Compare Barracuda Email Security Gateway vs. Fortinet FortiMail Cloud

Barracuda Email Security Gateway is ranked 3rd in Messaging Security with 5 reviews while Fortinet FortiMail Cloud is ranked 5th in Messaging Security with 7 reviews. Barracuda Email Security Gateway is rated 8.2, while Fortinet FortiMail Cloud is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Barracuda Email Security Gateway writes "Has intelligent sensing of attacks and offers assistance for load balancing but support is lacking". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiMail Cloud writes "Protects us from malicious emails and scales as we grow". Barracuda Email Security Gateway is most compared with Fortinet FortiMail, Cisco Email Security (ESA) and Sophos Email Appliance, whereas Fortinet FortiMail Cloud is most compared with Fortinet FortiMail, Cisco Email Security (ESA) and Proofpoint Email Protection. See our Barracuda Email Security Gateway vs. Fortinet FortiMail Cloud report.
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It is an excellent, intelligent solution that provides maximum security from email attacks.This solution has helped to significantly reduce the amount of junk email that we receive.This appliance has helped in that we now eliminate the thousands of scams, spam, and malware emails that are destined for our users.Before this solution, we didn't have any separate feature for protecting our emails. We used to only have a firewall but now we have email security. It has a graphical interface and we can see the log every time. We can see that the performance is fine.With the cloud service, one of the nice things about Barracuda is the quarantine service. It gives the ability for our users to go in and check what has been quarantined, and then connect with our IT staff to release anything that should be fine so that we can test it before we release.

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The most valuable features are the low price and its ability to integrate with other Fortinet products.The encryption features are most valuable to us.The most valuable feature is the advanced threat protection.The most valuable feature of this solution is the ability to check to see if the email is real.The implementation was very professional. There are a lot of features I can get through Fortinet and FortiMail, such as security. FortiGuard is the most reliable and professional mitigation center to handle incidents and risk that I have to face.This solution is easy to install. The deployment takes about forty-five minutes.The most valuable features are email ATB and Malware Analysis.

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The technical support is not available globally 24/7 and this is the biggest problem with the product.The reports are standard, and it would be nice to be able to customize them.Two improvements that are needed include an enhancement in the proxy feature, as well as the ability to more fully automate patches and updates.We had an incident where we didn't want to receive any emails or spam from a certain site and email address. We selected the mail ID, and we send it to Barracuda for analysis to see if it's spam or something like that. As of now, we haven't gotten any update or notification as to what happened with it.There's a bit of configuration work that's needed with the DNS service provider, but other than that, everything else should be very smooth.

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The downside of this solution is that it is difficult to implement policies on FortiMail.I've not been able to use more than two domains in the back end. I like to view logs for the different domains. If I add any other domain I'm not able to get a proper cPanel for that domain. I am talking about the login factors. I'm not able to see logs for different domains in a different Window. Basically, it's an issue in the login process.I would like to see more advanced sandbox features, where you can actually download to a machine where you can test.This solution is slow and it should be made faster.The dashboard could use improvement.Email sorting is missing from this solution.The URL filtering and handling should be enhanced because it doesn't support all languages. I believe that this would be easy to enhance in the future.

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As far as advanced email security systems, this product is mid-range on the pricing scale.Our licensing fees are approximately $4,000 per year, and this includes updates for the antivirus and spam signatures.The price of this solution is very high, but it's working fine.For overall value and cost, Barracuda came in as most appropriate, price as well as services provided. In terms of price, it's average . It's not the most expensive, it's not the least expensive but it works well.

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You only have to purchase one license for multiple participants.It should cost around $60,000. We bought it as a bundle, so everything comes together in the license. That is standard.The price of this solution could be more competitive.When we're talking about pricing, other products have about the same price. That is normal.It's on a subscribed basis.

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Overview

With the Barracuda Email Security Gateway, protecting against inbound malware, spam, phishing, and Denial of Service attacks ensures that business productivity isn’t impacted by attacks through the email system. Powerful and customizable policies enable further enforcement of detailed requirements that govern inbound email messages.

Email has long been a favorite attack vector of cyber criminals and is often an early stage of advanced threats. But not only do you need to keep threats from getting in, you need to keep data from getting out. Fortinet’s email security solution has the highly effective, yet easy to use inbound and outbound protection you need. It comes in a large range of offerings to fit any size organization or service provider. Plus, unmatched flexibility in deployment modes and form factors means it fits perfectly in any environment.

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Evolution Recruitment Solutions, Evans Delivery Company, Osoyoos Credit Union, Synovis Life Technologies, Camden County Technical Schools, DEK, Evans Delivery Company, Colgate Rochester Crozer, Hemmera, South Carolina Heart Center, Ferma Corporation, Major League Baseball (MLB), Healy Brothers Automotive GroupBlack Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
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