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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • FortiMail ranks higher in 1 feature set: Secure Email Gateway

Secure Email Gateway

6.6

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

66%
9.9

FortiMail

99%
FortiMail ranks higher in 7/7 features

Anti-malware

7.2
72%
15 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Cusomizability

5.3
53%
13 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Data Loss Protection

7.3
73%
11 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Threat Detection

6.6
66%
15 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Sandboxing

6.0
60%
9 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

End-to-End Encryption

7.8
78%
12 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Management Tools

6.2
62%
15 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Barracuda Email Security Gateway is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • FortiMail is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.5

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

75%
23 Ratings
10.0

FortiMail

100%
6 Ratings

Usability

8.6

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

86%
2 Ratings

FortiMail

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

10.0

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

100%
1 Rating

FortiMail

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

6.0

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

60%
1 Rating

FortiMail

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.9

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

99%
8 Ratings
9.5

FortiMail

95%
4 Ratings

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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Fortinet

FortiMail is useful for small businesses and large companies. If you are looking to filter inbound and outbound email, then it will do an effective job of keeping your network safe. The virus, malware, spam definitions are updated on a daily basis and will help any company that is looking to eliminate spam and malware.
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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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Fortinet

  • FortiMail earned a AAA rating from SE Labs and a 99.78%.
  • Spam Capture Rate from Virus Bulletin.
  • The solution has an effective Antivirus module that protects from malicious URLs and attachments.
  • It also has an integrated cloud sandbox or can be integrated with a physical or virtual appliance (with an additional license).
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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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Fortinet

  • I would like to see a recommended config come base on the box.
  • I would like to see a secure score type area.
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Pricing Details

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Barracuda Email Security Gateway editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    FortiMail

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    FortiMail editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      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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      Fortinet

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Fortinet

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Fortinet

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Fortinet

      Any time I've had to use the support, it has been great! They always will recommend certain options, as well as explain what they do and why they are there. The support always gets back to me the same day, and are always pleasant to deal with. I never hesitate to call.
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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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      Fortinet

      I have used Barracuda Email Security in the past and FortiMail is just as effective. The interface is easy to use, and the configuration is straightforward in setting it up to work with Microsoft Exchange. Spam detection is effective, as well as malware/viruses and phishing attempts. Overall it is a great service.
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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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      Fortinet

      • It has been positive since we do not have mail crashes and we protect the information that is transmitted by these means.
      • The costs are very accessible.
      • Easy deployment and implementation.
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