Barracuda CloudGen Firewall - Recommended
August 03, 2020

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall - Recommended

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Software Version

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall F380

Overall Satisfaction with Barracuda CloudGen Firewall (formerly NG Firewalls)

We bought the CloudGen to replace an aging Juniper firewall - to increase throughput, security, and flexibility. At the start of lockdown, we had plenty of people working from home - the built-in Client To Site VPN has been a godsend in terms of connecting remote workers.
  • 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.
  • The VPN has negated the need for us to buy a third party product for users working at home.
  • Juniper CX (discontinued)
We replaced the Juniper to gain throughput & flexibility - but the Barracuda is easier to manage as well.
Had one issue where I misconfigured it - had great instant support from Barracuda - got me back on track in a matter of minutes.

Do you think Barracuda CloudGen Firewall (formerly NG Firewalls) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Barracuda CloudGen Firewall (formerly NG Firewalls)'s feature set?

Yes

Did Barracuda CloudGen Firewall (formerly NG Firewalls) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Barracuda CloudGen Firewall (formerly NG Firewalls) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Barracuda CloudGen Firewall (formerly NG Firewalls) again?

Yes

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.

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall Feature Ratings

Identification Technologies
8
Visualization Tools
9
Content Inspection
9
Policy-based Controls
9
Active Directory and LDAP
10
Firewall Management Console
10
Reporting and Logging
9
VPN
10
High Availability
10
Stateful Inspection
8
Proxy Server
9