Barracuda Email Security Gateway vs. SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
Score 8.7 out of 10
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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
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances
Score 10.0 out of 10
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SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances are appliance-based line of messaging security products.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
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Community Pulse
Barracuda Email Security GatewaySonicWall Email Security Series Appliances
Considered Both Products
Barracuda Email Security Gateway

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SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances
Chose SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances
Barracuda owns this space as far as I am concerned. SonicWall has very robust firewalls, but their other offerings are a little behind times compared to Barracuda. SonicWall also seems to be a lot more expensive than other alternatives. Barracuda offers a 4-year hardware …
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Features
Barracuda Email Security GatewaySonicWall Email Security Series Appliances
Secure Email Gateway
Comparison of Secure Email Gateway features of Product A and Product B
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
6.5
15 Ratings
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances
-
Ratings
Anti-malware7.115 Ratings00 Ratings
Cusomizability5.313 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Loss Protection7.211 Ratings00 Ratings
Threat Detection6.515 Ratings00 Ratings
Sandboxing6.09 Ratings00 Ratings
End-to-End Encryption7.712 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Tools6.015 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
Barracuda Email Security GatewaySonicWall Email Security Series Appliances
Likelihood to Recommend
7.4
(23 ratings)
4.0
(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
9.9
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Barracuda Email Security GatewaySonicWall Email Security Series Appliances
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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SonicWall
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.
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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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SonicWall
  • 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.
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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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SonicWall
  • Manufacturer is focused on several solutions (so likely not enough focus in one area)
  • Not the most cost effective solution
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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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SonicWall
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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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SonicWall
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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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SonicWall
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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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SonicWall
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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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SonicWall
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.
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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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SonicWall
  • Blocks a majority of spam and malicious emails
  • Sandboxing options limited
  • Not the best solution out there that we have seen
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