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"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.""Barracuda Web Application Firewall provides optimized performance, a user-friendly environment, helpful dashboards, and is simple to use.""Its recommendation about the probabilities on the website is great. It also has free probability managers for the website, which is really helpful. The protection engine, signature-based protection behavior, and analysis features are also great. It also has an ATP module for sandbox scanning and behavior analysis for file uploads.""The solution is user-friendly and easy to set up.""Our customers value the solution's simplicity.""The solution has been quite stable. It's reliable.""Setup of this solution is straightforward. It's a stable and scalable solution, with good performance and fast technical support.""The solution offers multiple security features. There are machine learning features and great URL encryption. It also offers multi-protocol support against DDoS attacks."

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"It's very easy to configure.""The feature that I have found most valuable is its load balancing.""The load balancing and VPN features are most valuable. AAA authentication is also valuable.""I like app flows and custom flows. They integrate with multiple flows.""The most valuable features are the VDA Delivery, Gateway Fort, and the load balancing.""Compared to other solutions, Citrix ADC is much more robust in terms of the native integration to cloud platforms. It is far more robust from an operational point of view as well.""High availability, performance, and security are the main pillars. It enhances the security for accessing the applications.""It is simple for both IT specialists and customers."

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"It would be better if their updates would be released annually.""While the UI is good, it can get a little bit complicated.""Its interface can be better. It is not very friendly.""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.""As most people are aware, the implementation is not easy.""Barracuda Web Application Firewall's load balancing feature could be improved.""The GUI needs to be improved because it sometimes hangs and needs to be restarted.""I have found F5 more stable than Barracuda Web Application Firewall. They should improve the stability."

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"Integration with other third party providers and third party applications could be better because it can be a bit complex at present.""There are certain features that are very useful and Citrix makes you pay a bit more for them.""Overall the price of Citrix ADC could be more competitive.""Native integration needs to be improved. You cannot build ISE codes natively. For DevOps, integration would be very helpful because it would be a lot simpler from an operational standpoint.""They can improve the scalability and the multi-tenancy feature. We recently tried to configure an authentication, and we ran into some issues while using the web-based GUI. It was very slow when you log in with your credentials in the web-based GUI. Each time we clicked on the menu, it tried to do the authentication. It works properly in the console.""An area for improvement would be the difficulty in finding information about standard licensing costs over the internet. They should provide some reference prices on the net to be quickly referred to.""This is an expensive solution.""In terms of what could be improved, I would say the user interface because sometimes it can be complicated."

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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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  • "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."
  • "The price for Citrix ADC here in Mexico was good, when you compare it with F5 and Radware."
  • "F5 BIG-IP is much more expensive than Citrix ADC. For example, If we choose two platforms, Citrix ADC, 3000 version, and we choose F5, F4200 version. F5 BIG-IP has connections, timers, and throughput similar to Citrix ADC, but the price is very expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: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.
    Top Answer:Our primary use case of this solution is protection of applications. If you have applications, for instance, in Azure, and you want to protect them, you can use Barracuda Web Application Firewall, and… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of Citrix ADC are load balancing and application firewall.
    Top Answer:Citrix ADC could improve the price and make it less expensive, other competitors have a better prices. This would allow Citrix ADC to keep dominating the market.
    Top Answer:Overall the price of Citrix ADC could be more competitive.
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    NetScaler, Citrix NetScaler VPX
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    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
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Maritime Company20%
    Non Profit10%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Financial Services Firm21%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    Small Business68%
    Large Enterprise32%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise49%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
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    June 2022
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    Barracuda Web Application Firewall is ranked 8th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 12 reviews while Citrix ADC is ranked 4th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 21 reviews. Barracuda Web Application Firewall is rated 8.0, while Citrix ADC is rated 8.4. 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 Fortinet FortiWeb, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, F5 Advanced WAF, HAProxy and Azure Front Door, whereas Citrix ADC is most compared with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Fortinet FortiADC, HAProxy and Barracuda Load Balancer ADC.

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