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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Sentinel

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Intermedia Email Plus

This is the perfect solution for businesses that want a scalable solution with a fixed cost per user. Intermedia is amazing with no contracts.
John Rivers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Barracuda Sentinel
Intermedia Email Plus
7.8
Anti-malware
Barracuda Sentinel
Intermedia Email Plus
8.0
Cusomizability
Barracuda Sentinel
Intermedia Email Plus
8.0
Data Loss Protection
Barracuda Sentinel
Intermedia Email Plus
7.0
Threat Detection
Barracuda Sentinel
Intermedia Email Plus
8.0
End-to-End Encryption
Barracuda Sentinel
Intermedia Email Plus
8.0
Management Tools
Barracuda Sentinel
Intermedia Email Plus
8.0

Pros

Barracuda Sentinel

  • Phishing prevention; Sentinel has reduced our instances of phishing by some absurd number. Previously we were no only "underwater" when it came to phishing, we were drowning in it. This product reduced that number by upwards of 95%+.
  • spear-phishing prevention; see above.
  • User detection; using the free trial, Sentinel examined our network for the better part of 24-48 hours over our O365 instance, not our network. The product was able to a 100% rate identify all of the critical users in our firm AND show the number of hits they recently endured.
  • The free trial not only identified critical users (people who had signature authority, spending authority, etc.) but it also started intercepting phishing attempts. When I went to sell this to my boss, I had a stack of over 60 attempts over two weeks to show her proof that the product worked.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Intermedia Email Plus

  • Excellent support
  • Great performance
John Rivers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Barracuda Sentinel

  • The product is pretty solid so I am not sure how it can be improved. One thing I noticed recently, I am not getting the emails back from Sentinel when I send in a "miss". Used to be I got an email back saying "sorry we missed this, we are improving." That does happen anymore, so I am assuming that when I send a miss, the AI is getting better.
  • I would expand this to cover all kinds of email fraud like ransomware and spam rather than creating another product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Intermedia Email Plus

  • Email filtering is good, but not excellent
  • Office 365 default settings require a little tweaking (registry)
John Rivers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Sentinel

Barracuda Sentinel 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We've had the product for 2-years now, I am not going back to where I was when I wasn't using this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Intermedia Email Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Barracuda Sentinel

Barracuda Sentinel 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Because we tested Sentinel before we bought it. This was key and a major selling point for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Intermedia Email Plus

Intermedia Email Plus 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I love the usability of Intermedia Email Plus. The only downfall isn't their fault. The issue with Office 365 registry settings requires changes to connect to Intermedia Email Plus flawlessly.
John Rivers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Barracuda Sentinel

Barracuda Sentinel 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Because everything is so easy with Barracuda. You call, you provide your information, a ticket is created, and you are immediately transferred to a support engineer. The staff are professional and friendly...and here is the key. They follow up with you to make sure the solution not only fit the problem, but solved the issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Intermedia Email Plus

Intermedia Email Plus 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Native English speaking support, excellent response, and quick resolution. Support is amazing at Intermedia.
John Rivers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Barracuda Sentinel

Barracuda Sentinel 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It was "stupid easy" from the technical side.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Intermedia Email Plus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Barracuda Sentinel

My firm has a Barracuda Back-up 490 and a Barracuda Web Filter. In a previous life, the firm I worked for, were Barracuda resellers, I know the quality of the products from the sales side, the training side, the support side, and the user side. We were posed with Barracuda vs. Mimecast. In the end, Barracuda won because of the reputation of the product, the company, and its people. Another big piece of the choice was the ability to "test drive" the product, testing gave me concrete data with which to the sell the product to my management. We are looking to expand this footprint to one of our sister companies now. Wasn't even a competition really. The other thing in retrospect? The installation was seamless and took no time. All we had to do was develop a 1-pager to send to staff warning them of the change, the emails they might see, and how to self administer the client.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Intermedia Email Plus

Intermedia Email Plus support is better, costs are comparable or better, and backups are better than the alternatives.
John Rivers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Barracuda Sentinel

  • All positive, prior to deploying Sentinel we had at least 3 times when users bit on phishing attacks and bought $500 in iTunes gift cards as requested by the phisher. Our HR Director was also ready to send another phisher all the company W2's as requested. Since deployment, we sleep a little better at night.
  • It's really hard to put a value on this product. It has been worth every penny by reducing our Spear Phishing and Phishing attacks by upwards of 90-95%+. How do you put a figure on that? In two months of testing, it intercepted 240+ Phishing and Spear phishing attempts. How do you attach a monetary figure to a situation where you are able to not have to deal with a problem and work on something else? 15 minutes per attempt? Times 60 in 60-days? $45/hour for an engineer? The ROI has been well worth it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Intermedia Email Plus

  • Scalable for seasonal/variable employee count
  • Easy administration
  • Easy onboarding
John Rivers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Barracuda Sentinel

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Intermedia Email Plus

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Sentinel
9.1
Intermedia Email Plus
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Sentinel
9.1
Intermedia Email Plus

Usability

Barracuda Sentinel
9.1
Intermedia Email Plus
9.0

Support Rating

Barracuda Sentinel
9.1
Intermedia Email Plus
9.0

Implementation Rating

Barracuda Sentinel
9.1
Intermedia Email Plus

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