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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Secure Email Gateway

    Barracuda Sentinel

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.6

    Sophos Email

    66%
    Sophos Email ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Anti-malware

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.6
    56%
    15 Ratings

    Cusomizability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.2
    52%
    15 Ratings

    Data Loss Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    11 Ratings

    Threat Detection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5
    55%
    14 Ratings

    Sandboxing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    10 Ratings

    End-to-End Encryption

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    13 Ratings

    Management Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.9
    59%
    15 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Barracuda Sentinel is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating
    • Sophos Email is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Barracuda Sentinel

    84%
    5 Ratings
    5.4

    Sophos Email

    54%
    18 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Barracuda Sentinel

    91%
    1 Rating
    2.8

    Sophos Email

    28%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    7.9

    Barracuda Sentinel

    79%
    4 Ratings
    8.3

    Sophos Email

    83%
    9 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.5

    Barracuda Sentinel

    85%
    4 Ratings
    7.1

    Sophos Email

    71%
    12 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.1

    Barracuda Sentinel

    91%
    1 Rating

    Sophos Email

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    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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    Sophos

    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.
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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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    Sophos

    • 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
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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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    Sophos

    • Rules processing does not perform impersonation filtering properly. For example, if the email gets classified as spam the impersonation rule is not processed against it. This means your users will release these quarantined emails to their inboxes. Impersonation rules should be a top-level rule.
    • The product boasts it has AI and advanced processing but regularly lets credential harvesting emails through constantly. URL filtering does not block them and when they are reported it takes up to an hour to block the malicious URL in the filtering. This is too slow since users typically are clicking on these links in emails within minutes
    • Support is nonchalant with no sense of urgency. They don't follow simple requests for contact hours and will reach out to you hours after your day has ended. Support engineers agree with you that the product fails to meet standards and think this is an ok thing.
    • Emails will get rejected by unknown filters and require research to be done against logs by Sophos support. This is absurd, if an email is blocked it should not require a support ticket for investigating
    • The processing of rules is inconsistent. The same email from the same email address and same IP address is classified as SPAM for some and allowed for others
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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

      Sophos Email

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Sophos Email 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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        Sophos

        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.
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        Usability

        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        Extremely easy to use. You can easily review and decide how to handle phishing email attacks.
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        Sophos

        It's mostly great and for policies and features, it does everything we would ask it to and more. The only thing keeping it from being a 10 is the lack of granularity in the reporting, which is actually an issue within Sophos Central as a whole. The ability to drill down from dashboards into accurate, detailed data would be very helpful at times.
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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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        Sophos

        Each time we're contacting Sophos Email Support we are getting a very quick answer and when it is urgent the local team can even do an escalation in such way to handle the situation in urgency; once done, we are called the same day, sometimes the same hour to see how to help us unblock our issue and find a way out.
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        Implementation Rating

        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

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

        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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        Sophos

        I have only tried Sophos Email, and I find it to be a very useful tool, as it protects against information leakage such as fraudulent emails, cloud sandboxing and quarantine, which are essential functions and the product works excellent.
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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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        Sophos

        • 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.
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