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Israel Caravantes
Real User
COO at i-Track Systems Development, S.A. de C.V.
Feb 19 2018

What is most valuable?

Barracuda has a very simple interface, very good security, all the features of the best firewalls in the market, but with a very friendly interface. Something that we've seen that Barracuda, and some other brands also, have. When you… more»

What needs improvement?

The problem we found was with the issue of configuration. Our engineers are working with some other brands, they have knowledge of other brands. With Barracuda it's a matter of translating the comments. So maybe one company calls something… more»

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

We are not entirely switching to Barracuda. We want to, but we are not because before we started selling Barracuda we had invested in other brands and, obviously, in the accounting and in reality, we need to complete using them. But yes, we… more»

What other advice do I have?

We are an information technology service provider in telecommunications. We can supply any kind of device, for a datacenter, and contact centers, for our customers. We are using technology from Dell, HPE, Palo Alto, Barracuda, and some… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We compared Barracuda with Cisco. We compared Barracuda, at that time, with Fortinet. When we did the comparison we felt Cisco was another great product. But the difference in this case, what made Barracuda the winner, was the price, at… more»
Taradutt Pant
Real User
Founder at let's-ConnectIndia
Feb 21 2018

What is most valuable?

Live monitoring of what is happening inside and with the interfaces, either ingress or egress - this is a good feature of the device. Secondly, most people use enterprise applications remotely, and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I'm a network and cyber security consultant. This is not only for my offices, I have deployed it for many large enterprises where customers are remotely accessing their applications. We can define… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

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

Pricing and licensing are fine. It's worth the value because if I buy any other product, every four years I have to replace my hardware. But with Barracuda I get a free hardware upgrade. Today I'm… more»

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

I have used Cisco, Fortinet, Check Point, Palo Alto, Sophos Cyberoam, Dell SonicWall, and Juniper (both SRX and NetScreen). One of the reasons I switched to Barracuda is that I was looking for… more»

What other advice do I have?

When I initially started using it I was just an end-user, a technical consultant. And one of my customers said to me, "I want these and these features." I searched a number of products with respect to… more»
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Ron_Ogan
Consultant
Consultant at IEEE
Feb 12 2020

What needs improvement?

Improvement should focus on fixing vulnerabilities. One of the issues with firewalls is that they don't dynamically update. If you experience an attack it can take a very long time to find a solution. It's the same issue with the Microsoft operating system which has all kinds of vulnerabilities and they put patches on to fix them. Firewalls are similar. It would be great to see a sharing of information but this is unlikely to happen. Everything in the industry is proprietary. It's similar to Dell computers, everything is proprietary and Barracuda is the same. They want to protect what they're… more»

What other advice do I have?

All the firewall companies such as Fortinet tend to go after certain markets. All the highly regulated industries such as banking and security exchanges have to follow a lot of rules. Firewalls can't provide them with all their specific needs. A lot of our time is spent trying to fix their problems. Our problem is that they all run different operating systems so it's difficult for them to do a good job at protection. In another area, the more variation in equipment creates more issues. If you had a thousand computers, all identical and doing the same job, you wouldn't have as much trouble as… more»
Real User
System Administrator at a K-12 educational company or school with 201-500 employees
Dec 27 2018

What is most valuable?

* It is easy to use. * It actually works really well. * Barracuda is very prompt at blocking any new spam which comes out.

How has it helped my organization?

If we didn't have it, then we would be spammed constantly. It has cut down the amount of emails that get through to our end users.

What needs improvement?

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.

What other advice do I have?

Give Barracuda a try because it has been successful in my experience. 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. So, I would give it a ten out… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I wasn't part of the evaluation process.
Rene Ortega
Consultant
System Engineer at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 24 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for us is the ability to offer firewall support to our clients.

What needs improvement?

We would like to see a solution that is focused on container deployment, which is very important right now. Clients are looking at those kinds of deployment more often, so it has become a center of focus.

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

In the Latin market, it tends to be a little expensive. However, it is our job to show the value of the solution so that the client can understand the return on investment. In general, it tends to be cheaper than most solutions. I would say that it is cost effective.

What other advice do I have?

We suggest to our clients that training is the first thing they should do after deployment. This is because it is very important that they know how to operate and maintain the product. It allows them to be self-sufficient when it comes to maintenance. If you have sufficient knowledge then you can… more»
NetworkAdmin77
Real User
Network Administrator at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Feb 21 2018

What is most valuable?

* Ease of use and troubleshooting. * Very easy to quickly identify issues and resolve them. * Add-on features such as Virus Scanning, ATP, and web filtering - These… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Much quicker deployment, ease of troubleshooting and better cost compared to our previous solution.

What needs improvement?

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… more»

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

Pricing is good. Licensing is pretty much automatic if using Control Center.

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

This product was much easier to deploy, manage and troubleshoot than my previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

I rate it a nine out of 10 due to its ease of installation, great technical support, very intuitive user interface, and numerous features. Go through the training course.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Cisco and Fortinet.
VLASIS LOUTAS
Consultant
Consultant with 51-200 employees
Aug 28 2019

What is most valuable?

The features I find most valuable is the VPN and the fact that we can apply our policies to the program.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a more user-friendly dashboard and an easier interface.

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

The program is not too expensive. We pay around 150 to 200 Euros per year and there are no additional costs.

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

We used Linux software before for the firewall but in the end, we chose this solution because it seemed to be the best for our company.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to others would be to get familiar with firewalls logic. My rating for this program is 9.5 out of ten. Not a ten because I would like better technical support and a better interface.
Real User
Director of IT at Superfeet Worldwide Inc.
Dec 11 2018

What is most valuable?

* The brand * Agility * Price per performance

How has it helped my organization?

We enjoy the reduction in terms of labor.

What needs improvement?

The usability for the administrator's experience needs improvement. My system administrator has some questions about its overall connectivity and flexibility. I would like to see UI improvements in the next release.

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

Purchasing through AWS Marketplace was good. We did it because it was easy. It would be nice if the pricing and licensing offered for less.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend to check out this product. We have used other versions besides AWS, and we are still comparing them.
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What is Barracuda CloudGen Firewall?

Barracuda's Cloud Generation Firewalls redefine the role of the Firewall from a perimeter security solution to a distributed network optimization solution that scales across any number of locations and applications, connects on-premises and cloud infrastructures, and helps organizations transform their business.

Also known as
Barracuda NextGen Firewall, Barracuda CloudGen Firewalls
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall customers

ARZ, Bauer, CBCX Technologies, Diamant-groep, Eissmann Group Automotive, European Youth Olympics, Exalo Drilling, FineLine Technologies, Geocell, Grimaldi, Infront Sports & Media, Odlo, Schenker Deutschland AG, Tilak, Verbandsgeneinde Zell, Conservas El Cidacos S.A., Institute for Emergency Medicine and Medicine Management, Erwin Muller GmbH, Info-Tech: NGF is Champion, Schoellerbank, IZB Informatik-Zentrum, RHI AG, Berglandmilch, Antenne Bayern, Sanochemia

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