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Score 9.6 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Avast SIG

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.
JULIA CORREIA SILVA | 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

Avast SIG
10.0
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.8
Identification Technologies
Avast SIG
10.0
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.2
Visualization Tools
Avast SIG
10.0
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.0
Content Inspection
Avast SIG
10.0
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.1
Policy-based Controls
Avast SIG
10.0
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.4
Active Directory and LDAP
Avast SIG
10.0
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.5
Firewall Management Console
Avast SIG
10.0
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.1
Reporting and Logging
Avast SIG
10.0
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.0
VPN
Avast SIG
10.0
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
9.0
High Availability
Avast SIG
10.0
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
9.0
Stateful Inspection
Avast SIG
10.0
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.9
Proxy Server
Avast SIG
10.0
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.9

Pros

Avast SIG

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

Avast SIG

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

Usability

Avast SIG

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

Avast SIG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall 7.8
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

Avast SIG

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.
JULIA CORREIA SILVA | 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

Avast SIG

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

Screenshots

Avast SIG

Pricing Details

Avast SIG

General

Free Trial
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

Avast SIG
10.0
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.2

Usability

Avast SIG
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
5.5

Support Rating

Avast SIG
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.8

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