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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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"It solves a problem for me where I can build files, not based on the health of the check, but rather the speed of the check.""The feature that I have found the most valuable is that it works for my use case of application load balancing. I'm using it for PeerSense, and it's easy enough for PeerSense."

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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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"The logging functionality could use improvement, as it is a little cryptic.""Pricing, monitoring, and reports can be improved."

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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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"The only cost is for the image manager, who is responsible for uploading the image, and that is trivial.""HAProxy is free in the initial offer. However, pricing can be improved."

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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.
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HAProxy Community Edition, HAProxy Enterprise Edition, HAPEE
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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.

HAProxy is the most widely used software load balancer and application delivery controller in the world. The core HAProxy application delivery engine is an open source project chiefly maintained by HAProxy Technologies and assisted by a thriving open source community. HAProxy Community Edition is available for free at haproxy.org. HAProxy Enterprise Edition is packaged with additional enterprise class features, services and premium support from HAProxy Technologies.

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Oracle, CBS, Pioneer, Hyundai, Publix, Barnes Noble, Calzedonia, Nordstrom, Samsung, NascarBooking.com, GitHub, Reddit, StackOverflow, Tumblr, Vimeo, Yelp
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider24%
Media Company9%
Government7%
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Financial Services Firm30%
Marketing Services Firm20%
Retailer20%
Non Profit10%
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Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
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Small Business67%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise27%
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Midsize Enterprise55%
Large Enterprise23%
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Barracuda Web Application Firewall is ranked 8th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 12 reviews while HAProxy is ranked 6th in Application Delivery Controllers with 3 reviews. Barracuda Web Application Firewall is rated 8.0, while HAProxy 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 HAProxy writes "A containerized solution for TCP load balancing". Barracuda Web Application Firewall is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, F5 BIG-IP, Fortinet FortiWeb, AWS WAF and A10 Networks Thunder ADC, whereas HAProxy is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, NGINX Plus, Citrix ADC and Loadbalancer.org.

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