Is a Barracuda appliance better than google apps for spam filtering?

popowich

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Hi LCS,

It depends on your needs, but in general I think barracudas are overpriced and it's worth trying Google Apps.

If you want to try Google Apps I can give you a Google Apps coupon code which provides a discount per user if you're comparing prices right now.

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LCS

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I'm paying more thousands annually for Google and getting hammered with spam. Barracuda comes in way cheaper.
 

popowich

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The cuda pricing, last I knew, will be about as bad or worse. Try having Google support take a look and help with any misconfigurations and account cleanup. By misconfigurations I'm referring to having whitelisted your own domain or users email addresses which would let a lot of spam pass through to your inboxes, and you may also be paying for forwarding for accounts that could be reconfigured as free forwards in Google Apps.
 

LCS

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We're hosting our own exchange server and want to keep it in house. Google was better when they were postini.
 

popowich

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Oh, the old postini service I believe is separate from Google apps. Gmail, Google Apps, and the legacy spam filtering product I believe are all separate even though they're all Google. In that case I still recommend checking for mistakes in your whitelisting rules that might be letting in a lot of spam. Moving from exchange to Office 365 is supposed to be doable too if it's easier to outsource than maintain a Microsoft Exchange server in your office.
 
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