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Pros
"Ability to manage multiple firewalls.""Its stability and SD-WAN features are the most valuable.""Scalability is good; the company wants to be able to handle large customers.""Its central management, especially when it comes to distributed environments, is great. I can generate and save a setting and then apply that setting across the network with just one click.""Their GPS possibilities and the security that it has, especially the SD-WAN functionality, is very good.""What I like best about this product are the support and the features.""The interface is very user-friendly and it is quite easy to use.""Good identity fire walling, malware protection and application control features."

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"The user management has been very easy for the most part.""Being able to actively identify the client without a certificate allows you to control every device on your network regardless of the make, model, and software running. This allows for end-to-end security.""Its feature that I have found most valuable is that it is very granular. You can configure granular controls just as you want those policies to be implemented. It gives you that flexibility to go granular in how you want your controls to be implemented. That's something I like about it.""We think it's simple. We think it's very useful and we really like reports and everything.""The initial setup is quite simple. It's not too complex or difficult to set up.""The interface is easy to use.""The most valuable feature is the ease of deployment, which does not require the use of an agent.""Forescout CounterACT has allowed us to better open our access and control wireless access globally from our HQ. This allows us to monitor the network access for every office globally. This has improved overall security, reducing risk and opening up the opportunity to provide greater end user flexibility."

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Cons
"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.""Technical support used to be at a very high level but it is now a bit less so.""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.""The interface should be more user-friendly and it should be easier to configure.""Command line could be more user friendly.""The analytics are weak.""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 biggest disadvantage is the pricing.""It's scalable, but not without a big investment. It doesn't do so well at the branch. At the home office, it does okay and not so well at the branch.""As a user, if I am using a laptop that is Wi-Fi connected, Forescout identifies my port connectivity as one user license, and if I take that same laptop with the same username to a wired network, which is also the same network that is used for the Wi-Fi connection, Forescout detects it as a separate license.""The solution does have a bit of complexity, and there's some complexity in the deployment. Users need to be trained before undertaking an initial setup.""The solution needs more definitive pricing. The costs are hard to nail down.""I should be able to integrate my Forescout with any other third party security technology, to build that connected security strategy.""When adding what is in scope to a policy, it would be nice if you could select multiple policies instead of one policy at a time to add what is in the scope for network segmentation. I have found that during the install and configuration of the policies that if you want to modify multiple policies or enable multiple policies that you need to define what is in the scope (IP range or segments) one rule at a time. This caused some slow downs when implementing policies.""The licensing costs are quite high. With the amount of hardware we have, we need too many licenses to make the product effective and it's ultimately just too costly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "The 600 series is about USD $10,000 a year and the 80 is USD $400 a year."
  • "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 pricing is very cheap compared to Cisco ASA, which we used before, and compared to Palo Alto Networks and Fortinet. Barracuda has different solutions for different people. So for my SMB-level infrastructure, Barracuda has given me a proper solution that is half of the price of Palo Alto or Fortinet."
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  • "The fact that we were allowed to spin up as many servers as we had need of to support our geographic requirements while paying for licensing as an enterprise truly set Forescout apart from the crowd and improved the way we could design our access."
  • "We went with the virtual appliance option. The biggest cost to running these types of appliances would be to either have multiple virtual appliances at every data center or running Remote SPAN hardware to provide you the real-time network visibility."
  • "The ROI is priceless."
  • "It might not be the cheapest solution, but you get what you pay for."
  • "Time savings in finding rogue devices as well as identifying potentially unwanted devices on the network has saved the organization time and money."
  • "The setup cost, pricing, and licensing are on the high side."
  • "Forescout Platform is too expensive, so the price should be reduced."
  • "Licenses are perpetual but can come with renewable support."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    Its central management, especially when it comes to distributed environments, is great. I can generate and save a setting and then apply that setting across the network with just one click.
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    The pricing is very cheap compared to Cisco ASA, which we used before, and compared to Palo Alto Networks and Fortinet. Barracuda has different solutions for different people. For my SMB-level… more »
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    There is room for improvement in * performance * the support language. The support they're providing right now is from a different country, and in our country, there are people—network admins and IT… more »
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    Forescout is a very powerful NAC product that does not rely on port level configuration. It can detect and block unauthorized devices very quickly. But it has a lot of capabilities and really would… more »
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    I would rate the Forescout Device and Visibility Control Platform at a six out of ten.
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    I recommend doing a compression demo. If people use it, they will buy it. So they have to see the product in place. That's the main recommendation is to do a proof of concept. If they do, they will… more »
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    Also Known As
    Barracuda NextGen Firewall, Barracuda CloudGen Firewalls
    Forescout Platform, CounterACT for Endpoint Compliance, ForeScout CounterACT
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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.

    ForeScout offers Global 2000 enterprises and government organizations the unique ability to see devices, including non-traditional devices, the instant they connect to the network. Equally important, ForeScout lets you control these devices and orchestrate information sharing and operation among disparate security tools to accelerate incident response. Unlike traditional security alternatives, ForeScout achieves this without requiring software agents or previous device knowledge. The company’s solutions integrate with leading network, security, mobility and IT management products to overcome security silos, automate workflows and enable significant cost savings.

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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
    NHS Sussex, SAP, SEGA, Vistaprint, Miami Children's Hospital, Pioneer Investments, New York Law School, OmnicomGroup, Meritrust
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Healthcare Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Government6%
    Wholesaler/Distributor4%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Government16%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business67%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise11%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Barracuda CloudGen Firewall vs. Forescout Platform and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall is ranked 2nd in IoT Security with 9 reviews while Forescout Platform is ranked 1st in IoT Security with 19 reviews. Barracuda CloudGen Firewall is rated 7.8, while Forescout Platform is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Barracuda CloudGen Firewall writes "My network has never been interrupted or experienced a denial of service". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Forescout Platform writes "Identifying potentially unwanted devices on the network has saved the organization time and money". Barracuda CloudGen Firewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Sophos XG, Cisco ASA Firewall, SonicWall TZ and Palo Alto Networks WildFire, whereas Forescout Platform is most compared with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Aruba ClearPass, Fortinet FortiNAC and Armis. See our Barracuda CloudGen Firewall vs. Forescout Platform report.

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