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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 9.1 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

ExpressVPN

I leave it connected all the time, whether I am browsing or not. It is a safety switch that needs to be engaged constantly to protect my computer from anyone or any organization wishing to gather data on my activity. My research suggested that a VPN may slow my search speed, but I have not found that to be the case. In fact, I can not even tell the difference in search speed when I am connected to the VPN or disconnected.
Mike Nugent | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.8
ExpressVPN
Identification Technologies
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.3
ExpressVPN
Visualization Tools
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.1
ExpressVPN
Content Inspection
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.2
ExpressVPN
Policy-based Controls
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.5
ExpressVPN
Active Directory and LDAP
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.3
ExpressVPN
Firewall Management Console
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.9
ExpressVPN
Reporting and Logging
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
6.6
ExpressVPN
VPN
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.9
ExpressVPN
High Availability
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
9.0
ExpressVPN
Stateful Inspection
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.9
ExpressVPN
Proxy Server
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.8
ExpressVPN

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

ExpressVPN

  • ExpressVPN was easy to install, and simple to connect to a VPN network.
  • ExpressVPN is available for multiple platforms and multiple browsers.
  • The price is reasonable for the added level of security it provides.
Mike Nugent | 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

ExpressVPN

  • I would like the disconnect to be instantaneous. It is not.
Mike Nugent | 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

ExpressVPN

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall 8.1
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

ExpressVPN

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

ExpressVPN

I took a look at NordVPN, but the ratings for ExpressVPN were higher. More servers and faster transfer times made it a simple decision. I am glad I made the right choice.
Mike Nugent | 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

ExpressVPN

  • My customers are happy that I am using every security measure available. Increased sales.
  • Productivity has not decreased, while security level has increased.
  • The initial cost was reasonable.
Mike Nugent | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

ExpressVPN

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

ExpressVPN

General

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

ExpressVPN Editions & Modules

Edition
1 Month$12.951
12 Months$8.321
6 Months$9.991
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
All plans include all ExpressVPN apps, 24/7 customer support, and high-speed unlimited bandwidth. All plans are covered by a 100% money-back guarantee for the first 30 days of service.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.4
ExpressVPN
10.0

Usability

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
5.5
ExpressVPN

Support Rating

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.1
ExpressVPN

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