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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

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

Proofpoint Email Protection

Well suited:Proofpoint does a pretty good job at protecting us from spam emails. I was able to block a lot of emails coming from SendGrid by blocking SendGrid emails with a custom spam filter. However, SendGrid has a lot of legit emails too so I was able to create another rule to allow those emails from certain people, then block the rest. That way business need was met but spam emails are blocked. Less AppropriateIf you are trying to monitor internal to internal emails Proofpoint is probably a little over featured for that.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Barracuda Web Security Gateway
Proofpoint Email Protection
8.2
Anti-malware
Barracuda Web Security Gateway
Proofpoint Email Protection
9.2
Cusomizability
Barracuda Web Security Gateway
Proofpoint Email Protection
9.1
Data Loss Protection
Barracuda Web Security Gateway
Proofpoint Email Protection
7.3
Threat Detection
Barracuda Web Security Gateway
Proofpoint Email Protection
8.7
Sandboxing
Barracuda Web Security Gateway
Proofpoint Email Protection
7.6
End-to-End Encryption
Barracuda Web Security Gateway
Proofpoint Email Protection
7.8
Management Tools
Barracuda Web Security Gateway
Proofpoint Email Protection
7.7

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

Proofpoint Email Protection

  • Spam - catches these emails before hitting the inbox.
  • Daily digest - provides users with a list of the emails that were blocked and allows them to choose to release them if they are legitimate emails.
  • Ensures that emails coming into our organization is safe for our users and verifies the email is coming from stated senders email server.
Laurie Keith | 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

Proofpoint Email Protection

  • Proofpoint could offer more frequent training opportunities to customers at all levels of expertise.
  • Proofpoint can always continue to strive to keep its product a leader in the industry.
  • Proofpoint's support site could be overhauled to provide a more logical flow.
Anonymous | 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

Proofpoint Email Protection

Proofpoint Email Protection 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Very robust and solid product in protecting our emails. The engineers who assisted with our implementation was very knowledgable and great to work with. Easy to use by end-users. Administration and management are also easy for IT. Great dashboard and reporting tools for business reviews.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Barracuda Web Security Gateway

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Proofpoint Email Protection

Proofpoint Email Protection 9.1
Based on 2 answers
There were no appliance errors or unplanned outages during five years of operation.
Frank Haarmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Barracuda Web Security Gateway

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Proofpoint Email Protection

Proofpoint Email Protection 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Most important thing is the performance of processing mails. Even in a complex environment the system keeps performing on a very high Level.
Frank Haarmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Barracuda Web Security Gateway

Barracuda Web Security Gateway 9.3
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

Proofpoint Email Protection

Proofpoint Email Protection 8.1
Based on 5 answers
We use ProofPoint support quite often to fix issues and assist with setting up features and rules. Each time we have created a ticket, they have been very helpful and respectful. Each ticket has been treated with the appropriate SLA time and attention. We also enjoy the regular check-ins from the engineers when tickets are open but we get busy with other tasks.
Nicole Dohrman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Proofpoint Email Protection

We previously used halon anti-spam, which lasted us well until our organization really started to grow and it was not able to keep up with the amount of mail we were receiving. The support is also nothing compared to Proofpoint's professional services offering. Halon was also not able to have the complex rules that Proofpoint can offer.
Fraser Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Barracuda Web Security Gateway

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Proofpoint Email Protection

Proofpoint Email Protection 8.2
Based on 1 answer
You can add a lot of agents to your environment if you need them. And you can operate hardware appliances and virtual appliances in the same cluster.
Frank Haarmann | 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

Proofpoint Email Protection

  • Having easy-to-reach backups of all employee emails has made Proofpoint worth it by itself. That plus the countless times that spam/malicious emails did not make it through to the intended person that could have potentially cost the organization a lot of money.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Proofpoint Email Protection

Pricing Details

Barracuda Web Security Gateway

General

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

Proofpoint Email Protection

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Web Security Gateway
9.3
Proofpoint Email Protection
8.9

Usability

Barracuda Web Security Gateway
8.0
Proofpoint Email Protection
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Barracuda Web Security Gateway
Proofpoint Email Protection
9.1

Performance

Barracuda Web Security Gateway
Proofpoint Email Protection
8.2

Support Rating

Barracuda Web Security Gateway
9.3
Proofpoint Email Protection
8.1

Scalability

Barracuda Web Security Gateway
Proofpoint Email Protection
8.2

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