Barracuda Email Security Gateway vs. Forcepoint Email Security

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
Score 8.1 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
Forcepoint Email Security
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Websense's Triton AP-Email is a messaging security platform and module extension of the Triton platform.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Barracuda Email Security GatewayForcepoint Email Security
Free Trial
YesNo
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
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Considered Both Products
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
Chose Barracuda Email Security Gateway
Forcepoint Email Security, formerly Websense, had poor intent analysis and learning. I spent a large portion of my time tagging spam emails that were not blocked. Barracuda consistently improves their offering and stays current with trend of malicious messages.
Forcepoint Email Security

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Barracuda Email Security GatewayForcepoint Email Security
Secure Email Gateway
Comparison of Secure Email Gateway features of Product A and Product B
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
6.4
15 Ratings
27% below category average
Forcepoint Email Security
9.1
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Anti-malware6.915 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Customizability4.913 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Data Loss Protection7.411 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Threat Detection6.315 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Sandboxing6.09 Ratings9.01 Ratings
End-to-End Encryption7.812 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Management Tools5.615 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses
Webroot Email Security Powered by Zix
Webroot Email Security Powered by Zix
Score 9.1 out of 10
Webroot Email Security Powered by Zix
Webroot Email Security Powered by Zix
Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Webroot Email Security Powered by Zix
Webroot Email Security Powered by Zix
Score 9.1 out of 10
Webroot Email Security Powered by Zix
Webroot Email Security Powered by Zix
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Cloud Email Security
Cisco Cloud Email Security
Score 7.6 out of 10
Cisco Cloud Email Security
Cisco Cloud Email Security
Score 7.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
Barracuda Email Security GatewayForcepoint Email Security
Likelihood to Recommend
7.2
(23 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.4
(5 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Barracuda Email Security GatewayForcepoint Email Security
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Forcepoint
Forcepoint Email Security is perfect for set and forget. Very little do I need to get in and that's to tailor a policy there are minimal issues I have encountered since using the product.
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Pros
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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Forcepoint
  • URL sandbox
  • File sandbox
  • Spam filter
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Cons
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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Forcepoint
  • Speed is not the best but its email not instant chat
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Usability
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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Forcepoint
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Reliability and Availability
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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Forcepoint
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Performance
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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Forcepoint
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Support Rating
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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Forcepoint
The support could be better, but the good thing is rarely having to call them.
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Alternatives Considered
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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Forcepoint
Since Forcepoint is used widely in our organization, the integration between DLP web and Mail is amazing, and I didn’t find a good reason to split services between vendors if I have all the package in one place
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Return on Investment
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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Forcepoint
  • Even though Forcepoint solution is targeted high in terms of price, the added value it provides to an organization by securing their system in web and mail is tremendous
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