Barracuda Web Application Firewall Reviews

Barracuda Web Application Firewall is the #8 ranked solution of our top Web Application Firewall (WAF) tools. It's rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Microsoft Azure Application Gateway - Barracuda Web Application Firewall vs Microsoft Azure Application Gateway

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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 »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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
Jun 25 2020

What is most valuable?

One of the best aspects of the solution is the support provided. Their backend support is fantastic. I've found it's superior to other products, including Cisco. The way the support team treats its customers is great. They really walk you… more »

What needs improvement?

The reporting aspect of the solution needs improvement. I don't find that it's very good. They could do some work on it to make it much better. It's not that the reporting isn't secure. It's just that I would prefer to store my reports for… more »

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

Overall, I would say that I'm satisfied with the pricing. It's got a good range of pricing, and the cost matches the quality level you get out of the solution.

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

I have previous experience using Cisco.

What other advice do I have?

I used to be a customer before, however, now I am partners with Barracuda. We use both on-premises and public cloud deployment models. Overall, I'd give the solution a nine out of ten. I'd give it full marks, but it does have issues on the… more »
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SolomonAwosina
Real User
CTO at GCET
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.
Muhammed-Shafi
Real User
Presales Solutions Architect at Hilal Computers
Sep 17 2020

What is most valuable?

The solution offers multiple security features. There are machine learning features and great URL encryption. It also offers multi-protocol support against DDoS attacks. The API security they offer is quite good. The technical support on… more »

What needs improvement?

The deployment isn't very user-friendly. There are a lot of up and coming competitors in the space, and there's always new technology coming out. The solution needs to make sure that it keeps up with what's going on in the industry to make… more »

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

The pricing is okay. Unlike other competitors, you are able to negotiate a little bit, which can help drive down the cost to the company.

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

I also work with Fortinet solutions and I find that sometimes they can be limiting and have their own set of difficulties.

What other advice do I have?

We're a solution partner, an integrator. We have partnership-level agreements with the solution. We have multiple deployment models. We use it on-premises as well as on the cloud using both Amazon Web Services and Azure. Overall, I'd rate… more »
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 »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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.
Wealie Antar
Real User
Manager, Systems, Information Technology at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 20 2020

What needs improvement?

They could improve their performance, support, and their upgrades. Their updates used to be good. Their improvements were right on the money but nowadays, the updates are minor. I don't really like the product. They restricted the number of servers we can protect. They restrict how many servers you can protect based on appliance. They also don't support additional ATP. Customers also want ATP… more »

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

There are costs in addition to the standard licensing.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it a five out of ten. My advice would be to explore the market. There are many good players. If a solution is on the higher side, it could be a better investment.
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.
Wojciech Wo?Yniak
Reseller
IT Manager at Toshiba Tec Poland
Jan 19 2020

What do you think of Barracuda Web Application Firewall?

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the client VPN and content filtering. This solution is simple to manage. The interface and the dashboards are ok.

What needs improvement?

The incident reporting needs to be improved. The local technical support in Poland is not very reliable.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the Barracuda Web Application Firewall for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is very stable. It is great.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have only the single web application firewall running on-premises, so I cannot comment on scalability other than to say that I haven't had any problems. We have 18 people who are being protected by this firewall and…
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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.

Barracuda Web Application Firewall customers
Oracle, CBS, Pioneer, Hyundai, Publix, Barnes Noble, Calzedonia, Nordstrom, Samsung, Nascar
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