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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Secure Email Gateway

    Barracuda Sentinel

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Proofpoint Email Protection

    90%
    Proofpoint Email Protection ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Anti-malware

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    76 Ratings

    Cusomizability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    75 Ratings

    Data Loss Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    48 Ratings

    Threat Detection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    75 Ratings

    Sandboxing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    57 Ratings

    End-to-End Encryption

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    58 Ratings

    Management Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    74 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Barracuda Sentinel is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Proofpoint Email Protection is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Barracuda Sentinel

    84%
    5 Ratings
    9.8

    Proofpoint Email Protection

    98%
    96 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Barracuda Sentinel

    91%
    1 Rating

    Proofpoint Email Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    7.8

    Barracuda Sentinel

    78%
    4 Ratings
    8.3

    Proofpoint Email Protection

    83%
    2 Ratings

    Availability

    Barracuda Sentinel

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Proofpoint Email Protection

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    Barracuda Sentinel

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    Proofpoint Email Protection

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.5

    Barracuda Sentinel

    85%
    4 Ratings
    8.3

    Proofpoint Email Protection

    83%
    8 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.1

    Barracuda Sentinel

    91%
    1 Rating

    Proofpoint Email Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Barracuda Sentinel

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    Proofpoint Email Protection

    82%
    1 Rating

    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.
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    Proofpoint

    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 Appropriate If you are trying to monitor internal to internal emails Proofpoint is probably a little over featured for that.
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    Pros

    Barracuda Networks, Inc.

    • Capturing targeted phishing attacks
    • Capturing spoofed addresses - emails purporting to be from the CEO but using a Gmail account.
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    Proofpoint

    • 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.
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    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.
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    Proofpoint

    • 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.
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    Pricing Details

    Barracuda Sentinel

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Barracuda Sentinel editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Proofpoint Email Protection

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Proofpoint Email Protection editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        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.
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        Proofpoint

        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.
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        Proofpoint

        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.
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        Reliability and Availability

        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Proofpoint

        There were no appliance errors or unplanned outages during five years of operation.
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        Performance

        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Proofpoint

        Most important thing is the performance of processing mails. Even in a complex environment the system keeps performing on a very high Level.
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        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.
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        Proofpoint

        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.
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        Implementation Rating

        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        It was "stupid easy" from the technical side.
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        Proofpoint

        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
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        Proofpoint

        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.
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        Scalability

        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Proofpoint

        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.
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        Return on Investment

        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        • 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
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        Proofpoint

        • 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.
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