Barracuda Networks is at it again: Any Suggestions as to an Alternative?

Rich Kulawiec rsk at
Sat Apr 9 12:40:31 UTC 2011

It's quite easy to build your own [out of open-source components] that
easily outperforms any appliance on the market.  (Which isn't saying
much: none of them are very good, and all of them are way overpriced.
The bar is thus set quite low.)  It will not have all the superfluous
bells and whistles that marketing departments are so fond of hyping,
but it will work, it will be cheap, it will be scalable, and it will be
far more secure.

I've discussed this at some length on mailop and am in the process of
reducing it to near-cookbook form.  If you're interested, contact me
offlist and I'll outline it for you.


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