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Score 8.5 out of 100

Sophos Email

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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

Sophos Email

If trying to ensure the email is secure from a certain degree of threats like spam, ransomware and even phishing attacks than Sophos Secure Email Gateway is the answer. In our organization, it's been implemented and none of the security incidents related to those attacks that rooted from email is reported. And Sophos Secure Email Gateway has one of the best email encryption methods we found on the market.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Barracuda Sentinel
Sophos Email
8.6
Anti-malware
Barracuda Sentinel
Sophos Email
8.9
Cusomizability
Barracuda Sentinel
Sophos Email
7.9
Data Loss Protection
Barracuda Sentinel
Sophos Email
8.3
Threat Detection
Barracuda Sentinel
Sophos Email
8.4
Sandboxing
Barracuda Sentinel
Sophos Email
8.8
End-to-End Encryption
Barracuda Sentinel
Sophos Email
8.7
Management Tools
Barracuda Sentinel
Sophos Email
9.2

Pros

Barracuda Sentinel

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

Sophos Email

  • We could customize it to have a certain level of workflow. We manage to enforce certain email (based on key-phrases) to be quarantined before send it to the recipient. And the email needs to be approved (manually) before being released.
  • For certain type (using regex) of email, we will encrypt it if it's sent outside our organization domain.
  • Scalable
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

Sophos Email

  • Reporting could be more granular, it's the most glaring weakness of the product.
  • The ability to drill down into data from the dashboard would be very helpful for reporting as well.
  • Reverse AD sync so when active directory users are removed, they are removed from Sophos as well would be helpful.
Patrick Disney | 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

Sophos Email

Sophos Email 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It was easy to use and easy to implement. You don't need previous knowledge on the products, after we got this up and running, it took us hours to put everything together. The transition was easy and seamless.
David Orellana | 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

Sophos Email

Sophos Email 8.6
Based on 8 answers
The solution is very scalable, with a possibility to be customized; which means that Sophos Email can be configured depending on our own situation and context not on a general way.On the other hand, Sophos Email has a broad feature set; I mean, along with core spam and malware protection, Sophos offers advanced features such as real-time
link following, threat isolation, spoof protection, etc.
badr Bendahmane | 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

Sophos Email

Sophos Email 8.7
Based on 10 answers
I have always found the answers I have needed in the documentation or online, and have not needed to contact Sophos Secure Email Gateways' support team. This, I think, bodes well for how their software is easy to use and has good documentation when you cannot find what you need in the basic interface.
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

Sophos Email

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

Sophos Email

Performance is the key differentiator for us. As previously mentioned, we have a ton of people accessing multiple shared mailboxes for support and operations, and the previous software (Symantec) that we had causes unresponsiveness or multiple false alarms which leads to a ton of issues.If the delay is on 1 person and 1 false alarm email, it's bearable - but multiply that ten fold it drastically affects our operations.
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

Sophos Email

  • Sophos Email has been protecting our users, including the administrative branch, who are the target of attacks most frequently.
  • Every month Sophos Email stops about 100,000 malicious emails. We calculate that if these attacks have saved the company time, it prevents us from having a lot of support staff to attend to the cases.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Barracuda Sentinel

General

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

Sophos 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
Sophos Email
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Sentinel
9.1
Sophos Email
9.0

Usability

Barracuda Sentinel
8.7
Sophos Email
8.6

Support Rating

Barracuda Sentinel
8.8
Sophos Email
8.7

Implementation Rating

Barracuda Sentinel
9.1
Sophos Email

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