Thoughts on Barracudas?

Michele Neylon :: Blacknight Solutions michele at
Mon Aug 21 14:03:54 IST 2006

Julian Field wrote:
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> Folks,
> I have had some comments from a few people leaving the mailing list
> as they are ditching their MailScanner setups and switching to
> Barracuda applicances instead. They claim that things worked fine
> when they first installed MailScanner, but gradually more and more
> spam is leaking through, to the point where they have decided to
> abandon it.     
> Here is what he said:
> "I've tried Mailscanner on FreeBSD for almost one year. It worked
> great for about two months, then after every upgrade it began to let
> more and more spam through. I've tried everything to fix it and just
> got tired of my users complaining of increased spam. "It wasn't worth
> the headache. Your forums indicate that there are numerous people
> experienced the same problems I have encountered. "I have since
> purchased a Barracuda SPAM 200 firewall. This device has worked much
> better."     
> What is your opinion on the Barracuda appliance?
> How easy is it to use?
> Does it actually work?
> Can it survive the loads they say it can?
> And, of course, how does it compare with MailScanner?
> Please be open and honest, and as impartial as you can.
> All of your thoughts are most welcome.

>From what I've heard they're pretty much a sealed box, so you don't have the
same level of control that you would get from MailScanner


Mr Michele Neylon
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