BARRACUDA SPYWARE FIREWALL EXTENDS NETWORK SPYWARE PROTECTION TO THE DESKTOP WITH SPYWARE REMOVAL TOOL

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New ActiveX Download Included with Barracuda Spyware Firewall Removes Spyware and Other Threats from Infected Machines.

Barracuda Networks, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise-class spam firewall solutions, has announced the immediate availability of the Barracuda Spyware Removal Tool, a new ActiveX download included in version 2.0 of its powerful Barracuda Spyware Firewall.  This latest enhancement extends the Barracuda Spyware Firewalls ability beyond detection, identification and blocking of spyware at the gateway, to now include removal of malware from previously infected desktop computers. 

Our customers have been amazed by the spyware infection rates reported on their networks when they first install the Barracuda Spyware Firewall, said Dean Drako, president and CEO of Barracuda Networks.  While the Barracuda Spyware Firewall has always prevented future spyware infections, the addition of the Barracuda Spyware Removal Tool allows our customers to eradicate existing spyware completely at the desktop, making the Barracuda Spyware Firewall the most comprehensive anti-spyware solution available."

The Barracuda Spyware Firewall effectively monitors all inbound and outbound network activity at the gateway, blocks malware, identifies all infected machines on the network and notifies the administrator.  Once infected machines have been found, the new Barracuda Spyware Removal Tool allows administrators to scan for threats on the infected machine, and then remove any malware.  The Barracuda Spyware Firewalls extensive spyware and virus definition database is updated hourly via Barracuda Energize Updates, ensuring that the Barracuda Spyware Removal Tool is stopping the latest threats. 

In addition, the Barracuda Spyware Firewall now shows the hostnames of infected machines, rather than just the IP address, when possible.  This feature makes it more convenient for administrators to identify which machine is infected so that they can then apply the Spyware Removal Tool to remove the infection.  Additional recent enhancements to the Barracuda Spyware Firewall include an application-blocking feature which enables the administrator to determine whether to block or allow certain applications such as, IM, media, tools and update applications.  It also includes new reports for the Barracuda Spyware Firewall 610 and Barracuda Spyware Firewall 810 that include top Web surfers by hits and by bandwidth utilized, as well as top Web sites by hits and by bandwidth utilized.

 Pricing and Availability

This latest version of the Barracuda Spyware Firewall is immediately available to all current customers this week at no additional charge.  New customers will receive the new version out of the box.  Pricing varies by model and starts at 1599 with no per user licensing fees.  Barracuda Networks also offers free 30-day evaluations of all of its products.

A free scan-only demonstration version of the Barracuda Spyware Removal Tool can be found at www.barracudanetworks.com/spyware-removal-demo.

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