85 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100
5 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Kaspersky Security for Mail Server ranks higher in 1 feature set: Secure Email Gateway

Secure Email Gateway

6.6

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

66%
8.9

Kaspersky Security for Mail Server

89%
Kaspersky Security for Mail Server ranks higher in 7/7 features

Anti-malware

7.2
72%
15 Ratings
8.5
85%
2 Ratings

Cusomizability

5.3
53%
13 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Data Loss Protection

7.3
73%
11 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Threat Detection

6.6
66%
15 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Sandboxing

6.0
60%
9 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

End-to-End Encryption

7.8
78%
12 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Management Tools

6.2
62%
15 Ratings
8.5
85%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Kaspersky Security for Mail Server is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.5

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

75%
23 Ratings
8.0

Kaspersky Security for Mail Server

80%
2 Ratings

Usability

8.6

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

86%
2 Ratings

Kaspersky Security for Mail Server

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

10.0

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

100%
1 Rating

Kaspersky Security for Mail Server

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

6.0

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

60%
1 Rating

Kaspersky Security for Mail Server

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.9

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

99%
8 Ratings

Kaspersky Security for Mail Server

N/A
0 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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Kaspersky Lab

This service may be useful for some businesses, so it's important to try it before deciding. It offers multiple layers of protection for both assisted and unassisted attacks, sandboxing (for obfuscated attacks), and a decent anti-phishing tool. It can be tricky to set up, but not the end of the world. In our case, unfortunately, the false positives were just unbearable.
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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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Kaspersky Lab

  • Neural network based anti-phishing and anti-spam for multilayered security.
  • Scalable resources according to business growth.
  • Flexible to use in almost all devices.
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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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Kaspersky Lab

  • False positives.
  • Integration can be fiddly.
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Pricing Details

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Barracuda Email Security Gateway editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Kaspersky Security for Mail Server

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Kaspersky Security for Mail Server 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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      Kaspersky Lab

      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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      Kaspersky Lab

      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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      Kaspersky Lab

      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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      Kaspersky Lab

      No answers on this topic

      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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      Kaspersky Lab

      Microsoft Exchange Online Protection is very easy to set up and has way fewer false positives than Kaspersky Security for Mail Server. It has virtually the same features as the Kaspersky alternative and it is extremely easy to set up. It feels like Microsoft Exchange Online Protection gives slightly more transparency about its conclusions, which allows users to make an informed decision about certain messages.
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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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      Kaspersky Lab

      • Balance our manpower distribution in between security team and management team.
      • Help to create secure work environment for all staff.
      • Reduce our cost by proper utilization of security budget.
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