Compare Barracuda Web Application Firewall vs. Kemp LoadMaster

Barracuda Web Application Firewall is ranked 5th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 6 reviews while Kemp LoadMaster which is ranked 6th in Application Delivery Controllers with 6 reviews. Barracuda Web Application Firewall is rated 8.6, while Kemp LoadMaster is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Barracuda Web Application Firewall writes "Give us visibility into server connections/sessions, real-time alerts, KPIs". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Kemp LoadMaster writes "Provides load-balancing and adds reverse proxy for further security". Barracuda Web Application Firewall is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, HAProxy and Fortinet FortiWeb, whereas Kemp LoadMaster is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, HAProxy and Citrix NetScaler ADC.
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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.The updating and signature features are my primary use case for the solution. These features are beneficial to my organization.It allows us to scale out to multiple phase servers.We run it with no downtime, because it has good support.This product gives us visibility into what is going on in two servers, including connections and sessions, real-time alerts, very good reporting, and KPIs. It makes managing security of a critical server very easy, with a friendly GUI.There is no one special feature, but the WAF itself is valuable: user-friendly protection against web attacks etc., authentication, reporting, accountability, alerting, and hardened OS.

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With Kemp 360 Central, our customers get a nice overview of their Kemp products and an easy way to upgrade firmware on all devices from a single interface.Exchange load balancing and reverse proxy for Skype for Business are key features.Edge Security Pack is valuable because of the way it separates between critical infrastructure and the public internet.​Simple to install with good documentation.There is a simplicity to the setup and configuration.It helps with efficiency and reactivity, in case of assistance needs.We needed a Microsoft Threat Management Gateway server replacement solution for a customer and were impressed with the simplified deployment of the Kemp LoadMasters.

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The solution could use more reports.I would like to see better controlling of the traffic.I would suggest that someone implementing this product is knowledgeable in the IT field, and with the network needs. It is complex.If you know nothing about networks, then you can't set it up.It is not stable nor mature.This product could easily progress to be among the industry leaders. I think they need to improve enterprise level automation. It integrates with a small number of vulnerability scanners, so report results should be imported manually; same for SIEM integration.

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The auth website of ESP is really lacking. It’s not responsive (mobile friendly) and the procedure of changing the website is difficult. We tend to avoid using pre-auth for that reason.Several elements of the GUI need work. For example, if you have many content switches, it’s difficult to find the ones you need. And where is the search feature?If you want logging for SMTP traffic, you have to enable ESP, which requires you to define allowed IP addresses. That’s irritating, to say the least.It lacks an officially supported, well-written SCOM Management Pack.They need to improve the UI environment. Currently, it's hard to navigate and use product.Some documentation is out of date versus the new version, and things have been moved​.SNMP and/or RESTCONF management, in order to collect many counters, for plotting in a central application need to be improved.Some of the support documentation seems to make assumptions that the person installing or configuring is experienced with the product or concepts.

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They have competitive pricing.The pricing is less compared to other web applications.

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It has a great price for the solution they offer.​I have control on the licensing and all the prices since I work for a partner.​KEMP gives away free trials for 30 days. This can be stretched if you want. During the test, you will have access to KEMP support.​It has a very attractive ratio of price/performance.Download Kemp's VLM trial and take it for a test drive; you will be impressed.

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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.

Kemp LoadMaster provides High Availability, Scalability and Security for Application Delivery. Optimized load balancers for Hybrid Cloud and Public Cloud deployments. Available for Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS.

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Oracle, CBS, Pioneer, Hyundai, Publix, Barnes Noble, Calzedonia, Nordstrom, Samsung, NascarKent County Council, KEMP, SMA Solar Technology AG, RT€ Player , Victrix (Quebec, Canada), Texas A&M, Macmillan Cancer Support, Cisco, Austin Bank
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