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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 8.8 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

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

Mimecast has been great at filtering our email for spam, phishing attempts, and potentially dangerous email attachments. We have been very happy with the reliability of the Mimecast services - I don't remember it being down in 2 years of using the service. My one complaint is that the admin console is not very easy to navigate, which makes some of the services difficult to implement. That being said, their support team has been great about walking us through these issues.
Josh Cope | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.0
Mimecast Secure Email Gateway
8.7
Anti-malware
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.3
Mimecast Secure Email Gateway
8.7
Cusomizability
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
6.7
Mimecast Secure Email Gateway
8.0
Data Loss Protection
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
7.9
Mimecast Secure Email Gateway
8.8
Threat Detection
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.3
Mimecast Secure Email Gateway
9.0
Sandboxing
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.2
Mimecast Secure Email Gateway
9.1
End-to-End Encryption
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.7
Mimecast Secure Email Gateway
9.2
Management Tools
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.2
Mimecast Secure Email Gateway
7.7

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

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

  • Email retention - convenience for the end-users to access older messages even if they've deleted them from Outlook
  • SPAM management - allows us to prevent SPAM and Phishing attacks with custom policies that fit our organizational needs
  • URL protection - allows incoming emails with a URL to be scanned and protects our end-users from clicking on malicious URLs
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

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

  • The Admin Management console is absurdly complicated. For every first time we wanted to setup we've had to call their support for assistance. Support is quick and fantastic but it's so difficult to do anything yourself. They seem to have gone out of their way to call features unique things instead of using standard language from other providers so you as an IT professional know what you're looking for to setup.
  • They have lots of KB articles, which their support will point you to. They are written on the most basic level and don't actually provide the help you need. For example, the KB page will tell you the list of options on the page... but not actually tell you what you do, why you might use them, or define their terminology.
  • Their email threat management system has several nice features. One of the features available is that it will rewrite links in emails so that users click the link and it sandboxes the link, testing it on their server space and the user sees it there. This means the actual link in the email gets changed to the address of one of their servers. As a law firm, the EXACT LINKS are important to maintain in our communications and editing actual data from our clients to point to a Mimecast server is an unacceptable practice. I wish they had an alternative that did not edit the link itself on the page.
Debbie Johnson | 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

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

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

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

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

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

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

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway 8.7
Based on 10 answers
When calling them you get best in the world customer services but as previously mentioned their online community and capabilities are a bit lacking. They want you to log into their portal to see updates on issues (vs. using a public facing service) and I rarely find the answers to my issues in electronic format. Their online presence is only helpful with the simplest of issues.
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

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

Previously we have only used the default on-premise exchange that comes with SBS. This was very simple and only provided basic filtering of spam and junk mail. We weren't able to filter impersonation mail or emails with malicious code
Dale Simpson | 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

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

  • Positive - It's hard to put a dollar amount on prevention, but we have been saved many times by the email and URL security filter. Users have clicked on links which were blocked by Mimecast. We have avoided costly ransomware and virus situations many times because of this.
  • Cost savings - Mimecast has worked with us to set reasonable prices, especially because we are a non-profit. At the time of purchase they were significantly cheaper than their closest competitor (Proofpoint).
  • Subscription cost. This is a subscription product so overall it can be more expensive than an on-premise solution. However we feel that the cost was well worth the security benefits.
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

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.0
Mimecast Secure Email Gateway
9.1

Usability

Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.0
Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

Reliability and Availability

Barracuda Email Security Gateway
10.0
Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

Performance

Barracuda Email Security Gateway
6.0
Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

Support Rating

Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.9
Mimecast Secure Email Gateway
8.7

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