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We performed a comparison between Barracuda Load Balancer ADC and Fortinet FortiADC based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Barracuda Load Balancer ADC vs. Fortinet FortiADC Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"Barracuda's technical support is good - whenever we have an issue, they immediately connect and resolve it.""The price is very good, and it's not very expensive."

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"Ease of use in deploying and having it up and running requires minimal knowledge.""The most valuable feature is the SSL offloading capacity.""Content caching and content compression are good features.""I like the solution's load balance with DNS intelligence.""The solution provides high-level services such as availability, redundancy, and load balancing between servers.""Simple to use and easy to integrate.""The GSLB, the DR side, is the best part. Because we had our main side in one city, we created another, and we had a complete MPLS over the internet. We used the GSLB and data loss for our business applications."

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Cons
"Load Balancer ADC is competitively priced, but it's not feature-rich, and its technology is not that advanced.""The quality of the solution's performance could be improved."

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"There is a mismatch between the number of features they are offering and the device capacity on how much it can handle.""Technical support and documentation could both be improved.""Because it is so generic, the documentation requires special attention. A person who has not worked on Fortinet FortiADC or a similar product will struggle to understand what the document is trying to say. The documentation could be more specific, and more detailed.""The solution's WAF needs an upgrade because it is not as good as FortiWeb, VMware, F5, or Imperva.""The initial setup could be simplified.""Issues with SSL and encrypted traffic.""The configuration is relatively complex."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Load Balancer ADC is cost-effective and is about half the price of F5."
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  • "The solution could be more cost-effective."
  • "They offer a perpetual license."
  • "The solution is less expensive than F5 or Imperva and is the most reasonably priced option available."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The price is very good, and it's not very expensive.
    Top Answer:The price of the solution is reasonable. It costs approximately 200 million. So the price is very good, and it's not very expensive, because it's just basic WAF, but the Load Balancer is good.
    Top Answer:The quality of the solution's performance could be improved. For example, the solution's performance is high because of CPU usage when the application is in refresh mode for more than 30 seconds… more »
    Top Answer:For ADC, any ADC can do a good job. But in case if you want to add WAF functionality to the same ADC hardware you have to look for other ADC's like F5, Imperva, Radware, Fortinet, etc. 
    Top Answer:I recommend Fortinet FortiADC. My experience with Fortinet has been very positive. Our company has been using it for around five years. We mainly use FortiADC for the load balancing of application… more »
    Top Answer:Ease of use in deploying and having it up and running requires minimal knowledge.
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    Also Known As
    Barracuda Load Balancer
    FortiADC Application Delivery Controller, FortiADC
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    Overview
    Barracuda Load Balancer is ideal for organizations looking for a high-performance, yet cost-effective application delivery and security solution. With the broadest range of hardware and virtual models, Barracuda Load Balancer provides maximum flexibility for organizations looking to build highly secure and scalable application infrastructure, whether it's deployed on-premises or in the cloud.

    Fortinet FortiADC is a robust application delivery controller (ADC) that delivers application optimization, application security, and application availability. FortiADC is a valued offering from Fortinet, which is widely recognized as a trusted supplier of dynamic security solutions worldwide. FortiADC offers dynamic security functions (AV, DDoS, and WAF) in addition to advanced application connectors for a simplified deployment and complete transparency to an organization's networks and applications. FortiADC offers three primary deployment options: physical machine, virtual machine, (VM) and cloud solution options.

    Fortinet FortiADC Benefits

    • FortiADC security protocol: FortiADC integrates with FortiSandbox to improve the overall antivirus security protections where every file is scanned for known and unknown malicious risks. If a file is identified as malicious or problematic, it will be blocked in the future.

    • SSL protocol: FortiADC securely uses the most up-to-date cryptography to provide exceptional encryption and decryption using a hardware-based SSL ASIC. FortiADC offers complete transparency to inspect all traffic for threats, improves server response time, and reduces backend server load, SSL inspection and SSL offloading. FortiADC integrates seamlessly with Gemalto’s SafeNet Hardware Security Module (HSM).

    • FortiADC connectors: FortiADC Fabric Connectors offer open API-based integration and coordination with numerous software-defined networks (SDNs), third-party partners, and cloud management providers. Fortinet Fabric Connectors provide deep open and turnkey integration with recognized third-party vendors such as AWS, K8s, OCI, and SAP, in multi-vendor solutions, improving scalability, simplified management, and automation.

    • Business stability: FortiADC load balancing for on-premise global server load balancing (GSBL) and in the cloud (FortiGSBL Cloud) will ensure users can maintain a reliable and available network by improving the ability of scaling applications throughout numerous data centers to reduce application response times and enhance disaster recovery. Users are able to define protocols based on network latency concerns, overall data performance, and site availability.

    Fortinet FortiADC Features

    • Application availability

      • 4-7 application load balancing: DNS, HTTPS, RTMP, RADIUS, MySQL and more

      • External fabric connectors: Splunk Integration, AWS/OCI Connector, Kubernetes Service.

      • Security fabric connectors: FortiSIEM, Fortigate BanIP Integration, FortiAnalyzer, and more.

      • Deployment modes: High availability (AA/AP Failover), Router mode, transparent mode (switch), one-arm mode (proxy with X-forwarded for support.

    • Web application firewall (WAF)

      • Security services: Captcha support, cookie support, HTTP header security, XML/SOAP/JSON validation, CSRF protection, API gateway, and more.

      • Application security: Web attack signature, bot detection, web vulnerability scanner, OWASP Top-10 Wizard, API protection and more.
    • Application enhancement

      • HTTP and TCP improvement: TCP buffering, HTTP compressions/decompression, HTTP caching (dynamic and static objects), Bandwidth monitoring using quality of service (QoS), TCP buffering, and more.

      • Authentication offloading: Two-factor authentication (Fortitoken/Fortitoken Cloud and Google Authentication), NTLM, AUTH2.0, SAML 2.0 (SP and Idp) RADIUS, LDAP, Kerbos, and local.

      • Networking: Integration with Ansible, Cisco ACI, OpenStack and Nutanix, NVGRE and VXLAN support, VLAN and port trunking support, IPv6 Support (SLB, firewall, routing and interfaces), Dynamic NAT, Hide NAT, Static NAT for added scalability and flexibility.

      • Management: Syslog support, SNMP using private MIBs with threshold-based traps. REST APIs, VDOMS, data analytics, real-time monitoring graphs, role-based monitoring, intuitive reporting, FortiView integration, and more.

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    Sample Customers
    Fenwal Blood Technologies
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government8%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise54%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise30%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Buyer's Guide
    Barracuda Load Balancer ADC vs. Fortinet FortiADC
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Barracuda Load Balancer ADC vs. Fortinet FortiADC and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    655,711 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Barracuda Load Balancer ADC is ranked 15th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 2 reviews while Fortinet FortiADC is ranked 6th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 7 reviews. Barracuda Load Balancer ADC is rated 7.0, while Fortinet FortiADC is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Barracuda Load Balancer ADC writes "Great security feature for handling traffic at an affordable price". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiADC writes "Feature-rich, robust, and the technical support is responsive ". Barracuda Load Balancer ADC is most compared with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), HAProxy, SANGFOR Application Delivery, Citrix NetScaler and Kemp LoadMaster, whereas Fortinet FortiADC is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Citrix NetScaler, HAProxy and Fortinet FortiDDoS. See our Barracuda Load Balancer ADC vs. Fortinet FortiADC report.

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