Barracuda CloudGen Firewall Alternatives and Competitors

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SegunIyanda
Real User
Software Developer/ IT Analyst at AIICO Capital Limited
Feb 08 2020

What is most valuable?

The solution has similar attributes to other competitors. The encryption detection is good. In terms of administration, it's perfect.

What needs improvement?

The encryption detection could be improved. In my opinion, I think Sophos has better encryption detection than this solution. The security of the solution could be better. The interface needs to be… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

At this time, I'm unsure of what the costs related to the solution are. It's my understanding that support is part of the OEM fee and you do have to pay that yearly. However, it does depend on the… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I've used Sophos in the past. There are some technical issues with Sophos, at least on the older version, but with XG they kind-of did an upgrade. The interface of Sophos is great. It makes it easy to… more»

What other advice do I have?

We used to be on the cloud, but we phased it out more than a year ago. I'd recommend the solution. It's one of the best on the market. It's great for financial services institutions. Security is… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did look at Barracuda, but we decided against them because it gets a bit too technical. Also, unlike Sophos, for example, you can't pick the license you want and instead have to buy a package that… more»
Yassir Ali
Real User
Network and Security Engineer at onb
Sep 03 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the Stormshield Analyzer, which allows us to collect and analyze data, then generate reports.

How has it helped my organization?

Our organization's main concern is stability, and this is a stable solution. It's more stable than the other firewall that was deployed.

What needs improvement?

This solution has a big problem with web filtering and it needs to be improved. There is a shortage of instructional videos and information on how to configure… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The SN200 series costs between $500 USD and $600 USD per year, whereas the SN700 series costs approximately $1,000 annually. Support for this solution is an additional… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Before using this solution, we used one by McAfee. We switched because we have an issue with sanctions for American products. I began with this solution when it was Arkoon… more»

What other advice do I have?

If more videos on YouTube, as well as other media, were created then this product would be used more widely. For anybody who is implementing this solution, my advice is… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated two other solutions, one of which is Barracuda, before choosing this solution.
Hassan Javaid
Real User
Senior Executive Technical Support at AITSL
Apr 08 2019

How has it helped my organization?

We have multiple secure internal networks linked with our plants. We are from a oil company, so we have multiple plant areas which need to have restricted network access. Therefore, we are using it for restricting access to the plant area… more»

What needs improvement?

It does not have a web access interface. We have to use Cisco ASDM and dial up network for console access, mostly. This needs a bit of improvement. Most of the time, when I try to run Java, it is not compatible with ASA's current operating… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The cost is a big factor for us. This is why we are using it only in our restricted area. They are very much higher than their competitors in the market. I would rate the cost as a six or seven out of ten.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend the product, but cost is a big factor. Some companies cannot afford expensive products, like Cisco and Palo Alto.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Nine or ten years ago, there were few options at the time. Currently, we are using Barracuda for our more general Internet access. We use Cisco for our more protected environment.
John Xavier
Real User
CIO at Quartesian
Dec 05 2018

What is most valuable?

It provides a solid firewall.

How has it helped my organization?

It helped to connect our satellite offices to the main Amazon infrastructure in a circular way.

What needs improvement?

We had some problems with the configuration. They had provided a CloudFormation template, and we had to go several rounds to make it work.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Purchasing it through the AWS Marketplace went smoothly. We did not have any issues and the pricing was decent. We decided to purchase through the AWS Marketplace because of the integration with the… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend to take a look a product, as it is a good product apart from the improvements that I mentioned. We are very happy with the product so far. It is used as a standalone. We don't… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We originally considered Barracuda and another solution. We chose Sophos because we thought that it provided superior service. Also, they have a long history in the market, and I received a… more»
Bashir Bashir
Real User
IT Administrator at Bash and Co
Jul 17 2019

What is most valuable?

The VPN and monitoring are the most valuable features.

What needs improvement?

I tried to buy licenses, but I had trouble. Their licensing is too expensive. If they can get the reporting to go into deeper detail, it would really be helpful because in order to get the reports in Cisco you have to go to look at the… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn't previously use a different solution.

What other advice do I have?

They really need support for deployment. I would rate this solution nine out of 10 because I think if you have the budget and you plan it properly I think you won't have the initial deployment problems I faced.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did look at Barracuda.
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