36 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

7.9

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

79%
8.8

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

88%
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall ranks higher in 9/11 features

Identification Technologies

7.8
78%
8 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Visualization Tools

6.9
69%
8 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Content Inspection

8.0
80%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
9.3
93%
4 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

7.6
76%
9 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

8.4
84%
9 Ratings
8.3
83%
4 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

7.0
70%
9 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

VPN

8.6
86%
8 Ratings
9.3
93%
4 Ratings

High Availability

7.7
77%
8 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

7.9
79%
7 Ratings
9.3
93%
4 Ratings

Proxy Server

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

6.5

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

65%
12 Ratings
8.3

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

83%
6 Ratings

Usability

5.5

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

55%
1 Rating

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.3

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

63%
6 Ratings
10.0

Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

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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Check Point Software Technologies

1) For huge DC environments and complex networks 2) Where clients were consistent up-time like FSI and healthcare 3) Application-aware client req. and preventing day 0 cyber attacks. 4) Securing East-West traffic, hyper-scaling capabilities 5)Some advantages - Best Security meets Ultimate Hardware and SandBlast Zero Day Protection out of the box, Modular hardware 6) High Performance CPUs
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Pros

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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Check Point Software Technologies

  • SSL inspection provides more effective mitigation of threat and data leakage with the ability to inspect and analyze encrypted traffic.
  • Threat emulation and extraction provides protection against zero-day threats without compromising the data of infected files.
  • 'Office mode' VPN provides a seamless connected experience for remotely connected individuals.
  • Application control features provide granular restrictions to the type of application traffic than can pass through the network.
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Cons

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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Check Point Software Technologies

  • HTTPS Inspection -- The firewall has troubles re-packaging the packet in a way that some websites are able to interpret correctly
  • Support -- Even getting support directly from Check Point isn't the easiest of experiences. They are more concerned about how fast they can close a ticket out, rather than fixing the problem.
  • Custom reports -- Custom reporting is extremely limited
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Pricing 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

    Check Point Quantum Security Gateway

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Check Point Quantum Security Gateway 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

      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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      Check Point Software Technologies

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      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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      Check Point Software Technologies

      Check Point has a variety of support options that can be used to optimize your investment in the product. Companies with a larger information security and certified checkpoint engineer employee base can benefit from a standard SLA, while companies with a smaller security engineering footprint or more critical implementations can opt for premium, elite or diamond packages that even include the ability to provide on-site engineers for major security incidents. Check Point PRO support also provides the ability to outsource maintenance concerns by automating case creation and follow up when application components fail.
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      Alternatives Considered

      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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      Check Point Software Technologies

      In a heterogeneous environment, we wanted to keep multiple vendors for multiple purposes. CP was found very good in handling basic Next generation firewalls features along with handling of VPNs.
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      Return on Investment

      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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      Check Point Software Technologies

      • Although there are better alternatives out there, Check Point delivers results for the price we paid for the system.
      • Since implementation, we have not have any major issues with the product, minor issues were resolved in a timely fashion.
      • Check Point currently fulfills our need for an outside facing firewall, when our organization grows larger, we will be looking at higher level enterprise solutions.
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