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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    80%
    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    9 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    9 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    8 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    9 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    10 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    10 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    10 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    9 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    8 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    7 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    3 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Barracuda CloudGen Firewall is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM) and Barracuda CloudGen Firewall are tied in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.8

    SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

    78%
    14 Ratings
    6.8

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    68%
    13 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    5.5

    SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

    55%
    1 Rating
    5.5

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    55%
    1 Rating

    Availability

    8.2

    SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

    82%
    1 Rating

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    7.3

    SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

    73%
    1 Rating

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    4.5

    SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

    45%
    1 Rating
    6.3

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    63%
    6 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    6.4

    SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

    64%
    2 Ratings

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Configurability

    5.5

    SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

    55%
    1 Rating

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    1.8

    SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

    18%
    1 Rating

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    4.5

    SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

    45%
    1 Rating

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    4.5

    SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

    45%
    1 Rating

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    8.2

    SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

    82%
    1 Rating

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    SolarWinds

    It [SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)] is well suited for small to medium sized companies who want to enhance and ease up their daily work. As well as it is suited for organized structures, it has its problems with very complex environments. For example, if you are working with direct and multiple permissions instead of having more granular group based permissions.
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    Barracuda Networks, Inc.

    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.
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    Pros

    SolarWinds

    • SolarWinds Access Rights Manager is easy to set up and configure. We had the first report generated in a few hours.
    • The automated feature for the reports is great. We just set it and forget it and now the reports get emailed on schedule.
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    Barracuda Networks, Inc.

    • 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.
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    Cons

    SolarWinds

    • Licensing model when we changed over to SolarWinds was [I feel] a nightmare. It needs to be more streamlined and SolarWinds needs to understand what their customers require. When we changed over to SolarWinds we found it very hard to get answers to what modules we were still licensed for.
    • Our current system is not functioning. We can't login to the application with the accounts we created that were working. The error that appears doesn't help to resolve it. So at present we just renewed licenses for this year and we can't use the system.
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    Barracuda Networks, Inc.

    • Very complex and steep learning curve to get up to speed.
    • Multiple ways to configure for the same service or feature. Takes time to determine "your" customized build.
    • Interface can sometimes be clunky when trying to determine how it's organized or arranged. Again, steep learning curve.
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    Pricing Details

    SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Barracuda CloudGen Firewall editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        SolarWinds

        It is in place and working. No time or money to consider anything else.
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        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Usability

        SolarWinds

        End user experience is much better than administration
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        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        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.
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        Reliability and Availability

        SolarWinds

        On occasion the server will need to be restarted to get things running again
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        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Performance

        SolarWinds

        Satisfactory performance
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        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Support Rating

        SolarWinds

        Very slow response times and sometimes I found the solution and ended up sharing it with support
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        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        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.
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        Implementation Rating

        SolarWinds

        It was my first exposure to this type of product and I wasn’t given the time to figure out how best to implement it. I would say get a plan together of what you are tying to accomplish first
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        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Alternatives Considered

        SolarWinds

        I found the installation and configuration to be much easier and more straightforward. What also assisted in the decision to go with Access Rights Manager, was the fact we already made use of Solarwinds products. Knowing from previous experiences with their support staff, meant we knew how great their after-hours support was whenever we had any technical issues with the platform. We felt it would be better to keep it all under one roof so to speak
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        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        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!
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        Scalability

        SolarWinds

        No experience with this
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        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Return on Investment

        SolarWinds

        • Team leads recieve automated reports of permissions within their team, and it allows them to proactively audit their team members
        • Security specialists have really clear dashboards to audit individuals
        • We can be sure we never leave a permission open after a person leaves
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        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        • We saved multiple thousands of dollars the first year out with the firewall in maintenance fees. We paid for the firewall and 3 years of service and still saved money.
        • The ease of management allows me to do my job more efficiently. I save a lot of time when doing my day to day job because I can get to my firewall virtually anywhere.
        • I feel a lot safer and my business more secure knowing that I have configured things the way they need to be and it was simple and not overly complicated.
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