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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

The Barracuda Email Security Gateway is a robust and feature rich platform, does the job it's supposed to do and integrates into existing networks easily. It is not cheap, but valuable performance never is. It is one of the truly "set it and forget it" appliances in my tool set.
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

FireEye Email Security

It works well as one component of an email security stack, as long as you do not mind dealing with false positives. It would not be suitable as the only component in an email security system. When upstream components of our stack have gone down, a high number of malicious mail got through our FireEye appliance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.0
FireEye Email Security
6.9
Anti-malware
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.3
FireEye Email Security
8.0
Cusomizability
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
6.7
FireEye Email Security
5.9
Data Loss Protection
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
7.9
FireEye Email Security
Threat Detection
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.3
FireEye Email Security
6.9
Sandboxing
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.2
FireEye Email Security
6.9
End-to-End Encryption
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.7
FireEye Email Security
Management Tools
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.2
FireEye Email Security
6.9

Pros

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

FireEye Email Security

  • Ease of implementation was a key factor in our decision making for an email security/spam product. FireEye ES was very easy to implement as well as to maintain.
  • Blocking effectiveness in an email security/spam product has to be the most important factor. FireEye ES does a very good job of completely blocking the vast majority of risky emails. With its sand-boxing features, it does a good job of evaluating threats. The spam blocking is effective without being overly so.
  • Being a cloud product makes ease of management a great feature. The console is easy to get to, use and understand. Whitelisting, finding emails that are impacted, and other common email flow questions are easily achieved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

FireEye Email Security

  • The interface is not exactly intuitive.
  • There are a high number of false positives.
  • To my knowledge, there is not a way to whitelist links or attachments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Barracuda Email Security Gateway 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The WebUI leaves a bit to be desired, it is utilitarian in nature. Operationally it just works. Install. Setup, wall away knowing your protected.
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

FireEye Email Security

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

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

FireEye Email Security

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

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

FireEye Email Security

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Barracuda Email Security Gateway 8.9
Based on 7 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

FireEye Email Security

FireEye Email Security 7.4
Based on 2 answers
In the years we have had this service, we haven't needed much help (which is a testament to the ease of use/reliability of the product) but when we have they have been probably the best vendor I've ever dealt with when it comes to quickly addressing support call issues. We also have a very readily available engineer that has been quick to help with more complex requests.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Through this application, I can keep my computer and system safe during its time of use and it is very helpful when detecting any threat as it has done in my system since its installation, I no longer have any problem due to the damage to my software since Barracuda protects my computer without any problem. In addition to everything with its functionalities, our company has been able to benefit successfully since our teams are in their most optimal operation, giving them better benefit and long duration and not worrying about any type of hacking, thanks to Barracuda we can be calm whenever we navigate in the network without being infected by malware.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FireEye Email Security

I was not involved in the evaluation of FireEye Email Security, as it was done before I was in my current role. So, I am not aware of which other tools were evaluated.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

FireEye Email Security

  • The cost of FireEye ES is more than we were paying for our Baracuda Spam filter, but we seem to get much less spam and or false blocks so time is saved in not having to deal with those issues.
  • The primary focus was to continue spam blocking but add a much more robust security layer. The security seems to work well and with the state of phishing/malware attacks, the service is like solid gold. We have many known attacks repelled daily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

General

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

Barracuda Email Security Gateway Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

FireEye Email Security

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

FireEye Email Security Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Server Edition$01
  1. per mailbox
SaaS Edition
AVAS$01
Cloud Edition$01
  1. per mailbox
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.0
FireEye Email Security
7.3

Usability

Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.0
FireEye Email Security

Reliability and Availability

Barracuda Email Security Gateway
10.0
FireEye Email Security

Performance

Barracuda Email Security Gateway
6.0
FireEye Email Security

Support Rating

Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.9
FireEye Email Security
7.4

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