Barracuda Email Security Gateway Alternatives and Competitors

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TH
CISO at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Straightforward to set up, good support, and quickly adapts to new threats

What is our primary use case?

We are today using this product for email filtering and we plan to use it later for file filtering on cloud-sharing platforms.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the ability to identify malicious content and phishing emails and reduce the workload we have to do in terms of security."
  • "The only thing that can be improved in Perception Point is the in-depth analysis and attribution to cyberattack groups."

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is considering Perception Point is that there are no false negatives and no false positives with this product. Overall, I am very happy with it. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
DS
General Manager -Mfg at a consumer goods company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Easily configurable solution suitable for small to medium businesses

Pros and Cons

  • "The best features are that it is very convenient to configure new rules onto it and it gives very good insight on what has entered my system and what the email security solution has taken action upon."
  • "There is a lot of room for improvement towards the phishing kind of email filtering, with the different hijacking attacks, and with the kind of password attacks which these phisher attackers do."

What other advice do I have?

On a scale of one to ten, I would give Trend Micro Email Security a seven. Some of their features should focus more on preventing the emails which are malicious in nature from entering into the user mailbox and they should have a feature to completely remove it from the entire email system. For example Microsoft has an option where if there is a malicious email you can just identify it and with one click you can delete every email in the system in the organization for whoever has received it. Similarly, there must be some kind of awareness mechanism for the user, even for whoever is not…
JE
Head Of Finance And Administration at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Good gateway and email security with an easy initial setup

What is our primary use case?

We use Mimecast as our email gateway. We also use it as our archival service. All those phishing, anti-phishing, spear phishing, spamming, and other security filters that they have, we use all of them.

Pros and Cons

  • "It's really quite user-friendly. In terms of technical superiority and the product itself, there are no complaints. It is really cutting edge."
  • "We have subscribed to an archival service, and yet, when we have to get our data out, we have to pay a fee to get our own data. They charge an extraction fee."

What other advice do I have?

We're just an end-user. We use their Perimeter Defense plan, we use their Continuity plan, we also use email to archive. These are the three scales that we use from them. I would advise others considering the solution to technically evaluate their competencies, their highs, and lows, first. Also, read the fine print, and understand the exact costs. A company will need to understand natively how much of Mimecast capabilities does Microsoft offer if you just subscribe to an Office 365 license. It might make them rethink using this solution. From a technical standpoint, I would rate the solution…
Gleb Kleiman
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Good filtering to block spoofing, supports sandboxing, and it is easy to scale

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to block spoofing. We are MSPs and we provide services to many companies that are running FortiMail.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features are filtering and sandboxing."
  • "It is slightly difficult to configure FortiMail in the cloud with Exchange on-premise, especially the quarantine mailbox access for end-users."

What other advice do I have?

Recommendations are dependant on what type of implementation is being used. As an example, will it be on-premise or is it going to be Office 365? With Office 365, I would recommend using this solution. It would be no problem and everything will be taken care of. With the on-premises version, they need to pay more attention to the communication, or the accessing quarantine mailbox per user. This is a complex area, and it's where I had a week of troubleshooting. Because of the issue that I had with the on-premises version, I would rate it an eight out of ten, but when dealing with Office 365, I…
Salon Raj Joshi
Network Security Engineer at netfiniti
Real User
Highly secure, easy installation, and effective endpoint defense features

What is our primary use case?

We are not using FortiMail as a mail server but we are using it only as a security gateway where it scans all the incoming and outgoing emails in our organization.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features are the endpoint defense features, it is very secure."
  • "The solution is user-friendly to a degree but the dashboard needs improvement."

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others and advise them to use the 400F series or higher because lower models do not have the DLP feature which is very important to have. I rate Fortinet FortiMail a nine out of ten.
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