Barracuda CloudGen Firewall vs. KeepSolid VPN Unlimited

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Barracuda CloudGen Firewalls provides a wide range of security and connectivity features, including web filtering, NAC and SSL VPN and other features for remote access, as well as protection as edge devices and IoT security.N/A
KeepSolid VPN Unlimited
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Nowadays, Privacy is a Luxury! Whenever we pay our bills, manage our bank accounts, or log in to our favorite social networks, our credentials, account numbers, billing address, and other private data may end up in the crosshairs of identity thieves. Trust your security and privacy to professionals - KeepSolid VPN Unlimited!
$14.99
per IP address
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Personal Static IP
$14.99
per IP address
Teams & Family plans
$19.99
per family
Personal VPN Server
$24.99
per server
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Barracuda CloudGen FirewallKeepSolid VPN Unlimited
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Features
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Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
9.2
11 Ratings
8% above category average
KeepSolid VPN Unlimited
-
Ratings
Identification Technologies9.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Visualization Tools8.110 Ratings00 Ratings
Content Inspection9.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy-based Controls9.610 Ratings00 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP9.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Firewall Management Console9.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting and Logging8.911 Ratings00 Ratings
VPN9.510 Ratings00 Ratings
High Availability9.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Stateful Inspection9.68 Ratings00 Ratings
Proxy Server9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Barracuda CloudGen FirewallKeepSolid VPN Unlimited
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(14 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
5.5
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Barracuda CloudGen FirewallKeepSolid VPN Unlimited
Likelihood to Recommend
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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.
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KeepSolid
If you need to access sites from your home country while travelling, a dedicated VPN is well worth your time and money. Free versions are limited, maybe useful if you only need to check email, but for ad-free consistent service, this is an excellent value. I suppose you could use a VPN to guard your privacy, but this doesn't fit my usage scenario.
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Pros
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • 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.
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KeepSolid
  • No distractions, works quietly in the background.
  • Dozens of servers to choose from.
  • Lifetime access price well worth it.
  • Covers multiple devices.
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Cons
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • 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.
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KeepSolid
  • Streaming servers aren't the greatest, sometimes fail.
  • Not quite so seamless on mobile devices.
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Usability
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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.
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KeepSolid
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Support Rating
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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.
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KeepSolid
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Alternatives Considered
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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!
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KeepSolid
I tried a few free VPN servers, some via webpages and others via apps, but nothing specific comes to mind, maybe HideMyAss.com and Windscribe. All the freebies had limitations, such as ad-supported, speed limitations, or not allowing scripts to run. KeepSolid VPN Unlimited doesn't have any of these limitations so I could get to work without distraction.
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Return on Investment
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • 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.
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KeepSolid
  • After a week of constant roadblocks, this VPN sped up my online research considerably.
  • Travelling, I was unable to control my IP, the majority of which were blacklisted on the majority of American sites, but this VPN got me around that so I could get to work.
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