Barracuda Web Security Gateway vs SonicWall CFS comparison

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We performed a comparison between Barracuda Web Security Gateway and SonicWall CFS based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"The support is fantastic.""The ease of use. It's pretty easy to use and navigate the UI... to either block or whitelist a web address."

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"It is very stable."

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Cons
"Our problem is that it's a virtual appliance and we're moving to a new platform and, for whatever reason, we can't move it as it is... When we were migrating our virtual machines from the old to the new system, we determined rather quickly that it wouldn't migrate over.""The AD agent is an issue which my customers and I have encountered. Sometimes it refuses to start and, only as time goes by, does it become apparent that things are not working the way they should."

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"Malware, scanning, capture, and integration should be included with the content filtering."

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  • "The pricing and licensing are comparatively reasonable."
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  • "Licensing is on a yearly basis and the pricing is very reasonable."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The pricing and licensing are comparatively reasonable.
    Top Answer:The AD agent is an issue which my customers and I have encountered. Sometimes it refuses to start and, only as time goes by, does it become apparent that things are not working the way they should… more »
    Top Answer:It is very stable.
    Top Answer:Licensing is on a yearly basis and the pricing is very reasonable.
    Top Answer:It has to be able to control more than just web traffic. Malware, scanning, capture, and integration should be included with the content filtering.
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    Also Known As
    Barracuda Web Filter
    SonicWall Content Filtering Service
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    Overview

    The Barracuda Web Security Gateway lets organizations benefit from online applications and tools without exposure to web-borne malware and viruses, lost user productivity, and misused bandwidth. As a comprehensive solution for web security and management, it unites award-winning spyware, malware, and virus protection with a powerful policy and reporting engine. Advanced features ensure that organizations adapt to emerging requirements like social-network regulation, remote filtering, and visibility into SSL-encrypted traffic.

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    Sample Customers
    Citizen Farmers Finance, Osoyoos Credit Union, Supreme Services, Camden County Technical Schools, Frederick County Schools, Pine Belt Mental Healthcare, Paulsboro Public Schools, Dysart Unified School District, St. Michael's Grammar School, Southfield Schools District, Total Threat Protection - Wade Ford, Alain Pinel Realtors, Southfield Public Schools, Major League Baseball (MLB)
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Government17%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Educational Organization8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company15%
    Retailer10%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Educational Organization8%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise40%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise41%
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    Barracuda Web Security Gateway is ranked 4th in Web Content Filtering with 2 reviews while SonicWall CFS is ranked 5th in Web Content Filtering with 1 review. Barracuda Web Security Gateway is rated 7.0, while SonicWall CFS is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Barracuda Web Security Gateway writes "Easy to use for whitelisting or blocking a web address but won't scale to our new platform". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonicWall CFS writes "Reliable content filtering but need more traffic control". Barracuda Web Security Gateway is most compared with Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway, TitanHQ WebTitan and McAfee Web Protection, whereas SonicWall CFS is most compared with .

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