Barracuda CloudGen Firewall Pros and Cons

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall Pros

Israel Caravantes
COO at i-Track Systems Development, S.A. de C.V.
If an employee tries to get or move a file that is not permitted to them - for example if he wants to copy it to a USB - he will not have the right to do that, because Barracuda manages who has the right to copy, and what you copy to a USB. The USB is encrypted with a specific code from Barracuda and will only be decrypted into any other laptop in the company if they allow it to see it.
When you are sending information to an external email address, Barracuda can warn you when you are trying to access a private or personal email, or trying to upload information and not allow you to do that.
Easy integration with some other systems like LDAP or Active Directory to manage other permissions and the division of external access and internal access.
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Taradutt Pant
Founder at let's-ConnectIndia
Enables us to define user application-level access, so our customers can work anytime from anywhere.
Live monitoring of what is happening inside and on the interfaces, either ingress or egress.
Most people are using enterprise applications remotely, and there is no license for SSL VPN, or in other words point-to-site. There is no limit on that. On other devices there is a specific limit and you have to pay per use for SSL VPN.
Single sign-on is also good. If you are accessing your corporate firewall from your home, during that time there is integration with AD. You can use your AD password to access your SSL VPN. It's not like if you buy an additional SSL VPN... You can directly integrate with your AD. If you change your password on the AD side, your client-to-VPN password also gets changed. You can integrate all your passwords from a single console. It's not like admin has to change your password, it's a single sign-on.
I wanted to go to a software-defined WAN and in Barracuda they have a specific protocol called TINA (Transport Independent Network Architecture). You can create a master policy over the internet and it allows you to do Quality of Services on top of it. That is really helpful for me.
If you have multiple offices, all inter-connected via the internet, you want a single management console through which you can manage all you firewalls. In that case Barracuda could be a good option.
One of the most important parts is, there is auto-upgrade of the hardware every fourth year.
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SystemAdbe1b
System Administrator at a K-12 educational company or school with 201-500 employees
Barracuda is very prompt at blocking any new spam which comes out.
The product is foolproof. It has done everything that we have needed with the amount of email that we receive, and it handles it quite well.
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Dragoslav Vasiljevic
System & Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
We use Barracuda NG Firewall as a border firewall. We trough it to control all in/out Internet traffic.
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Rene Ortega
System Engineer at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable feature for us is the ability to offer firewall support to our clients.
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NetworkAdmin77
Network Administrator at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Add-on features such as Virus Scanning, ATP, and web filtering add another level of protection and block malware before it gets to the end user.
Single device, multiple functions - I do not need to purchase a web application firewall, a proxy server, a VPN device and so many others because these are all built in to this one device.
TINA (Transport Independent Network Architecture) VPN features - Allows automatic VPN configuration with little or no input from the tech. Drag and drop lines between Barracuda units and the VPN is built automatically.
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Director854e
Director of IT at Superfeet Worldwide Inc.
We enjoy the reduction in terms of labor.
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Hilary Tullier
Business Systems Manager with 201-500 employees
The most valuable features are SD-WAN, URL filtering, IPS, and virus scanning.
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Tim Ruffer
Director
Inbound and outbound traffic analysis, rule creation wizard, and the GUI portal are among the key features.
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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall Cons

Taradutt Pant
Founder at let's-ConnectIndia
It's a little bit complex in terms of handling. If you implement a change, there is a specific point where you have to commit it. It's not like you just push a button and it's always committed. If you don't know to check whether your commit command has been executed or not... that is something Barracuda needs to work on.
When you do any commit, it locks your next access. If you are making a change to the device, from the security standpoint it's fine, but from the admin side it's not good. When you make changes, after each and every one it becomes locked.
When you login from some sources, there is no feature in this box which can log you out after a certain timeout.
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SystemAdbe1b
System Administrator at a K-12 educational company or school with 201-500 employees
To start working with spam, it takes a while because the product has to see that multiple emails are coming in with all the spam. If it could reduce that amount of time, then we would reduce the amount of users who are receiving spam.
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Dragoslav Vasiljevic
System & Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
​Sometimes we have a need for detailed reports. Barracuda NG Firewall does not have a reports module and uses a satellite application.
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Rene Ortega
System Engineer at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
We would like to see a solution that is focused on container deployment, which is very important right now.
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NetworkAdmin77
Network Administrator at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Can be underpowered if you choose to use all available add-on features. Just be careful when sizing your unit. Make sure you take into account what features you will be turning on, and work with your sales rep to get the model that can handle that load.
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Director854e
Director of IT at Superfeet Worldwide Inc.
The usability for the administrator's experience needs improvement. My system administrator has some questions about its overall connectivity and flexibility.
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Hilary Tullier
Business Systems Manager with 201-500 employees
The technical manuals, at times, have images that don't match the actual screens and are not always as clear as they could be on the configuration.
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Tim Ruffer
Director
A rule for email announcements, when configured hits occur, would be a great improvement for a more efficient experience.
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