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"The updating and signature features are my primary use case for the solution. These features are beneficial to my organization.""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."

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"When we had Cisco we had around thirty thousand entries on our firewalls. Now we are down to three thousand. Fortinet has a mechanism to detect all of your entries which are not used, and it can clean it up.""All the features that FortiGate contains are very suitable for our business. We work with other products in Fortinet, FortiWeb, FortiSandbox, FortiMail, and FortiCache. We use all UTM features like self-encryption, encryption, all UTM features.""What we like about Fortinet FortiWeb is it has all the features. We use all of them, so we have to turn on all the options.""The most valuable feature in this solution is the ability to disseminate between the user entering some wrong value to the field, and a suspicious actor trying to exploit some known vulnerability.""It's the extra security that is the most valuable feature. You have insight into your traffic. There are some great insights into what utilities hackers are trying to exploit. It blocks a lot of stuff from the internet.""FortiWeb offers machine learning in the latest product. This fixed many problems. There are no false negatives.""The most valuable features are support and security.""The GUI is user-friendly and it's easy to understand how to manage it."

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"I would suggest that someone implementing this product is knowledgeable in the IT field, and with the network needs. It is complex.""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."

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"I would like to have an antivirus option.""New releases and old releases have some bugs, some features do not work as good as we want but every new release the Fortinet team fixes up problems.""Fortinet FortiWeb needs to improve the way it's configured. Common services like publishing exchange should be done in one click only.""We would like to know more about the integration with the hardware or security products, such as Gemalto, because we need to move to that point.""The solution is rather complicated. If you know what to do, it's not bad, but it's complicated for a first time user to configure the solution. What I'd like to improve are the custom signatures.""Fortinet FortiWeb is not scalable. You'll need more budget to change the hardware.""I would like to see more improvements with respect to threat intelligence.""Describing security rules should be improved. It's tricky to define new feature tools when you want to describe an attack pattern and want to block it."

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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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"The license cost depends on the size of the box or the size of the solution. It can go from €200 Euros to a few hundred thousand Euros a year depending on your size.""The solution gives us the best price to performance ratio.""The costs are standard. We pay around $1,600 yearly.""All our Fortinet pricing is bundled together for different products, like FortiGate, FortiAnalyzer, and FortiWeb. FortiWeb, by itself, is probably around $2,500 to $3,500.""FortiWeb is more expensive than some competing products.""Due to the situation in Iran with the sanctions, the price of this solution is very expensive.""It's an expensive solution, although there are no additional costs.""It is fine now. We had to earlier negotiate the price."

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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: The GUI is user-friendly.
Top Answer: FortiWeb is more expensive than some competing products.
Top Answer: The integration with other products should be improved. This product does not come with bare metal protection, so we need more network features. We don't want to be as dependent on a separate… more »
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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.

FortiWeb is a web application firewall (WAF) that protects hosted web applications from attacks that target known and unknown exploits. Using multi-layered and correlated detection methods, FortiWeb defends applications from known vulnerabilities and from zero-day threats.

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Oracle, CBS, Pioneer, Hyundai, Publix, Barnes Noble, Calzedonia, Nordstrom, Samsung, NascarLush, Barnabas Health, Options, Riverside Healthcare, Hillsbourough County Schools, Columbia Public Schools, Schiller AG
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Find out what your peers are saying about Barracuda Web Application Firewall vs. Fortinet FortiWeb and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Barracuda Web Application Firewall is ranked 8th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 10 reviews while Fortinet FortiWeb is ranked 4th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 17 reviews. Barracuda Web Application Firewall is rated 7.8, while Fortinet FortiWeb is rated 7.8. 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 Fortinet FortiWeb writes "Good pricing, and provides for faster and more secure application deployment". Barracuda Web Application Firewall is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, F5 BIG-IP, HAProxy , AWS WAF and A10 Networks Thunder ADC, whereas Fortinet FortiWeb is most compared with Fortinet FortiADC , F5 BIG-IP, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, AWS WAF and Cisco Sourcefire SNORT. See our Barracuda Web Application Firewall vs. Fortinet FortiWeb report.

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