Barracuda NG (Next Gen) Firewalls in Higher Education Environment
November 29, 2018

Barracuda NG (Next Gen) Firewalls in Higher Education Environment

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Barracuda NG Firewall

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.
  • 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.
What sold us on Barracuda was the ease of use, the price based on number of features, and their excellent support. We cannot say enough good about the support Barracuda provides.
SentinelOne, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
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.