2018-02-14 07:30:00 UTC

What Would You Rate Barracuda Networks NG Firewall?

On a scale from 1-10, how would you rate Barracuda Networks NG Firewall and why?

2121 Answers

I have not used Barracuda NG. I would stick with a Fortinet or - depending on the budget and what quotes you get - with a WatchGuard or Sophos (it may also depend on previous experience).
I have started my comparison from the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management and reduced my list to Fortinet, Check Point, Sophos, Cisco, SonicWALL. I selected the models based on needs (current and in the next 2-3 years) also with help from technical representatives of the respective manufacturer. Then based on cost (actual lowest offers) (with 3 years support the Check Point was 4 times more expensive than Fortinet!), I have eliminated Check Point and Cisco. My final 3 were Fortinet, a new model of SonicWALL and Sophos. Reading actual reviews, support forums (check for memory leak!), and even from pricing, my choice was a new Fortinet (from the newer E series), with the UTM bundle and 3 years of support and updates, with Sophos XG as runner-up. For SonicWALL I got quotes from partners and from Dell, there is a part number for a competitive upgrade which gives 2 years of support instead of 1, (but still it was - with 2 years of support - more expensive than the Fortinet or Sophos with 3 years of support).
Pay attention to real-life performance [so with site-to-site SSL, SSL VPN, full Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and IPS activated at the same time (see in the test results the lowest throughput for that model, some data was hard to find)], at support, at initial cost with 3 years of support/updates and at support renewal costs. In my case Fortinet was the best (and it even had the lowest Max Power consumption). Fortinet has extra reporting add-ons if needed (like FortiCloud, FortiAnalyzer and for further more enterprise reporting - FortiSIEM, all nicely integrated).
I am just an IT Manager and using the products, I don't work for any manufacturer/supplier.

2018-02-14 18:33:50 UTC14 February 18
Real User

Been using this for 1 year and I find it good enough to protect my organisation from spams. Sometimes it does the job too well that even legit emails were blocked. However, that can be easily sorted.

2018-02-26 04:37:49 UTC26 February 18

Our client is using Barracuda . I think it is good. Rate 8.

2018-02-21 02:50:32 UTC21 February 18
Real UserTOP 10

I haven't had experience with Barracuda NG, my customers are using brand like Cisco, Juniper, Foritnet, CheckPoint Palo Alto.

2018-02-20 21:56:14 UTC20 February 18

Like Nick Staicu above, I'm just an I.T. Manager for a small company with 78 PCs. Never used Barracuda products. But I have tried to use Sonicwall NSA2400. I have 15 years experience as a database programmer, the sonicwall configuration tools / programming system is the most confusing, non intuitive system I have ever encountered. Anything beyond the firewall basics, will leave you frustrated as to why the dam )&*^%@$#!! Port is not open. Beware small consulting companies where the sonicwall "expert" is the wife of the owner.

2018-02-15 15:59:14 UTC15 February 18
Real UserTOP 5

I would rate the NG firewall usage 8-9. The reset of a NG is not as easy. You have to have the original setup USB or download and create one.

2018-02-15 14:20:12 UTC15 February 18

We are not using Barracuda NG Firewall so unable to rate them, we are using different models of Palo Alto like 3020, 820 & 220 and having very good experience about prices as well performance.

2018-02-15 08:35:15 UTC15 February 18
Real UserTOP 20

I tried to review it is easy to maintain and implement to support the need of IT security it will rate for me as 8 out of 10.

2018-02-15 06:06:11 UTC15 February 18

I have never used Barracuda NG I have experienced with Juniper SRX 240 and SSG 5 20 320M Firewalls.

2018-02-15 05:35:29 UTC15 February 18
Real User

Awesome product with some great feature unlimited point to site remote client, real time theAt management , single console management for multiple NG nodes globally, can create mesh topology over internet using it's own TINA protocol and free upgrade to next level ...etc Commercials also reasonable.

2018-02-15 04:31:18 UTC15 February 18

I have only a limited exposure to the Barracuda’s and found them to be adequate, the downside is that they need to be configured fully to get the best out of it and have no minor issue’s. The spam filtering can be a bit cumbersome but again if configured and monitored correctly it will do the job.

2018-02-15 04:19:41 UTC15 February 18

It's a cost effective platform for a small business but it lacks of the features present on high end platforms like Palo Alto Network's NGFW.

2018-02-15 03:05:21 UTC15 February 18
UserTOP 5

The following link is a good one to read


I would strongly recommend FORTINET product as unique and vastly

2018-02-15 01:37:26 UTC15 February 18

for VPN ( dual provider/uplink balancing/full-mesh/dyn.Tunnel Endpoints/...) I would rate 9 to 10.
for NGFW features I would rate 5

2018-02-14 19:21:45 UTC14 February 18

I have experience on x200 they are pretty good

2018-02-14 19:20:04 UTC14 February 18

Sorry ,I have never used a Barracuda NG. I would stick with Fortinet.

2018-02-14 19:14:47 UTC14 February 18

never used or configured Barracuda. I stick with Watchguard.

2018-02-14 17:17:07 UTC14 February 18

On a scale from 1-10, how would you rate Barracuda Networks NG Firewall and why?
Scale: 9.5
Why: It is a fast implementation firewall, with premium range features at an affordable cost compared to competitive products.
The support channels are prepared and meet the requirements of the customers.
The benefit / cost ratio makes it a competitive and attractive product in the market.

2018-02-14 16:50:12 UTC14 February 18
Real User

Sorry I have no experience with Barracuda NGFW. Check Gartner report for more information.

2018-02-14 16:16:19 UTC14 February 18
Real UserTOP 10

I have no experience with Barracuda NG FW.

2018-02-14 14:20:47 UTC14 February 18

1 - They promise the moon from the sales side but just are not able to fully deliver technically. We actually had them tell us, yes, it can do SSL decryption and it can generate reports where it ties a user to the workstation......but after receiving the unit they said "well you never said you wanted both options on at the same time."

2018-02-14 14:17:39 UTC14 February 18
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