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Score 8.7 out of 100
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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

SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

While this solution is capable of managing a smaller environment, I'm weary to install it into a larger customers' environment. This solution does a decent job of basic email security and centrally managed controls. Hardware upgrade options seem limited though if adding a lot more email boxes. Retention options are limited compared to other products.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.1
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances
Anti-malware
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.7
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances
Cusomizability
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
6.3
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances
Data Loss Protection
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.5
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances
Threat Detection
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.1
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances
Sandboxing
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.0
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances
End-to-End Encryption
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.9
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances
Management Tools
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.1
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

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

SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

  • Simple GUI interface where everything is in one location and easy to use.
  • Simple setup, but allows you to be flexible with different security zones.
  • Robust, stays up and running.
Doug Shininger | 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

SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

  • Manufacturer is focused on several solutions (so likely not enough focus in one area)
  • Not the most cost effective solution
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Barracuda Email Security Gateway 8.5
Based on 2 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

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

SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

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

SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Barracuda Email Security Gateway 9.5
Based on 8 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

SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

We switched from Watchguard to SonicWALL because of the ease of use and everything was located in one place. At the time Watchguard was changing to force you to use a server to manage your VPNs, and we didn't see a reason to have to manage another product when it should have been able to do everything itself. SonicWALL met and exceeded our expectations.
Doug Shininger | 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

SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

  • Blocks a majority of spam and malicious emails
  • Sandboxing options limited
  • Not the best solution out there that we have seen
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

SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

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
8.6
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances
4.0

Usability

Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.5
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

Reliability and Availability

Barracuda Email Security Gateway
10.0
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

Performance

Barracuda Email Security Gateway
6.0
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

Support Rating

Barracuda Email Security Gateway
9.5
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

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