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We performed a comparison between Barracuda CloudGen Firewall and Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Barracuda CloudGen Firewall vs. Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"As compared to the other major vendors in the SD-WAN market, such as VeloCloud, Cisco, and others, the tunnel-free and secure vector routing technology is its major USP, which gives plenty of room to discuss with the customer why IPSec from 1998 is a bit outdated."

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"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.""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 ability to be deployed and supported remotely is valuable.""They have a very responsive customer service and support team.""The solution is stable."

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"Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect has high availability.""The file and data reduction capabilities are very good. Without it, we have a great deal of network congestion.""The most valuable feature of Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is the boost."

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Cons
"The UI of the SSR conductor is the main part where improvements can be done. Today, for every configuration step, you have to do a series of clicks. What we are missing there are wizards. For example, I have two applications, and I want one application to be prioritized against the other. In such a case, a wizard for assigning policies to a service without configuring each step by hand would be very helpful. There should be an overhaul of the GUI of the conductor. The functionality they have got in the Mist portal should be baked into the conductor itself. It would be really great, but as we all know, that won't happen."

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"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.""They have a very complicated interface. It's very hard to learn.""The price is a bit higher than other vendors.""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 price could be better.""The initial setup is a bit complex."

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"We would like to have better features for path selection. For example, if we know the network is going to go down then we would like to set up an alternate route for data packets in real-time.""The support from Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect has declined since Aruba acquired them. The knowledge and speed of the agents could improve.""The license features should improve in the solution. For example, when you purchase VMware, it starts at a low level that has some functionality. When you want to expand, the difference in the price is substantial. I purchased the lower functional version for $4,000, and now if I want to upgrade, they ask me for $80,000. This is a $76,000 difference, there's no logic, but this is VMware."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We are currently renegotiating the offer for the licenses and the license bundle model. The license for an ISP has to be different from the license for an end customer. This is something we are currently renegotiating with Juniper, but, of course, the pricing for the licensing is always an issue when you want to get more customers."
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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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  • "The pricing for this product is good."
  • "There is an annual license required to use Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect."
  • "The license for Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is paid annually."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:As compared to the other major vendors in the SD-WAN market, such as VeloCloud, Cisco, and others, the tunnel-free and… more »
    Top Answer:We are currently renegotiating the offer for the licenses and the license bundle model. The license for an ISP has to be… more »
    Top Answer:The UI of the SSR conductor is the main part where improvements can be done. Today, for every configuration step, you… more »
    Top Answer:Pricing is comparable to other firewall solutions. I don't really have an opinion about the cost. Cost seems to be in… more »
    Top Answer:They have a very complicated interface. It's very hard to learn. The administration interface should be more intuitive… more »
    Top Answer:Definitely look at Aruba EdgeConnect (formerly known as SilverPeak).  My main client has had them in production for… more »
    Top Answer:I hope they find a good NGFW partner so they can provide full NGFW at the Edge of customer site.
    Top Answer:Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect has high availability.
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    128T Networking Platform, 128 Technology SD-WAN
    Barracuda NextGen Firewall, Barracuda CloudGen Firewalls
    Unity EdgeConnect
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    Overview

    The 128T Networking Platform (128T) natively provides network-based security, control, and insight across data centers, wide-area networks (WAN), and edge locations for enterprises, service providers, and cloud companies alike. 128T is reshaping the way organizations design, deploy, and operate real-world networks by making them dramatically simpler, smarter, and more secure — it’s going to fix the router — and ultimately the network — as we know it.

    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.

    Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is a complete, high-performance SD-WAN solution that enables service providers to quickly and cost-effectively bring new, differentiated, managed SD-WAN services to market to expand market reach, create new revenue streams and deliver SD-WAN services with SLAs in and out-of-region.

    Offer
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    Sample Customers
    Revation Systems
    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
    Aramex, Clair, Ascent, First Bank, Harley-Davidson
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Retailer6%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Non Tech Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government6%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Retailer5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise63%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business68%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise51%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Buyer's Guide
    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall vs. Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Barracuda CloudGen Firewall vs. Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    655,113 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Barracuda CloudGen Firewall is ranked 13th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 6 reviews while Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is ranked 15th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 3 reviews. Barracuda CloudGen Firewall is rated 7.8, while Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is rated 8.4. 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 Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect writes "Useful Boost feature, scalable, and quiet". Barracuda CloudGen Firewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco Secure Firewall, pfSense, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and Azure Firewall, whereas Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, VMware SD-WAN, Prisma SD-WAN and Cato Networks. See our Barracuda CloudGen Firewall vs. Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect report.

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