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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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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 are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is very good.

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

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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.
Consultant
Head of Infrastructure at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 17 2012

What is most valuable?

1) The Barracuda Networks Web Application Firewall can protect your vital web applications from various exploits by hackers. 2) Can be easily deployed and configured. 3) Can be used to protect many applications, like Microsoft Outlook Web Access, Oracle, FTP, SharePoint, XML, etc. It can also protect custom applications deployed within the environment. 4) Can be very easily integrated with Active… more »

What needs improvement?

1) Generally speaking, the more complex your web application is, the greater the risk. Older sites are highly vulnerable to application layer security threats. Barracuda Networks Web Application Firewall is not tightly equipped to handle application layer security threats. 2) For SSL enabled sites, Barracuda Networks Web Application Firewall requires the duplication of the SSL certificate. This… more »

What other advice do I have?

One of the best Web Application Filters to protect your web applications, like FTP, Microsoft Outlook Access, Sharepoint, etc. from hackers. Ease of integration, with various 2-factor authentication systems, is one of the highly sought after features. It needs improvement in the way that it handles various SSL enabled sites.

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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