Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
Formerly NG Firewalls

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Score 8.4 out of 100
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall


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)


Identification Technologies (8)


Active Directory and LDAP (9)


Reporting and Logging (9)


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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.

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  • No setup fee
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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

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Demo: Secure SD-WAN with Barracuda CloudGen Firewalls

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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall Technical Details

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


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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.

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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Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Easy to manage. The Dashboard allows you to configure all your 'need to see' options and the GUI is easily navigated.
  • Builtin VPN. We used the built in VPN facilities to help stabilise our MS Direct Access connection for teachers and students during the recent lockdown. It was easy to configure and simple to use in that the user doesn't have to do anything as it can all be automated to connect at login.
  • Not come across any yet! A nice-to-have could be a mobile app which allows you to monitor it on your phone or mobile device.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Ease of management, you can remotely manage it from anywhere with cloud control.
  • Instant replacement service will send a new firewall to your door the next business day if you have a failure.
  • Support is very responsive and is very knowledgeable.
  • My main complaint would be that I cannot set a time out for client to site VPN connections.
  • Another thing that isn’t very great is the SSL VPN is run through a webpage and is somewhat complicated for an end-user. I have stayed with the IPSec VPN because the SSL VPN is not Intuitive for my users.
October 12, 2020

Small school review

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Robust hardware (no failures in 6 years).
  • Relatively easy to manage.
  • Upgraded hardware every 4 years.
  • Difficult initial set-up for non-network proficient staff.
  • Web-filter reporting is not great.
  • Support can be quite difficult to reach.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • It is just a dang good firewall. It does things some of the more expensive firewalls (not going to call out ASA) cannot do at a fraction of the cost.
  • Barracuda's support is second to none.
  • I can't really think of any. I am sure there are some areas it could improve on, but right now I have 0 complaints about anything on them.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • 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.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Review Source
  • 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).