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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 feature is the automatic content filtering.
The most valuable feature of this solution is the simplicity of configuration.
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.
Its most valuable features are load balancing and application delivery. This is the most efficient application for these features because of stability and its efficiency.
NGINX works much better than HAProxy in our current hardware and architecture for HTTP/HTTPS load balancing.
The robust software architecture allows for it to be scalable and very stable.
The flexibility of its modules allow it to be scalable.
Zero Downtime has always been a strength in recommending infrastructure web services. NGINX allows me to execute such infrastructure with less complications and the ability to switch from server to server easily.
When I worked in a security research center, we tested NGINX to support DoS and DDoS attacks, and its results were great.
Valuable features include authentication, caching, reverse proxy routing, and load balancing.
The best solution, by far, for web traffic control for things in production and just around the house.
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 usability of the interface could be improved.
I would like to see an improved capacity to store logs so that they will be available for a longer time.
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.
They should do in the open source version of what they did to Advanced HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancing.
Our most challenging part was to run an older PHP website reverse-proxied through NGINX. That was not fun.
If NGINX brings some features for health check in the open source version, it would be better.
Make modules easier to enable or disable. The beauty and ugly side of the NGINX modules is you have to know how to compile the module. For beginners or non-very technical aspirant(s) going for NGINX, they have to learn how to compile the modules.
I would like it to have a more user-friendly graphical interface.
The biggest room for improvement would be to allow NGINX Core machines to cluster for memory zones in some way with a plug and play module.
Pricing and Cost Advice
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.
Our licensing fees are paid annually and the cost is between €600 and €800 (approximately $665.00 to $885.00 USD).
They have competitive pricing.
The pricing is less compared to other web applications.
NGINX is a free tool in Brazil. There are some companies which do support it.
The price is the cost to contract support with a specialized company, usually during consulting hours.
NGINX Plus is worth it, if you need it. If you do not need the features or support, the free and open source package is more than capable.
I am not so happy with their pricing policy, but this is not the worse thing in my life. I can tolerate it.
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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.
NGINX Plus is the all‑in‑one application delivery platform for the modern web.
NGINX is the world’s most popular open source web server and load balancer for high‑traffic sites, powering over 200 million properties.
NGINX Plus adds enterprise-ready features for, such as , , , and to give you the freedom to innovate without being constrained by infrastructure.
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