Appgate SDP vs. Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Appgate SDP
Score 9.3 out of 10
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AppGate SDP (software-defined perimeter) from Cyxtera Technologies headquartered in Addison is a zero trust network security product.N/A
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Barracuda CloudGen Firewalls provides a wide range of security and connectivity features, including web filtering, NAC and SSL VPN and other features for remote access, as well as protection as edge devices and IoT security.N/A
Pricing
Appgate SDPBarracuda CloudGen Firewall
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Appgate SDPBarracuda CloudGen Firewall
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
Appgate SDPBarracuda CloudGen Firewall
Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Appgate SDP
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Ratings
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.8
11 Ratings
3% above category average
Identification Technologies00 Ratings9.010 Ratings
Visualization Tools00 Ratings7.510 Ratings
Content Inspection00 Ratings8.59 Ratings
Policy-based Controls00 Ratings9.410 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP00 Ratings8.611 Ratings
Firewall Management Console00 Ratings9.011 Ratings
Reporting and Logging00 Ratings8.011 Ratings
VPN00 Ratings9.110 Ratings
High Availability00 Ratings9.29 Ratings
Stateful Inspection00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Proxy Server00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
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Appgate SDPBarracuda CloudGen Firewall
Small Businesses

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WatchGuard Network Security
Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access
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Score 8.9 out of 10
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access
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Score 8.9 out of 10
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Appgate SDPBarracuda CloudGen Firewall
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.9
(14 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
6.2
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
Appgate SDPBarracuda CloudGen Firewall
Likelihood to Recommend
Appgate
It is best suited for larger companies with lots of remote workers that need complex access management. We've barely scratched the surface on what Appgate can do via its API.
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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
Appgate
  • Software-Defined perimeter
  • Hide resources to non-authorized/authenticated users.
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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
Appgate
  • Live logging in the client. Currently you have to "download" the logs into a zip file and then open that zipfile to look at the logs. There's no logfile to tail or watch.
  • Load balancing between controllers could be better. Currently relies on round robin DNS and sometimes a browser will pick a different IP than previous and you'll get a big "LOST CONNECTION TO CONTROLLER" message.
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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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Usability
Appgate
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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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Support Rating
Appgate
The company has been supportive overall of our needs and desired features. I have not personally called the support services, but I've heard no direct complaints either.
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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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Alternatives Considered
Appgate
The existing system was FortiGate. The management of the system was a hassle. Because IT personnel had to manually create VPN accounts, user passwords were known to who created them and the end user did not have a way to change them. This created a security issue in the event an IT engineer left the company.
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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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Return on Investment
Appgate
  • We are achieving our goals with this tool by hiding resources behind it.
  • It is a new model that requires a different thought process for many in network operations.
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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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