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To stay competitive in today’s connected world, you and your team need to interact constantly with web-based resources and applications. Unfortunately, the web is also a vector for malware and advanced threats — not to mention the additional risks of lost productivity and wasted bandwidth.

Barracuda Web Security Gateway lets you enjoy the benefits of web connectivity without the risks. Use dozens of predefined content-filtering categories, or take granular control over web application activity down to the individual user. Integrated social-network activity monitor and antivirus keeps you safe — and the available Advanced Threat Protection uses cloud-based analysis to find and block unknown and zero-day threats before they reach your network.

Constantly evolving capabilities

Barracuda Web Security Gateway is continually updated with the latest malware signatures, suspicious URL listings, and online application functionality. And as new requirements emerge — such as the need to monitor and regulate social-networking activities — upgrading with new capabilities is automatic, and always transparent.

Knowledge is power

Barracuda Web Security Gateway’s intuitive management interface delivers detailed, real-time visibility into network activity and web interactions. This lets you identify users and applications that waste bandwidth and harm productivity, and enforce granular policies to regulate access without impacting legitimate business uses.

Security without boundaries

Enforcing access policies on remote devices that are used off-network is critical for preventing malware intrusions into the network, and for preventing data loss. Barracuda Web Security Gateway includes unlimited licenses for agents and tools that ensure users and devices are protected whenever they access the web — whether they’re on or off your network.


Enforce Corporate Policies

Increase productivity, regulate bandwidth usage, and prevent risky behavior by enforcing granular policies on user activities. The Barracuda Web Security Gateway can control access to web sites, applications, and Web 2.0 platforms based on users, groups, time, bandwidth, and other criteria. SSL-filtering and inspection capabilities provide policy enforcement on social-media and search platforms that are otherwise obfuscated.

Protect Against Web-Based Threats

Keep networks and users safe by blocking spyware downloads, preventing viruses, and restricting requests to malicious websites by leveraging intelligence from thousands of collection points worldwide. Our award-winning antivirus and anti-spyware technologies combine preventive, proactive, and reactive measures to deliver industry-leading content filtering and malware protection.

Monitor Network and User Activity

Gain complete insight into user activity and network threats via an intuitive dashboard and integrated reporting. This clear visibility lets administrators create effective policies and generate proactive alerts to properly respond to threats.

In addition to powerful on-board reporting, you can also deploy a Barracuda Reporting Server.

The Barracuda Reporting Server is a powerful platform that enables unified reporting for Barracuda Web Security Gateways. Designed to meet the demands of reporting on increasing amounts of user and security data, the Barracuda Reporting Server generates accurate, customizable reports in a fraction of the time that it takes built-in reporting engines, while also enabling aggregated reports for multiple connected devices.

Secure Laptops and Mobile Devices

Extend security and policies to remote users. With the Barracuda Web Security Agent, traffic from remote clients can be filtered with the same policies set for on-network users.

Simplify Management

Centrally manage the Barracuda Web Security Gateway through the cloud. Configurations on the Barracuda Web Security Gateway are simple and easy-to-deploy ensuring customized network protection is in place in a matter of minutes.


Security and Protection

The Barracuda Web Security Gateway uses a continually updated database to identify and block access to sites known to host spyware and viruses. It also detects installed spyware trying to access the Internet. Upon discovery, it blocks the spyware activity and notifies the administrator. By using dual-layer virus blocking, decompressing archives, and blocking file types, the antivirus engine in the Barracuda Web Security Gateway protects networks from aggressive viruses.
Barracuda Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) implements full system emulation, providing deep visibility into malware behavior. Files are checked against a dynamic cryptographic hash database, and any match is immediately blocked. If a match is not immediately found, or in case the file is unknown, it is delivered to our virtual sandbox for detonation where malicious behavior can be safely discovered.
Barracuda ATP offers Administrators file-type-based control over attachment scanning policies and is used in conjunction with our updated virus scanning engines to maintain complete protection of an organization's network.
The Barracuda Advanced Threat Protection is an optional subscription available with WSG firmware 11.
The new Barracuda Chromebook Security Extension is a Chrome browser extension that enables remote enforcement of web security policies. This is especially useful for K-12 environments. The extension works both on- and off-network, providing security for students, even when they take their Chromebooks home.
The Barracuda Web Security Gateway provides granular control over Web 2.0 sites and web applications, including social media platforms. Scanning and inspecting SSL-encrypted traffic for specific categories and domains enable granular policy enforcement. Administrators can also configure the Barracuda Web Security Gateway to monitor and archive outbound web application communications like Facebook posts, tweets, and web-based email to a message archiving solution, such as the Barracuda Message Archiver. These messages can be indexed and then mined for forensic analysis. Suspicious activity alerts can also be generated using predefined or customized categories.
In addition to standard port/protocol-based policies, the Barracuda Web Security Gateway uses real-time deep packet inspection technology to analyze protocols independent of their port of destination servers. By integrating Layer 7 protocol analysis with policy controls, the Barracuda Web Security Gateway enables complete control over application usage.
The Barracuda Web Security Gateway provides flexible controls for pinpoint regulation of online activity. Administrators can create policies that control user access to 99.7 percent of commonly visited websites using 95 content categories including pornography, violence, hacking, sports, news, dating, shopping, chat, and more. Content filtering policies can be customized to restrict specific websites or look for patterns in web addresses.
The Barracuda Web Security Gateway's image/multimedia safe search feature prevents search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing from displaying objectionable thumbnail images in search results. Administrators can also create policies that control web-file downloads based on file type.
Organizations can control online content normally hidden by SSL. This includes content found in social-media platforms, web-based email, and search engines. Administrators can specify domains and URL categories for which SSL-encrypted traffic will be decrypted and scanned for malware and policy. Not only can organizations restrict entire platforms, it’s now possible to enforce granular access for secure websites (e.g., YouTube).
The Barracuda Web Security Agent (WSA) is a tamper-proof client that can be installed on remote, off-network laptops or desktops to help implement a consistent web security policy across localized and distributed workforces. The Barracuda WSA supports both Windows and Mac OS X.

Management and Reporting

Barracuda Web Security Gateways are integrated with the Barracuda Cloud Control (BCC) web-based management portal, which leverages Barracuda’s global cloud infrastructure to enable organizations to centrally manage all their devices through a “single pane of glass” interface. Administrators can see a global view of all their devices as well as centrally manage policies and configuration. The intuitive interface makes it easy for small and medium-sized organizations to implement and manage their Barracuda Web Security Gateways with minimal IT overhead.
All Barracuda products are supported by Barracuda Central, a 24x7 advanced security operations center that works continuously to monitor and block the latest Internet threats. Barracuda Central collects data from more than 200,000 collection points worldwide and analyzes it to develop defenses, rules, and signatures. As new threats emerge, Barracuda Central is quick to respond to early outbreaks and delivers the latest definitions through Barracuda Energize Updates. These updates require zero administration and ensure that the Barracuda Web Security Gateway provides comprehensive and accurate protection against the latest Internet threats.
The Barracuda Web Security Gateway provides an intuitive dashboard interface for quick understanding of the threats and activities of users on the network. The changes are immediately apparent on the dashboard that features recent infection activity, potentially suspicious activities, a live view of TCP connection usage, and summary data of network usage.
To budget computing resources and ensure adherence to corporate policies, IT and HR administrators often require detailed information about how Internet users in the network are spending time online. In addition to its powerful web filtering and malware protection capabilities, the Barracuda Web Security Gateway allows administrators to generate more than 60 different reports on Internet activity.
Interactive reports with multiple layers of drill-down capability can be generated on users’ web browsing activity, by domains and content categories, by time spent online, and/or by bandwidth consumption.
The Barracuda Web Security Gateway includes pre-built English-language dictionaries of keywords and phrases pertaining to harassment, weapons, terrorism, and pornography. Administrators can configure the device to automatically generate alerts when content containing these keywords or phrases is posted to social media portals and search engines. Administrators can also add their own keywords and phrases for monitoring. The alerts are tagged with real network user identities, making it easy to identify the source, independent of online profiles.


The intuitive web interface allows for quick and easy configuration and administration of policy rules. Setup takes fifteen minutes or less. System information, logs, powerful policy features and reports are just a few clicks away. Reporting requires no database administration.
The Barracuda Web Security Gateway is delivered with all features and capabilities fully enabled. Content filtering and advanced malware protection is offered as a simple all-inclusive subscription without any per-user fees. The Barracuda Cloud Control management portal is included free of charge.

Compare Editions:

Edition Comparison V310 V410 V610
Concurrent Users 100-400 300-800 800-2,000
CPU Cores Allowed 2 4 6
Throughput 10-50 Mbps 30-80 Mbps 70-150 Mbps
Active TCP Connections 400 - 1,600 1,600 - 3,200 3,200 - 8,000
Hardened and Secure OS
Content Filtering
Advanced Policy Creation
Network Threat Protection
Role-Based Administration
Remote Filtering Agent
Linked Management
SSL Inspection
Social-Media Monitoring

Technical Specs

Content Filtering
Content Filtering

  • HTTP/HTTPS support
  • URL filtering by category
  • Safe search
  • YouTube for Schools support
  • File type blocking
  • Anonymous proxy detection
  • SSL Inspection (Model 410 and above)

Advanced Policy Control
Advanced Policy Creation

  • Default guest and user policies
  • User and group policy exceptions
  • LDAP integration
  • Single sign-on user authentication
  • Terminal server support
  • Local users and groups
  • Password bypass
  • Network IP address policies
  • Time-of-day policies
  • Custom categories
  • Bandwidth quotas
  • Temporary Access Portal

Network Threat Protection
Network Threat Protection

  • Spyware site blocking
  • Spyware download blocking
  • Dual-layer virus protection
  • Detection of infection activity
  • Spyware protocol blocking
  • Barracuda Malware Removal Tool – Detect and remove malware from Windows computers

Remote Filtering
Remote Filtering

  • Web Security Agent (Windows, Mac OS X)
  • Global proxy settings (Chromebooks and iOS-based devices)
  • Chromebook security extension

Social Media Control
Social Media Control

  • Web 2.0 application control
  • Social media monitoring
  • Suspicious keyword alerts

Support Options

Barracuda Energize Updates
Barracuda Energize Updates Subscription

  • Standard technical support
  • Firmware and capability updates as required
  • Automatic virus and spyware definition updates
  • Automatic content filter database updates

System Features


  • Web-based interface
  • Secure remote administration
  • Web acceleration/caching
  • VLAN support

Integrated Reporting Engine
Integrated Reporting Engine

  • Graphical summaries
  • Customizable dashboards
  • Detailed user and group reports
  • Bandwidth report
  • Time/session reporting
  • Report scheduling and exporting
  • Multiple formats for report exporting

Barracuda Web Security Gateway FAQ:

Does the Barracuda Web Security Gateway support off-network users?

Yes. The Barracuda Web Security Agent comes with the Barracuda Web Security Gateway 410 and higher models. The Barracuda Web Security Agent is downloadable client software for installation on off-network Windows and Mac computers. The agent provides the same malware protection and policy enforcement as configured on the Barracuda Web Security Gateway appliance. Administrators can configure the agent to either route traffic through a central Barracuda Web Security Gateway or route traffic through a local gateway to lookup policies and enforce rules locally.

Can the Barracuda Web Security Gateway block different sites for different users?

Yes, the Barracuda Web Security Gateway lets administrators customize policies for specific users, groups, and IP address ranges in the organization. Administrators can also establish time ranges for those policies.

Custom policy examples:

  • To prevent users from job hunting while at work, create a policy that gives only the human resources group access to job-board sites.
  • Defining separate access policies for teachers and students.
  • Grant unrestricted web access to compliance officers for investigations.
  • The Barracuda Web Security Gateway integrates with LDAP directory servers for user and group membership information. It also integrates with Windows domain controllers for easy user authentication.

What kinds of directory servers are supported?

The Barracuda Web Security Gateway supports any LDAP compatible directory server, including Active Directory, Domino Directory, eDirectory and Open LDAP.

How are users authenticated?

The Barracuda Web Security Gateway supports three types of authentication:

  • For Windows domains, the Barracuda Web Security Gateway has Barracuda DC Agent software to install on Windows Domain Controllers. This software monitors Windows login events and maps Windows user names and IP addresses to the Barracuda Web Security Gateway to transparently apply user policy.
  • When users try to access a blocked resource, the Barracuda Web Security Gateway displays a page that requests a username and password. This method doesn't require the Barracuda DC Agent or configuring users' browsers.
  • If configured in forward proxy mode, the Barracuda Web Security Gateway can use standard proxy authentication in which browsers send the authentication credentials in the HTTP headers. This form of authentication can require a one-time configuration of users' web browsers. Proxy authentication is not compatible with the Barracuda Web Security Gateway while running in transparent mode.

If I have a proxy server in my network, how would I deploy the Barracuda Web Security Gateway?

The Barracuda Web Security Gateway can work with your proxy server either as a cascading proxy server or in transparent mode. We normally recommend replacing a proxy server with the Barracuda Web Security Gateway.

Can the Barracuda Web Security Gateway operate in VLAN environments?

Yes. The Barracuda Web Security Gateway is fully compatible with VLAN environments.


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Barracuda Products
Web Security Gateway 410Vx
Barracuda Web Security Gateway Virtual License 410 Subscription
List Price: $5,760.00
Our Price: $5,472.00
Barracuda Web Security Gateway Virtual License 410
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Barracuda Advanced Threat Protection for 410Vx
Barracuda Web Security Gateway Virtual License 410 Advanced Threat Protection Subscription 1 Year
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Our Price: $1,710.00
Barracuda Premium Support for 410Vx
Barracuda Web Security Gateway Virtual License 410 Premium Support Subscription 1 Year
List Price: $1,128.00
Our Price: $1,071.60