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Score 8.7 out of 100
4 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

8.1

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

81%
8.6

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

86%
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) ranks higher in 9/11 features

Identification Technologies

7.7
77%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Visualization Tools

7.6
76%
7 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Content Inspection

8.2
82%
6 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

7.8
78%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

8.0
80%
8 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Firewall Management Console

8.2
82%
8 Ratings
7.1
71%
2 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

7.8
78%
8 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

VPN

9.1
91%
7 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

High Availability

7.6
76%
7 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

8.2
82%
6 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Proxy Server

8.9
89%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

6.4

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

64%
11 Ratings
9.0

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

90%
2 Ratings

Usability

5.5

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

55%
1 Rating

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.6

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

66%
6 Ratings
9.0

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

90%
2 Ratings

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

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

F5 BIG-IP [Advanced Firewall Manager] is a one box solution for all three of our needs, firewalls, load balancers, and WAF. This is a great tool for [the] security of the servers and services.
Anonymous | 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

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

  • Central management.
  • Strong security.
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

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

  • The GUI icons are very small and Overall UI can use some refreshing
  • The training on the tool is not easily available and mostly involves a high cost
  • The support or third party implementation teams could use some improvement
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

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

General

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

Starting Price

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

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
F5 Advanced Firewall Manager has been a solid, strong solution to both keep our systems safe and being seamless for our end users. Most of the time, the end-user is not impacted and does not even know F5 Advanced Firewall Manager is running which is exactly what we are looking for.
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

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

Both F5 [BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager] and Radware require training as they are not easy to use. But Radware uses some configuration that needs deep learning and proper labs. From an admin's perspective, Configuration and management for F5 [BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager are] less. Also, the cost of implementing F5 [BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager] is lesser than that of Radware Alteon.
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

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

  • Easy maintenance reduces support hours.
  • Consistent experience reduces user learning curve.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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