Avast Secure Web Gateway (SWG) vs. Barracuda Content Shield

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avast SWG
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Avast Secure Web Gateway service provides cloud-based web protection for all employees and devices whether they are in or out of the office. With it, the user points DNS requests to the Avast network and is free from the complexity and overhead of traditional proxy servers and on-premise appliances. Avast’s SWG also protects roaming and guest workers as well. The Avast cloud SWG service, provided in partnership with the Zscaler threat network, blocks access to malware and bad locations on the…N/A
Barracuda Content Shield
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Barracuda Content Shield and Content Shield Plus for MSPs are cloud-based service that combines robust content filtering, file-based protection, granular policy enforcement and reporting, simple centralized management, and real-time threat intelligence to protect users and organizations. Its proxy-free architecture ensures minimal latency.N/A
Pricing
Avast Secure Web Gateway (SWG)Barracuda Content Shield
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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Avast SWGBarracuda Content Shield
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Avast Secure Web Gateway (SWG)Barracuda Content Shield
Top Pros
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Best Alternatives
Avast Secure Web Gateway (SWG)Barracuda Content Shield
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall
Score 9.2 out of 10
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Skyhigh Secure Web Gateway
Skyhigh Secure Web Gateway
Score 6.5 out of 10
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway Next Generation Firewall
Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Avast Secure Web Gateway (SWG)Barracuda Content Shield
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
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7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
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8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Avast Secure Web Gateway (SWG)Barracuda Content Shield
Likelihood to Recommend
Avast Software
I have been using [Avast Secure Web Gateway (SWG)] for a very long
time in my organization, it is very easy to use with having the interface
created on a very advanced module. Designed with much-modernized UI and dashboard
is very pleasing to use and to have the best experience on it.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda Content Shield is well suited to large companies with many employees that are based in many areas and have various aspects of their job that need them to be on the internet at all times and in many cases opening themselves to many threats. It may be less appropriate for small companies that are in individualized clusters
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Pros
Avast Software
  • I have been using this platform in my organization for securing the network for a very long time and I am satisfied with their services and features.
  • It helps me in blocking web threats before coming on the network automatically which saves my network from potential attack.
  • Completely functional UI with having all the features to have a fast and secure working environment.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Easy to use
  • Layout of program looks like an email so its easy to read and identify
  • Helped many suspicious senders from getting into our system
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Cons
Avast Software
  • The major drawback of using Avast secure web gateway that it sometimes slows down the system in blocking web threats.
  • Secondly, it is hard to set up the first time as it takes a lot of effort and time to completely integrate with the system to make it fully functional.
  • Starting scanning the web application and organizing network in the background which talks a lot of memory and slows down the other processes.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Increased policy customization
  • Filtering policy preferences
  • Increased manual settings
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Usability
Avast Software
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
I think the program is easy to use, I think there are more functions it can have or better ability to customize the layout so it doesn't look so plain
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Support Rating
Avast Software
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
I have only had to call twice for access issues but it has been overall a normal experience.
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Alternatives Considered
Avast Software
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda Content Shield was compared to this product and in our opinion was more robust and cost effective for our growing firm. Barracuda allowed us to create filtering that worked for our firm and allowed us to make the customization easy so that all employees had access to what they needed and were not shut out.
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Return on Investment
Avast Software
  • I am facing a lot on my organization's websites that it shows a lot of ads on the screen which sometimes got a freeze on the page and takes the whole screen to play which is a lot of time-consuming and slows down the work.
  • Avast Secure Web Gateway [(SWG)] is one of the best protection solutions available in the market to secure network traffic.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Increased Reporting Times
  • Threat Training time increase
  • Policy enforcement increased time
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