its dashboard, IT professionals can identify potential risky patterns, TCP connection usage and current user activities. SSL inspections can be performed to monitor content across social media, search engines or email. Other features include SSL filtering, bandwidth usage, tagging, alerts, and reporting.

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9 Reviews of Barracuda Web Security Gateway

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.56 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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April 2019

Anonymous

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Company Size: 51-200 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2019

Works Too Well

Pros

Barracuda software has unfortunately been on my work computers for the better part of 5-6 years now. The software has done exactly what it's supposed to do. Stop me from visiting websites I'm not supposed to at work. I can't imagine the countless times this software has stopped others in the company from visiting malicious sites.

Cons

The biggest con for me is actually a positive for the software. This con is that the software works too well. I'm just trying to visit my fantasy football website. My IT department should loosen the grip a little. Please?

May 2021

Cody from Stuart-Lippman and Associates

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Financial Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2021

Web Filter Appliances vs. DNS Filtering

Pros

I have used a Barracuda Webfilter 410 for years. We purchased the appliance to replace the Web Blocker service on our Watchguard firewall. Setup is a breeze. Active Directory synchronization was always a problem with the way the device mapped users to IP addresses. Reporting was adequate but slow to generate. For a shop with limited IT resources these devices provide an easy point and click way to keep your staff on task by blocking some, most or all of the fun on the Internet.

Cons

As mentioned above, the reporting was slow and the ability to accurately map a user to an event required too many work arounds.

Reasons for Choosing Barracuda Web Security Gateway

Simplicity and configurability were the main drivers in our decision to purchase the Barracuda Web Filter 410.

Reasons for Switching to Barracuda Web Security Gateway

As the company grew, the Watchguard was unable to keep up with routing functions and the Spam Blocker and Web Blocker components. We chose the Barracuda as a way to offload the web filtering/blocking services.

December 2019

Erika from Donald Martens and Sons Ambulance

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Medical Practice

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

3.0

December 2019

Good Basic Web Filter

Pros

Barracuda Web Security does its job as simple to use and quality software product.

Cons

There are some ways to get around the web filter, so not all off-limits sites are completely inaccessible.

February 2020

Roberta from Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2020

Added Security to Trust

Initially I was overwhelmed with the Barracuda experience. My former filter was easy to manage and it didn't block quite so much and so eagerly. After a few tweaks, the filter works smoothly and there are less issues of educational websites being blocked. I like that the Barracuda will scan any PDF before it allows it to open. Once it has done this it remembers the PDF and won't scan it again. Our experience has been very positive.

Pros

We use the Barracuda filter for our school and the Web Security is an added feature. Since the Barracuda is our CIPA filter for the school, we decided that having the addition of another virus program was to our benefit.

Cons

Honestly, the Barracuda does its stuff behind the scenes and there is never any reason to have an issue with it. I find it a little cumbersome to manage when the need arises but that is few and far between for us.

Reasons for Switching to Barracuda Web Security Gateway

the company went out of business

November 2019

Larry from Spitzer Management

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Automotive

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2019

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Once we installed the Web Security Gateway we could rest at ease knowing that employees could only access work related sites and having additional security is never a bad thing.

Pros

Barracuda Web Security Gateway is a very easy to setup/manage security solution. It is extremely accurate and reporting capabilities are robust.

Cons

There are no cons that I am aware of, the solution may be a little pricey for a smaller organization however.

December 2019

Jonathan from Novasom Inc

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Hospital & Health Care

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2019

Barracuda Web Filter

Installation is a breeze, tech support is awesome, issues are minimum. This thing rocks!

Pros

Barracuda allow us to monitor and protect our network from malicious files and websites along with protecting and monitoring our users.

Cons

Everything has flowed smoothly with the Barracuda Web Filter so far.

September 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2018

Protects your coworkers from themselves

Pros

This software is one of the best in restricting employees from going places they shouldn't, being knowingly or not. Definitely saved our company a few times.

Cons

Sometimes the filters can be too strict, but that's the price you pay to be safe.

June 2021

Kelly from Maximum Marketing

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2021

Persistent Security

Pros

This company considers security as a high priority. It will warn you of any and every intruder. You can feel safe.

Cons

Lots of email Warnings. There was no way to consolidate daily warnings.

October 2019

Marko from Donald Martens & Sons Ambulance

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Hospital & Health Care

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2019

Simple Web Filtering

Barracuda products have been a success in our everyday business applications.

Pros

Simple web filtering for business use. Keeps end-users off of malicious sites for the most part. Offers the features and functionality of any similar product.

Cons

Occasionally it will falsely flag sites to be blocked. This is easily fixed by adding certain sites to a whitelist or blacklist.