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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.7 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

Proofpoint Email Protection

Well suited:Proofpoint does a pretty good job at protecting us from spam emails. I was able to block a lot of emails coming from SendGrid by blocking SendGrid emails with a custom spam filter. However, SendGrid has a lot of legit emails too so I was able to create another rule to allow those emails from certain people, then block the rest. That way business need was met but spam emails are blocked. Less AppropriateIf you are trying to monitor internal to internal emails Proofpoint is probably a little over featured for that.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Barracuda Sentinel
Proofpoint Email Protection
8.3
Anti-malware
Barracuda Sentinel
Proofpoint Email Protection
9.3
Cusomizability
Barracuda Sentinel
Proofpoint Email Protection
9.2
Data Loss Protection
Barracuda Sentinel
Proofpoint Email Protection
7.4
Threat Detection
Barracuda Sentinel
Proofpoint Email Protection
8.7
Sandboxing
Barracuda Sentinel
Proofpoint Email Protection
7.7
End-to-End Encryption
Barracuda Sentinel
Proofpoint Email Protection
7.9
Management Tools
Barracuda Sentinel
Proofpoint Email Protection
7.8

Pros

Barracuda Sentinel

  • Set and forget
  • Very easy
  • Simple to use dashboard
IGNACE QUAGHEBEUR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Proofpoint Email Protection

  • Spam - catches these emails before hitting the inbox.
  • Daily digest - provides users with a list of the emails that were blocked and allows them to choose to release them if they are legitimate emails.
  • Ensures that emails coming into our organization is safe for our users and verifies the email is coming from stated senders email server.
Laurie Keith | 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

Proofpoint Email Protection

  • Proofpoint could offer more frequent training opportunities to customers at all levels of expertise.
  • Proofpoint can always continue to strive to keep its product a leader in the industry.
  • Proofpoint's support site could be overhauled to provide a more logical flow.
Anonymous | 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

Proofpoint Email Protection

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Barracuda Sentinel

Barracuda Sentinel 8.7
Based on 3 answers
Extremely easy to use. You can easily review and decide how to handle phishing email attacks.
Jay Glatt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Proofpoint Email Protection

Proofpoint Email Protection 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Very robust and solid product in protecting our emails. The engineers who assisted with our implementation was very knowledgable and great to work with. Easy to use by end-users. Administration and management are also easy for IT. Great dashboard and reporting tools for business reviews.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Barracuda Sentinel

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Proofpoint Email Protection

Proofpoint Email Protection 9.1
Based on 2 answers
There were no appliance errors or unplanned outages during five years of operation.
Frank Haarmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Barracuda Sentinel

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Proofpoint Email Protection

Proofpoint Email Protection 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Most important thing is the performance of processing mails. Even in a complex environment the system keeps performing on a very high Level.
Frank Haarmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Barracuda Sentinel

Barracuda Sentinel 8.8
Based on 3 answers
I've not yet had the need to contact Barracuda for support of Sentinel. The product is very easy to use and needs no real setup. However, knowing how Barracuda support works in other areas of their products, I'm sure any Sentinel support would be expertly handled.
Jay Glatt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Proofpoint Email Protection

Proofpoint Email Protection 8.1
Based on 5 answers
We use ProofPoint support quite often to fix issues and assist with setting up features and rules. Each time we have created a ticket, they have been very helpful and respectful. Each ticket has been treated with the appropriate SLA time and attention. We also enjoy the regular check-ins from the engineers when tickets are open but we get busy with other tasks.
Nicole Dohrman | 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

Proofpoint Email Protection

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

Proofpoint Email Protection

We previously used halon anti-spam, which lasted us well until our organization really started to grow and it was not able to keep up with the amount of mail we were receiving. The support is also nothing compared to Proofpoint's professional services offering. Halon was also not able to have the complex rules that Proofpoint can offer.
Fraser Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Barracuda Sentinel

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Proofpoint Email Protection

Proofpoint Email Protection 8.2
Based on 1 answer
You can add a lot of agents to your environment if you need them. And you can operate hardware appliances and virtual appliances in the same cluster.
Frank Haarmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Barracuda Sentinel

  • Less administration time to check suspicious logins
  • AI works very well. No false positives
  • It is an addon. It improves your security but will not stop all threats
IGNACE QUAGHEBEUR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Proofpoint Email Protection

  • Having easy-to-reach backups of all employee emails has made Proofpoint worth it by itself. That plus the countless times that spam/malicious emails did not make it through to the intended person that could have potentially cost the organization a lot of money.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Barracuda Sentinel

General

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

Proofpoint Email Protection

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Sentinel
9.1
Proofpoint Email Protection
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Sentinel
9.1
Proofpoint Email Protection

Usability

Barracuda Sentinel
8.7
Proofpoint Email Protection
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Barracuda Sentinel
Proofpoint Email Protection
9.1

Performance

Barracuda Sentinel
Proofpoint Email Protection
8.2

Support Rating

Barracuda Sentinel
8.8
Proofpoint Email Protection
8.1

Implementation Rating

Barracuda Sentinel
9.1
Proofpoint Email Protection

Scalability

Barracuda Sentinel
Proofpoint Email Protection
8.2

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