Barracuda Spam Firewall Quick Start Guide

Barracuda Spam Firewall Quick Start Guide
Barracuda Web Filter – Quick Start Guide
Getting Started
This guide provides you with setup instructions for the Barracuda Web Filter in
an inline deployment. For other deployments, see Deployment Options at in the Barracuda
TechLibrary. For installation and configuration, you need the following:
Barracuda Web Filter
AC Power Cord
Ethernet Cables
Mounting Rails (model 610/810 only)
VGA Monitor (recommended)
PS2 Keyboard (recommended)
To install the Barracuda Web Filter:
1. Fasten the Barracuda Web Filter to a 19-inch rack or place it in a stable
location. The model 210 is a desktop appliance.
2. Connect an Ethernet Cable from your network switch to the LAN ethernet
port on the front panel (or back panel on the 210) of the Barracuda Web
Filter. The WAN port will be used after the basic configuration is complete.
3. Connect a standard VGA monitor, PS2 keyboard, and the AC Power Cord
to the appliance. AC input voltage range is 100-240 volts at 50/60 Hz.
4. Press the POWER button on the front panel to turn on the appliance.
Configure IP Address and Network Settings
If you have a monitor connected, the Barracuda Web Filter will display the
Boot Menu initially, and the Administrative Console login prompt once fully
booted. To begin the configuration:
1. Log into the Administrative Console using the admin login:
Login: admin
Password: admin
2. Configure the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, Primary DNS
Server and Secondary DNS Server as appropriate for your network.
3. Save your changes.
Open Firewall Ports
If your Barracuda Web Filter is located behind a corporate firewall, open the
following ports on your firewall to allow communication between the Barracuda
Web Filter and remote servers:
Only required for Technical Support connections
Email and bounce messages
Domain Name Service (DNS)
Virus/spyware/firmware and category def. updates
Network Time Protocol (NTP)
Barracuda Web Filter Configuration
Use a computer with a web browser that is connected to the same network as
the Barracuda Web Filter and follow these steps:
1. In the browser address bar, enter http:// followed by the IP address of
the Barracuda Web Filter, followed by the default web Interface HTTP Port
(:8000). For example, if you are using the default IP address of the
Barracuda Web Filter,, you would enter the following:
2. Log into the web interface of the Barracuda Web Filter as the
Username: admin Password: admin
3. Go to the BASIC > IP Configuration page and configure the following:
 Domain Configuration: Enter the Default Hostname and Default
Domain. These names will be associated with anti-spyware email
notification messages from the unit.
 Operating Mode: Select Audit. You will switch this to Active in a later
4. Click any one of the Save Changes buttons to save all of the information.
Product Activation
Verify that the Energize Updates feature is activated on your Barracuda Web
Filter by going to the BASIC > Status page. Under Subscription Status, make
sure the Energize Updates subscription is Current. If the Energize Updates is
Not Activated, click the corresponding activation link to go to the Barracuda
Networks Product Activation page and complete activation of your
If you do not want to use the default IP address of and do not
have a monitor and keyboard to access the console, you can change the IP
address in step 5.3 from the BASIC > IP Configuration page of the web
Barracuda Web Filter
Barracuda Web Filter – Quick Start Guide
Update the Firmware
Go to ADVANCED > Firmware Update page. If there is a new Latest
General Release available, do the following to update the system firmware:
1. Click on the Download Now button located next to the firmware version
that you wish to install. When the download is complete, the Cancel
Download button will be replaced by an Apply Now button.
3. Click on the Apply Now button to install the firmware. This will take a few
minutes to complete. To avoid damaging the Barracuda Web Filter, do not
manually power OFF the system during an update or download.
4. After the firmware has been applied, the Barracuda Web Filter will
automatically reboot, and will display the login page when the system has
come back up.
5. Log in to the web interface again and read the Release Notes to learn
about enhancements and new features. It is also good practice to verify
settings you may have already entered, as new features may have been
included with the firmware update.
Test Connectivity
Verify network connectivity by using a machine in your existing network to
browse the web. After successful connectivity has been verified, you can
adjust the settings of the Barracuda Web Filter to better suit your needs. Your
Barracuda Web Filter is now ready to use.
For best results, continue with Step 1: Network Considerations at in the Barracuda
Be sure to check out the Barracuda Networks Support Forum at for Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQs) and other helpful tips for using your Barracuda Web Filter.
Change the Administrator Password
To avoid unauthorized use, Barracuda recommends that you change the
default administrator password to a more secure password. You can only
change the administrator password for the web interface. You cannot change
the password for the Administrative Console, but this is only accessible via the
keyboard which you can disconnect at any time.
1. Go to BASIC > Administration and enter your old and new passwords.
2. Click Save Password.
Inline Connection of Ethernet
The Barracuda Web Filter is now ready for testing. Disconnect the ethernet
cable from your internal network switch (router, hub) that goes to your firewall,
and connect it to the WAN port of the Barracuda Web Filter. Connect the cable
from the LAN port of the Barracuda Web Filter to the internal switch where
your firewall was connected.
After this is complete, return to the BASIC > IP Configuration page and set
the Operating Mode to Active.
Contact and Copyright Information
Barracuda Networks, Inc. 3175 S. Winchester Blvd., Campbell, CA 95008 USA  phone: 408.342.5400  fax: 408.342.1061 
Copyright 2007–2013 Barracuda Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. Use of this product and this manual is subject to license. Information in this document is
subject to change without notice. Barracuda Web Filter is a trademark of Barracuda Networks, Inc. All other brand and product names mentioned in this
document are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders. The Software supplied with this Product is provided under license from
Barracuda Networks, Inc. and other licensors, and certain of the programs included in the Software may be provided under the GNU General Public License
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This offer is valid for up to three years from the date of original purchase of the Product. For terms of use for this product, please visit (Limited Warranty and License) in the Barracuda TechLibrary.
Barracuda Web Filter
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