[unisog] Anti-virus/Anti-spam appliances

Ryan Dorman Ryan.Dorman at millersville.edu
Thu Dec 1 15:17:48 GMT 2005


You'd have to pull our Barracuda from my cold, dead, hands.  This thing is
AMAZING. 

We also use a Fortigate for non SMTP AV duties.


-- 
Ryan Dorman, CCNP
Network Engineering Specialist
Millersville University
717.871.5883



On 11/30/05 12:53 PM, "Frank Bulk" <frnkblk at iname.com> wrote:

> We recently purchased this, too, and found the support somewhat lacking.
> Our sales person told us they are growing that as quick as possible, but
> that it's been difficult.  I'm not that sympathetic, because it's all part
> of running a business as it grows.
> 
> Frank 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: unisog-bounces at lists.sans.org [mailto:unisog-bounces at lists.sans.org]
> On Behalf Of Scott Spyrison
> Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 9:19 AM
> To: UNIversity Security Operations Group
> Subject: Re: [unisog] Anti-virus/Anti-spam appliances
> 
> Ben Beuchler wrote:
>> Not five minutes ago one of the admins leaned into my office to tell
>> me how much our Barracuda rocks.
>> 
>> Inexpensive, extremely effective, and integrates seamlessly with our
>> LDAP backend.
>> 
>> -Ben
>>   
> National-Louis University also went with Barracuda.  Their pricing was hands
> down the best... extremely competitive.  The flip-side of that is their
> business has increased dramatically, and they are struggling to keep up with
> support.  All the other appliances/solutions we looked at were nice as well,
> but nobody could even come close to the Barracuda's pricing.
> 
> Their appliances are based on SpamAssassin and ClamAV, and they come with a
> web-based configuration and management interface.  Depending on the units
> you get, they support settings at the global, domain and user level...  even
> to the point of having individual user quarantines if you so desire.
> Supports ldap and ldaps for user verification.  We're running against both
> AD and Sun Directory over 4 domains (2 production and 2 test) with no
> problems.
> 
> We have 2 units in what the vendor calls an A/A cluster configuration, which
> really only amounts to replication of settings between the units.
> Load balancing is your responsibility.  Mail logs and individual user
> accounts (if present) are also replicated, although they are still working
> out some bugs in their cluster/replication processes with respect to things
> like user-level bayesian databases.
> 
> hth...
> 
> --
> Best Regards,
> 
> Scott Spyrison * Unix Systems Administrator / National Louis University
> * SunGard * Collegis * 1000 Capitol Dr. Wheeling IL 60090 * Tel
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