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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Sentinel

If you are new to SIEM and have not invested in pre-exiting SIEM solutions, Azure Sentinel is a great way to start your SIEM journey. This is especially true if you are involved in other Microsoft products or are using Office 365 or Azure, it would be very easy to deploy and will have the logs in no time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Sentinel

I am not sure how I can put this any more clearly, until we deployed this product we were swamped by phishing and spear-phishing attacks. After testing the free version, I had all the info I needed to sell this to my boss; the product ID'd users and it started blocking attempts. I walked in with a stack of 60+ blocks and told my boss, "we need this." She agreed to pay for it and overnight our phishing and spear-phishing attempts dropped by 75%+. From where we were, to where we are now, with the AI learning our users and our environment, these attempts have dropped by 90-95%+. An amazing product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

Azure Sentinel
7.8
Barracuda Sentinel
Centralized event and log data collection
Azure Sentinel
9.0
Barracuda Sentinel
Correlation
Azure Sentinel
9.0
Barracuda Sentinel
Deployment flexibility
Azure Sentinel
6.0
Barracuda Sentinel
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
Azure Sentinel
8.0
Barracuda Sentinel
Custom dashboards and views
Azure Sentinel
7.0
Barracuda Sentinel

Pros

Azure Sentinel

  • Very easy to setup
  • Pay as you use--month-to-month subscription--no lengthily contracts
  • Works very well with other Microsoft tools as it has native integration
  • Cheaper then other SIEM products
  • No need to deploy any infrastructure on-premises to manage it
  • Very fast deployment
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Sentinel

  • Phishing prevention; Sentinel has reduced our instances of phishing by some absurd number. Previously we were no only "underwater" when it came to phishing, we were drowning in it. This product reduced that number by upwards of 95%+.
  • spear-phishing prevention; see above.
  • User detection; using the free trial, Sentinel examined our network for the better part of 24-48 hours over our O365 instance, not our network. The product was able to a 100% rate identify all of the critical users in our firm AND show the number of hits they recently endured.
  • The free trial not only identified critical users (people who had signature authority, spending authority, etc.) but it also started intercepting phishing attempts. When I went to sell this to my boss, I had a stack of over 60 attempts over two weeks to show her proof that the product worked.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Sentinel

  • Better integration with third-party tools
  • More connectors for third-party tools
  • Better online training available
  • More built-in queries
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Sentinel

  • The product is pretty solid so I am not sure how it can be improved. One thing I noticed recently, I am not getting the emails back from Sentinel when I send in a "miss". Used to be I got an email back saying "sorry we missed this, we are improving." That does happen anymore, so I am assuming that when I send a miss, the AI is getting better.
  • I would expand this to cover all kinds of email fraud like ransomware and spam rather than creating another product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Sentinel

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Barracuda Sentinel

Barracuda Sentinel 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We've had the product for 2-years now, I am not going back to where I was when I wasn't using this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Sentinel

Azure Sentinel 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I think the solution is robust, very usable, and user friendly. Overall it is very solid product that might not have all the functionality that Splunk has, but considering the time it has been on the market, I think it's really good. Having in mind how much Microsoft has invested in Cloud (i.e., Azure), this product will only grow stronger and better. I have been using it for a year, and since we started using it, there have been a lot of improvements and the number of connectors has increased.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Sentinel

Barracuda Sentinel 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Because we tested Sentinel before we bought it. This was key and a major selling point for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure Sentinel

Azure Sentinel 6.0
Based on 1 answer
The support is standard Microsoft support. It's not bad, but far from best in the industry. Compared to not having too many online courses/training available, this can be a roadblock, but in all honesty, deployment and day-to-day operations are easy and the product is intuitive. If you know how to read and understand Windows logs and have basic knowledge in any query language, you won't have much difficulty getting around. If you have some urgent investigation to do and you are stuck in understanding what happened and have difficulty correlating logs from different systems, other products probably will have better support where you can call someone and have screen sharing session/assistance in finding what's going on, but you pay premium for that, so at the end it all depends on your budget, technical skills, and comfort level.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Sentinel

Barracuda Sentinel 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Because everything is so easy with Barracuda. You call, you provide your information, a ticket is created, and you are immediately transferred to a support engineer. The staff are professional and friendly...and here is the key. They follow up with you to make sure the solution not only fit the problem, but solved the issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Azure Sentinel

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Barracuda Sentinel

Barracuda Sentinel 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It was "stupid easy" from the technical side.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure Sentinel

Azure Sentinel is much more cost effective and affordable than FortiSIEM and especially compared to Splunk Enterprise. Azure Sentinel is easier and faster to implement and does not require having any on-premises setup. It's purely software. There is no need to install any hardware on your network and you do not need to tap into the network and sniff all the traffic. All the software components of the solutions reside in Azure. You need to send the logs to Azure. The only thing that needs to be done on the servers where you want to monitor logs is install a small, small agent that will have the info of your Log Anaytics and a key to be able to connect and upload the logs. If you are versed in Microsoft technology, there is not much training required to get it going. There is the KQL language for writing queries that might be kind of new but then, on the other hand, any SIEM product has its own subscription language and syntax that needs to be learned, so Azure Sentinel is no different.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Sentinel

My firm has a Barracuda Back-up 490 and a Barracuda Web Filter. In a previous life, the firm I worked for, were Barracuda resellers, I know the quality of the products from the sales side, the training side, the support side, and the user side. We were posed with Barracuda vs. Mimecast. In the end, Barracuda won because of the reputation of the product, the company, and its people. Another big piece of the choice was the ability to "test drive" the product, testing gave me concrete data with which to the sell the product to my management. We are looking to expand this footprint to one of our sister companies now. Wasn't even a competition really. The other thing in retrospect? The installation was seamless and took no time. All we had to do was develop a 1-pager to send to staff warning them of the change, the emails they might see, and how to self administer the client.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Sentinel

  • It provide us with visibility in what's going on in our Azure deployments, Office 365 and on-premises servers
  • Allows us to investigate incidents
  • Allows to detect suspicious behavior
  • Fulfills the requirement to have SIEM/centralized log system that is required by security standards and certifications
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Sentinel

  • All positive, prior to deploying Sentinel we had at least 3 times when users bit on phishing attacks and bought $500 in iTunes gift cards as requested by the phisher. Our HR Director was also ready to send another phisher all the company W2's as requested. Since deployment, we sleep a little better at night.
  • It's really hard to put a value on this product. It has been worth every penny by reducing our Spear Phishing and Phishing attacks by upwards of 90-95%+. How do you put a figure on that? In two months of testing, it intercepted 240+ Phishing and Spear phishing attempts. How do you attach a monetary figure to a situation where you are able to not have to deal with a problem and work on something else? 15 minutes per attempt? Times 60 in 60-days? $45/hour for an engineer? The ROI has been well worth it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Sentinel

General

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

Azure Sentinel Editions & Modules

Edition
Azure Sentinel$2.461
100 GB per day$123.002
200 GB per day$221.402
300 GB per day$319.802
400 GB per day$410.002
500 GB per day$492.002
More than 500 GB per day$492.00 + $98.403
  1. per GB ingested
  2. per day
  3. per day/plus each additional 100 GB increment
Additional Pricing Details

Barracuda Sentinel

General

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

Barracuda Sentinel Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Sentinel
10.0
Barracuda Sentinel
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Sentinel
Barracuda Sentinel
9.1

Usability

Azure Sentinel
9.0
Barracuda Sentinel
9.1

Support Rating

Azure Sentinel
6.0
Barracuda Sentinel
9.1

Implementation Rating

Azure Sentinel
Barracuda Sentinel
9.1

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