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Score 9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Web Security Gateway

For a larger organization, this is a must. It provides insight into what the users are doing online and most malicious sites will no longer be accessible if access is denied. This can also give access to non-work related sites, but in a limited capacity, based on user or time of day. Though a smaller company would benefit from the features, it may be cost prohibitive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cyren DNS Security (Cyren Web Security)

For any form of company control on a larger scale where threats can have a very detrimental effect but not suited to SME scenarios was cost factor would be a key component and not require as much automation.
Lee Atkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Barracuda Web Security Gateway

  • Control of domains/sites allowed for access. We can be sure our users are not using their online activity to accidentally, or intentionally, to go to malicious, threatening, intolerance, hate, or pornography.
  • Reporting is easy and informative. Reports allow you to summarize for specific time periods, and then drill down to see time spent, or bandwidth used.
  • Blocking and/or allowing instantly for a specific user or groups is easily done and takes effect immediately.
Jay Glatt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cyren DNS Security (Cyren Web Security)

  • Category Control in multiple languages.
  • Simple interface controls whever I am.
  • Swift and experienced support team.
Lee Atkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Barracuda Web Security Gateway

  • More configuration in the reporting options would be helpful; there are a number of reports available to run, however more options for customisation would be useful.
  • The ability to add a list of domains/URL patterns to whitelist or block would be beneficial; while you can do a bulk edit, you can't just copy and paste the URLs in, you have to modify the line of text so that it matches the format, and adds it to the list. The ability to just import a list of addresses would be a huge time saver.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cyren DNS Security (Cyren Web Security)

  • Some enhancements to filetype control as PDF's can be flagged wrongly preventing download as executables
  • Quicker log updating on the fly error checking.
Lee Atkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Barracuda Web Security Gateway

Barracuda Web Security Gateway 8.0
Based on 1 answer
There are a lot of settings you can adjust. The web log is easy to use. If a user is having issues accessing a website, you can go in and see what's being blocked and why. After that, you can make adjustments fairly easy. The GUI is easy to navigate and updating the software is a simple click of a button.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cyren DNS Security (Cyren Web Security)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Barracuda Web Security Gateway

Barracuda Web Security Gateway 9.4
Based on 5 answers
Barracuda support is always available, 24/7. They are always friendly, supportive, and follow-up with anything they promise. Any ticket that is opened is touched constantly by the support team until it is remedied
Jay Glatt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cyren DNS Security (Cyren Web Security)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Barracuda Web Security Gateway

SonicWall, Barracuda NG Firewall, and WatchGuard provides Content Filtering, but are primarily firewalls with Content Filtering features. The Web Filter is a dedicated appliance with more storage space and better reporting of users.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cyren DNS Security (Cyren Web Security)

Better price point and interface and system thinking ahead to the future and not re-using the same old systems.
Lee Atkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Barracuda Web Security Gateway

  • I came into the company with Barracuda already implemented so it worked well for a number of years.
  • Their support contract was a bit pricey.
  • For what the company paid for the system, Barracuda was worth the money over the 10 years it was implemented.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cyren DNS Security (Cyren Web Security)

  • Protected against some dangerous day zero threats.
Lee Atkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Cyren DNS Security (Cyren Web Security)

Pricing Details

Barracuda Web Security Gateway

General

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

Cyren DNS Security (Cyren Web Security)

General

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

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