Malicious software in the form of viruses,
Trojan horses, spy ware, worms, and more can be
one of the most debilitating threats to a
company with a large network due to the fact
that this code often propagates throughout the
corporate network and beyond with great steps
being taken by their authors to prevent
detection and removal while effecting the most
While not directly harmful to the end user
machine, Spam has the capability to produce lost
productivity through littering a corporate mail
system with non relevant email that can often
also leads to sites that will then attempt to
download other malicious software to the users
machine causing other problems.
Solutions such as the Barracuda network
appliance are an Anti Spam powerhouse that can
reduce or eliminate Spam, Phishing, Spy Ware (as
attachments), and provides email based Anti
Virus capabilities as well.
The solution comes in a space saving 1U rack
mountable form factor with the Model 200 series
handling up to 1 million emails per day, up to
500 email users, and 50 domains.
The device works by simply pointing your MX
record(s) to the spam firewall and then provide
the spam firewall with your email server
information. The Barracuda then intercepts all
mail BEFORE it gets to the email server or users
desktop and quarantines the malicious email
while allowing the “good” email to get through.
Options such as white listing, black listing,
coordination with spam host clearinghouses and
more all make the device very easy to use and
Evolution Designs has found it to be very
Users receive a periodic email with a summary of
actions, and can also proactively check the
device to verify that no email is being
quarantined that should not be.
Due to the overwhelming number of Spy Ware
infections that Evolution Designs has spent
countless hours removing at our customer’s
sites, we have made the decision that desktop
software products are just not enough.
A network appliance that stops spy ware on the
wire before it can be downloaded to the client
PC is the only sure fire method by which spy
ware can be stopped.
Like a regular firewall, the Barracuda Spy Ware
Firewall sits on the inside of the router
between users and the Internet and views the
packets coming across the wire. As the device
analyzes files attempting to be downloaded,
sites being visited, and outbound traffic from
clients on your network, it compares the traffic
to several databases to determine whether or not
the traffic contains malicious data. If a
malicious download, access to a known spy ware
distribution site, or already infected computer
is found, the Administrator is notified and if
applicable, the download, or access to the known
malicious site is not allowed.
ASP Solutions by Evolution Designs