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Score 8.7 out of 100

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Score 8.8 out of 100

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

Cisco AnyConnect is great for large organizations that use uniform VPN configurations for its employees and PingID two-factor authentication. It is great for companies that wish to grant access to all appropriate company intranet sites and network folders to employees working off-site, to emulate the virtual environment of working onsite. AnyConnect is less appropriate for companies where saving time is a higher priority than security to company resources, as occasionally there are hang-ups in system scans which could be avoided if some security measures were bypassed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.9
Cisco AnyConnect
Identification Technologies
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.6
Cisco AnyConnect
Visualization Tools
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.2
Cisco AnyConnect
Content Inspection
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.4
Cisco AnyConnect
Policy-based Controls
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.8
Cisco AnyConnect
Active Directory and LDAP
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.5
Cisco AnyConnect
Firewall Management Console
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.3
Cisco AnyConnect
Reporting and Logging
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
6.5
Cisco AnyConnect
VPN
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.6
Cisco AnyConnect
High Availability
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.8
Cisco AnyConnect
Stateful Inspection
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.2
Cisco AnyConnect
Proxy Server
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.7
Cisco AnyConnect

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

  • Allows users to connect to internal resources
  • Highly configurable, which allows the organization choose how to deploy and what settings are made available to the users.
  • Cisco AnyConnect works for Windows and Mac computers, which covers most organizations
  • Secure for any type of organization
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Cisco AnyConnect

  • In my case, I observed that during initial connection it connects and reconnects 2-3 times and then finally makes a stable connection.
  • Auto-password saving feature could save some time of the user.
  • More advanced level of security can be applied to data connection.
  • Threat management system can be improved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco AnyConnect

Cisco AnyConnect 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We are most likely to renew, in the case that our contract expires, as this application made us able to continue our day-to-day operations.
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 8.7
Based on 15 answers
Overall, the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client is a very usable product. Connections to the head-end are fairly easy to complete and seem very secure. Product integrates with our authentication scheme, and users are easily managed.It might be helpful to have some better guidance in esoteric use cases, and better diagnostic guidance
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall 8.4
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 8.6
Based on 43 answers
Our experience of support from Cisco AnyConnect (and other solutions we use) has always been above average. We find the agents that are handling the technical issues are knowledgeable and good at communicating which in turn gives us the confidence we're in a safe pair of hands. As a manager, I'm yet to receive any escalation for my team in support requests logged, which is always one of my measures on how good customer support is.
Justin Hannan | 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 AnyConnect is way better I feel like compared to others I mentioned above, Cisco AnyConnect has better connectivity, it's stable, it does not take up that much RAM, and, all in all, it's great. Cisco AnyConnect, in terms of pricing, is great as well. With Azure VPN Gateway, I have felt the loss of connectivity in the past but I would want to stick with Cisco AnyConnect.
YagneshKumar Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Cisco AnyConnect

  • It has allowed a large number of employees to safely and efficiently work remotely; therefore, the business objectives are still being met.
  • Provides secure connections to VPN--seems to be no chance of data loss.
  • Ease of use means that all employees have the ability to connect remotely any day of the week.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Cisco AnyConnect

Pricing Details

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

General

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

Cisco AnyConnect

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.8
Cisco AnyConnect
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
Cisco AnyConnect
9.1

Usability

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
5.5
Cisco AnyConnect
8.7

Support Rating

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.4
Cisco AnyConnect
8.6

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