Barracuda Web Application Firewall vs. Imperva CDN

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Barracuda Web Application Firewall
Score 6.5 out of 10
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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
Imperva CDN
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Imperva CDN provides intelligent and caching controls, content and network optimization, application delivery rules, and high website availability, and is available as part of the Imperva FlexProtect. The Imperva CDN is based on resources acquired with Incapsula.
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Pricing
Barracuda Web Application FirewallImperva CDN
Editions & Modules
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Free
$0
Pro
$59
per month
Business
$299
per month
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFree Plan: Bot mitigation, content delivery network and two-factor authentication. Pro Plan: Includes Free Plan Features plus web application firewall, advanced performance, PCI compliance report, backdoor protection and SSL support. Business Plan: Includes Pro features plus blocks network layer DDoS attacks, blocks application layer DDoS attacks, auto-detection & triggering and supports custom SSL certificates. Enterprise Plan: Includes Business Features plus 24/7 support and uptime SLA, custom security rules, real-time event monitoring, load balancing and failover, infrastructure DDoS protection (BGP), manager service option and API access and custom brandings.
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User Ratings
Barracuda Web Application FirewallImperva CDN
Likelihood to Recommend
7.3
(5 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Barracuda Web Application FirewallImperva CDN
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Imperva
I recommend it as a WAF, but not as a CDN. There are better CDNs, in my case I use transparentCDN (now www.transparentedge.eu) and Edgecast (now Verizon CDN).
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Pros
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Email Filtering and Inspection
  • Web-based intrusions and attacks
  • Traffic Patterns
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Imperva
  • Reliability / Uptime
  • Security
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Cons
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Reports could be somewhat confusing.
  • The initial setup was a little difficult for our Security Admin team.
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Imperva
  • CDN functionalities are secondary and cannot be compared to a top-level CDN.
  • The WebGUI interface of the dashboard is very improvable. They have been changing the UX for years and it is disjointed and with services that have not yet been migrated.
  • The analysis of WAF attack logs is insufficient. It is difficult to analyze attacks of past hours, event filters are missing. It is complicated to analyze the chronology of an attack.
  • There are extra modules to improve the attack logs analysis but they are expensive and add little.
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Support Rating
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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Imperva
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Alternatives Considered
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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Imperva
Also TransparentCDN (now www.transparentedge.eu ) and Level 3
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Return on Investment
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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Imperva
  • It's an expensive product if you have a lot of traffic volume, but I feel confident with their WAF.
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