Barracuda Web Application Firewall vs. SonicWall Web Application Firewall

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Barracuda Web Application Firewall
Score 8.4 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
SonicWall WAF Series
Score 6.1 out of 10
N/A
SonicWall offers their WAF Series, of web application firewalls.N/A
Pricing
Barracuda Web Application FirewallSonicWall Web Application Firewall
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Barracuda Web Application FirewallSonicWall WAF Series
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Barracuda Web Application FirewallSonicWall Web Application Firewall
Top Pros
Top Cons
Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses
Cloudflare
Cloudflare
Score 9.0 out of 10
Cloudflare
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Cloudflare
Cloudflare
Score 9.0 out of 10
Cloudflare
Cloudflare
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.0 out of 10
Akamai App & API Protector
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Barracuda Web Application FirewallSonicWall Web Application Firewall
Likelihood to Recommend
7.4
(5 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Barracuda Web Application FirewallSonicWall Web Application Firewall
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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SonicWall
I will recommend SonicWall depending of the size of the company and the knowledge of the personal is going to administer the firewall. I deploy those in small office settings where manageability was relative non existence.
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Pros
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Email Filtering and Inspection
  • Web-based intrusions and attacks
  • Traffic Patterns
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SonicWall
  • Content updates are automatic content lists of applications, URLs, virtual threats.
  • Great visualization through graphics of traffic and threats.
  • One of the best web content filters on the market.
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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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SonicWall
  • VPN implementation
  • Geo block rules
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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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SonicWall
Technical support is a little expensive but it works. Any technical problem or not, SonicWall support helps in solving the problems. The SLA is fast and the service is also cordial, functional, and straight to the point. Support is essential to keep the tool always up-to-date with lists of malware, URLs, attacks, and others.
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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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SonicWall
Both products has their pro and cons. However in term of subscription and pricing for a small office, this offered better ROI as the office didn't want to spend too much and have something relative easy to manage.
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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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SonicWall
  • More accurate analysis with the best usage reports and graphs
  • Reduction of virtual attacks from blocks
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