Compare Barracuda Web Application Firewall vs. Citrix ADC

Barracuda Web Application Firewall is ranked 7th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 9 reviews while Citrix ADC is ranked 2nd in Application Delivery Controllers with 18 reviews. Barracuda Web Application Firewall is rated 8.0, while Citrix ADC is rated 8.2. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Citrix ADC writes "Has the ability to turn on features without owning a license to test them out and use for a while ". Barracuda Web Application Firewall is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, F5 BIG-IP, HAProxy , Fortinet FortiWeb and Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall, whereas Citrix ADC is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, HAProxy , A10 Networks Thunder ADC, NGINX Plus and Barracuda Load Balancer ADC.
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Kumar Murugesan
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The stability of the solution is good. I don't think we've experienced bugs, crashes, or glitches.You don't need help from Barracuda to help with the deployment. The deployment is easy.The most valuable features are the client VPN and 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 feature is the automatic content filtering.The most valuable feature of this solution is the simplicity of configuration.I find the solution very stable.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.

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The most valuable features are the VDA Delivery, Gateway Fort, and the load balancing.The most valuable feature is the content switching.It is a complete solution for those looking for an all-in-one.The most valuable feature is load balancing.The load balancing is one of the most valuable features.This solution increases the backend network service performance, which is one of the things that we like the most.The program is easy to install and to set up.The solution was very easy to deploy.

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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.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 incident reporting needs to 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 usability of the interface could be improved.I would like to see an improved capacity to store logs so that they will be available for a longer time.The solution could use more reports.I would like to see better controlling of the traffic.

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The security is okay, but the monitoring and reporting need improvement.ADC from Citrix has added functionalities from other products and the usability is very difficult for someone who is used to a simpler user interface, it's a little bit of a mess to use.Too many bugs in the software and it's always difficult when you need to update.The WAF component needs to be simplified so that it is easier to use.I will try to migrate all the tools to the cloud because there is more lab and more VPN scalability available in the cloud. It is not available on-premises.Some of our customers have questioned the security of this solution lately, wondering whether it is safe or not, so enhancements in this respect would be good.I think the documentation should be improved.We have issues with the certificates. All authorization processes need certificates, however, every three months we needed to change certificates. This process iss complicated for us because Citrix does not have a not user-friendly interface and does not off user-friendly services. This needs a lot of improvement.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The price of this solution is okay.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.Our licensing fees are paid annually and the cost is between €600 and €800 (approximately $665.00 to $885.00 USD).

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When compared to other solutions, the cost is high.Our licensing fees including technical support are approximately $3,500 USD.The licensing costs for this solution vary depending on which model is being used.Citrix NetScaler VPX is not the cheapest solution out there, but you get what you pay for.We have a yearly licencing fee, and there are no additional costs.Ninety day free trial makes it easy to try out this solution.Licensing is adequate. I wanted to have a more prominent license, but until I do they don't give enough support. The additional cost would be too much.NetScaler does the same thing as an F5 and it's cheaper.

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Barracuda Networks

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.

Citrix ADC is an application delivery controller (ADC) that accelerates application performance, enhances application availability with advanced L4-7 load balancing, secures mission-critical apps from attacks and lowers server expenses by offloading computationally intensive tasks.

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Sample Customers
Oracle, CBS, Pioneer, Hyundai, Publix, Barnes Noble, Calzedonia, Nordstrom, Samsung, NascarABB Schweiz, Aer Lingus, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Amnet Technology Solutions, Aramex International, Ascenty, Atos, Autodesk
Top Industries
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider15%
Media Company12%
Comms Service Provider17%
Manufacturing Company17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Healthcare Company11%
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company7%
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