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Barracuda Security Awareness Training
Formerly Barracuda Phishline

Overview

What is Barracuda Security Awareness Training?

Barracuda's Security Awareness Training (formerly Barracuda Phishline) provides a suite of applications supporting phishing social engineering simulations with data analytics for evaluation of results as well as targeted training and education to boost readiness. PhishLine was acquired by Barracuda in…

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Recent Reviews

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Barracuda PhishLine is a valuable tool used by organizations to enhance email security awareness and train employees to identify and …
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Reinforced awareness

8 out of 10
September 21, 2022
Incentivized
Helps to make companies aware of how a security breach is a mail away. With campaigning and results, we can show how email security is …
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Popular Features

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  • Phishing Simulations (38)
    7.4
    74%
  • Security Reporting (39)
    7.3
    73%
  • Training Content Library (39)
    7.1
    71%
  • Training Gamification (34)
    6.9
    69%
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What is Barracuda Security Awareness Training?

Barracuda's Security Awareness Training (formerly Barracuda Phishline) provides a suite of applications supporting phishing social engineering simulations with data analytics for evaluation of results as well as targeted training and education to boost readiness. PhishLine was acquired by Barracuda…

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  • Setup fee optional

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  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

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Features

Security

This component helps a company minimize the security risks by controlling access to the software and its data, and encouraging best practices among users.

7.2
Avg 8.3

Security Awareness Training

Common features of security awareness training products.

7
Avg 8.3
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Product Details

What is Barracuda Security Awareness Training?

Fight phishing and other potentially-devastating attacks that can slip through security gateways. These evolving and sophisticated attack techniques, designed to fool employees, put your business at risk for data loss, financial fraud, and embarrassing exposure. The solution helps to transform employees from potential victims into a layer of defense with Security Awareness Training from Barracuda (formerly Barracuda Phishline).

Barracuda Security Awareness Training Features

  • Supported: Multivector simulation campaigns
  • Supported: Customizable Templates
  • Supported: Advanced Interaction Tracking
  • Supported: Educational Content Library
  • Supported: Incident Response Capacities
  • Supported: Reporting and Analytics
  • Supported: Mail Server/ LDAP Integration
  • Supported: Advanced Interactions
  • Supported: Administrative Features
  • Supported: Dedicated Consultant Support (Optional)

Barracuda Security Awareness Training Competitors

Barracuda Security Awareness Training Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Barracuda's Security Awareness Training (formerly Barracuda Phishline) provides a suite of applications supporting phishing social engineering simulations with data analytics for evaluation of results as well as targeted training and education to boost readiness. PhishLine was acquired by Barracuda in January 2018, and is now part of Barracuda's security portfolio.

KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training and Infosec IQ are common alternatives for Barracuda Security Awareness Training.

Reviewers rate Phishing Simulations highest, with a score of 7.4.

The most common users of Barracuda Security Awareness Training are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Barracuda PhishLine is a valuable tool used by organizations to enhance email security awareness and train employees to identify and prevent phishing attacks. By conducting quarterly assessments, users have been able to identify problem users, assign training, and track completion efficiently. The training material provided by PhishLine has proven effective in educating staff on how to recognize and avoid spam and phishing emails. Moreover, organizations appreciate the compliance support offered by Barracuda Security Awareness Training, particularly for HIPAA compliant organizations where security awareness training for users is crucial. With different training types available for users, managers, and C-level executives, organizations can effectively target their training efforts.

The flexibility of the product in using pre-made content or creating custom content has been highly beneficial to users. Moreover, the ease of setup and convenient training videos provided by Barracuda Security Awareness Training have made it a preferred choice for companies looking to educate their employees on security risks both in enterprise and home environments. Through regular phishing simulations, this product promotes email security awareness among employees and helps them develop the skills to spot malicious emails effectively. Users have found Barracuda PhishLine helpful in training staff to recognize dangerous emails and potential threats, securing accounts, and preventing data breaches. Additionally, the trend analytics and behavior matrix offered by Barracuda allow users to monitor individual user behavior and assess security risks accurately.

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Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It fits directly in the line of email security products.
  • You get a community and good documentation.
  • New templates arrive weekly.
  • It is available in multiple languages, also dutch.
  • The administrator interface is complex.
  • [In my experience] The first campaign will fail because the start is too complex. It lacks a guided wizard.
June 15, 2022

Catch a Phishline!

Tom Jubb | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Great library of examples.
  • Great library of training materials.
  • Very powerful and customizable.
  • Superb way of providing stats and details on our campaigns.
  • Make the interface less confusing. It's almost too powerful which leads to confusion.
Luke Page | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • USB key attack testing
  • Training and reporting
  • SMS attack testing
  • The interface is very dated and cumbersome
  • Setup was not as simple as it should have been
  • Some of the training that is supplied has a thick American accent which puts users off
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • The software helps us create emails that look exactly or almost exactly the same as the phishing emails we found in our email gateway.
  • We already use the ESS gateway from Barracuda Networks, and in the TEP bundle, this software is included, so it's not that much work to also configure this.
  • In the software, we can see reports on how our users performed. We can make a selection of users that are more prone to click on "false" links, and this way, we can help them individually.
  • The software is rather difficult to work with. Lots of options are a little bit "hidden" and are difficult to find.
  • Lots of URLs are blacklisted sometimes. We are kept in the loop but changing to other URLs that are not blacklisted is very resource-intensive.
  • I feel that the architecture of the software is a little bit old.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • We can create our own campaigns using mails that are regularly received
  • We can add our internal resources as landing pages
  • We can send out video material to train our staff
  • As a non IT-er, it is not always simple to use the interface
  • Sometimes it is not very fast
  • Sending out mails to large databases feels tricky
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Easy to create address books
  • Templates are already available in the library
  • Training campaigns are easy to send out
  • Not always a very fast interface
  • Sometimes difficult to find the right menus
  • Administration interface is quite difficult
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Easy to use interface for Administrators to build training campaigns and deliver them within scheduled timetables.
  • Ease of use in connecting to organizational Active Directory for address book builds and refresh.
  • Everyday users understand the training provided, and the short time for delivery (typically less than 5 minutes) for completion helps users to fit it into tight schedules.
  • Providing animated templates for custom campaigns would be helpful, potentially a "builder site" where templates could be put together with custom questions/answers.
  • Reporting through functional could use some work. We typically create phishing tests to help our users learn how to spot concerns, and the reports do not provide who actually "reported" the phish as opposed to who did not. This has been a year-long request to Barracuda, and the same issue is present in our campaigns as well.
  • We would love to see an annual release of new training topics and campaign ideas.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Describes the security threat well
  • Communicates the content in an easy to understand way
  • Offers a variety of trainings
  • The #1 feedback I receive from users is that they have limited time for training. It would be nice if the training would be offered in 3-time categories (e.g. up to 3 minutes, up to 5 minutes and up to 10 minutes). This way user's can select a category that matches their availability.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Simulated email threats that can be customized to meet your needs
  • Follow-up awareness training for the employees
  • Overview details of the campaign, user Behavior and customizable reports
  • More templates and more non-suspicious email addresses to Launch campaigns
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Barracuda Phishline was very helpful in identifying the problem areas in our staff
  • Reporting help raise managements awareness
  • Easily monitor the individual user behaviour and access any security risks
  • Navigation of the application could be greatly improved upon
  • Setup documentation to be lacking
  • Technical support is helpful but I would like to be able to do more without contacting them
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