Compare Barracuda CloudGen Firewall vs. Cisco ASA NGFW

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall is ranked 20th in Firewalls with 9 reviews while Cisco ASA NGFW is ranked 3rd in Firewalls with 58 reviews. Barracuda CloudGen Firewall is rated 8.2, while Cisco ASA NGFW is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Barracuda CloudGen Firewall writes "Good SIEM and a dynamic VPN with good scalability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco ASA NGFW writes "Gives us visibility into potential outbreaks as well as malicious users trying to access the site". Barracuda CloudGen Firewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA NGFW and SonicWall TZ, whereas Cisco ASA NGFW is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Meraki MX and Cisco Firepower NGFW. See our Barracuda CloudGen Firewall vs. Cisco ASA NGFW report.
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Pros
The interface is very user-friendly and it is quite easy to use.Their GPS possibilities and the security that it has, especially the SD-WAN functionality, is very good.Scalability is good; the company wants to be able to handle large customers.The features I find most valuable is the VPN and the fact that we can apply our policies to the program.The most valuable features are SD-WAN, URL filtering, IPS, and virus scanning.The most valuable feature for us is the ability to offer firewall support to our clients.Barracuda is very prompt at blocking any new spam which comes out.The product is foolproof. It has done everything that we have needed with the amount of email that we receive, and it handles it quite well.

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Unfortunately in Cisco, only the hardware was good.For us, the most valuable features are the IPX and the Sourcefire Defense Center module. That gives us visibility into the traffic coming in and going out, and gives us the heads-up if there is a potential outbreak or potential malicious user who is trying to access the site. It also helps us see traffic generated by an end device trying to reach out to the world.The information coming from Talos does a good job... I like the fact that Cisco is working with them and getting the information from them and updating the firewall.The firepower sensors have been great; they do a good job of dropping unwanted traffic.The most important point is the detection engine which is now part of the next-generation firewalls and which is supported by Cisco Talos.The most valuable feature of this solution is AMP (Advanced Malware Protection), as this is really needed to protect against cyber threats.I like the Cisco ASDM (Adaptive Security Device Manager), which is the configuration interface for the Cisco firewall.The technical team is always available when we have problems.

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Technical support used to be at a very high level but it is now a bit less so.If you have another brand of VPN where you have to put an SSL VPN between two devices, Barracuda doesn't support that at a certain point. You can't actually build the VPN between Barracuda and a different device of a different brand.If you experience an attack it can take a very long time to find a solution.I would like to see a more user-friendly dashboard and an easier interface.The technical manuals, at times, have images that don't match the actual screens and are not always as clear as they could be on the configuration.We would like to see a solution that is focused on container deployment, which is very important right now.To start working with spam, it takes a while because the product has to see that multiple emails are coming in with all the spam. If it could reduce that amount of time, then we would reduce the amount of users who are receiving spam.The usability for the administrator's experience needs improvement. My system administrator has some questions about its overall connectivity and flexibility.

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In NGFW, Cisco should be aligned with the new technology and inspection intelligence because Cisco is far behind in this pipeline.We were also not too thrilled when Cisco announced that in the upcoming new-gen ASA, iOS was not going to be supported, or if you install them, they will not be able to be managed through the Sourcefire. However, it seems like Cisco is moving away from the ASA iOS to the Sourcefire FireSIGHT firmware for the ASA. We haven't had a chance to test it out.Our latest experience with a code upgrade included a number of bugs and issues that we ran into. So more testing with their code, before it hits us, would help.The software was very buggy, to the point it had to be removed.Most users do not have awareness of this product's functionality and features. Cisco should do something to make them aware of them. That would be quite excellent and useful to organizations that are still using legacy data-center-security products.I have found that Cisco reporting capabilities are not as rich as other products, so the reporting could be improved.The Sandbox and the Web Censoring in this solution need to be improved.It will be nice if they had what you traditionally would use a web application scanner for. If the solution could take a deeper look into HTTP and HTTPS traffic, that would be nice.

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The solution costs more than 800 Euros to purchase an F18, which is an entry model, and then another 500 Euros for instant replacement, and 500 Euros for energized updates. The total package would be around 1,900 Euros for five years license and all updates for an entry model.We pay around 150 to 200 Euros per year and there are no additional costs.In general, it tends to be cheaper than most solutions.It would be nice if the pricing and licensing offered for less.Purchasing through AWS Marketplace was good. We did it because it was easy.

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Always consider what you might need to reduce your wasted time and invest it in other solutions.Pricing varies on the model and the features we are using. It could be anywhere from $600 to $1000 to up to $7,000 per year, depending on what model and what feature sets are available to us.We used Check Point and the two are comparable. Cost was really what put us onto the ASAs... the price tag for Check Point was exorbitantly more than what it is for the ASA solution.We are in the process of renewing our three-year license, which costs approximately $24,000 USD for the thirty-six months.The pricing for Cisco products is higher than others, but Cisco is a very good, strong, and stable technology.The program is very expensive.The cost of this solution is high.Some of our customers would be more likely to standardize on Cisco equipment if the cost was lower because a lot of people install cheap equipment.

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Also Known As
Barracuda NextGen Firewall, Barracuda CloudGen FirewallsCisco ASA, Adaptive Security Appliance, ASA, Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls
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Overview

Barracuda's Cloud Generation Firewalls redefine the role of the Firewall from a perimeter security solution to a distributed network optimization solution that scales across any number of locations and applications, connects on-premises and cloud infrastructures, and helps organizations transform their business.

Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) is Cisco's end-to-end software solution and core operating system that powers the Cisco ASA product series. This software solution provides enterprise-level firewall capabilities for all types of ASA products, including blades, standalone appliances and virtual devices. Adaptive Security Appliance provides protection to organizations of all sizes, and allows end-users to access information securely anywhere, at any time, and through any device.

Adaptive Security Appliance is also fully compatible with other key security technologies, and so provides organizations with an all-encompassing security solution.

Block more threats and quickly mitigate those that do breach your defenses with the industry’s first threat-focused NGFW.

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Sample Customers
ARZ, Bauer, CBCX Technologies, Diamant-groep, Eissmann Group Automotive, European Youth Olympics, Exalo Drilling, FineLine Technologies, Geocell, Grimaldi, Infront Sports & Media, Odlo, Schenker Deutschland AG, Tilak, Verbandsgeneinde Zell, Conservas El Cidacos S.A., Institute for Emergency Medicine and Medicine Management, Erwin Muller GmbH, Info-Tech: NGF is Champion, Schoellerbank, IZB Informatik-Zentrum, RHI AG, Berglandmilch, Antenne Bayern, SanochemiaThere are more than one million Adaptive Security Appliances deployed globally. Top customers include First American Financial Corp., Genzyme, Frankfurt Airport, Hansgrohe SE, Rio Olympics, The French Laundry, Rackspace, and City of Tomorrow.
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm20%
Software R&D Company20%
Retailer10%
Non Profit10%
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Software R&D Company23%
Comms Service Provider13%
Construction Company8%
Retailer6%
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Financial Services Firm19%
Manufacturing Company10%
Comms Service Provider9%
Software R&D Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company28%
Comms Service Provider19%
Media Company7%
Government5%
Company Size
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Small Business67%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise10%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise40%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise42%
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