Barracuda Security Awareness Training vs. Curricula

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Barracuda Security Awareness Training
Score 6.7 out of 10
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Barracuda's Security Awareness Training (formerly Barracuda Phishline) provides a suite of applications supporting phishing social engineering simulations with data analytics for evaluation of results as well as targeted training and education to boost readiness. PhishLine was acquired by Barracuda in January 2018, and is now part of Barracuda's security portfolio.N/A
Curricula
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Curricula, headquartered in Atlanta, helps organizations of all sizes to fix their cyber security awareness training programs by using storytelling. It is designed so that employees enjoy fun episodes that take them on adventures to learn how to actively defend themselves in real-world scenarios. Additionally, Curricula's LMS Authoring tools allow the user to create fun, relatable content to help employees learn with a smile.
$1.50
per month per employee
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Professional
$15
per year per employee
Enterprise
$20
per year per employee
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Barracuda Security Awareness TrainingCurricula
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAll paid plans require an annual contract commitment. 25 employee minimum.
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Features
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Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Barracuda Security Awareness Training
7.2
33 Ratings
15% below category average
Curricula
10.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
Single sign-on capability7.030 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-based user permissions7.331 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Security Awareness Training
Comparison of Security Awareness Training features of Product A and Product B
Barracuda Security Awareness Training
7.0
39 Ratings
17% below category average
Curricula
10.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
Training Content Library7.139 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Multilingual Training Content6.722 Ratings00 Ratings
Training Gamification6.934 Ratings00 Ratings
Industry-Specific Security Training6.534 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Individualized Security Training Plans6.932 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Phishing Simulations7.438 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Security Reporting7.339 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with Security Tech Stack7.028 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Barracuda Security Awareness TrainingCurricula
Likelihood to Recommend
7.3
(41 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
6.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.1
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Barracuda Security Awareness TrainingCurricula
Likelihood to Recommend
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda Security Awareness Training is well suited for companies that are looking to automate and schedule phishing simulation, education, and training on a regular basis. It would be less appropriate for companies that already have a security awareness training platform already implemented.
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Curricula
We use Curricula to level up our internal training programs. We are currently working on SOC-2 and HIPAA compliance and these training capabilities allow us to easily track progress and get the teams trained up quickly. Previously we had no training program internally and this will help us grow the business now that we can win deals in areas where these compliance measures are required. I think this is great for software companies training teams in remote settings because it is all self-paced and on-demand. We would never get through it all if we had to do it in a workshop in person setting.
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Pros
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • The software helps us create emails that look exactly or almost exactly the same as the phishing emails we found in our email gateway.
  • We already use the ESS gateway from Barracuda Networks, and in the TEP bundle, this software is included, so it's not that much work to also configure this.
  • In the software, we can see reports on how our users performed. We can make a selection of users that are more prone to click on "false" links, and this way, we can help them individually.
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Curricula
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Cons
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Providing animated templates for custom campaigns would be helpful, potentially a "builder site" where templates could be put together with custom questions/answers.
  • Reporting through functional could use some work. We typically create phishing tests to help our users learn how to spot concerns, and the reports do not provide who actually "reported" the phish as opposed to who did not. This has been a year-long request to Barracuda, and the same issue is present in our campaigns as well.
  • We would love to see an annual release of new training topics and campaign ideas.
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Curricula
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Likelihood to Renew
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Although cost competitive, we still feel like we are not digging deep enough to train our staff. We have little to no way other than digging through reports that have not proven to be adequately documented (hey you, Barracuda campaign reports) to identify and require users to take more training who have not passed their requirements.
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Curricula
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Usability
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Once you are started it is great. The only issue is to get started. The administrator interface [I feel] is not intuitive enough. It lacks some kind of quick start wizard. The templates are good and fit several regions. So we can do our Belgian campaign and French campaign, each with a different template.
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Curricula
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Support Rating
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Working with Barracuda PhishLine support is always a good experience. They are very professional, they are attentive and they are courteous. When I first purchased Barracuda PhishLine a few year ago it was new to them as well. At the time, the support staff could been better trained. That said, they worked hard to help and resolve my issues.
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Curricula
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Alternatives Considered
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
365 defender has a tool for user security training, it is much more rudimentary than Barracudas, but the interface is much nicer. Both offer email attack testing, reporting, and training, but barracuda offers additional attack types, like file and SMS testing. Both seem to come free with other software and can be brought as add-ons.
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Curricula
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Return on Investment
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • We have seen a huge improvement in user non-engagement with phishing emails.
  • We now have a well-educated group of employees that are very adept at knowing malware when they see it.
  • A great tool for IT staff that saves time with training resources.
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Curricula
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