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Score 6.1 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Barracuda Web Security Gateway

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    FortiGate

    90%
    Fortinet FortiGate ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    35 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    35 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    36 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    37 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    36 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    37 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    37 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    37 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    32 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    35 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    27 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Barracuda Web Security Gateway is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • Fortinet FortiGate is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.4

    Barracuda Web Security Gateway

    94%
    7 Ratings
    9.1

    FortiGate

    91%
    63 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Barracuda Web Security Gateway

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9

    FortiGate

    99%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Barracuda Web Security Gateway

    80%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    FortiGate

    100%
    6 Ratings

    Availability

    Barracuda Web Security Gateway

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    FortiGate

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Performance

    Barracuda Web Security Gateway

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    FortiGate

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.5

    Barracuda Web Security Gateway

    95%
    5 Ratings
    8.7

    FortiGate

    87%
    49 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Barracuda Web Security Gateway

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    FortiGate

    100%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Barracuda Web Security Gateway

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    FortiGate

    80%
    8 Ratings

    Configurability

    Barracuda Web Security Gateway

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    FortiGate

    90%
    1 Rating

    Ease of integration

    Barracuda Web Security Gateway

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    FortiGate

    70%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    Barracuda Web Security Gateway

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8

    FortiGate

    98%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    Barracuda Web Security Gateway

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    FortiGate

    100%
    1 Rating

    Vendor pre-sale

    Barracuda Web Security Gateway

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    FortiGate

    90%
    1 Rating

    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

    For FortiGate Firewall, the basic functionality and requirement is met easily as Fortigate is among market leaders in NGFW. There are some extra points that inclined us to use Fortigate as our main Firewall. [Fortinet]Fortigate has a very well refined and functional SD-WAN solution when it comes to load balancing for normal Internet Traffic. SD-WAN - Load balancing of Internet traffic is a USP of Fortigate and makes it stand tall in the competition. Be it 3 or more Internet Links, multiple Subnets/segments of users to distribute and bandwidth load balancing for links and users. SLA based monitoring of Internet Links / MPLS links, makes it even better to choose the links on the basis of performance (Latency, packet loss, Jitter etc). SSL VPN configuration - The deep CLI-level debugging is also very helpful in troubleshooting. Type of tunnel can be easily configured - Full Tunnel or Split Tunnel for SSL. Though, I think Fortigate is one of the best options for small and mid-sized organizations, there are some areas for improvement. First, the CLI interface is very hard to adapt as the commands and directory hierarchy is very different for common syntax and standards.
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    Pros

    Barracuda Networks, Inc.

    • Control of domains/sites allowed for access. We can be sure our users are not using their online activity to accidentally, or intentionally, to go to malicious, threatening, intolerance, hate, or pornography.
    • Reporting is easy and informative. Reports allow you to summarize for specific time periods, and then drill down to see time spent, or bandwidth used.
    • Blocking and/or allowing instantly for a specific user or groups is easily done and takes effect immediately.
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    Fortinet

    • 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
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    Cons

    Barracuda Networks, Inc.

    • More configuration in the reporting options would be helpful; there are a number of reports available to run, however more options for customisation would be useful.
    • The ability to add a list of domains/URL patterns to whitelist or block would be beneficial; while you can do a bulk edit, you can't just copy and paste the URLs in, you have to modify the line of text so that it matches the format, and adds it to the list. The ability to just import a list of addresses would be a huge time saver.
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    Fortinet

    • 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.
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    Pricing Details

    Barracuda Web Security Gateway

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Barracuda Web Security Gateway editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      FortiGate

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      FortiGate editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        FortiGate pricing starts at $250 for home office use, up to $300,000 for large enterprise appliances. Must contact sales team for pricing.

        Likelihood to Renew

        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Fortinet

        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.
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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

        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.
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        Reliability and Availability

        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Fortinet

        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
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        Performance

        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Fortinet

        Good performance and really good integration. We have integration with Microsoft AD.
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        Support Rating

        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        Barracuda support is always available, 24/7. They are always friendly, supportive, and follow-up with anything they promise. Any ticket that is opened is touched constantly by the support team until it is remedied
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        Fortinet

        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.
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        In-Person Training

        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Fortinet

        I received it a couple years afters use it and it was just to confirm my knowledge about the tool.
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        Implementation Rating

        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Fortinet

        Make sure that you have the most current version of FortiOS. Make sure all Fortigates are on the same version
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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

        [Fortinet] FortiGate is not only cost effective but it gives the comprehensive security against the APT attacks and gives the complete traffic visibility and granular control. You can easily create the VDOMs (Virtual firewall) within a Fortigate firewall and customize the dashboard as per your requirement if you have multiple VDOMs within a single firewall.
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        Scalability

        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Fortinet

        My environments are pretty small (less than 100 users per location) so no issues here.
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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

        • 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.
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