Barracuda Networks, Inc., the leading provider of spam firewall solutions, today announced the Barracuda Spam Firewall 900, its second carrier-class spam appliance available for large organizations. The Barracuda Spam Firewall 900 offers the largest quarantine storage capacity and the fastest throughput available for an email gateway appliance.

“Following the success of the Barracuda Spam Firewall 800 we are taking email protection for large enterprises one step further with the Barracuda Spam Firewall 900,” said Dean Drako, president and CEO of Barracuda Networks. “We recognize that email is the de facto communication channel for business operations at large enterprises. The Barracuda Spam Firewall 900 is the fastest and most secure solution for sending and receiving email available today.”

The Barracuda Spam Firewall 900 builds on the power and reliability offered with all Barracuda Spam Firewall solutions, and includes 300GB storage capacity for quarantined messages and four CPUs for higher volume email processing. Similar to its predecessor, the Barracuda Spam Firewall 800, the new Barracuda Spam Firewall 900 features advanced capabilities including redundant hot swap power supplies, and dual gigabit Ethernet ports. Another key feature included with the Barracuda Spam Firewall 900 is multiple RAID disk arrays for greater performance.

The Barracuda Spam Firewall 900 also offers key outbound filtering techniques, such as outbound email attachment scanning, Barracuda Networks Rate Control System for protection against open relays and zombie PCs as well as support for inbound and outbound STARTTLS encryption. Multiple Barracuda Spam Firewall 900 units can be clustered for greater email redundancy and higher capacity.