We have a 610

We all like it better than the iPrism we had, but their new model is probably much better

There’s not a lot you ever change, only one person needs to mange it. Changes here go through committee, I wouldn’t UNblock things that weren’t agreed on. I’ve only done a few custom blocks. We block ads.

It has kept students from joining bot-nets a few times

The remote filtering is nice, netbooks that go home have the same filtering as at school; I think that that is keeping out Trojans & junk


Barracuda upgrades your hardware after 4 yrs, something that was a problem with the old filter. It became a bandwidth bottleneck.


We also run their link-balancer and spam-filter. GUIs are fairly similar.

They have a website that lets you test-drive one of their products to see what it’s like to run it. I can’t find the link right now though.




David Isham
Network Administrator
Grand Isle Supervisory Union
5038 US Rte 2
North Hero, VT 05474

802-372-6921 vox
802-372-4898 fax


From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Luis Bango
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2013 12:50 PM
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Subject: Barracuda 410? Anyone?


Hi list,

Our network administrator  is interested in purchasing a Barracuda 410 web filter.


Anyone have experience with this model or a similar model?

How do you like it?  Is it easy to manage?

Who can control it or have access to it within your school?





Luis Bango

Technology Integration Teacher / VHS Site Coordinator
Woodstock Union High School
Woodstock, Vermont
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