20 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100
25 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

SolarWinds Access Rights Manager is ideal for companies using Active Directory. It allows you to manage all employees' permissions from one location. Besides that, it is also great for cybersecurity experts to visualize all the permissions within the company, to audit them and make sure no one has too many permissions. Considering the scope of the applications, it would be most-suited for medium to large companies.
Dylan Eikelenboom | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

I would say a small business with a basic firewall and security needs would be a perfect fit for the Barracuda CloudGen firewall. I know that they soon end up leaving the NG models and are moving forward with the F series firewall. I think the F series is a much more difficult to manage device and doesn’t offer simplistic configuration or use and lacks cloud control so I don’t understand the move on Barracuda’s part to nix a great easy to manage the firewall. I do think that the NG line is maybe too simple for bigger businesses and would lack some main features that they would require.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.8
Identification Technologies
SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.2
Visualization Tools
SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
6.9
Content Inspection
SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.0
Policy-based Controls
SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.3
Active Directory and LDAP
SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.5
Firewall Management Console
SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.0
Reporting and Logging
SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.0
VPN
SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
9.0
High Availability
SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
9.1
Stateful Inspection
SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.8
Proxy Server
SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.0

Pros

SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

  • Easy to use, drag and drop, permission change with every change made logged
  • Generating automated Reports for Dataowners to review
  • Log all activity on the File server in case of Breaches or Viruses
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

  • The management software is excellent. It make it much easier to manage the firewalls than some of the other vendors.
  • Watching real-time traffic is easy to do when trying to troubleshoot a users issues getting to a particular service.
  • Support from Barracuda has been excellent. We rate their phone and online remote support as being the best in the business.
  • We like the QoS and Traffic shaping of the NG Firewalls. They help is manage our limited bandwidth, so that business critical resources are available over lesser critical resources.
  • Integration with Active Directory makes it easy to identify users activities in logs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

  • Data owner management (reports from data owner changes).
  • Exchange access reports
  • Recertification overview for admins (which was not recertified until now).
  • More webinars needed to get all the function and to get more out of the product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

  • Not come across any yet! A nice-to-have could be a mobile app which allows you to monitor it on your phone or mobile device.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Everything said earlier
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall 5.5
Based on 1 answer
Easy enough to use and configure using the management UI. Reporting from the web filter is a little clunky, and not very user friendly. To be perfectly honest, once it's set up and running, there isn't a lot to do from the day-to-day side of things, which is not a bad thing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall 7.6
Based on 6 answers
I could go on and on about how good Barracuda's support really is. I have yet to have a problem they didn't help me fix and I always learn something when talking with them. The story that best describes my overall experience with Barracuda's support is this: When I first put in the xSeries they had a problem with a policy route. There was a bug in the code and in the one situation I was it, it just would not work. I went up the levels of support and they couldn't fix it. Well, next thing I know I am on the phone with 2 of the guys that programmed the thing and they work out the solution in no time and get me going. That is support. That is what I have come to expect from Barracuda. If the tech on the phone doesn't know the answer, they do not stop until they find it. Grant it, I also have to admit I do not call support with every problem, I try to work it out on my own first as that is how I learn best, so when I do call support it is going to be complicated.
Paul Metzger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

We looked at Okta, Sailpoint, and some others but they were cost prohibitive and we needed to slap something together quickly and these required a lot of planning before implementation. Planning is a good thing and would certainly have helped but I wasn't given the option of moving the launch date. Given those constraints, this was really the only option.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

Our Cisco firewall was always difficult to make any changes against. It had no user-friendly GUI interface. We were calling technical support most of the time whenever we needed to make any changes. The Barracuda CloudGen Firewall has a GUI interface which we are looking forward to getting better acquainted with as we move off of our old Cisco. Of course, Barracuda's technical support is always there and is top notch!
Jay Glatt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

  • Service desk spends a lot less time digging through events now
  • Due to the automation sets built in, staff spends less time administering basics changes
Rob Bates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

  • Positive: highly customizable and can control the entire network from one location.
  • Positive: all services and processes work very well and are reliable.
  • Positive: MSPs looking to deploy and control numerous firewalls with ease, this is hands down the best product.
  • Negative: very high learning curve, definitely not a one-and-done firewall. Requires a lot of dedicated time to get the machine running the way you want.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)
7.7
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)
9.1
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

Usability

SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
5.5

Support Rating

SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.6

Implementation Rating

SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)
9.1
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

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