Barracuda Networks has announced new features to its flagship Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall that enhance full inbound and outbound email scanning from the same appliance. According to the company’s news release, the new features extend the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall’s capabilities beyond spam and virus scanning for outbound email and includes broader content inspection based on policy for both inbound and outbound email on a single appliance.
“The new Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall allows administrators to define policies to prevent confidential or sensitive information from leaving the organization. For example, hospitals and other healthcare organizations that must comply with HIPAA policies that mandate the confidentiality of sensitive patient information such as social security or credit card numbers as well as personal health information can now apply pre-defined dictionaries to outbound email scanning to ensure compliance. In addition, administrators can set up separate rules for inbound and outbound filtering, and review the outbound email quarantine for any policy violations before delivery.”