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Score 7 out of 100
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Score 9.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Barracuda Content Shield

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.5

    Untangle NG Firewall

    95%
    Untangle NG Firewall ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    5 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    5 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    5 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    5 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    5 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    5 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    5 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    5 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    5 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Untangle NG Firewall is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Barracuda Content Shield

    80%
    1 Rating
    9.5

    Untangle NG Firewall

    95%
    8 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Barracuda Content Shield

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Untangle NG Firewall

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    7.0

    Barracuda Content Shield

    70%
    1 Rating

    Untangle NG Firewall

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Barracuda Content Shield

    80%
    2 Ratings
    8.2

    Untangle NG Firewall

    82%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Barracuda Networks, Inc.

    We are a healthcare organization so it is very important that we are HIPPA compliant with our data via email/web based. For non-medical related issues sometimes we get items we do need blocked by the program.
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    Untangle

    Untangle is very strong in the "traditional" sense of security. That means an edge appliance that either works with an existing router or is the router itself (recommended). This approach has also been adapted well to cloud environments in order to protect virtual servers and VDI workstations. As mentioned earlier, many schools are using cloud-based filtering for their 1:1 solutions for their students. This is an area where Untangle is unable to serve. Some have used an instance of Untangle in the cloud with VPN to serve their remote needs, but it is not the same as solutions that are designed for cloud-based filtering of devices without VPN.
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    Pros

    Barracuda Networks, Inc.

    • Easy to use
    • Layout of program looks like an email so its easy to read and identify
    • Helped many suspicious senders from getting into our system
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    Untangle

    • Web Filtering is strong, and can also do application fingerprinting to allow Facebook, but not Facebook games. Secondly, a separate partition called a "rack" can be set up to give one subnet or group of users different web filtering policies than another. For example, teachers would get more freedom to browse the web than students at a school.
    • Built-in SD-WAN connectivity as part of your license. IPSEC tunnel creation is also amazingly easy.
    • Will install on any x86 hardware created in the last 5-10 years. Ram and processor requirements per user are very low.
    • Reporting is phenomenal, however you can get death by details very easily.
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    Cons

    Barracuda Networks, Inc.

    • The layout is simple but its all one color and there are a lot of tabs that I don't know what they are used for
    • I cant figure out why the Barracuda emails go straight to my junk box, I don't always check it so some emails have gotten lost
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    Untangle

    • The full suite can be expensive for business but will be powerful enough.
    • The full suite for home or small office isn't that bad of a price but may be out of reach for most home users but remember the basics are FREE so anyone can get started with it.
    • I would like to see it promoted for mid to large businesses as I think it can handle it.
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    Pricing Details

    Barracuda Content Shield

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Barracuda Content Shield editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Untangle NG Firewall

      Starting Price

      $25 per month

      Editions & Modules

      Untangle NG Firewall editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Open Source Firewall$0.001
      NG Firewall Complete$25.002
      z4 appliance$2993
      z4w appliance$3294
      z4 Plus appliance$399.005
      z6 appliance$1199.006
      z12 appliance$1999.007
      z20 appliance$3499.008

      Footnotes

      1. free under the GNU General Public License (GPL)
      2. per month
      3. one-time purchase
      4. one-time purchase
      5. one-time purchase
      6. one-time purchase
      7. one-time purchase
      8. one-time purchase

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Barracuda Networks, Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Untangle

      Service renewal is in Feb 2021. We will be renewing!
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      Usability

      Barracuda Networks, Inc.

      I think the program is easy to use, I think there are more functions it can have or better ability to customize the layout so it doesn't look so plain
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      Untangle

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Barracuda Networks, Inc.

      I have only had to call twice for access issues but it has been overall a normal experience.
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      Untangle

      I haven't used them much, but they did answer my question quickly.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Barracuda Networks, Inc.

      We chose this package because of our industry, there is a lot of web based information that can get lost or stolen. We want to be compliant and not lose any sensitive information.
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      Untangle

      NG Firewall was much more friendly in terms of layout and ease of use, the apps section is familiar to anyone and the config while in a sort of odd order is very clearly laid out. I also appreciate Untangle's endless educational videos and the support can't be beat. Overall it was more of a complete package
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      Return on Investment

      Barracuda Networks, Inc.

      • Keeping our data more secure
      • Controlling information in and out of the servers
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      Untangle

      • The positive is the savings in time the IT department has recouped by not having to continuously clean and maintain end point computers. Not to mention helping end user use their time more wisely by not wasting time on non-work related web activities.
      • The only negative is complaints from end users about the restrictions.
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