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"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.""The solution offers multiple security features. There are machine learning features and great URL encryption. It also offers multi-protocol support against DDoS attacks.""Its recommendation about the probabilities on the website is great. It also has free probability managers for the website, which is really helpful. The protection engine, signature-based protection behavior, and analysis features are also great. It also has an ATP module for sandbox scanning and behavior analysis for file uploads."

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"I definitely recommend this solution because of the time you save on analysis.""The solution isn't too expensive. The license allows you to license what you need and leave out what you don't need.""This solution inspects your traffic and based on that, automatically create distinct qualities for you, so you can add this to the policy already created. That's what I like most.""The anti-bot protection is the solution's most valuable feature. Safe-guard or credential staffing are also useful features.""This solution is an enterprise-class firewall that provides both load-balancing and security.""Good dashboard and reporting.""In terms of F5 Advanced WAF's most valuable features, I would definitely say its stability. F5 is one the most stable products. Either as the load balancer or the web application firewall, it is very stable.""I like all of the features, but the main one is the attack signatures."

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"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.""The documentation is lacking. It's not like what you'd get if you were using Juniper or Cisco. They need to expand on it and make it more useful.""Its interface can be better. It is not very friendly."

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"One thing that can be improved, is to increase the quantity over predefine policy.""The solution is tedious. It takes a lot of discrete settings so one needs to get detailed and granular when they use the solution. It takes you a whole lot of energy and concentration to configure. It needs to be much more straight-forward, like other web solutions.""I would not expect traffic details to pass through the web application firewall across the length of the whole application. I think that there is a web application where it can let the application function without traffic going in into the WAF.""The solution's dashboard could be improved. When you're moving from policy to policy, the logs and the integration of the logs in other systems aren't straightforward.""This solution can be made more user-friendly.""Scalability could be improved.""I would say their graphical interface, the GUI. I don't like the GUI as much as before.""The BIG-IQ is supposed to centralize the management for all of the boxes but it's not very effective."

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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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"After buying the program, you just pay for the support every year.""Licensing fees for this solution are paid on a yearly basis.""It's more expensive than other solutions and depending on the modules, there can be additional fees.""F5 bundles up services and the bundle is what you pay for rather than individual components.""Its price is fair. We have done a couple of deals where they were able to give some kind of discount to the customers. The price was initially high for the customers, but after a couple of negotiations, it came within their budget. They were happy with that.""There are various plans available for Fortinet FortiWeb Cloud WAF as a Service, including a trial version.""It is expensive. Its price should be better. Its licensing is on a yearly basis. Its licensing is also based on the model. There are no additional costs."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The initial setup is very straightforward.
Top Answer: The pricing is okay. Unlike other competitors, you are able to negotiate a little bit, which can help drive down the cost to the company.
Top Answer: The web application firewall itself is most valuable. It provides positive security and negative security. In negative security, it blocks a task such as cross-site scripting, code injection, etc. In… more »
Top Answer: There are various plans available for Fortinet FortiWeb Cloud WAF as a Service, including a trial version. You are only charged by the total data transferred, and there are hourly charges for the… more »
Top Answer: Its price should be better. It is expensive.
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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.

At F5, we give our customers the freedom to securely deliver every app, anywhere—with confidence. All F5 products are highly programmable and integrate into any environment, whether on premises or in any cloud. To date, 48 of the Fortune 50 companies rely on F5 to deliver apps that customers and employees can securely access at any time, on any device, from any location.

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Sample Customers
Oracle, CBS, Pioneer, Hyundai, Publix, Barnes Noble, Calzedonia, Nordstrom, Samsung, Nascar
MAXIMUS, Vivo, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office, City Bank
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Financial Services Firm33%
Non Tech Company22%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Printing Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider27%
Financial Services Firm8%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Small Business59%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise29%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise39%
Large Enterprise33%
Find out what your peers are saying about Barracuda Web Application Firewall vs. F5 Advanced WAF and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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Barracuda Web Application Firewall is ranked 7th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 12 reviews while F5 Advanced WAF is ranked 4th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 14 reviews. Barracuda Web Application Firewall is rated 7.6, while F5 Advanced WAF is rated 8.6. 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 F5 Advanced WAF writes "It is very stable as as a load balancer or a web application firewall". Barracuda Web Application Firewall is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Fortinet FortiWeb, HAProxy and Citrix ADC, whereas F5 Advanced WAF is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Fortinet FortiWeb, NGINX App Protect, Cloudflare and Radware AppWall. See our Barracuda Web Application Firewall vs. F5 Advanced WAF report.

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