Avanan vs. Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avanan
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Avanan, from Check Point since the August 2021 acquisition, connects security technologies to enterprise cloud applications in order to improve protection of sensitive corporate data and IP. According to the vendor, Avanan's one-click deployment allows customers to deploy a new security solution in seconds. Because it requires no appliance, agent or gateway proxy, Avanan can begin protecting any cloud application immediately, with no effect on users.
$4
per user per month
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Barracuda Email Security Gateway is designed to protect against inbound malware, spam, phishing, and Denial of Service attacks, and ensure that business productivity isn’t impacted by attacks through the email system.N/A
Pricing
AvananBarracuda Email Security Gateway
Editions & Modules
Advanced Anti-Phishing
$4.00
per user per month
Complete Malware Protection
$5.00
per user per month
Full-Suite Protection
$8.00
per user per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AvananBarracuda Email Security Gateway
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPrices for fewer than 500 users.
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Community Pulse
AvananBarracuda Email Security Gateway
Considered Both Products
Avanan
Chose Avanan
We were using Barracuda Email Security Gateway. Needless to say it was allowing an alarming number of emails phishing our employee's to the point we had many accounts being taken over. The ESS and Sentinel products were terrible and way under performed as to what they were …
Chose Avanan
Avanan comes with many advanced features which can be very user-friendly. The overall cost is slightly cheaper than Proofpoint Email Protection. Technical support from Avanan is quite responsive and able to resolve the reported issue in timely manners. Anomaly detections are …
Chose Avanan
Compared to other similar tools, Avanan offers better features and comes at a bargain with no compromises on features.
Chose Avanan
The price of the product delivers great spam protection. IT might not have as many features as its competitors but it does everything we need it to for a 1/3 of the price.
Chose Avanan
Comparing Avanan to the competitors listed above, I think Mimecast would be the only real threat to accurately detecting and quarantining phishing and malware attempts as well as ransomware. With the advanced API, Avanan has an extremely high chance of catching things that …
Barracuda Email Security Gateway

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AvananBarracuda Email Security Gateway
Secure Email Gateway
Comparison of Secure Email Gateway features of Product A and Product B
Avanan
8.3
110 Ratings
2% below category average
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
6.4
15 Ratings
27% below category average
Anti-malware8.4105 Ratings6.915 Ratings
Customizability8.5106 Ratings5.013 Ratings
Data Loss Protection8.394 Ratings7.311 Ratings
Threat Detection9.2106 Ratings6.315 Ratings
Sandboxing7.394 Ratings6.09 Ratings
End-to-End Encryption7.676 Ratings7.812 Ratings
Management Tools8.6106 Ratings5.715 Ratings
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User Ratings
AvananBarracuda Email Security Gateway
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(112 ratings)
7.2
(23 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(33 ratings)
8.7
(2 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
6.4
(1 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.4
(35 ratings)
9.4
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AvananBarracuda Email Security Gateway
Likelihood to Recommend
Check Point Software Technologies
What it says, it provides. It has the Data leak prevention that is the major help while we have to deal with lot of clients at a time. It has the Secure Click that checks any embedded hyperlink so that when we work on emails we don't have to worry about the hidden security threats inside a email.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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.
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Pros
Check Point Software Technologies
  • 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.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • 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.
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Cons
Check Point Software Technologies
  • I only ever had one complaint, we had a few hiccups during the setup process. We have now been a customer for two years and have had no further issues. It is likely that the setup pain points have now been resolved as well. Overall the product does what it claims while providing a very intuitive interface.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Check Point Software Technologies
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).
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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Usability
Check Point Software Technologies
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.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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
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Reliability and Availability
Check Point Software Technologies
Always been available as needed.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Availability is robust and flawless. This is a non-issue, its always up & running and fail-over protection is available for restarts or upgrades.
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Performance
Check Point Software Technologies
It's not all the time, on occasion the platform can delay email by seven to ten minutes.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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.
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Support Rating
Check Point Software Technologies
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.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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.
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In-Person Training
Check Point Software Technologies
There was no in person training.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Check Point Software Technologies
Takes a lot to get a 10 out of 10.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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Implementation Rating
Check Point Software Technologies
Ensure system administration and exchange admin are up to speed on Avanan
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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Alternatives Considered
Check Point Software Technologies
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.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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.
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Scalability
Check Point Software Technologies
It does what they claim and then some.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Check Point Software Technologies
  • 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.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • 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.
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