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"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.""The stability of the solution is good. I don't think we've experienced bugs, crashes, or glitches."

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"The most valuable aspect is that it establishes user security.""It is easy to expand. Our clients are enterprise-size.""The most valuable feature is the load-balancing reverse proxy.""The interface is easy, it's friendly, and has good alerting."

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"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.""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."

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"I would like for the load balancing to work with premier and the cloud, a mix of premium and cloud.""Load balancing needs improvement. It needs better integration. I heard f5 works as a DNS operator which is not available in this solution. It would be better if that was implemented.""We are having a difficult time with the security module, and how to implement the Radware security.""Support is an area that needs improvement."

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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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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: It is easy to expand. Our clients are enterprise-size.
Top Answer: Load balancing needs improvement. It needs better integration. I heard f5 works as a DNS operator which is not available in this solution. It would be better if that was implemented.
Top Answer: We use it for inbound traffic. We have web access portals.
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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.

Radware Alteon application delivery controller (ADC) and the load balancer that with application SLA. It provides advanced, end-to-end local and global load balancing capabilities for all Web, cloud and mobile-based applications. Alteon load balancer combines best-of-breed application delivery capabilities, market-leading SSL performance that supports all of the latest encryption protocols, and advanced services to companies with ongoing application lifecycle management challenges that impact the performance of web applications (such as heavier, more complex web content); mobility, and the migration to the cloud.
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Sample Customers
Oracle, CBS, Pioneer, Hyundai, Publix, Barnes Noble, Calzedonia, Nordstrom, Samsung, NascarConvergys
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider26%
Government7%
Media Company7%
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Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company29%
Financial Services Firm7%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Small Business67%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise27%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise57%
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Barracuda Web Application Firewall is ranked 6th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 12 reviews while Radware Alteon is ranked 9th in Application Delivery Controllers with 4 reviews. Barracuda Web Application Firewall is rated 8.2, while Radware Alteon 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 Radware Alteon writes "A good load-balancing reverse proxy for internal applications that is easy to setup and has good technical support". Barracuda Web Application Firewall is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, F5 BIG-IP, HAProxy and Fortinet FortiWeb, whereas Radware Alteon is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, Citrix ADC, A10 Networks Thunder ADC, HAProxy and Barracuda Load Balancer ADC.

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