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Pros
"The solution offers multiple security features. There are machine learning features and great URL encryption. It also offers multi-protocol support against DDoS attacks.""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.""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.""The most valuable features are the client VPN and content filtering.""Even when we were upgrading to a new OS, we didn't have any difficulties with the product. The stability is good.""The solution has been quite stable. It's reliable.""Our customers value the solution's simplicity."

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"WAF is useful to track mitigation, inclusion, prevention, and the parametric firewall.""The most valuable feature is that there is a link in the system that will help to analyze the security of an application when something abnormal is found.""The most valuable feature is that I can establish different services from the firewall."

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"We've had some blocks of the application and some false positives.""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.""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.""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.""I have found F5 more stable than Barracuda Web Application Firewall. They should improve the stability.""While the UI is good, it can get a little bit complicated.""The incident reporting needs to be improved.""As most people are aware, the implementation is not easy."

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"It's challenging if you need to go for a high throughput.""Setting policies and parameters through the UI should be more automated because the process is manual, where we can only edit one rule at a time.""The configuration needs to be more flexible because it is difficult to do things that are outside of the ordinary."

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"The price of the solution is a little expensive. There is a license for this solution and it can be purchased every one, two, or five years.""While I would have to check on the price of the solution, I feel it to be okay and it matches the market price.""The price is reasonable, more so than other products.""The price of this solution is okay."

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"Our licensing costs are about $40,000 a year.""The licensing fees for this solution are pretty expensive for what it does, but there is no alternative."

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Also Known As
NGINX WAF, NGINX Web Application Firewall
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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.

NGINX App Protect application security solution combines the efficacy of advanced F5 web application firewall (WAF) technology with the agility and performance of NGINX Plus. The solution runs natively on NGINX Plus and addresses some of the most difficult challenges facing modern DevOps environments:

  • Integrating security controls directly into the development automation pipeline
  • Applying and managing security for modern and distributed application environments such as containers and microservices
  • Providing the right level of security controls without impacting release and go-to-market velocity
  • Complying with security and regulatory requirements

NGINX App Protect offers:

  • Expanded security beyond basic signatures to ensure adequate controls
  • F5 app‑security technology for efficacy superior to ModSecurity and other WAFs
  • Confidently run in “blocking” mode in production with proven F5 expertise
  • High‑confidence signatures for extremely low false positives
  • Increases visibility, integrating with third‑party analytics solutions
  • Integrates security and WAF natively into the CI/CD pipeline
  • Deploys as a lightweight software package that is agnostic of underlying infrastructure
  • Facilitates declarative policies for “security as code” and integration with DevOps tools
  • Decreases developer burden and provides feedback loop for quick security remediation
  • Accelerates time to market and reduces costs with DevSecOps‑automated security
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Sample Customers
Oracle, CBS, Pioneer, Hyundai, Publix, Barnes Noble, Calzedonia, Nordstrom, Samsung, Nascar
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Comms Service Provider22%
Maritime Company22%
Wholesaler/Distributor11%
Non Profit11%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business65%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise30%
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Barracuda Web Application Firewall is ranked 7th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 13 reviews while NGINX App Protect is ranked 13th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 3 reviews. Barracuda Web Application Firewall is rated 7.8, while NGINX App Protect is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Barracuda Web Application Firewall writes "Reliable and stable with a straightforward setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NGINX App Protect writes "A stable system with good security and load balancing". Barracuda Web Application Firewall is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), HAProxy and AWS WAF, whereas NGINX App Protect is most compared with AWS WAF, F5 Advanced WAF, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Azure Front Door and Fortinet FortiWeb. See our Barracuda Web Application Firewall vs. NGINX App Protect report.

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