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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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"It has helped us to increase the resiliency of the application and the performance.""I can turn on features without actually owning a license. I can test them out, I can use them for a while, and then I can be licensed up. That's awesome. I don't have to have a license immediately before I can start to deploy things rapidly, rapid deployment is a plus.""Very stable.""Helped us a lot with load balancing.""For desktop application management, I recommend the NetScaler edition. This product is like a Swiss army knife. Citrix NetScaler ADC supports the education front-end.""My customers have told me that the performance of this solution is good.""The solution is very stable. We don't have any downtime or issues of that nature.""The solution was very easy to deploy."

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Cons
"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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"The technical support has room for improvement.""I would like to see them make it easier to do some of the more complex things. For example, a web re-direct requires two pieces to it. You have two ports and when people want to go to a web page, they just type in the webpage that on the backend it will redirect them to a secure link. The initial setup of that is cumbersome because you have to do it twice. There are things that can be replicated. The IP address, for example, is the same. This change would go a long way. Don't make me do it twice and don't make me have to read tons of documentation to figure out how to do it. Ease of configuration for some of the more complex processes would be a good improvement.""Does not include security. A web application firewall would be a nice addition.""Technical support sometimes takes a little longer because of the multilevel ticket priority.""Citrix should improve the documentation. It is not really clear how to set up many features to our advantage. When we setup Citrix NetScaler ADC, we have to figure it out by ourselves without a lot of documentation.""I would like to see multifactor authentication added to this solution to improve the security.""The solution is a bit more expensive than some of the available solutions in this region. One solution in particular that I noticed was cheaper was Kemp.""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
"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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"You get the value for your money. There aren't any hidden fees.""NetScaler does the same thing as an F5 and it's cheaper.""Ninety day free trial makes it easy to try out this solution.""We have a yearly licencing fee, and there are no additional costs.""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.""Citrix NetScaler VPX is not the cheapest solution out there, but you get what you pay for.""The licensing costs for this solution vary depending on which model is being used.""Our licensing fees including technical support are approximately $3,500 USD."

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Questions from the Community
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.
Top Answer:  Achieve Operational Consistency Across Clouds Gain Holistic Visibility Across Clouds Ensure Consistent and Comprehensive Security Auto-Scale to Meet Unforeseen Demand Allocate Capacity Where You Need… more »
Top Answer: 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. In terms of… more »
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NetScaler, Citrix NetScaler VPX
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Overview

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
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider26%
Government7%
Media Company7%
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Financial Services Firm22%
Manufacturing Company15%
Healthcare Company11%
Comms Service Provider11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government6%
Media Company5%
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Small Business67%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise27%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise45%
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Barracuda Web Application Firewall is ranked 6th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 12 reviews while Citrix ADC is ranked 4th in Application Delivery Controllers with 21 reviews. Barracuda Web Application Firewall is rated 8.2, 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 Cloudflare, whereas Citrix ADC is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, HAProxy, A10 Networks Thunder ADC and Amazon Elastic Load Balancing.

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