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"Our customers value the solution's simplicity.""Even when we were upgrading to a new OS, we didn't have any difficulties with the product. The stability is good.""Some of the most valuable features are the ease of deployment, the Barracuda support, the easy-to-use console, and the granularity of the reports.""The installation is straightforward.""Barracuda Web Application Firewall provides optimized performance, a user-friendly environment, helpful dashboards, and is simple to use.""We use Barracuda to protect the application. That's the main feature we use it for.""The solution is user-friendly and easy to set up.""The solution has been quite stable. It's reliable."

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"Its flexibility, agility, and robustness are the most valuable. Its management and implementation are also quite easy.""The load balancing and VPN features are most valuable. AAA authentication is also valuable.""I find all of it to be valuable, because of the flexibility that is built into this product.""The feature that I have found most valuable is its load balancing.""The load balancing is one of the most valuable features.""The load balancing feature and the fact that you can do context switching in the WAF are the most valuable. We majorly use it for load balancing, but we also use it for context switching in the WAF. It is also robust and very easy to work with and manage.""Easy, user-friendly setup with content switching and integrated caching features.""It's very easy to configure."

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Cons
"As most people are aware, the implementation is not easy.""Barracuda Web Application Firewall's load balancing feature could be improved.""We've had some blocks of the application and some false positives.""The solution needs to leverage some additional features to a broader scale of software-defined networks.""Sometimes when we put it in action, we have some blogs that appear as false positives. I think that it's improving. Barracuda should minimize false positives.""Its interface can be better. It is not very friendly.""They could improve their performance, support, and their upgrades. Their updates used to be good. Their improvements were right on the money but nowadays, the updates are minor.""The documentation is lacking. It's not like what you'd get if you were using Juniper or Cisco. They need to expand on it and make it more useful."

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"The interface needs to be improved because the competition is coming up with ones that are more eye-catching, straightforward, and sophisticated.""The solution should be able to scale more effectively than it does.""I will try to migrate all the tools to the cloud because there is more lab and more VPN scalability available in the cloud. It is not available on-premises.""Too many bugs in the software and it's always difficult when you need to update.""There are certain features that are very useful and Citrix makes you pay a bit more for them.""It does not have a sandbox cloud service and antivirus. It should have on-prem or cloud sandboxing and antivirus.""The security is okay, but the monitoring and reporting need improvement.""Its GUI should be improved. Its CLI is powerful, but GUI needs more features."

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  • "The price of the solution is a little expensive. There is a license for this solution and it can be purchased every one, two, or five years."
  • "While I would have to check on the price of the solution, I feel it to be okay and it matches the market price."
  • "The price is reasonable, more so than other products."
  • "They only offer a yearly licensing plan."
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  • "The licensing costs for this solution vary depending on which model is being used."
  • "Our licensing fees including technical support are approximately $3,500 USD."
  • "It's an expensive product but it works well."
  • "We get value for money. Its price is fair. I don't think it is overpriced."
  • "This product is more expensive than some of the competitors."
  • "It is very pricey, but we get it. If you need the best, money shouldn't be a problem."
  • "When compared to other solutions, the cost is high."
  • "Its price is comparable to others and affordable."
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    Questions from the Community
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    We are using the Barracuda Web Application Firewall for website content and front-end web application protection.
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    There is a licensing fee, and we pay it once a year.
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    The solution could be more secure.
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    NetScaler, Citrix NetScaler VPX
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    Overview

    Barracuda Web Application Firewall is a game-changing cloud-connected security solution that enables organizations to safeguard both their applications and their data from an ever-growing array of advanced cyber threats. It offers protection from cyber attacks that target not only data and applications stored on the cloud but also those that are housed on web servers. 43% of the time a breach takes place via a compromised application. Barracuda Web Application Firewall prevents these types of breaches from occurring.

    Barracuda Web Application Firewall denies hackers the ability to penetrate your system by using a number of techniques to keep your organization safely insulated. The first method of protection consists of two parts. The first part involves a thorough scanning of all inbound web traffic. This solution monitors everything that comes into the system. It employs IP reputation intelligence, which filters all incoming data. If the source of the data has a bad reputation, it is blocked by the firewall. Administrators now have a way of locking out many common threats that could otherwise compromise sensitive networks. These scans can also allow administrators to protect their systems from within as DLP (Data Loss Prevention) protocols. If any sensitive data attempts to leave, administrators will automatically be alerted and the data will be blocked from exiting.

    Barracuda Web Application Firewall can also be set up to apply the AAA (Authentication, Authorization & Accounting) framework to an organization’s network. If an intruder manages to get past the authentication stage, the authorization protocols kick in. After the authorization stage comes accounting, which works by tracking and logging users’ activities so that administrators will be in a position to prevent long-term damage from being done. This three-step process can be implemented without requiring administrators to make changes to their applications.

    Key Features

    Some of Barracuda Web Application Firewall’s key features include:

    • The ability to employ adaptive profiling. Administrators will have an easier time enforcing security policies once this feature is enabled. It takes data from safe sources and builds profiles that can be used to create whitelisting protocols that prevent unsafe actions from occurring on the system.
    • The ability to assess threats in real time. Barracuda Web Application Firewall uses machine learning to detect new threats and attacks as they emerge.
    • The ability to manage the Barracuda Web Application Firewall system from a single interface. Administrators can manage their Barracuda Web Application Firewall configurations from one centralized location.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Barracuda Web Application Firewall stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. One of the main ones is the robustness of the solution. Users are given access to a vast variety of security features in a single product.

    PeerSpot user Muhammed S., a Presales Solutions Architect at Hilal Computers, notes this when he writes, "The solution offers multiple security features. There are machine learning features and great URL encryption. It also offers multi-protocol support against DDoS attacks."

    Other reviewers note that Barracuda Web Application Firewall is user-friendly, easy to set up, stable, and reliable.

    Citrix ADC is an application delivery controller (ADC) that accelerates application performance, enhances application availability with advanced L4-7 load balancing, secures mission-critical apps from attacks and lowers server expenses by offloading computationally intensive tasks.

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    Sample Customers
    Oracle, CBS, Pioneer, Hyundai, Publix, Barnes Noble, Calzedonia, Nordstrom, Samsung, Nascar
    ABB Schweiz, Aer Lingus, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Amnet Technology Solutions, Aramex International, Ascenty, Atos, Autodesk
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    Comms Service Provider30%
    Maritime Company20%
    Wholesaler/Distributor10%
    Non Profit10%
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Healthcare Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business64%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise32%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise48%
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    Barracuda Web Application Firewall is ranked 7th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 13 reviews while Citrix ADC is ranked 4th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 20 reviews. Barracuda Web Application Firewall is rated 7.8, while Citrix ADC is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Barracuda Web Application Firewall writes "Reliable and stable with a straightforward setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Citrix ADC writes "A scalable and versatile solution that allows us to easily monitor and manage applications and publish to many devices". Barracuda Web Application Firewall is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), HAProxy and NGINX Plus, whereas Citrix ADC is most compared with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, HAProxy, Fortinet FortiADC and Radware LinkProof.

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