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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.8 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

Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB

Overall website access control via the application or specific URL works well and is pretty easy to configure out of the box assuming you purchased the license. For organizations that have a wide variety of specific user needs for one-off websites, it works fantastic in conjunction with using an active directory group to manage this. Utilizing URL Categories is a very simple and easy way to provide a wider net when specific website control is not such a factor. If URL by category is not granular enough, you also have the option to utilize access permissions or restrictions based on external dynamic lists
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.9
Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB
Identification Technologies
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.6
Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB
Visualization Tools
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.2
Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB
Content Inspection
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.4
Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB
Policy-based Controls
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.8
Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB
Active Directory and LDAP
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.5
Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB
Firewall Management Console
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.3
Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB
Reporting and Logging
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
6.5
Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB
VPN
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.6
Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB
High Availability
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.8
Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB
Stateful Inspection
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.2
Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB
Proxy Server
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.7
Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB

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

Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB

  • Granular filtering with specific categories
  • Constantly updated
  • Alerts you when new categories are added
Kaitlyn Wright | 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

Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB

  • The top down URL filtering match can sometimes be tricky as the user may match something higher in the list and not receive all the permissions you intended.
  • The reporting feature for specific URL's could be more easily configured.
  • There is an additional cost for the URL filtering license.
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

Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB

Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Palo support is excellent, and I have never had to wait when contacting them for support. One of the best support teams in the business, in my opinion.
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

Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB

Kaitlyn Wright | 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

Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB

  • Ease of user access via active directory groups has been a big time saver and reduced management overhead of having a myriad of specific rules for one off user access requests.
  • You can customize the user response pages, so for instance if a user gets a deny response page, we can provide them our direct contact info on how to request a change in the URL filtering policy thus reducing the need for help desk tickets that sit in a queue for any duration.
  • The request a category change feature at Palo works well and always happens within 24 hours. Meaning if a new site is incorrectly categorized into something you are blocking via URL filtering, you can quickly request a re-categorization and be up and running without making any policy changes to your organization's firewall.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB

Pricing Details

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

General

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

Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.8
Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB
9.0

Usability

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
5.5
Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB

Support Rating

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.4
Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB
9.0

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