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Cisco AnyConnect

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Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    8.1

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    81%

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall (formerly NG Firewalls) ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    7.7
    77%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    7.6
    76%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    8.2
    82%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    7.8
    78%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    8.0
    80%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    8.2
    82%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    7.8
    78%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    VPN

    9.1
    91%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    High Availability

    7.7
    77%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    8.2
    82%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    8.9
    89%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco AnyConnect is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    6.5

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    65%
    11 Ratings
    8.7

    Cisco AnyConnect

    87%
    72 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5

    Cisco AnyConnect

    95%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    5.5

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    55%
    1 Rating
    8.9

    Cisco AnyConnect

    89%
    50 Ratings

    Availability

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Cisco AnyConnect

    100%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Cisco AnyConnect

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    6.6

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    66%
    6 Ratings
    8.8

    Cisco AnyConnect

    88%
    85 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Cisco AnyConnect

    90%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Cisco AnyConnect

    100%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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

    Cisco AnyConnect

    This is a very solid connection with a nice timeout and retries grace period. It seems to keep the connection even if there are momentary network breaks in service. It then re-establishes that connection if it was brief enough making for a more simple tool standard users can use. This tool also works great with Apple machines in nearly the same manner as Windows.
    Jason Lane | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    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

    Cisco AnyConnect

    • Autoconnections are seamless for the users. There's nothing for them to do once it's all setup.
    • It recognizes security certificates for the PC and user, so you can easily lock down the connectivity to the specific users and/or machines you need for your environment.
    • Unless the WIFI is extremely poor, the software can make the connection and allow your users to function on the VPN.
    Debbie Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    • 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.
    Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cisco AnyConnect

    • Next generation features are lacking.
    • Split handling scenarios are limited.
    • Sensitive to timeouts.
    • Auto reconnect features does not work as expected.
    • Auto mtu discovery does not work on some cases.
    • Not a full featured solution on the client side.
    • Detailed reporting is missing.
    • Lack of multi device management.
    • Application, url based dashboards needs to be enhanced.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Cisco AnyConnect

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 9.5
    Based on 3 answers
    It has been in use for the past 5 years and has worked without any issues during that time. It also allows us unprecedented flexibility and access resources as if on premise. With remote work force more and more prevalent, this solution has been a constant. As we move our on-premise resources into the cloud, there will come a time when we stop using AnyConnect.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    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

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 8.9
    Based on 50 answers
    It's easy to use for the end user and reliable. They just need to login to their computer and connect to the VPN and they are on the network and have access to network resources. For the admins, it does take some time to configure things correctly but, once configured, it's quite easy to manage connection profiles and client software.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    We use it all day, every work day and the availability has always been very high. The connection once established is also very stable and remains connected.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    We use Cisco AnyConnect to connect to on-prem resources. The delay in connecting is not noticeable.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall 6.6
    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

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 8.8
    Based on 85 answers
    During the implementation of the solution, the Cisco team is always present and ready, from the initial planning to the final deployment. Once up and running, the system is quite stable. In general, inconveniences could arise when making a general change takes centralized changes to be done, and then assistance from Cisco support is required, which will be provided without further delay and with great professionalism. Local problems could also arise related to the client's installation on remote users' machines. Most are due to each user's home network issues, over which there is no control, but initial troubleshooting is, nevertheless, mandatory. This last fact makes it necessary to have some diagnostic method. Then it becomes important to have the DART (Diagnostics and Reporting Tool) functionality, which is functionality included in the Cisco AnyConnect client. It is useful to perform this task and be able to resolve local problems or problems related to inconveniences with the home network by gathering information that allows determining the reported problem cause. It turned out to be a great tool since it can perform remote diagnoses.
    Rodrigo Avila | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Cisco support is a good resource to deal with issues if they arise.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    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

    Cisco AnyConnect

    - Cisco is a better name in the market - Cisco products are better in quality and performance - Cisco product support is reliable and provides supports within the agreed SLA - Already using other Cisco products majorly, it is the trust that has already been built on Cisco products that has helped us to decide on using the Cisco products.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Cisco AnyConnect

    Cisco AnyConnect 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    It is a simple application with a minimal interface.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

    • 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cisco AnyConnect

    • We are able to seamlessly work on multiple clients daily, and it allows us to quickly handle more projects at the same time.
    • Cisco AnyConnect has allowed our own company's coworkers to remotely connect back to the corporate network, easily assisting work schedules and processes, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Being forced to work remotely, meant our processes still happened quickly and efficiently, by being able to leverage and use Cisco AnyConnect VPN.
    • Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, I have worked 100% remotely for a few years now. This was always due to the reliable connectivity and ease of use with Cisco AnyConnect VPN. I live 2+ hours from our nearest corporate office, and even further from some of my client locations, and I have always been able to connect to any of my multiple Cisco AnyConnect VPN connections, within seconds.
    Mitchell Bumgarner | TrustRadius Reviewer

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