Azure Application Gateway vs. Barracuda Web Application Firewall

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Application Gateway
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Microsoft's Azure Application Gateway is a platform-managed, scalable, and highly available application delivery controller as a service with integrated web application firewall.N/A
Barracuda Web Application Firewall
Score 6.4 out of 10
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Barracuda Web Application Firewall, from Barracuda Networks in Campbell, California, protects web applications from bots, DDoS attacks, and other advanced threats to enterprise apps.N/A
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Azure Application GatewayBarracuda Web Application Firewall
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Azure Application GatewayBarracuda Web Application Firewall
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Azure Application GatewayBarracuda Web Application Firewall
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Azure Application Gateway
Chose Azure Application Gateway
Azure Application Gateway provides seamless integration with azure services and platforms like azure load balancer, azure monitor, also it offer advanced load balancing capabilities and build in WAF Functionality.
Barracuda Web Application Firewall

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Azure Application GatewayBarracuda Web Application Firewall
Small Businesses
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Cloudflare
Score 8.7 out of 10
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Score 8.7 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Cloudflare
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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Score 8.7 out of 10
Enterprises
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NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Azure Application GatewayBarracuda Web Application Firewall
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(8 ratings)
7.3
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure Application GatewayBarracuda Web Application Firewall
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
For building scalable and highly available applications, Azure Application Gateway does most of the job on behalf of you; automatically load-balancing traffic from a number of users to a number of back-end servers. This ensure scalability and availability. The in-built security is great as can be expected from Microsoft, and user has a variety of tools for monitoring the health of the load-balancing function as well as the health of back end servers behind it.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Easy to use and reliable, with very little maintenance required and zero downtime to date. For the education sector, ease of use is hugely important as IT Managers/Technicians are often "Jack of all trades" with a good, broad general knowledge but perhaps lacking specific expertise in certain aspects. Being provided with easy-to-follow tutorials and instructions has been very useful in setting up and configuring the firewall, especially as my background is more in desktop support.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Easy integration with Load Balancer and Azure Scale Set to provide a full solution for traffic management.
  • With rich routing rule, we could use one Application Gateway as the central point for all internal applications to expose to the external network.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Email Filtering and Inspection
  • Web-based intrusions and attacks
  • Traffic Patterns
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Cons
Microsoft
  • Live examples in the Azure documentation
  • Application Gateway UI Blade in Azure Portal can be streamlined
  • Have more advanced feature set as WAF (Web Application Firewall)
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Reports could be somewhat confusing.
  • The initial setup was a little difficult for our Security Admin team.
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Support Rating
Microsoft
I don’t like that it's part of the Microsoft brand. In general, I am not a fan of Microsoft products but Azure gets it right.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
The Barracuda Web Application Firewall is easy to use. Support from Barracuda is great also. Load Balancing of the Web Application Firewall is also nice. This allows you to do maintenance or have large loads for the end-user. Threat monitoring of our network and traffic coming into our services within our cloud solution.
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
Other load balancing tools in Azure (Azure LB and Azure Traffic Manager) are limited in their functionality in comparison with the Azure Application Gateway, and also, they don't provide security features. Azure Firewall, although it has security features, is more expensive, and most importantly, it's not a load balancer at all.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
We have used SonicWalls and WatchGuard firewall appliances neither are even remotely close to the Barracuda Web Application Firewall. In addition, Barracuda support is fantastic. Throw in the 4 year (free) refresh cycle and there is no reason we would even consider the other two again (at least for the foreseeable future).
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • Positive : Improved performance and scalability
  • Positive : Better and enhanced Security
  • Positive : Efficiency
  • Negative: Cost
  • Negative: More resources to manage.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Negative impact: a default port was open and missed by one of our techs.
  • Positive impact: it protects us everyday now that we have it locked down.
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