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Pros
"Their GPS possibilities and the security that it has, especially the SD-WAN functionality, is very good.""The interface is very user-friendly and it is quite easy to use.""Good identity fire walling, malware protection and application control features.""Its stability and SD-WAN features are the most valuable.""Its ability to block incoming attacks is valuable. Its logging, traffic monitoring, and VPN capabilities are also valuable.""Ability to manage multiple firewalls.""Scalability is good; the company wants to be able to handle large customers.""What I like best about this product are the support and the features."

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"If I have to give a neutral view of all the SD-WAN platforms that I have known so far, Cisco is good in routing.""It is really easy to deploy and use. It is also easy to use for failovers and designing solutions. The rollout is really quick. It is easy to adjust and roll out.""The solution's application control and application traffic steering tool are its most valuable aspects in terms of how we utilize the product.""I like the feature that lets you transfer from old devices to new devices without changing the hardware and subscription.""There is minimum blind space in this solution.""The reliability is high and we have only had to restart it once or twice over the years.""The most valuable feature is the application-level routing.""There have been no issues with stability."

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Cons
"The interface should be more user-friendly and it should be easier to configure.""The biggest issue that I have with this solution is that it is not super intuitive. Once you know what to do, things make sense, but you can't just open the program and start doing things. It would be great if there was a little bit more guided usage inside the program.""If you experience an attack it can take a very long time to find a solution.""The administration UI could be better. It should also have better application detection policies.""Command line could be more user friendly.""The analytics are weak.""Technical support used to be at a very high level but it is now a bit less so.""If you have another brand of VPN where you have to put an SSL VPN between two devices, Barracuda doesn't support that at a certain point. You can't actually build the VPN between Barracuda and a different device of a different brand."

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"The client portal needs to be improved in order to make the solution much better.""The bandwidth limitations would be good to remove, but it is a policy and license situation for Cisco because the cost is very high. It would be good to have OTP implemented with VRF. It can have support for EIGRP Over the Top (OTP) VRF. I saw some limitations in regards to the VRF protocol and the advertisement between VRF configuration. EIGRP Over the Top basically was quite limited with the VRF configuration. If you wanted to do rollback in VRF by using the EIGRP OTP protocol, the formation was not populated across. Cisco got back and confirmed that it is a configuration that I need to wait for until the next release, which is going to happen in one year. Cisco documentation is not the way it used to be before. It just gives an easy way to configure, but it doesn't go into the details of the configuration. The information that you need is there, but sometimes you want to go further and get more information, but the information is quite limited. It would be good to cover a few business cases or configuration cases. They used to be there in the past.""It is the best solution that I ever had, but there might be something better than this in the future.""The installation is not easy. If you have experience and it is not your first time doing the installation, it can be easier.""They should enhance the reporting because, as it is today, they need more executive-level reports.""When you buy the equipment, they should already put it into your cloud account. It should already be set up so that we can manage with vBond. We came across an issue where it wasn't resolved in the DNS. We are using Umbrella, so we need to create a VPN IPSec tunnel to Umbrella to enable the users to browse. I would really like to see an internal built-in firewall so that we don't have to go to Umbrella. This functionality might already be there. We are quite new to this solution, and we are still learning about it.""Its license model needs to be improved. They always make the license model too complex. There are too many license models and too many options. They should have a flexible license model. They can improve a lot of things in terms of scalability, templates, and automation, mainly automation for onboarding a number of sites. If you want some new features, it can take quite a long time. If you want a feature and it is not yet developed, you need to have the support of the business units to have the feature developed. If the feature is not on their roadmap, it can take quite some time before you get the feature.""Customers require features that are secure for endpoints, on-premises, and for the cloud."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Its licensing is on a yearly basis. There is an upfront purchase price, and there is also an annual maintenance fee. There are no additional fees.""The 600 series is about USD $10,000 a year and the 80 is USD $400 a year.""The solution costs more than 800 Euros to purchase an F18, which is an entry model, and then another 500 Euros for instant replacement, and 500 Euros for energized updates. The total package would be around 1,900 Euros for five years license and all updates for an entry model."

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"80 percent reduction in WAN costs. There are no MPLS or P2P circuits left in the organization.""The costs are a bit on the high side.""In the Russian market where we operate, this solution is expensive.""It's expensive. If you compare Cisco with Fortinet and Juniper, you'll find that Cisco is more expensive than other vendors.""It is expensive. The license limitation is there in terms of bandwidth. Basically, Cisco is always good in terms of performance and related things. However, if you want to have a license, for example, for 100 Mbps, they charge you because of their 100 Mbps. If you want to go without the license of 300 Mbps, it is a bandwidth license as well. This is not happening with other vendors. That is the reason why we moved away from Cisco. The bill gets a little bit high. I do remember that one time we were trying to increase the bandwidth for at least five devices, and the license got as high as 20-grand for five devices, only for the license. It was expensive for us at the time. Our company is not a big company, but it is a solid company. The price was very high, and we moved away from Cisco because of the price.""We pay for the Cisco Customer Care support, which is a couple of hundred dollars.""It is going to be on a yearly basis. There are no additional costs.""The price of the solution is the only negative factor, it is much more expensive compared with the Cisco Meraki SD-WAN solution."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Its ability to block incoming attacks is valuable. Its logging, traffic monitoring, and VPN capabilities are also valuable.
Top Answer: Its licensing is on a yearly basis. There is an upfront purchase price, and there is also an annual maintenance fee. There are no additional fees.
Top Answer: The biggest issue that I have with this solution is that it is not super intuitive. Once you know what to do, things make sense, but you can't just open the program and start doing things. It would be… more »
Top Answer: Load balancing is a feature that allows us to take the best of our links and distribute the load intelligently, always with an eye on the end-customer experience.
Top Answer: It is not the cheapest solution on the market, however, without a doubt, it is one of the options that best handles complex topologies. Therefore there is a need to know more accurately what the… more »
Top Answer: It is transversal to all industries. What is important is to work on the costs of the solution. On the technical side, manufacturer-independent solutions should be able to handle different topologies… more »
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Also Known As
Barracuda NextGen Firewall, Barracuda CloudGen Firewalls
Viptela, Cisco vEdge Cloud Router
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Overview

Barracuda's Cloud Generation Firewalls redefine the role of the Firewall from a perimeter security solution to a distributed network optimization solution that scales across any number of locations and applications, connects on-premises and cloud infrastructures, and helps organizations transform their business.

Deploy software-defined WAN without compromising the application experience.

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Sample Customers
ARZ, Bauer, CBCX Technologies, Diamant-groep, Eissmann Group Automotive, European Youth Olympics, Exalo Drilling, FineLine Technologies, Geocell, Grimaldi, Infront Sports & Media, Odlo, Schenker Deutschland AG, Tilak, Verbandsgeneinde Zell, Conservas El Cidacos S.A., Institute for Emergency Medicine and Medicine Management, Erwin Muller GmbH, Info-Tech: NGF is Champion, Schoellerbank, IZB Informatik-Zentrum, RHI AG, Berglandmilch, Antenne Bayern, Sanochemia
Doyle Research, Ashton Metzler & Associates
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company23%
Financial Services Firm15%
Manufacturing Company8%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government6%
Educational Organization4%
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Comms Service Provider50%
Transportation Company10%
Real Estate/Law Firm10%
Computer Software Company10%
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Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company22%
Manufacturing Company4%
Government4%
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Small Business65%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise12%
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Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise37%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise59%
Find out what your peers are saying about Barracuda CloudGen Firewall vs. Cisco SD-WAN and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall is ranked 8th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 8 reviews while Cisco SD-WAN is ranked 2nd in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 41 reviews. Barracuda CloudGen Firewall is rated 7.8, while Cisco SD-WAN is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Barracuda CloudGen Firewall writes "Good SIEM and a dynamic VPN with good scalability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco SD-WAN writes "Stable, cutting-edge, and robust". Barracuda CloudGen Firewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Sophos XG, Cisco ASA Firewall, SonicWall TZ and OPNsense, whereas Cisco SD-WAN is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, VMware SD-WAN, Versa FlexVNF, Meraki SD-WAN and Citrix SD-WAN. See our Barracuda CloudGen Firewall vs. Cisco SD-WAN report.

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