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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Barracuda is extremely well suited at stopping spam/phishing/ransomware attacks via email. It is also clever enough to know if you get an 'internal' email which has originated from the outside by someone masking their email address and stopping these getting through.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos Secure Email Gateways

If trying to ensure the email is secure from a certain degree of threats like spam, ransomware and even phishing attacks than Sophos Secure Email Gateway is the answer. In our organization, it's been implemented and none of the security incidents related to those attacks that rooted from email is reported. And Sophos Secure Email Gateway has one of the best email encryption methods we found on the market.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.1
Sophos Secure Email Gateways
7.9
Anti-malware
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.1
Sophos Secure Email Gateways
9.1
Cusomizability
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
7.0
Sophos Secure Email Gateways
6.4
Data Loss Protection
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
7.8
Sophos Secure Email Gateways
6.5
Threat Detection
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.6
Sophos Secure Email Gateways
8.5
Sandboxing
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.5
Sophos Secure Email Gateways
7.5
End-to-End Encryption
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.8
Sophos Secure Email Gateways
9.0
Management Tools
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.1
Sophos Secure Email Gateways
8.1

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

Sophos Secure Email Gateways

  • Filters spam emails and keeps our inboxes clean, even keeps our spam folders in Gmail clear.
  • Filters phishing emails that can be dangerous to our team's security.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

  • The appliance has a feature to block all office macros. This is a great feature but only has an on/off setting. I would like to see the additional of allowing exclusions for users who need to receive office macros.
  • The feature for email encryption is great and allows us to not require an additional product or service for this. Unfortunately this is similar to the office macro feature and does not allow exclusions. The setting automatically detects information like credit cards, social security numbers, and other sensitive information. I have a user who works with Japanese companies. Japanese phone numbers apparently trigger the SSN filter. I wish I could put an exclusion in for this recipient or sender.
  • I wish the appliance had an auto firmware update option. Where non major releases would be automatically installed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos Secure Email Gateways

  • Other vendors services are a bit more streamlined for end users and their quarantine digests.
  • Administration does not allow for quite as many settings as other vendors.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Barracuda Email Security Gateway 8.7
Based on 3 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

Sophos Secure Email Gateways

Sophos Secure Email Gateways 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I have always found the answers I have needed in the documentation or online, and have not needed to contact Sophos Secure Email Gateways' support team. This, I think, bodes well for how their software is easy to use and has good documentation when you cannot find what you need in the basic interface.
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

Sophos Secure Email Gateways

Sophos was chosen for our location based on a need for increased security as we deal with sensitive information on a daily basis.
Stephen Wittmaak | 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

Sophos Secure Email Gateways

  • The ROI is very fast, since today the main communication system is email so your downtime for threats over the network will be lower or zero.
  • The protection objective is well seen among co-workers and third party enablers.
  • You have better understanding and visualization of what your users and co-workers are sharing via email.
Juan Carlos Sanchez Pignalosa | 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

Sophos Secure Email Gateways

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
8.2
Sophos Secure Email Gateways
6.8

Support Rating

Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.7
Sophos Secure Email Gateways
10.0

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