Barracuda CloudGen Firewall Alternatives and Competitors

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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»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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.
Imad Awwad
Real User
Group IT Manager at Malia Group
Oct 01 2019

What is most valuable?

Unfortunately in Cisco, only the hardware was good. As for the features and services it was less than the others. Having all of the features means higher specs of hardware… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Cisco NGFW had the needs that were required by us but unfortunately, was very primitive. There was no added value and every feature requires license thus extra HIDDEN cost… more»

What needs improvement?

In NGFW, Cisco should be aligned with the new technology and inspection intelligence because Cisco is far behind in this pipeline. Nowadays IoT, Big Data, AI, Robotics… more»

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

Always look for the history of the products and their evolution, as this will reflect their prices. As for the licenses, be smart and choose the ones you are going to use… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I was using a different solution prior to this one. I shifted because I found that it can heal my pain at least partially. By the end, it did the job and more.

What other advice do I have?

Think before you buy, as this solution can be your success or failure. Always work with professionals and not promoters.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Whenever I go for a new solution, I test many leaders "NOT RELYING ON GARTNER", yet going for sites that are related to technical evaluations and real case studies. The… more»
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»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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.
Tanzir Ahmed
Real User
Network Manager with 1-10 employees
Aug 08 2018

What is most valuable?

We are using it as a normal type of firewall.

How has it helped my organization?

It helps us perform our daily jobs.

What needs improvement?

I would like them to add a dashboard because it's difficult to operate. The product only has basic features.

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

It is not that expensive.

What other advice do I have?

It crashed, and we could not change it for some reason. I don't want to keep Juniper within my network anymore. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: * Dedicated support team * Easy… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are evaluating Palo Alto, Barracuda, and Sophos because we need a Next-Gen firewall.
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