2 Ratings
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Score 10 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

10.0

Avast SIG

100%
8.0

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

80%
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) ranks higher in 11/11 features

Identification Technologies

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
9 Ratings

Visualization Tools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
9 Ratings

Content Inspection

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.8
78%
8 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
9 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
10 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
10 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
10 Ratings

VPN

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
9 Ratings

High Availability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
8 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
7 Ratings

Proxy Server

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Avast SIG

100%
1 Rating
6.6

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

66%
13 Ratings

Usability

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

55%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

63%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Avast Software

The scenario that Avast is great would be for large companies, where it works through homeoffice. Avast would be a bad idea for the educational institution, that is, a place where it will be directed to an underage audience, but I believe that Avast is on its way to becoming a global use system, so in the future it can be used in scenarios.
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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

Avast Software

  • ‘Designer’ of the site is great
  • Access places
  • The easiness to follow each demand
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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

Avast Software

  • Should be able to leave in only 1 language
  • Make Avast more communicative
  • It has the possibility of leaving it our way
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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

Avast SIG

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Avast SIG 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

    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

      Usability

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      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

      Avast Software

      In my institution we didn't choose Avast, as they see the best for the team, that is, in this case I didn't have access to the other Avast. But in this case, I can pass on my experience with the Avast that I use. It is great, but it is necessary to improve in several aspects, such as the structure.
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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

      Avast Software

      • Great for team communication
      • Great for improving our understanding of the product.
      • Terrible in language setting
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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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