I have a Barracuda Web Filter 210 that was stored away in our vast IT junkyard about two years ago by previous IT. I recently came across it and wanted to put it to use but found that it's subscription hasn't been renewed since its removal.
I called and got all the necessary details but Barracuda wanted me to pay for those two years that its been sitting on a shelf before extending my subscription for updates and my boss pretty much called me retarded for considering paying it. He called it a "ransom".
So, before I go throwing it in a dumpster, I wanted to see if its useful at all to use the web filter for a guest network or something without it's updates. Will it still function within a decent threshold or is it just a piece of junk at this point?