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Score 6.1 out of 100
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Attribute Ratings

  • Cyren DNS Security (Cyren Web Security) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.4

Barracuda Web Security Gateway

94%
7 Ratings
10.0

Cyren DNS Security (Cyren Web Security)

100%
1 Rating

Usability

8.0

Barracuda Web Security Gateway

80%
1 Rating

Cyren DNS Security (Cyren Web Security)

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.5

Barracuda Web Security Gateway

95%
5 Ratings

Cyren DNS Security (Cyren Web Security)

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Networks, Inc.

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.
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Cyren

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.
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Pros

Barracuda Networks, Inc.

  • 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.
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Cyren

  • Category Control in multiple languages.
  • Simple interface controls whever I am.
  • Swift and experienced support team.
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Cons

Barracuda Networks, Inc.

  • 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.
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Cyren

  • Some enhancements to filetype control as PDF's can be flagged wrongly preventing download as executables
  • Quicker log updating on the fly error checking.
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Pricing Details

Barracuda Web Security Gateway

Starting Price

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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Cyren DNS Security (Cyren Web Security)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Cyren DNS Security (Cyren Web Security) 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

      Usability

      Barracuda Networks, Inc.

      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.
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      Cyren

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Barracuda Networks, Inc.

      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
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      Cyren

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Barracuda Networks, Inc.

      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.
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      Cyren

      Better price point and interface and system thinking ahead to the future and not re-using the same old systems.
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      Return on Investment

      Barracuda Networks, Inc.

      • 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.
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      Cyren

      • Protected against some dangerous day zero threats.
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