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Barracuda CloudGen Firewalls provides a wide range of security and connectivity features, including web filtering, NAC and SSL VPN and other features for remote access, as well as protection as edge devices and IoT security.Barracuda NG (Next Gen) Firewalls in Higher Education EnvironmentWe have the Barracuda NG (Next Generation) Firewall Model F400. Coming from and older command line managed firewall, the F400 has made management of our Firewalls much easier. It is our primary firewall solution for us,,The management software is excellent. It make it much easier to manage the firewalls than some of the other vendors. Watching real-time traffic is easy to do when trying to troubleshoot a users issues getting to a particular service. Support from Barracuda has been excellent. We rate their phone and online remote support as being the best in the business. We like the QoS and Traffic shaping of the NG Firewalls. They help is manage our limited bandwidth, so that business critical resources are available over lesser critical resources. Integration with Active Directory makes it easy to identify users activities in logs.,Sorting of objects such as by IP address in the management software or by description in the object windows would be a nice feature. Setting of inactivity timeouts on VPN connections would be a nice feature.,9,It has saved time through it easy management software. It has made it easier for us to track down resource access issues. It has helped us manage bandwidth. It has helped us by alerting us of unusual network activity. Their support is excellent.,Cisco ASA,SentinelOne, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)Barracuda NG Firewalls - the most complicated (but great) product you'll ever implementBarracuda NG Firewalls are in place for my company as well as every client that requires the purchase of a firewall. There are several tiers of firewalls and they come packed with security features and services.,Barracuda NG Firewalls are extremely customizable for any environment and support all configurations with their firewall rules. Security features such as hardware-level AntiVirus and Advanced Threat Protection, as well as SSL Inspection as all traffic passes through the appliance. Control Center is far superior to other products for globally managing numerous firewalls and creating and deploying templates on-the-fly. VPN connections have never been easier. Once configured within Control Center, drag and drop is all that is needed to connect two Internet-connected firewalls.,Very complex and steep learning curve to get up to speed. Multiple ways to configure for the same service or feature. Takes time to determine "your" customized build. Interface can sometimes be clunky when trying to determine how it's organized or arranged. Again, steep learning curve.,10,Positive: highly customizable and can control the entire network from one location. Positive: all services and processes work very well and are reliable. Positive: MSPs looking to deploy and control numerous firewalls with ease, this is hands down the best product. Negative: very high learning curve, definitely not a one-and-done firewall. Requires a lot of dedicated time to get the machine running the way you want.,SonicWall TZ, WatchGuard NGFW, SOHODOX and Cisco ASA,SonicWall TZ, WatchGuard NGFW, SOHODOXBarracuda NG Firewall ReviewWe are a reseller of Barracuda products. Not only do we sell, implement, support etc. the appliances, but we also use them in our environment. Since installing these devices at our office (and close to 50 clients) the amount of malware infections has been reduced exponentially. They are a VERY cost effective, secure product and anytime we have needed support, they have been able to resolve our issues in a reasonable amount of time.,Securing the environment(s) Feature rich Easy to manage (using multi-tenant cloud console),The NG product line has a small learning curve over prior lines. If you aren't diligent with spec'ing out the correct model/size with the features you plan to use, you may purchase a unit that doesn't have enough resources (and will need to be upgraded). This is not a Barracuda issue though. Sandbox feature for emails can be sluggish at times (if scanning very large attachments).,10,Makes our environment more secure Drastically reduced the amount of infections Makes managing close to 50 clients much easier for our engineers,SonicWall and WatchGuard,SonicWall TZ, WatchGuard NGFW
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We have the Barracuda NG (Next Generation) Firewall Model F400. Coming from and older command line managed firewall, the F400 has made management of our Firewalls much easier. It is our primary firewall solution for us,
  • The management software is excellent. It make it much easier to manage the firewalls than some of the other vendors.
  • Watching real-time traffic is easy to do when trying to troubleshoot a users issues getting to a particular service.
  • Support from Barracuda has been excellent. We rate their phone and online remote support as being the best in the business.
  • We like the QoS and Traffic shaping of the NG Firewalls. They help is manage our limited bandwidth, so that business critical resources are available over lesser critical resources.
  • Integration with Active Directory makes it easy to identify users activities in logs.
  • Sorting of objects such as by IP address in the management software or by description in the object windows would be a nice feature.
  • Setting of inactivity timeouts on VPN connections would be a nice feature.
The firewalls management is made easy through its very good management software. It has a lot of features such as VPN, ATP, IPS, Real-time log views, Active Directory integration, Virus Scanning of traffic / file downloads, High Availability Failover, Qos / Traffic Shaping, and a nice quick glance dashboard.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Barracuda NG Firewalls are in place for my company as well as every client that requires the purchase of a firewall. There are several tiers of firewalls and they come packed with security features and services.
  • Barracuda NG Firewalls are extremely customizable for any environment and support all configurations with their firewall rules.
  • Security features such as hardware-level AntiVirus and Advanced Threat Protection, as well as SSL Inspection as all traffic passes through the appliance.
  • Control Center is far superior to other products for globally managing numerous firewalls and creating and deploying templates on-the-fly.
  • VPN connections have never been easier. Once configured within Control Center, drag and drop is all that is needed to connect two Internet-connected firewalls.
  • Very complex and steep learning curve to get up to speed.
  • Multiple ways to configure for the same service or feature. Takes time to determine "your" customized build.
  • Interface can sometimes be clunky when trying to determine how it's organized or arranged. Again, steep learning curve.
There are multiple tiers of models for the Barracuda NG Firewalls, but there is a firewall for any size company. Once the steep learning curve of the configuration is surpassed, they are one of the most powerful business firewalls available. Highly, highly recommend and the support from Barracuda is incredible.
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We are a reseller of Barracuda products. Not only do we sell, implement, support etc. the appliances, but we also use them in our environment. Since installing these devices at our office (and close to 50 clients) the amount of malware infections has been reduced exponentially. They are a VERY cost effective, secure product and anytime we have needed support, they have been able to resolve our issues in a reasonable amount of time.
  • Securing the environment(s)
  • Feature rich
  • Easy to manage (using multi-tenant cloud console)
  • The NG product line has a small learning curve over prior lines.
  • If you aren't diligent with spec'ing out the correct model/size with the features you plan to use, you may purchase a unit that doesn't have enough resources (and will need to be upgraded). This is not a Barracuda issue though.
  • Sandbox feature for emails can be sluggish at times (if scanning very large attachments).
Anyone that has a business and/or stores client data MUST have a next generation firewall, zero exceptions. If you have multiple sites, configuring a VPN between them takes less than a minute to configure. The surprising thing is that these devices have many more features than their competitors but often cost less. Throw in the 4-year refresh cycle and you never need to purchase another appliance.
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About Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall (formerly NG Firewalls) is a next-generation firewall product. CloudGen is designed for multisite, dispersed networks. It provides the market-standard firewall features, including application control, intrusion prevention, web filtering, antimalware/antispam, and site-to-site VPN. Additionally, Barracuda offers Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), sandboxing for testing suspicious traffic and data, load-balancing between uplinks, and real-time traffic reporting, as well as add-on firewall reporting capabilities.

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall can be deployed via the cloud or on-premises. It also functions as a manageable service for MSPs to provide to clients.


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