Barracuda Impersonation Protection vs. Mimecast Advanced Email Security

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Barracuda Impersonation Protection
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
Barracuda Sentinel is AI-based protection which learns a business’s unique communication patterns to detect personalized fraud in real-time to protect against business email compromise and account takeover.N/A
Mimecast Advanced Email Security
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
The Mimecast Secure Email Gateway is a messaging security option with anti-spam / anti-malware, data loss prevention, large file send, and other features, from UK company Mimecast.N/A
Pricing
Barracuda Impersonation ProtectionMimecast Advanced Email Security
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Barracuda Impersonation ProtectionMimecast Advanced Email Security
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Barracuda Impersonation ProtectionMimecast Advanced Email Security
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Barracuda Impersonation ProtectionMimecast Advanced Email Security
Secure Email Gateway
Comparison of Secure Email Gateway features of Product A and Product B
Barracuda Impersonation Protection
-
Ratings
Mimecast Advanced Email Security
7.9
19 Ratings
6% below category average
Anti-malware00 Ratings8.019 Ratings
Customizability00 Ratings7.419 Ratings
Data Loss Protection00 Ratings8.016 Ratings
Threat Detection00 Ratings8.218 Ratings
Sandboxing00 Ratings7.216 Ratings
End-to-End Encryption00 Ratings8.816 Ratings
Management Tools00 Ratings8.019 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Barracuda Impersonation ProtectionMimecast Advanced Email Security
Small Businesses
Webroot Email Security Powered by Zix
Webroot Email Security Powered by Zix
Score 9.0 out of 10
Barracuda Essentials
Barracuda Essentials
Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Webroot Email Security Powered by Zix
Webroot Email Security Powered by Zix
Score 9.0 out of 10
Barracuda Essentials
Barracuda Essentials
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Webroot Email Security Powered by Zix
Webroot Email Security Powered by Zix
Score 9.0 out of 10
Cisco Cloud Email Security
Cisco Cloud Email Security
Score 7.6 out of 10
All AlternativesView all alternativesView all alternatives
User Ratings
Barracuda Impersonation ProtectionMimecast Advanced Email Security
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(5 ratings)
8.2
(31 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(4 ratings)
6.4
(6 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(4 ratings)
8.9
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Barracuda Impersonation ProtectionMimecast Advanced Email Security
Likelihood to Recommend
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
I am not sure how I can put this any more clearly, until we deployed this product we were swamped by phishing and spear-phishing attacks. After testing the free version, I had all the info I needed to sell this to my boss; the product ID'd users and it started blocking attempts. I walked in with a stack of 60+ blocks and told my boss, "we need this." She agreed to pay for it and overnight our phishing and spear-phishing attempts dropped by 75%+. From where we were, to where we are now, with the AI learning our users and our environment, these attempts have dropped by 90-95%+. An amazing product.
Read full review
Mimecast
Mimecast is good when you are needing a basic email security platform. It does some basic things really well, but when you start hitting some advanced needs, it lacks. Mimecast does not do a good job with BEC detection. Mimecast does spam filtering alright, but it could be much better. It really doesn't care about gmail or other external addresses. It doesn't check for age of accounts, etc.
Read full review
Pros
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Capturing targeted phishing attacks
  • Capturing spoofed addresses - emails purporting to be from the CEO but using a Gmail account.
Read full review
Mimecast
  • 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
Read full review
Cons
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Small company's don't really benefit from the AI
  • It would be great if some more rule intelligence could be added.
Read full review
Mimecast
  • 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.
Read full review
Likelihood to Renew
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
We've had the product for 2-years now, I am not going back to where I was when I wasn't using this.
Read full review
Mimecast
No answers on this topic
Usability
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Extremely easy to use. You can easily review and decide how to handle phishing email attacks.
Read full review
Mimecast
Yes using the same administration console is good, as user that you have assigned limited functionality to the console, they are already familiar with it when you increase their functionality. The new portal does take a bit of getting used to, but i can see that it is an improvement on the old version.
Read full review
Reliability and Availability
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
until now, i haven't encountered any problem.
Read full review
Mimecast
No answers on this topic
Performance
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
no delays seen.
Read full review
Mimecast
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Support from Barracuda, in all departments, has been exceptional. They are quick to respond, they are attentive and they have been courteous. I have nothing but the best things to say about their staff. My only issue is that their ticketing system needs to better identify a cloud user versus a physical hardware user.
Read full review
Mimecast
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.
Read full review
Implementation Rating
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
It was "stupid easy" from the technical side.
Read full review
Mimecast
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
We have been a long-standing customer of Barracuda Backups Cloud to Cloud and Main Backups so this was a logical extension of what we had already been doing and the positive results we had been receiving on the other products
Read full review
Mimecast
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
Read full review
Scalability
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
It is 1 setting for your environment. so flexibility is low (but not necessary). I have not yet noticed any delays due to sentinel
Read full review
Mimecast
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Reducing the risk of a user inadvertently responding to a malicious email
Read full review
Mimecast
  • Reasonably priced solution, even for a small business like ours.
  • It's hard to put a figure on our ROI - I would just say we feel like we've gotten our money's worth with the advanced email protection we receive. We have definitely avoided many potentially dangerous emails since we've implemented this solution.
Read full review
ScreenShots