Barracuda experience for a mid-sized and rapidly changing School District.
May 30, 2022

Barracuda experience for a mid-sized and rapidly changing School District.

Kael Hankins | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall F600D submodel C20

Overall Satisfaction with Barracuda CloudGen Firewall (formerly NG Firewalls)

This product serves as both our primary edge firewalls as well as our SD-WAN concentrators and end-points. We occasionally use smaller Barracuda firewalls in mobile or field-office applications as well. We have used Barracuda for general-purpose student web filtering in the past.
  • Edge Firewall
  • Deployment flexibility
  • Basic SD-WAN
  • Web Filtering
  • Data Visibility
  • External Reporting / Logging
  • Licensing Model
  • Firewall
  • SD-WAN
  • Application Visibility/Classification
  • Web-Filtering
  • Cost-effective SD-WAN for our smaller sites
  • Basic Web Filtering to backup on-device filters
  • Preventing IBR attacks
Our only other vendor in this space is really in a different class, making it difficult to compare them directly head to head. Certainly, Barracuda is more fully-featured and FAR more flexible.

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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.

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall Feature Ratings

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