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153 Ratings

Avanan

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Score 9.1 out of 100
82 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Avanan ranks higher in 1 feature set: Secure Email Gateway

Secure Email Gateway

8.8

Avanan

88%
6.7

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

67%
Avanan ranks higher in 7/7 features

Anti-malware

9.1
91%
100 Ratings
7.3
73%
15 Ratings

Cusomizability

8.8
88%
101 Ratings
5.4
54%
13 Ratings

Data Loss Protection

8.7
87%
88 Ratings
7.4
74%
11 Ratings

Threat Detection

9.5
95%
101 Ratings
6.7
67%
15 Ratings

Sandboxing

8.2
82%
88 Ratings
6.1
61%
9 Ratings

End-to-End Encryption

8.1
81%
71 Ratings
7.9
79%
12 Ratings

Management Tools

8.9
89%
101 Ratings
6.3
63%
15 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Avanan is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Performance
  • Barracuda Email Security Gateway is rated higher in 2 areas: Availability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.2

Avanan

92%
107 Ratings
7.5

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

75%
23 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Avanan

90%
5 Ratings

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.8

Avanan

88%
33 Ratings
8.5

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

85%
2 Ratings

Availability

9.1

Avanan

91%
1 Rating
10.0

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

100%
1 Rating

Performance

6.4

Avanan

64%
1 Rating
6.0

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

60%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.3

Avanan

93%
34 Ratings
9.9

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

99%
8 Ratings

In-Person Training

1.0

Avanan

10%
1 Rating

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

8.2

Avanan

82%
1 Rating

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.7

Avanan

87%
2 Ratings

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.1

Avanan

91%
1 Rating

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Avanan

This software is well-suited for a company that is looking to protect its data from common security breaches. It is very user-friendly and easy to implement, which is why these few things make it easily usable on a daily basis. This software also allows for much faster cloud performance and provides regular reports which provide security analytics.
Marta Budzan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Good combination when using their other products like an incident response. When using automated workflows, this makes creating sender policies a breeze. Unfortunately, this can also be done too well as it may filter out valid emails and to resend or place them back into users' mailbox isn't an easy thing to do even if you attempt to resend through the Email Security Gateway.
Andrew Nakamura | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Avanan

  • The dashboard for Avanan makes all of the most important information easy to digest.
  • Alerting - specifically, the Geo-Location alerts allow us to see if a user has possibly been compromised.
  • The End-User Email Quarantine experience gives users the ability to request emails be released, which trains them to better spot legitimate emails.
Nathaniel Roebuck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

  • ESS has a simple interface for both users and administrators.
  • The "Manage Quarantine" button in each email is a direct sign-on link, so users don't have to remember their password to manage their quarantine (this is GOLD, Jerry!).
  • The baseline functionality (catching spam/malware/phishing/malware attachments/malformed PDFs etc) is super-solid, with few false positives and few false negatives.
Bear Golightly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avanan

  • Sometimes, it's not easy to find why the email has been moved to spam or blocked
  • Tuning takes time, sometime query just don't work even everything is right.
  • UI can be made more user friendly, so that it will be easier to operate
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

  • You need to take time in adding your contacts to a whitelist so that you don't miss an email.
  • I recommend changing the time interval; Barracuda notifies you that you have quarantined emails as we were only getting 1 per day and we missed some urgent emails.
  • The quarantine folder is web based, we'd prefer it to have been an add-in for Outlook.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Avanan

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$4 per user per month

Avanan Editions & Modules

Edition
Advanced Anti-Phishing$4.001
Complete Malware Protection$5.001
Full-Suite Protection$8.001
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
Prices for fewer than 500 users.

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Barracuda Email Security Gateway Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Avanan

Avanan 9.0
Based on 5 answers
Cost, need to make sure the cost is competitive for how many users are using email protection as we move users to MS Teams and don't rely so much on full access to email accounts (both sending and receiving internal and external).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Avanan

Avanan 8.8
Based on 33 answers
The end-users love not having their inboxes fill up with extra useless emails. As an administrator, it is simple to implement and maintain. The ability to put something into test mode before going live makes our life a lot easier and less stressful. Avanan has many different components to make your life easier.
Ed Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Barracuda Email Security Gateway 8.5
Based on 2 answers
So far we have had limited problems the one's we have had we can attribute to poor user judgement not our gateway failing. One of the best features is the Barracuda is intuitive to choices we make on blocking or rejecting emails which is a great feature. lessens are need to repetitively enter the same information
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Avanan

Avanan 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always been available as needed.
Eric Rise | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Barracuda Email Security Gateway 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Availability is robust and flawless. This is a non-issue, its always up & running and fail-over protection is available for restarts or upgrades.
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Avanan

Avanan 6.4
Based on 1 answer
It's not all the time, on occasion the platform can delay email by seven to ten minutes.
Eric Rise | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Barracuda Email Security Gateway 6.0
Based on 1 answer
The WebUI is the only piece I find lacking on the Barracuda ESK. Its is not the fastest and is fairly utilitarian in its approach. The Outlook plug-in, while not in wide use here, causes zero slowdown in Outlook or the Barracuda ESG.
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Avanan

Avanan 9.3
Based on 34 answers
Support has always been there for me, they take on suggestions and product improvements quite seriously. I've spoken to techs and you can tell that they care about the product and the service in which they deliver. Avanan support is always responsive in everything I throw them and in most cases they don't tell me how to build out a widget or custom query, they actually do it for me and send it to me.
Paul Maranzano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Barracuda Email Security Gateway 9.9
Based on 8 answers
Barracuda customer support is great. Most of the time when I can an actual tech support representative answers, not some person that will just take a message. If one is not available I will receive a call back in a very short time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Avanan

Avanan 1.0
Based on 1 answer
There was no in person training.
Eric Rise | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Avanan

Avanan 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Takes a lot to get a 10 out of 10.
Eric Rise | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Avanan

Avanan 8.7
Based on 2 answers
Ensure system administration and exchange admin are up to speed on Avanan
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Avanan

Avanan has a one-click solution, which subscribers or clients use to deploy a new security update. Further, Avanan has the protection of any cloud application, which means, it bypasses any security threat and maintain the set safety processes. Finally, data leakage is a shield that Avanan has deployed, a very smooth process in the firm.
Joel Elliot | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Barracuda integrates well with Office 365 and mail flow is great. It was the first solution we found that was part of a greater suite to fit all the requirements we had. With the Email Security gateway being in the cloud, it required no extra hardware but also nothing new installed on an endpoint as some solutions require.
Justin Graves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Avanan

Avanan 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It does what they claim and then some.
Eric Rise | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Avanan

  • Improved risk mitigation by providing additional layer protection for M365.
  • Easy to setup and configure. No expert knowledge required and no downtime required.
  • Customizable license count. No need to buy the same number of mailbox users if you really don't want to protect some unused mailboxes.
Kishor Kumar TB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

  • Allows us to set it and forget it. We don't have to worry about patch or upgrade to a newer version. Barracuda does it all for us.
  • DLP has been great. That's a risk which is hard to monitor but Barracuda does it effortlessly.
Rick Sherman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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