Barracuda Load Balancer ADC vs. Barracuda Web Application Firewall

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Barracuda Load Balancer ADC
Score 9.0 out of 10
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The Barracuda Load Balancer ADC is a Secure Application Delivery Controller that enables Application Availability, Acceleration and Control, while providing Application Security Capabilities.N/A
Barracuda Web Application Firewall
Score 6.5 out of 10
N/A
Barracuda Web Application Firewall, from Barracuda Networks in Campbell, California, protects web applications from bots, DDoS attacks, and other advanced threats to enterprise apps.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Barracuda Load Balancer ADCBarracuda Web Application Firewall
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses
Cloudflare
Cloudflare
Score 8.7 out of 10
Cloudflare
Cloudflare
Score 8.7 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Cloudflare
Cloudflare
Score 8.7 out of 10
Cloudflare
Cloudflare
Score 8.7 out of 10
Enterprises
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
F5 Advanced WAF
F5 Advanced WAF
Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Barracuda Load Balancer ADCBarracuda Web Application Firewall
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(5 ratings)
7.3
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(3 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Barracuda Load Balancer ADCBarracuda Web Application Firewall
Likelihood to Recommend
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda is an inexpensive solution for load balancing web traffic of all kinds and works as a reverse proxy if you need one. It is efficient and has been a very stable solution. If you need extremely granular configuration for your load balancing traffic, then you may need to go with one of the bigger brands. Barracuda will more than handle regular small and medium business use and do so at a greatly reduced price point.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Easy to use and reliable, with very little maintenance required and zero downtime to date. For the education sector, ease of use is hugely important as IT Managers/Technicians are often "Jack of all trades" with a good, broad general knowledge but perhaps lacking specific expertise in certain aspects. Being provided with easy-to-follow tutorials and instructions has been very useful in setting up and configuring the firewall, especially as my background is more in desktop support.
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Pros
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Excellent Load Balancing.
  • Flexible configuration - It's very simple to configure and powerful enough to handle many more websites than just our exchange site.
  • Continuously updated - Barracuda makes fairly frequent updates to address issues and improve features.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Email Filtering and Inspection
  • Web-based intrusions and attacks
  • Traffic Patterns
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Cons
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Overall, there are no issues. It just runs.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Reports could be somewhat confusing.
  • The initial setup was a little difficult for our Security Admin team.
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Likelihood to Renew
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
It is a product we plan on continuing to use.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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Usability
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
It is fairly easy to learn after support helps you set it up and shows you how things work. Which they will do.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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Support Rating
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
It did well for basic needs but would not deliver for all our services.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
The Barracuda Web Application Firewall is easy to use. Support from Barracuda is great also. Load Balancing of the Web Application Firewall is also nice. This allows you to do maintenance or have large loads for the end-user. Threat monitoring of our network and traffic coming into our services within our cloud solution.
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Alternatives Considered
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
We also had looked at Kemp and F5. The Kemp and F5 had a lot of horsepower and advanced configuration and functionality. When we looked at our workload and how we were planning on using the load balancers, we really didn't need all those extra bells and whistles. Barracuda provided all the standard functionality we needed and were looking for and did so at a greatly reduced price point.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
We have used SonicWalls and WatchGuard firewall appliances neither are even remotely close to the Barracuda Web Application Firewall. In addition, Barracuda support is fantastic. Throw in the 4 year (free) refresh cycle and there is no reason we would even consider the other two again (at least for the foreseeable future).
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Return on Investment
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • It has allowed us to maintain a very high level of uptime.
  • It has allowed us to perform server updates without the downtime of services.
  • It has provided a consistent user experience by properly balancing service loads across servers.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Negative impact: a default port was open and missed by one of our techs.
  • Positive impact: it protects us everyday now that we have it locked down.
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