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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the security, making sure that files are protected, preventing unauthorized users from accessing the system.""The most valuable feature is the way it blocks threats to external applications.""It's simple, easy to use.""It is a one-click WAF with no effort needed.""It is Amazon. Everything is scalable. It is beyond what we need.""The customized billing is the most valuable feature.""The initial setup was very straightforward. Deployment took about ten minutes or less.""The ability to take multiple data sets and match those data sets together is the solution's most valuable feature. The data lake that comes with it is very useful because that allows us to match data sets with different configurations that we wouldn't normally be able to match."

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"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 and all the traffic is going smoothly to my servers and the system is working really well.""I find the solution very stable.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the simplicity of configuration.""The most valuable feature is the automatic content filtering.""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 site and any attempts against you at your source. This is the main value that Web Application Firewall provides our company. These aspects are also the main reason for this documentation process.""The most valuable features are the client VPN and content filtering.""You don't need help from Barracuda to help with the deployment. The deployment is easy.""The stability of the solution is good. I don't think we've experienced bugs, crashes, or glitches."

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Cons
"They have to do more to improve, to innovate more features. They need to increase the security. It has to be more active in detecting threats.""In a future release I would like to see automation. There's no interaction between the applications and that makes it tedious. We have to do the preparation all over again for each of our other applications.""The user experience, the interface, is lacking. Sometimes it's hard to find certain areas that it has alerted on.""We need more support as we go global.""In a future release of this solution, I would like to see additional management features to make things simpler.""They should work to define more threats, add more security, and make it more compliant with more security companies.""The solution is cloud-based, and therefore the billing model that comes with it could be more intuitive, in my opinion. It's very easy to not fully understand how you tag things for billing and then you can quite easily run up a high bill without realizing it. The solution needs to be more intuitive around the tagging system, which enables the billing. Right now, I have a cloud architect that does that on our behalf and it isn't something that a business user could use because it still requires quite a lot of technical knowledge to do effectively.""For now, there is no feature to protect against attack of the bad bots"

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"I would like to see better controlling of the traffic.""The solution could use more reports.""I would like to see an improved capacity to store logs so that they will be available for a longer time.""The usability of the interface could be improved.""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 phase when you start using your web application firewall against your site. Barracuda has something like this, but not with the same functionality from my point of view.""The incident reporting needs to be improved.""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.""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 an extended period of time. Right now, that's not possible and I'd prefer it if that could change. I also would say that the reports themselves are expensive."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It's an annual subscription.""There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.""There are different scale options available for WAF.""AWS is not that costly by comparison. They are maybe close to $40 per month. I think it was between $29 or $39.""It has a variable pricing scheme.""We are kind of doing a POC comparison to see what works best. Pricing-wise, AWS is one of the most attractive ones. It is fairly cheap, and we like the pricing part. We're trying to see what makes more sense operation-wise, license-wise, and pricing-wise."

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"Our licensing fees are paid annually and the cost is between €600 and €800 (approximately $665.00 to $885.00 USD).""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 for different data centers. If you have only one site, Barracuda will be cheaper.""The price of this solution is okay."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable aspect is that it protects our code. It's a bit difficult to overwrite code in our application. It also protects against threats.
Top Answer: Sometimes it's a bit difficult to check the rules because when you apply a rule, sometimes it's too much and we need to rewrite the rules and make compromises on the rules because it will block too… more »
Top Answer: Our primary use case is to protect our internal web solution. We use it to have an internal application for our customers. We are an SME worldwide company, so we have some internal website solutions… more »
Top Answer: Ability to store logs for a longer time. Buying the Reporting server escalates costs and places solution above SMMs
Top Answer: In addition, Barracuda primary case for me is their support. Beautiful support.
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Overview

AWS WAF is a web application firewall that helps protect your web applications from common web exploits that could affect application availability, compromise security, or consume excessive resources. AWS WAF gives you control over which traffic to allow or block to your web applications by defining customizable web security rules. You can use AWS WAF to create custom rules that block common attack patterns, such as SQL injection or cross-site scripting, and rules that are designed for your specific application. New rules can be deployed within minutes, letting you respond quickly to changing traffic patterns. Also, AWS WAF includes a full-featured API that you can use to automate the creation, deployment, and maintenance of web security rules.

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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Sample Customers
eVitamins, 9Splay, Senao InternationalOracle, CBS, Pioneer, Hyundai, Publix, Barnes Noble, Calzedonia, Nordstrom, Samsung, Nascar
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company17%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government7%
Media Company7%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise47%
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Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise27%
Find out what your peers are saying about AWS WAF vs. Barracuda Web Application Firewall and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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AWS WAF is ranked 2nd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 14 reviews while Barracuda Web Application Firewall is ranked 6th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 12 reviews. AWS WAF is rated 7.6, while Barracuda Web Application Firewall is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of AWS WAF writes "Use this product to make it possible to deploy web applications securely". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Barracuda Web Application Firewall writes "Gives an understanding of what is happening on your site and any attempts on your source". AWS WAF is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, F5 BIG-IP, Akamai Kona Site Defender, Imperva Web Application Firewall and Sucuri, whereas Barracuda Web Application Firewall is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, F5 BIG-IP, HAProxy, Fortinet FortiWeb and A10 Networks Thunder ADC. See our AWS WAF vs. Barracuda Web Application Firewall report.

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