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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.3 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 Targeted Attack Protection for Email

This product is a good idea for any organization that finds themselves the target of malicious emails of any kind. Whether it be phishing, maleware, attachments with nefarious installers, etc, Proofpoint TAP catches nearly every single bogus URL and dangerous attachment by opening those items before our user can get to them. Proofpoint saves our users from themselves
Jane Updegraff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Barracuda Sentinel
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
7.8
Anti-malware
Barracuda Sentinel
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
8.1
Cusomizability
Barracuda Sentinel
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
7.4
Data Loss Protection
Barracuda Sentinel
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
6.8
Threat Detection
Barracuda Sentinel
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
8.4
Sandboxing
Barracuda Sentinel
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
8.3
End-to-End Encryption
Barracuda Sentinel
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
8.0
Management Tools
Barracuda Sentinel
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
7.6

Pros

Barracuda Sentinel

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

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email

  • Impostor email detection is a fantastic feature and works very well.
  • The sandbox feature helps to ensure confidence that their evaluation of the email threat is valid.
  • Easy to use (and understand) dashboard make identifying and managing email threats a breeze.
Anonymous | 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 Targeted Attack Protection for Email

  • It's a stretch for me to find something that needs improvement. If I had to put at least one thing it would relate to URL Defense. The process works great but, there are times when you have to decode the encoded URL. Currently, the only place to do that is in the TAP dashboard. To save clicks and logins, it would be nice to have that decode functionality in the Proofpoint management console.
  • No other issues.
Jerry Robinson | 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 Targeted Attack Protection for Email

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email 5.4
Based on 3 answers
Not my decision, but I have made it very clear this product does not perform. I have emails from our users on how bad it is after switching to it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Targeted Attack Protection for Email

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email 8.9
Based on 5 answers
Simple to configure and very straightforward dashboard. Within days of implementation, we were using the dashboard to reduce our response time.
Mike Kelley | 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 Targeted Attack Protection for Email

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Generally have had good response and resolution time with knowledgeable technicians, and if needed the ticket is moved to someone with more expertise to better address the issue. Have used the ticketing portal, phone, as well as the beta chat feature (permanent please!)
Anonymous | 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 Targeted Attack Protection for Email

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email 9.9
Based on 2 answers
Proofpoint managed the installation and made it very simple. We had a dedicated installation engineer who checked in on use periodically after go-live to ensure that there were no issue.
Jerry Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Targeted Attack Protection for Email

Besides using the default native protection in the email product itself, we have not looked closely at other email security products. But going with Proofpoint is the right choice. When our leadership team has concerns about malware attacks, we just tell them that we have the security in place using Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email. And we don't just tell them, we provide them the reports coming out of Proofpoint which show the threats being blocked and the metrics.
Anonymous | 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 Targeted Attack Protection for Email

  • Saves IT time when an attack is successful and isn't reported in a timely manner or at all until damages are done. IT has to spend less time and effort because we are able to stop it before it spreads.
  • Protecting business resources and assets is a huge positive impact. TAP allows us to better protect our business and information within.
  • The only negative thing is that it doesn't automatically handle these attacks - but that is what TRAP is for! I wish Proofpoint bundled TAP and TRAP.
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 Targeted Attack Protection for Email

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
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Sentinel
9.1
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
5.4

Usability

Barracuda Sentinel
8.7
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
8.9

Support Rating

Barracuda Sentinel
8.8
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
9.1

Implementation Rating

Barracuda Sentinel
9.1
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
9.9

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