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Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

Fortinet's Fortigate is a Firewall which can be suited to all the types of organizations starting from Small/ mid size to Large enterprises. Due to its cost effectiveness even a Small organizations can afford it. In the return Fortigate will give you the industry best technology to secure your organization infra.
Binita Kharbanda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC
FortiGate
9.1
Identification Technologies
Barracuda Load Balancer ADC
FortiGate
9.2
Visualization Tools
Barracuda Load Balancer ADC
FortiGate
8.9
Content Inspection
Barracuda Load Balancer ADC
FortiGate
9.0
Policy-based Controls
Barracuda Load Balancer ADC
FortiGate
9.2
Active Directory and LDAP
Barracuda Load Balancer ADC
FortiGate
9.1
Firewall Management Console
Barracuda Load Balancer ADC
FortiGate
9.4
Reporting and Logging
Barracuda Load Balancer ADC
FortiGate
8.9
VPN
Barracuda Load Balancer ADC
FortiGate
9.4
High Availability
Barracuda Load Balancer ADC
FortiGate
9.2
Stateful Inspection
Barracuda Load Balancer ADC
FortiGate
9.3
Proxy Server
Barracuda Load Balancer ADC
FortiGate
8.4

Pros

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

  • It is the most reliable NGFW that we have ever been touch with it.
  • You can easily upgrade the firewall cluster firmware without user attention!!!
  • User IDentity based feature is fantastic and intrusion prevention just works with least false-positive possible.
  • Very reachfull and intuitive GUI, just love it
Amin Mirzakhani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC

  • Overall, there are no issues. It just runs.
Shawn Umansky | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

  • When we switched to Fortinet Fortigate, it took some time getting used to and become familiar with the new interface. Being used to strictly command-line interfaces, a full GUI-based firewall was something brand new. Careful planning had to be done when creating rules to ensure we didn't miss anything. However, once we got used to the new GUI interface, going from one Fortinet product to another was simple, as Fortinet used the same interface for all of its devices.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a product we plan on continuing to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

FortiGate 9.9
Based on 4 answers
Fortinet's products have kept improving with new software releases and they continue to deliver great value. Their support is also very good. I believe that as a small enterprise, their products have given us competitive advantage delivering features and functionality that enable us to innovate and do things better. They also continue to be a leader in the markets they serve.
Adrian Cumberbatch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is fairly easy to learn after support helps you set it up and shows you how things work. Which they will do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

FortiGate 9.9
Based on 6 answers
The user interface shared among many simultaneous users is very easy to get around. With shared favorites among users, most tasks are easily bookmarked and can quickly be found and edited. Their strategy for web filter integration is easy to understand and manage as well. With some general direction, setup and maintenance were easy to do and easy to teach others in the organization to do as well.
Jeff Winter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We had didn't any hardware failures at our two main office locations and upgraded our units last year after using them for about 5-6 years
Adrian Cumberbatch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Good performance and really good integration. We have integration with Microsoft AD.
Kewyn Medina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC 8.0
Based on 5 answers
It did well for basic needs but would not deliver for all our services.
Timothy Good | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

FortiGate 8.9
Based on 32 answers
We live in Turkey. Fortinet's Turkey office [dealt] constantly with us in our every problem or our experience. In addition, global support teams also supported every ticket we opened in every problem we encountered. They support innovative approaches and evaluate and offer solutions. In this context, they were very supportive of the problems we encountered in previous versions.
Tayfun Toka | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I received it a couple years afters use it and it was just to confirm my knowledge about the tool.
Kewyn Medina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Make sure that you have the most current version of FortiOS. Make sure all Fortigates are on the same version
Steve Jenovai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

Fortinet was well placed on the Gartner report which lead to my initial investigation into the company. I quickly narrowed my selections down to Palo Alto and Fortinet, due to feature set, reputation and ease of use. Fortinet won out simply because Palo Alto did not offer a small branch style firewall at the time I was looking. I'm very glad they did. I have enjoyed working with their products from the moment they were first racked.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 9.8
Based on 2 answers
My environments are pretty small (less than 100 users per location) so no issues here.
Adrian Cumberbatch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

  • Fortigates have an interesting bundle model for support and subscription services that make it an attractive option to deploy Firewall, IDS, Ant-virus, anti-SPAM in a single device. The cost of the bundle is pretty much what you pay for the device, not requiring huge expenditures on it's time to renew the hardware.
Artur Bittencourt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC

General

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

FortiGate

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC
8.0
FortiGate
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC
10.0
FortiGate
9.9

Usability

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC
9.0
FortiGate
9.9

Reliability and Availability

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC
FortiGate
10.0

Performance

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC
FortiGate
10.0

Support Rating

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC
8.0
FortiGate
8.9

In-Person Training

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC
FortiGate
10.0

Implementation Rating

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC
FortiGate
8.0

Scalability

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC
FortiGate
9.8

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