Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
Formerly NG Firewalls

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Score 8.4 out of 100
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

Overview

Recent Reviews

Great product

10 out of 10
November 20, 2021
Used mainly as a router and firewall in all of our stores globally to terminate all management VPN tunnels to the stores and within the …
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Small school review

7 out of 10
October 12, 2020
It is our company-wide firewall and provides a back-up web filtering service to compliment an existing solution. It allows us to redirect …
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Barracuda NG Firewall Review

10 out of 10
December 22, 2017
We are a reseller of Barracuda products. Not only do we sell, implement, support etc. the appliances, but we also use them in our …
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Popular Features

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Firewall Management Console (9)

8.3
83%

Identification Technologies (8)

7.7
77%

Active Directory and LDAP (9)

7.5
75%

Reporting and Logging (9)

7.0
70%

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What is Barracuda CloudGen Firewall?

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.

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Features Scorecard

Firewall

7.9
79%

Product Details

What is 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.

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall Features

Firewall Features

  • Supported: Identification Technologies
  • Supported: Visualization Tools
  • Supported: Content Inspection
  • Supported: Policy-based Controls
  • Supported: Active Directory and LDAP
  • Supported: Firewall Management Console
  • Supported: Reporting and Logging
  • Supported: VPN
  • Supported: High Availability
  • Supported: Stateful Inspection
  • Supported: Proxy Server

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall Screenshots

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall Video

Demo: Secure SD-WAN with Barracuda CloudGen Firewalls

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall Competitors

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Barracuda CloudGen Firewall?

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.

What are Barracuda CloudGen Firewall's top competitors?

Fortinet FortiGate are common alternatives for Barracuda CloudGen Firewall.

What is Barracuda CloudGen Firewall's best feature?

Reviewers rate Proxy Server highest, with a score of 8.9.

Who uses Barracuda CloudGen Firewall?

The most common users of Barracuda CloudGen Firewall are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

Reviews and Ratings

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Ratings

Reviews

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Kael Hankins | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We began using Barracuda for the traditional edge firewall use case. It does VERY well in this role. The virtual service hosting modality (even with an on-premise appliance) provides really great flexibility to meet our specific needs. It also lets us easily update the firewalls to adjust to changing needs within our organization. We have begun the deployment of Barracuda firewalls to provide internal defenses as well, isolating particular locations or business units to provide traffic visibility or better control of network traffic prior to tunneling over WAN. We have deployed only basic SD-WAN with Barracuda so far but how found no issues with that either. Barracuda firewalls would be less suitable for very small deployments or where licensing costs are a concern for shelved hardware.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
CloudGen is perfect for our size business to help remote workers connect seamlessly with the VPN product. We have around 120 staff and 900+ students with the ability to connect remotely to the school - the CloudGen provides the throughput and the security to allow this. Obviously not all people are connected at once, but as far as I'm aware there is no user limit.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Since we have only implemented the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall a few months ago, we only started using the CudaLaunch VPN portion of the firewall. We had used several other VPN utilities, and they all had issues over time. Mostly with disconnecting the user. We have not had any issues with the Barracuda CGF CudaLaunch VPN at all in the months we have been using it. And believe me, with the pandemic, we have been using it heavily over the past months.

We will be moving our old Cisco firewall settings to the Barracuda CGF and coming off of the Cisco firewall completely in the near future.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
I would say a small business with a basic firewall and security needs would be a perfect fit for the Barracuda CloudGen firewall. I know that they soon end up leaving the NG models and are moving forward with the F series firewall. I think the F series is a much more difficult to manage device and doesn’t offer simplistic configuration or use and lacks cloud control so I don’t understand the move on Barracuda’s part to nix a great easy to manage the firewall. I do think that the NG line is maybe too simple for bigger businesses and would lack some main features that they would require.
October 12, 2020

Small school review

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Well suited to a larger company with dedicated staff. Would possibly be a little complex for smaller businesses. There are a lot of functions that we don't use as a basic firewall would probably have sufficed, but the build quality and scope for future expansion make it worthwhile. Clearer documentation on how to enable features for specific scenarios would help us to get more out of it.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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It is a good general-purpose firewall. We use it as a firewall, a VPN concentrator, and for intrusion prevention. It does a wonderful job with each of these tasks. In terms of the F380 itself, I would not be well suited to a small office purely based on cost, but the F12 does a good job for those areas.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
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.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
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.