Barracuda Content Shield vs. Barracuda Web Security Gateway

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Barracuda Content Shield
Score 7.9 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
Barracuda Web Security Gateway
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Barracuda Web Security Gateways now available in the 200 through 1000 series provide web content filtering as well as access and advanced threat protection, and are available as physical appliances, virtual appliances, or as a SaaS.N/A
Pricing
Barracuda Content ShieldBarracuda Web Security Gateway
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Barracuda Content ShieldBarracuda Web Security Gateway
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Barracuda Content ShieldBarracuda Web Security Gateway
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Barracuda Content Shield

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Barracuda Web Security Gateway
Chose Barracuda Web Security Gateway
The Barracuda Web Security Gateway is ideal for businesses that need access to the internal network to access sensitive applications and resources. It offers very good security features to protect the network and to allow secure access. Its features are available to manage and …
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Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Score 9.1 out of 10
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Check Point Quantum Security Gateway
Score 9.1 out of 10
Skyhigh Secure Web Gateway
Skyhigh Secure Web Gateway
Score 9.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Barracuda Content ShieldBarracuda Web Security Gateway
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(9 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.4
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Barracuda Content ShieldBarracuda Web Security Gateway
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
For a larger organization, this is a must. It provides insight into what the users are doing online and most malicious sites will no longer be accessible if access is denied. This can also give access to non-work related sites, but in a limited capacity, based on user or time of day. Though a smaller company would benefit from the features, it may be cost prohibitive.
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Pros
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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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Integrates with other Barracuda products, including the Barracuda Web Application Firewall and the Barracuda Email Security Gateway.
  • Helps manage bandwidth to improve network performance.
  • Easy to use.
  • Allows you to perform SSL inspections to view content on social networks.
  • Help prevent data loss.
  • Protect our privacy.
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Cons
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Increased policy customization
  • Filtering policy preferences
  • Increased manual settings
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • I don't think I have anything to mention here. The Barracuda Web Security Gateway does everything we need it to do.
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Usability
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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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
There are a lot of settings you can adjust. The web log is easy to use. If a user is having issues accessing a website, you can go in and see what's being blocked and why. After that, you can make adjustments fairly easy. The GUI is easy to navigate and updating the software is a simple click of a button.
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Support Rating
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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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda support have also been excellent when we have had to contact them. The only time we had a hardware issue on a device (and that device was about 8 years old) it was replaced within about 24 hours of reporting it. Generally there has not been much need to contact their support, as once the device is in and set up, it just works.
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Alternatives Considered
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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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
SonicWall, Barracuda NG Firewall, and WatchGuard provides Content Filtering, but are primarily firewalls with Content Filtering features. The Web Filter is a dedicated appliance with more storage space and better reporting of users.
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Return on Investment
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Increased Reporting Times
  • Threat Training time increase
  • Policy enforcement increased time
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • I came into the company with Barracuda already implemented so it worked well for a number of years.
  • Their support contract was a bit pricey.
  • For what the company paid for the system, Barracuda was worth the money over the 10 years it was implemented.
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