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Score 8.7 out of 100

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

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Score 6.9 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 Firepower 1000 Series

[Cisco Firepower 1000 Series] helps our client to who is a small scale NGO. Firepower acts as primary security along with the ASA firewall. This is highly compatible with a small industry or a branch just like our client for who we are providing network and security support. It performs really well in load balancing the firewall environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.9
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.3
Identification Technologies
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.6
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.1
Visualization Tools
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.2
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
6.0
Content Inspection
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.4
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.2
Policy-based Controls
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.7
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.5
Active Directory and LDAP
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.5
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
6.7
Firewall Management Console
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.3
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.9
Reporting and Logging
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
6.5
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
6.8
VPN
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.6
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
8.2
High Availability
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.8
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
8.0
Stateful Inspection
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.2
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.9
Proxy Server
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.7
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

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 Firepower 1000 Series

  • Network segmentation by zones--allows trusted traffic to pass inspected or uninspected while non-trusted traffic is always inspected.
  • Scalable management--many different types of policies are available within Cisco Firepower 1000 Series management to ensure proper access, authorization, inspection, and threat response.
  • Redundancy--Cisco Firepower 1000 Series devices can be set up in High Availability in the event there are issues with one member.
  • Compatibility--Cisco Firepower 1000 Series devices can be used in tandem easily with other Cisco products or in a vendor-arbitrary environment.
Kyle Bohnstedt | 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 Firepower 1000 Series

  • We have a few remote sites that connect via a metro-E link that needed a way back to the network via a more secure route than we were using before. Using the Cisco Firepower 1120 and 1140 we were able to successfully get those sites back onto the network over a VPN link with a much better/safer protocol and connection type.
  • We user the Cisco Firepower 1120 in a variety of use cases across our division. We typically use it in a high-availability configuration, both in the same room together and separated via some distance. The Cisco Firepower 1000 Series has been a nice upgrade from our previous models of Cisco Firewalls.
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 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 7.9
Based on 12 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 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 Firepower 1000 Series

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series 7.3
Based on 17 answers
We have had only good experiences with support when it comes to the Cisco Firepower 1000 Series family of firewalls. Cisco TAC is always completely responsive and able to provide any technical assistance. For times when we don't go directly to Cisco TAC, the Cisco Community also has a lot of resources that assist with questions.
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 Firepower 1000 Series

Cisco is preferable because, Fortinet FortiGate does not have the lowest cost in terms of initial purchase or maintenance. Some companies bundle their hardware, license, and support better. Cisco has a more modular approach that allows for choice but also complicates the buying process.
Yetinayet Bitew | 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 Firepower 1000 Series

  • It has been positive. The cost of us being down because of an attack or infection far outweighs the price of the unit. It was a good purchase for the peace of mind of knowing we are protected.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

Pricing Details

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

General

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

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

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series Editions & Modules

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.8
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.5

Usability

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
5.5
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
8.0

Performance

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.9

Support Rating

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.4
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.3

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