Barracuda Networks recommends reading this entire article and associated release notes (see links below) before installing the Barracuda Web Security Agent (WSA). After the Barracuda WSA is installed and configured, your web traffic is protected by the Barracuda Web Security Service automatically. See also:
- Release Notes for the Barracuda Web Security Agent for Windows OR
- Release Notes for the Barracuda WSA for Macintosh
To route all web traffic from Windows or Mac laptops or desktops through the Barracuda Web Security Service:
Step 1. Create an Authentication Key using the Barracuda Web Security Service that you will enter during the Barracuda WSA installation process.
The Authentication Key enables the Barracuda Web Security Service to identify traffic from your remote computer(s).
- In the Barracuda Web Security Service Manager, go to CONFIGURATION > Key Management, and click Add New Key.
- Type a Name for the authentication entry.
- Select the Barracuda Web Security Service Connector/Web Security Agent option; copy the value in the Key field and save it to a secure place. You will enter the Authentication key during Agent installation. Click Save Changes.
Step 2. Download either the MSI or EXE installer for the Barracuda WSA for Windows, or the DMG file for Mac from the SUPPORT tab of the Barracuda Web Service Manager. See Windows Installer (MSI) and Windows InstallShield (EXE) documentation for information about Windows command line options.
Using the Windows EXE – Installer EXE files can contain any kind of executable code to run, such as a batch file. The Barracuda WSA EXE (bootstrapper) installer runs a check for requirements before installation. You can use the Barracuda WSA EXE installer inside a batch file to install on a Windows PC from the command line, or to install automatically using a GPO.
Using the Windows MSI Installer – MSI files are database files, used by Windows Installer and contain information about an application. MSI files are executed by an EXE file that is part of Windows, called msiexec.exe. The Barracuda WSA .msi file does NOT run a check for requirements before installation.
To download the installer file:
- Log into the Barracuda Web Security Service Manager interface.
- Click Barracuda Web Security Service at the top of the Barracuda Cloud Control account screen. The Barracuda Web Security Service Manager interface appears on the screen.
- From the SUPPORT tab of the Barracuda Web Service Manager, select the Barracuda Web Security Agent version you want to download to your system. Also note the Service Host URL that appears on the SUPPORT tab, as you will enter this into the Barracuda WSA client so it knows where to direct web traffic. Either the .exe or.msi installer can be used to install through GPO or manual installation.
Step 3. Install the Barracuda WSA for Windows either from the command line, using the automated installation option with an MSI or EXE file, or using Windows GPO.
For detailed installation instructions for Automated Installation, Command Line Installation, GPO Installation, or installing on a Mac, use the instructions below:
- Automated Deployment of Barracuda WSA
- GPO Deployment of the Barracuda WSA From the Windows Interface
- GPO Deployment of the Barracuda WSA With Microsoft SBS 2008 Server
- GPO Deployment of the Barracuda WSA From the Command Line
- Manual Local Deployment of Barracuda WSA from the Command Line
- How to Install the Barracuda Web Security Agent on a Macintosh
- Command Line Examples For Deploying the Barracuda WSA With EXE Installer
- Command Line Examples For Deploying the Barracuda WSA With MSI Installer
Continue by configuring the Barracuda WSA client:
- Configuration Tool for Barracuda WSA Windows Client 4.x
- Configuring Preferences for Barracuda WSA Macintosh Client
- Fallback Service Hosts and the Barracuda Web Security Service - applies to both Windows and Macintosh deployments