Barracuda WAF Review
December 22, 2017

Barracuda WAF Review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with Barracuda Web Application Firewall

We are a reseller of Barracuda products. Therefore we sell and implement it at our clients' sites. These appliances are available as a physical or a virtual instance. For companies that are hosting applications/databases in the cloud, this is a must.They provide security as well as bandwidth "conditioning" for the users and the company data. A huge selling factor is that the appliance provides SD-WAN without the overhead cost that you would incur if being provided through the ISP.
  • SD-WAN
  • Traffic conditioning
  • Reasonable cost
  • Learning curve to implement
  • If using SD-WAN, multiple devices required
  • Much better response times for remote transactions
  • 4 year refresh cycle included with active support contracts
  • More expensive than traditional firewalls (however its superior to those, not apples to apples)
  • SonicWalls and WatchGuard
We have used SonicWalls and WatchGuard firewall appliances neither are even remotely close to the Barracuda Web Application Firewall. In addition, Barracuda support is fantastic. Throw in the 4 year (free) refresh cycle and there is no reason we would even consider the other two again (at least for the foreseeable future).
If you have a database in AWS or Azure with a lot of transactions, SD-WAN is a must. This appliance provides the needed feature at a fraction of the cost of going through an ISP. If you do not have lots of application "transactions" an F series firewall would be more appropriate (and also less expensive).