Barracuda NextGen Firewall Competitors and Alternatives

The top Barracuda NextGen Firewall competitors are
  • Fortinet FortiGate
  • Cisco ASA
  • pfSense
  • Meraki MX Firewalls
  • SonicWall TZ
  • Sophos XG
  • Palo Alto Networks WildFire
  • WatchGuard XTM
Read reviews of Barracuda NextGen Firewall competitors and alternatives
11820_DevOps Engineer
Real User
Dëvóps Engineer at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Jan 22 2017

What do you think of Fortinet FortiGate?

I have had the displeasure of having to support SOHO Fortigate offerings (Fortigate/Fortiwifi). in almost any measure, I have found these products inferior to respective solutions from cisco and juniper (two examples i've had experience with). I'll start with the most egregious and disturbing: the product is unstable. the VPN client is crash prone and the VPN daemon is crash prone. if you want to enjoy having to drive to the office when the roads are iced because the VPN daemon just gave up the ghost again, just to reboot a unit, by all means - choose Fortigate. I'll continue with support - pretty much a joke, although being fair here, it is similar in other respective products. by the time a competent engineer reviews your case, you may have to wade through more than a month of...
BogdanV
Consultant
Presales Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 23 2017

What is most valuable?

Classic ASA features such as NAT, Stateful Firewall, and VPN are basic functions for average organizations, but next... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Visibility in the network traffic.

What needs improvement?

Management console – Firesight Management Center. When deploying Cisco FMC versions 6.0 and 6.1, some issues may appear... more»

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

The licensing model has been simplified and is easy to understand. The price is higher compared to UTM solutions, such... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Old ASA 5500. Natural upgrade to next generation functions.

What other advice do I have?

Take a look at the features included in the unified image. Some classic ASA functionality has not been integrated yet,... more»
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Palo Alto Networks
Brent Addis
User
Senior Network and Security Engineer
Jun 21 2017

What is most valuable?

Dynamic analysis.

How has it helped my organization?

WildFire has been instrumental in blocking a number of new threats, before common desktop anti-virus tools were able to... more»

What needs improvement?

I am very happy with WildFire and can see no obvious areas of improvement at this point.

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

It's not particularly cheap, but it is absolutely worth it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We previously used Fortinet. However, we found it to miss a lot of incoming viruses, because at the time, they had no... more»

What other advice do I have?

Do it.

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