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36 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

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Score 6.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Barracuda CloudGen Firewall ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

8.3

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

83%
7.7

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

77%
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall ranks higher in 10/11 features

Identification Technologies

8.2
82%
9 Ratings
7.7
77%
29 Ratings

Visualization Tools

7.6
76%
9 Ratings
6.7
67%
28 Ratings

Content Inspection

8.5
85%
8 Ratings
7.6
76%
28 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

8.6
86%
9 Ratings
8.2
82%
31 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

7.8
78%
10 Ratings
7.5
75%
27 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

8.6
86%
10 Ratings
7.3
73%
30 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

7.4
74%
10 Ratings
7.0
70%
31 Ratings

VPN

8.7
87%
9 Ratings
8.6
86%
26 Ratings

High Availability

8.2
82%
9 Ratings
8.4
84%
30 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

8.5
85%
8 Ratings
8.4
84%
27 Ratings

Proxy Server

9.5
95%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Barracuda CloudGen Firewall is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Cisco Firepower 1000 Series is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

88%
13 Ratings
7.8

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

78%
31 Ratings

Usability

5.5

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

55%
1 Rating
8.0

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

80%
4 Ratings

Performance

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

82%
26 Ratings

Support Rating

6.5

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

65%
6 Ratings
7.9

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

79%
31 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

I like that this tool has a very intuitive and user-friendly GUI which is very easy to navigate and customize according to our taste. Traffic visibility is excellent, we are able to track live traffic apps through the dashboard easily. Flexible when it comes to deployment. Its full-featured offers feature like IPS, SD-WAN, and Advanced Threat Protection and also secure VPN tunnels.
Patel Gurama | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series is best and required for every organization. It will give you more control [over] incoming and outgoing traffic and more visibility on user traffic. Sandbox is one of the best features [that] provides you [with] deep-level packet scans and gives you multilayered security. It can stop any malware attack on your organization. The support of Cisco is very fast and lots of documentation are available on the Cisco website.
Basant Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

  • Ease of management, you can remotely manage it from anywhere with cloud control.
  • Instant replacement service will send a new firewall to your door the next business day if you have a failure.
  • Support is very responsive and is very knowledgeable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

  • My organization is all Cisco and wants to stay in the Cisco life cycle, Firepower 1000 series is great for small to medium-size office.
  • Very robust enterprise-grade security solution with updated threat features to handle any current and upcoming threats. The solution is backed by Cisco to ensure constant security updates. Integrated AnyConnect remote client VPN is a big plus to allow for secure remote workers access. Easier to set up a site to site VPN due to the large user base and case studies published on integrating to other manufacturer solutions.
Anonymous | 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 Firepower 1000 Series

  • ACLS in gui are PIA cant see object details
  • Objects in ACLs dont show IP addresses
  • Have to renames every object to name+ip to make acl GUI useable
  • Speed to data can use improvement.
  • Health warnings should allow you to resolve you have to dig n search in some cases.
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

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

General

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

Starting Price

$0 per appliance

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series Editions & Modules

Edition
Firepower 10001,000-5,0001
  1. per appliance
Additional Pricing Details

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 Firepower 1000 Series

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Firepowers are secure, reliable, central management and configuration is easy and they fit in well with our existing Cisco infrastructure. Good feature set and support. Good management and control with chassis manager and central control with additional Firepower Management Centre.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series 8.2
Based on 26 answers
Great performance even on the lower end model of the series. You can push a lot of traffic through these devices without much performance impact. If you decide you want to inspect encrypted traffic however, you may take a big hit on the cpu and memory of the box, but they still manage to keep up even with all the bells and whistles turned on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall 6.5
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 Firepower 1000 Series

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series 7.9
Based on 31 answers
I have had troubles with Firepower Management Center and the FTD's in the past. Sticking to a Gold Star image and upgrading when the "bugs" are fixed is great. That still doesn't mean you are left vulnerable though. The extra features are just not enabled yet. Great product and calling support is readily available for any issue.
Ryan Dettmer, CCNA, CCNPc | 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 Firepower 1000 Series

TALOS for us was one of the deal makers for Cisco. We liked it and that made us choose Cisco over others. Moreover, Cisco support is above all vendors in the market. We have all Cisco in our infrastructure so integration and support were very critical for us and that was the deciding factor.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

  • It has saved time through it easy management software.
  • It has made it easier for us to track down resource access issues.
  • It has helped us manage bandwidth.
  • It has helped us by alerting us of unusual network activity.
  • Their support is excellent.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

  • We have seen improved throughput on our internet.
  • It took several attempts with Cisco engineers to configure the device; it requires a deep set of knowledge to set up in a more complicated environment.
  • This will allow us to move forward with a more stable and configurable environment with security available we didn't have before.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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