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Death of Barracuda ESG?

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#1 Kurt

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 03:35 PM

Firmware hasn't been updated since November 2018, nothing in beta.  Are feature requests even worthwhile?  Recently, we are seeing an influx of weird "bulk" spam email getting through filters.  Supports answer was to implement the CPL "Cloud Protection Layer".  The CPL will identify and successfully block this "bulk" spam email.  Unfortunately, at this time the option isn't available on our physical appliances.  My question is why?  No answer could be given.  I would like to have an inbound bulk spam email detection option on our physical appliance like in the Cloud Protection Layer.  Thanks.



#2 Michael Manning

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 02:59 PM

I get the feeling barracuda is 'encouraging' subscribers to move over to the cloud. Word through the channel partner grapevine supports this. A barracuda representative can support or refute this as they see fit.

#3 Jens Hildenbeutel

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Posted Yesterday, 05:27 AM

Actually, I expect the ESG to be no further developed, as more sophisticated attacks require more and more local ressources to be detected - which cann simply not be delivered by a standalone appliance. For myself, ATP is the reason to switch from ESG to ESS as well as I simply do not want to deal with tens of thousands of fakemail flooding in every single day, consuming my bandwidth and compute for nothing at all. I stick to ESS now and have closed all relevant ports for anonymous email traffic.