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Igor-Bashtovyi
Real User
Security Engineer at a tech services company
Sep 23 2019

What is most valuable?

I think the biggest value comes from the ability of Web Application Firewall to perform analysis of attacks that are registered by it, as well as its ability to analyze… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's very simple and predictable because Barracuda provides a vision of the current state of your application. It gives you an understanding of what is happening on your… more»

What needs improvement?

I think the main area for improvement in this product is learning it, as can be seen when comparing it to the F5 web application firewall. F5 has a very powerful learning… more»

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

Barracuda costs us $8,000 per year. Barracuda costs $20,000 for a full subscription, when you try to protect multi-site infrastructure, in different geographical zones and… more»

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

We actually switched to Barracuda because it's cheaper than F5. This might not be the case for others, because there are several solutions that are cloud based. It is a… more»

What other advice do I have?

The biggest lesson I learned is that our site is attacked every day. I would recommend Barracuda, but this recommendation is based on our particular case. For some cases… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We chose Barracuda because in our case it was cheaper.
SolomonAwosina
Real User
CTO at GCET Nigeria
Aug 30 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the simplicity of configuration. This solution makes management easy. I really like the firewall weblog that allows me to see what is being blocked, why, and how I can apply a fix.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see an improved capacity to store logs so that they will be available for a longer time. From my experience, and over time, I have noticed that Barracuda appliances do not store logs for a very long time. What this means is that people have to buy the Barracuda Reporting Server. This is quite expensive, at three or four times the price of the equipment. So, if users have only one… more»

What other advice do I have?

Definitely, I would recommend Barracuda because of its simplicity. I know that they are now integrating the Web Application Firewall on Prime, in the cloud, as well. The only thing that is a challenge for me is storage, which limits my reporting. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
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Carlo Bertini
Consultant
IT Consultant and Project Manager at Cabar Srl
Sep 06 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the automatic content filtering.

What needs improvement?

The usability of the interface could be improved. The interface is not easy to use or to configure. A feature that could be very powerful would be the capability to provide the monitoring of the… more»

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

Our licensing fees are paid annually and the cost is between €600 and €800 (approximately $665.00 to $885.00 USD). It's a full-featured set and all of the capabilities are included. I am not aware of… more»

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

Previously with a different vendor, we used many solutions. As a result, I have experience with many different solutions such as WatchGuard, Cisco, Cisco LEAP, Cisco Tools, SELFAS, and Fortinet.

What other advice do I have?

One of my previous colleagues suggested this solution, they advised me of the company and the technologies. I would recommend this solution. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing Barracuda we evaluated WatchGuard.
Mohamed Othman
Real User
Network & Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Apr 16 2018

What is most valuable?

There is no one special feature, but the WAF itself is valuable: user-friendly protection against web attacks etc., authentication, reporting, accountability, alerting, and hardened OS.

How has it helped my organization?

This product gives us visibility into what is going on in two servers, including connections and sessions, real-time alerts, very good reporting, and KPIs. It makes managing security of a critical… more»

What needs improvement?

This product could easily progress to be among the industry leaders. I think they need to improve enterprise level automation. It integrates with a small number of vulnerability scanners, so report… more»

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

Very good price compared to other products. Some products, like Fortinet, give you good performance as well, and their price is probably lower than Barracuda, but you should pay attention to renewal… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it a 10 out of 10 because all requirements from a product are there: very good performance, robust equipment, pentest/vul scan success, very good support. The cost to value ratio is tops… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Fortinet, but BWAF was much better.
Hamza Ahmed
Real User
Assistant to the General Manager at a tech services company with self employed
Mar 24 2019

What is most valuable?

The volumetric DDoS defense is very good because I had a problem with a lot of volumetric DDoS attacks on my servers. After using Barracuda, those attacks have stopped, all of the traffic is going smoothly to my servers and the system is working really well.

How has it helped my organization?

Previously, attacks would make the systems go down and we couldn't connect with our customers and other things. We need our servers to be online 24-7 which is why I chose Barracuda. Now our servers are running smoothly and I have no problem running my servers.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see better controlling of the traffic.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it a nine out of ten. The attacks that we used to get on servers are gone. My servers are now running 24-7 and I have no problems with them.
Samer Mahrous
Real User
Senior Operations Manager at samergl
Jul 02 2019

What is most valuable?

The features are all fine. We just fixed some bugs from three months ago, and we're waiting now for a final review. They sent us some features to fix the issue.

What needs improvement?

The solution could use more reports.

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

This is the first solution we are using.

What other advice do I have?

I manage and operate the device. We are working with the operation team each time applying manual updates, which is continuous. I'd like to see different information, to help handle issues in an easier way. I would rate the solution a 9 out… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other options before choosing this solution.
IT432a5D
Real User
IT Security Administrator at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 30 2018

What do you think of Barracuda Web Application Firewall?

What is our primary use case?

We use it for mail protection.

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped the organizational function because we do not have an application hosted product. 

What is most valuable?

It mainly provides good support, and it is a good web application for us.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is not stable nor mature, though it is not a problem for us.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have had scalability issues. However, since we do not have that many applications, it is not an issue for us.

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support is very good.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did not…
Real User
Director of Systems Infrastructure at a tech vendor
Aug 05 2018

What do you think of Barracuda Web Application Firewall?

What is our primary use case?

We use it for low balancing phase servers.

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to scale out to multiple phase servers. It is a great product. We are very pleased with it.

What is most valuable?

It works exactly by design. It works very well.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There are no stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There are no scalability issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is great.

How was the initial setup?

If you are a networking guy, the initial setup is straightforward. If you know nothing about networks, then you can't set it up.

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

They have…
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What is Barracuda Web Application Firewall?

Barracuda Web Application Firewall is the ideal solution for organizations looking to protect web applications from data breaches and defacement. With the Barracuda Web Application Firewall, administrators do not need to wait for clean code or even know how an application works to secure their applications. Organizations can ensure robust security with a Barracuda Web Application Firewall hardware or virtual appliance, deployed either on-premises or in the cloud.

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