Barracuda Firewall

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4.3 out of 5 stars

Barracuda Networks the maker of the award-winning Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall, Barracuda Web Filter, Barracuda Web Filtering Service and more.

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Barracuda review by <span>Tom R.</span>
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Best next gen firewall

What do you like best?

I like the Application awareness of the firewall. Really allows you to monitor what is going on and what users are doing.

What do you dislike?

It takes a little time to afjust to the configuration interface. Because the firewall has many options and features the interface is complexer then other (not next gen) firewalls

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take Your time to get used and get familier with the interface.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it a lot for the antivirus and the atp (advanced threat protection). In time of cryptolockers, Securing internet access with ssl interception and antivirus and atp is really helpfull to protect Your users and computers

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Barracuda review by Administrator in Higher Education
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Barracuda Firewall F400 in Higher Ed

What do you like best?

The support is the best part about the Barracuda Firewall's and any Barracuda product for that matter. We have a few of their products and their support is the best in the industry. They by far go above and beyond.

What do you dislike?

I would like to see a full blown web management interface on the product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go to their website and sign up for a free personalized webinar. Let then set you up with and online demo unit. They will also send you a unit to try on your site.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has already caught quite a number of issues for us. The IPS has done a great job alerting us to when something suspicious is going on. This lets us be able to see things as they occur real time. It is also our means of controlling our bandwidth usage. We especially like the fact that we can shape traffic based on not just IP events, but also by applications using up all of our bandwidth.

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Barracuda review by <span>Andy S.</span>
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Solid firewall

What do you like best?

Definitely ease of use is what I like best. It has protected our company for years without any security issues.

What do you dislike?

None actually. Maybe a few minor issues navigating the GUI.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great system that will handle all your spam filtering needs. Our Barracuda also uses the advanced licensing to scan and block email malicious attachments and links.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Benefits are saving us thousands by blocking potential threats.

Barracuda review by User in Logistics and Supply Chain
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I have been a user of Barracuda Firewall. The only frustration I have is how good the software is!

What do you like best?

If, I owned a business I would want to implement something like this. The main items my employer does not want employees to access are shut down entirely. It's amazing how they are able to ensure certain sites are not permitted.

What do you dislike?

It is entirely frustrating to have to deal with cites you need to use or business use blocked by Barracuda. I see why an employer would wish to have this software in place however. It is also difficult to have a cite lifted from the ban.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes, it is clear our company has benefited from using this type of software. It has been good to see our team get better at managing their time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our company had a lot of difficulties in the past with users slacking off and not doing the required work during work hours. Now they are more focused because they have to be. We have also seen an increase in security and have been less prone to hacks. It has been good working with Barracuda to get this increased security.

Barracuda review by Administrator in Market Research
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Solid on premise spam filter appliance

What do you like best?

The Barracuda Spam Firewall appliances are surprisingly easy to deploy and maintain. The ease which a help desk user can quickly log in and track an email that may have been caught or determine why it wasn't delivered (typo in recipient email address) makes having these appliances a must. Our help desk does not need to know how to dig into tracking log of the mail server to help a user with a simple delivery issue any more and rarely needs to escalate an issue to the mail server admin.

We find that spam rarely gets through. Occasionally a new spam campaign will start to get through but we find it gets quickly discovered by Barracuda and new definitions, which are downloaded and installed automatically, block it and we never see it again.

There is a per user quarantine feature you can enable to have the unit hold on to emails that are most likely but possible not spam. It can send the user a daily email showing them what is in the quarantine and give them the option to release the email for delivery if they want to see it. They can also access the web portal directly and see their quarantine. And with SSO they do not need another user name and password for it.

They provide an Outlook plug that users can use to Block and Report As Spam any email that is delivered that should not have been. And again, with SSO it is seamless for them, just another button on their toolbar.

There is a clustering feature to help you provide truly resilient mail flow. No more worrying about a down line, or maintenance windows on the units, just let it fail over to the other one.

What do you dislike?

The annual renewal prices could be better, but for the quality of the product we don't even hesitate to renew it annually.

They tend to remove some functionality from the lower grade devices that should be there. SNMP monitoring is not an option on one of our units which seems like a petty thing to disable. We also lost the ability to change the custom logo we use on another one of our units, we had the ability on one firmware version, but after upgrading we lost it. We confirmed with support that custom logos are no longer supported on that model. Unfortunately we had uploaded our logo right before a re-imaging, so we are stuck with an old logo and users occasionally bring it up.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Barracuda offers trial units of all their products, give them a call to set one up. Their support is top notch, they offer training videos and configuration support.

Make sure you test out and show the users the quarentine feature and outlook plugin, they are a big hit. Users don't want to call the help desk or open a ticket to ask if an email to them got caught in the filter. Have a portal where they can check for themselves makes it much easier, and more likely they will check.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You can not have a mail server without a spam filter. I would shut down our mail flow before I allowed the server to receive mail directly from the internet. Barracuda not only does and excellent job preventing spam but gives the users and the help desk a great experience using the product.

Barracuda review by Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
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Barracuda Spam Firewall (Virtual Appliance On-Premise)

What do you like best?

Very good support from the vendor. I have always been able to call or email and get a prompt answer from an on-shore technician who is understandable and knowledgeable. I have found them willing to answer questions and provide some education at the same time. The documentation is also good. I also like the fact that it can inspect the URLs within emails to find out if any linked sites are potentially malicious, and then grade the email accordingly.

What do you dislike?

The web administration site needs a redesign. It has improved significantly in recent versions, but still has room for improvement in the navigation of the site and the organization of the settings. It should be easier to find what you are looking for and use standard conventions for web site navigation. As a side note, it also should not be called a firewall because it is not a firewall; it is a filter. The other problem that I Have found with the admin interface is their rudimentary interface for adding entries to whitelists and blacklists. It presents a single-entry text box for adding new lines, which works fine for adding a single entry--but multi-entry editing is done through a new dialog that allows the entire list to be edited. Unfortunately, there is limited validation when editing this list. It is unwieldy to view, and if there is a problem when submitting, it does not indicate which line the problem exists on, it simply fails to submit the form.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a decent spam filtering engine. Be sure to order the right size/model for your environment, but also be sure to evaluate other options. Choose what is right for your organization, and not just the most recognizable brand in the market.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The Barracuda Spam Firewall provides spam filtering and email attachment malware filtering. It does this using configured options for content filtering, RBLs, SPF checking, recipient validation, and IP filtering.

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