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We performed a comparison between Barracuda CloudGen Firewall and Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two WAN Edge solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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Pros
"Cisco ASA provides us with very good application visibility and control.""The configuration capabilities and the integration with other tools are the most valuable features. I really like this product. Cisco is one of my favorite brands, and I always think Cisco solutions are very reliable, easy to configure, and very secure.""AnyConnect has been very helpful, along with the ability to use LDAP for authentication.""It is extremely stable I would say — at least after you deploy it.""It's a flexible solution and is well-known in the community.""Its Snort 3 IPS has better flexibility as far as being able to write rules. This gives me better granularity.""The features that are most valuable within the firewall are the IPS as well as the Unified Communications. We also really like the dynamic grouping.""I have access to the web version of Cisco Talos to see the reputation of IP addresses. I find this very helpful. It provides important information for my company to obtain the reputation of IP addresses. The information in Talos is quite complete."

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"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.""The solution is stable.""The ability to be deployed and supported remotely is valuable.""They have a very responsive customer service and support team.""Its ability to block incoming attacks is valuable. Its logging, traffic monitoring, and VPN capabilities are also valuable.""It's great for handling complex items."

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"I have found that Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is easy to use, highly secure, and the main VPN tunnel is created automatically which is a benefit.""The Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is a scalable product.""Forcepoint is a good, stable solution.""It is a scalable product. I know a customer who has deployed more than 4,000 firewalls in a single deployment.""Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is very simple, easy to use, and flexible.""Forcepoint's stability is satisfactory, for the most part.""It is a stable solution, and there are no issues so far.""I like the IPS. IPS is the master feature. I depend on the firewall and sandbox."

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Cons
"The ability to better integrate with other tools would be an improvement.""Web filtering needs improvement because sometimes the URL is miscategorized.""The maturity needs to be better.""I'm not a big fan of the FDM (Firepower Device Manager) that comes with Firepower. I found out that you need to use the Firepower Management Center, the FMC, to manage the firewalls a lot better. You can get a lot more granular with the configuration in the FMC, versus the FDM that comes out-of-the-box with it. FDM is like Firepower for dummies.""It lacks management. For me, it still doesn't have a proper management tool or GUI for configuration, logging, and visualization. Its management is not that easy. It is also not very flexible and easy to configure. They used to have a product called CSM, but it is no longer being developed. FortiGate is better than this solution in terms of GUI, flexibility, and user-friendliness.""We wanted to integrate Firepower with our solution, but it didn't have the capability to accommodate our bandwidth since they only had two 10 gig interfaces on the box. We run way more than that through our network because we are a service provider, providing Internet to our customers.""The initial setup was a bit complex. It wasn't a major challenge, but due to our requirements and network, it was not very straightforward but still easy enough.""There is huge scope for improvement in URL filtering. The database that they have is not accurate. Their content awareness and categorization for URL filtering are not that great. We faced many challenges with their categorization and content awareness. They should improve these categorization issues."

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"They have a very complicated interface. It's very hard to learn.""There is room for improvement in performance and 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 heads—who don't speak English properly. So Barracuda needs to provide support agents who speak additional languages, such as Bangla.""The price is a bit higher than other vendors.""The initial setup is a bit complex.""The price could be better.""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."

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"The security features need to be improved.""My team is looking for more throughput and better integration with our security framework.""The initial setup of the Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall has areas that are difficult.""Forcepoint is a little difficult to configure compared to its competitors.""Its management center should be easier to use. The management interface of Forcepoint is unique and a little bit different from some of the firewall solutions on which people might have worked before. Sometimes, the customers say that it is not very friendly, and we help them with how to use this management interface. It just takes a little bit of time, and after some time, it gets easy to manage or use. It is quite similar to Palo Alto, Fortinet, and legacy Juniper solutions. Their support should be faster. We have received complaints that they are not responding fast, which is not good for the vendor and us.""The ability to dynamically change policies could be improved.""They need to work on stability, it has not been the best in our experience.""When it comes to a complex deployment, the rules, firewall features, SD-WAN core features, and auto-scaling can cause the device to be not quite stable."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "If we compare it with FortiGate and the co-existing ASA, FortiGate is better in price."
  • "They seem to be at the top end in terms of pricing, but they are worth the price. They are probably a little bit lower than Palo Alto. If the customers are relying on Cisco products and they are thinking more in terms of scaling to another layer in a year, it is pretty much in a good price range."
  • "We're using the smart license for this firewall. The models that we have require licensing for remote access."
  • "There are licensing costs."
  • "I just bought it off the shelf, and I'm using it with my previous one, so I have not spent that much."
  • "The price is fair. It's not the cheapest, but it's not bad."
  • "For me, personally, as an individual, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall is expensive."
  • "The product is very expensive."
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  • "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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  • "Everything in Forcepoint comes with an individual license, which is kind of a problem. In our last meeting, they said that it may change at the beginning of 2021, and they will try to merge some licenses together. Customers will get more features than what they got previously. We will wait and see."
  • "We have found the price could be reduced. It is a little expensive."
  • "The pricing of the solution is normally competitive with other products."
  • "The pricing should be more competitive against other vendors in the market."
  • "The cost is fair, but it could be improved."
  • "It could be cheaper like Fortinet."
  • "I consider Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall's price to be good."
  • "We have just a subscription for the cloud, and this license is great. The license is so good."
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    Top Answer:I like the IPS. IPS is the master feature. I depend on the firewall and sandbox.
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    Also Known As
    Cisco ASA Firewall, Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Firewall, Cisco ASA NGFW, Cisco ASA, Adaptive Security Appliance, ASA, Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls, Cisco ASAv, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall
    Barracuda NextGen Firewall, Barracuda CloudGen Firewalls
    Forcepoint NGFW, Stonesoft Next Generation Firewall, McAfee Network Security Platform, Intel Security Network Security Platform
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    Overview

    The Cisco Secure Firewall portfolio delivers greater protections for your network against an increasingly evolving and complex set of threats. With Cisco, you’re investing in a foundation for security that is both agile and integrated- leading to the strongest security posture available today and tomorrow.

      From your data center, branch offices, cloud environments, and everywhere in between, you can leverage the power of Cisco to turn your existing network infrastructure into an extension of your firewall solution, resulting in world class security controls everywhere you need them.

      Investing in a Secure Firewall appliance today gives you robust protections against even the most sophisticated threats without compromising performance when inspecting encrypted traffic. Further, integrations with other Cisco and 3rd party solutions provides you with a broad and deep portfolio of security products, all working together to correlate previously disconnected events, eliminate noise, and stop threats faster.

      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.

      Forcepoint Stonesoft Next Generation Firewall protects enterprise networks with high-performance "intelligence aware" security supported by real-time updates. This enables Stonesoft to deliver the industry's best defense against advanced evasions, alone with complete next-generation firewall protection when and where you need it - at remote sites, branch offices, data centers, and the network edge.
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      Sample Customers
      There are more than one million Adaptive Security Appliances deployed globally. Top customers include First American Financial Corp., Genzyme, Frankfurt Airport, Hansgrohe SE, Rio Olympics, The French Laundry, Rackspace, and City of Tomorrow.
      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
      California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)
      Top Industries
      REVIEWERS
      Financial Services Firm16%
      Comms Service Provider13%
      Computer Software Company9%
      Government8%
      VISITORS READING REVIEWS
      Comms Service Provider21%
      Computer Software Company19%
      Government7%
      Educational Organization5%
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      Computer Software Company20%
      Financial Services Firm13%
      Manufacturing Company7%
      Non Tech Company7%
      VISITORS READING REVIEWS
      Computer Software Company23%
      Comms Service Provider17%
      Government6%
      Manufacturing Company4%
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      Comms Service Provider29%
      Computer Software Company21%
      University14%
      Energy/Utilities Company7%
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      Computer Software Company20%
      Comms Service Provider20%
      Government9%
      Manufacturing Company6%
      Company Size
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      Small Business36%
      Midsize Enterprise24%
      Large Enterprise40%
      VISITORS READING REVIEWS
      Small Business28%
      Midsize Enterprise19%
      Large Enterprise53%
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      Small Business68%
      Midsize Enterprise19%
      Large Enterprise13%
      VISITORS READING REVIEWS
      Small Business32%
      Midsize Enterprise17%
      Large Enterprise51%
      REVIEWERS
      Small Business56%
      Midsize Enterprise22%
      Large Enterprise22%
      VISITORS READING REVIEWS
      Small Business25%
      Midsize Enterprise19%
      Large Enterprise56%
      Buyer's Guide
      Barracuda CloudGen Firewall vs. Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall
      November 2022
      Find out what your peers are saying about Barracuda CloudGen Firewall vs. Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
      655,113 professionals have used our research since 2012.

      Barracuda CloudGen Firewall is ranked 13th in WAN Edge with 6 reviews while Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is ranked 7th in WAN Edge with 18 reviews. Barracuda CloudGen Firewall is rated 7.8, while Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is rated 7.8. 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 Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall writes "A good and simple solution, but becomes unstable when more features, like auto-scaling are introduced". Barracuda CloudGen Firewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Azure Firewall and Sophos XG, whereas Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention, Check Point NGFW, Cisco SD-WAN and Sophos XG. See our Barracuda CloudGen Firewall vs. Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall report.

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