Barracuda Web Security Gateway vs. FortiGuard Web Filtering Service

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Barracuda Web Security Gateway
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Barracuda Web Security Gateways now available in the 200 through 1000 series provide web content filtering as well as access and advanced threat protection, and are available as physical appliances, virtual appliances, or as a SaaS.N/A
FortiGuard Web Filtering Service
Score 9.1 out of 10
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Fortinet headquartered in Sunnyvale, California offers the FortiGuard Web Filtering Service, a web content filter.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Considered Both Products
Barracuda Web Security Gateway

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FortiGuard Web Filtering Service
Chose FortiGuard Web Filtering Service
We selected FortiGuard Web Filtering because it came in the service bundle with our FortiGate unit. After testing the service for a couple of months, we disabled the web filtering that was running on our client machines and have not looked back. It's been easy to manage, …
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Score 9.1 out of 10
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
Skyhigh Secure Web Gateway
Skyhigh Secure Web Gateway
Score 6.6 out of 10
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Barracuda Web Security GatewayFortiGuard Web Filtering Service
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(9 ratings)
8.7
(6 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
9.4
(3 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Barracuda Web Security GatewayFortiGuard Web Filtering Service
Likelihood to Recommend
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
For a larger organization, this is a must. It provides insight into what the users are doing online and most malicious sites will no longer be accessible if access is denied. This can also give access to non-work related sites, but in a limited capacity, based on user or time of day. Though a smaller company would benefit from the features, it may be cost prohibitive.
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Fortinet
FortiGuard Web Filtering Service is well-suited for an organisation that is able to funnel all its Internet connectivity through one device, i.e., the office environment - or perhaps where WFH workers are using a remote desktop or VPN. It allows management/IT to minimise risk by blocking websites that may be harmful, as well as websites that may enable data leakage, or even are websites that people ought not to be visiting in the workplace.
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Pros
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Integrates with other Barracuda products, including the Barracuda Web Application Firewall and the Barracuda Email Security Gateway.
  • Helps manage bandwidth to improve network performance.
  • Easy to use.
  • Allows you to perform SSL inspections to view content on social networks.
  • Help prevent data loss.
  • Protect our privacy.
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Fortinet
  • FortiGuard Web Filtering Service effectively protects websites. There is no need to install the root certificate on all PCs inside the network.
  • The database signature updates every hour, so we don't need to spend time updating the website to blacklist or whitelist.
  • It can protect very well. Whereas, some traditional proxies can not do that. For example, others can not block Youtube or Facebook.
  • It can also protect the search keyword, like in Youtube or other social media, Google, etc.
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Cons
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • I don't think I have anything to mention here. The Barracuda Web Security Gateway does everything we need it to do.
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Fortinet
  • Some websites are classified as Meaningless content, especially links used in emails to unsubscribe from lists. Luckily FortiGuard Web Filtering Service is responsive about reclassifying those quickly.
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Usability
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
There are a lot of settings you can adjust. The web log is easy to use. If a user is having issues accessing a website, you can go in and see what's being blocked and why. After that, you can make adjustments fairly easy. The GUI is easy to navigate and updating the software is a simple click of a button.
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Fortinet
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Support Rating
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda support have also been excellent when we have had to contact them. The only time we had a hardware issue on a device (and that device was about 8 years old) it was replaced within about 24 hours of reporting it. Generally there has not been much need to contact their support, as once the device is in and set up, it just works.
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Fortinet
Took a little longer for support to get our problem solved, but when the upper tier tech support was involved, we got excellent customer support.
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Alternatives Considered
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
SonicWall, Barracuda NG Firewall, and WatchGuard provides Content Filtering, but are primarily firewalls with Content Filtering features. The Web Filter is a dedicated appliance with more storage space and better reporting of users.
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Fortinet
We selected FortiGuard Web Filtering because it came in the service bundle with our FortiGate unit. After testing the service for a couple of months, we disabled the web filtering that was running on our client machines and have not looked back. It's been easy to manage, effective, and fast. There isn't much more you can ask for from a filtering solution.
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Return on Investment
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • I came into the company with Barracuda already implemented so it worked well for a number of years.
  • Their support contract was a bit pricey.
  • For what the company paid for the system, Barracuda was worth the money over the 10 years it was implemented.
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Fortinet
  • We can be confident staff cannot inadvertantly or deliberately access websites that contain porn, or other non-safe for work content
  • We can be confident staff cannot inadvertantly or deliberately access harmful and malicious websites
  • We can be confident data leakage is minimised
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