Compare Barracuda Email Security Gateway vs. Sophos Email Appliance

Barracuda Email Security Gateway is ranked 3rd in Messaging Security with 5 reviews while Sophos Email Appliance is ranked 6th in Messaging Security with 4 reviews. Barracuda Email Security Gateway is rated 8.2, while Sophos Email Appliance is rated 8.6. 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 Sophos Email Appliance writes "Email security that protects your business from malicious intrusions effectively". Barracuda Email Security Gateway is most compared with Fortinet FortiMail, Cisco Email Security (ESA) and Sophos Email Appliance, whereas Sophos Email Appliance is most compared with Fortinet FortiMail, Barracuda Email Security Gateway and Cisco Email Security (ESA). See our Barracuda Email Security Gateway vs. Sophos Email Appliance report.
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Pros
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 filtering aspect is the solution's most valuable feature.The ease of use and the security offered by the solution are its most valuable features. It also offers good information protection.This is a stable, scalable product that provides a reliable email protection layer.The solution is very easy to use, especially the cloud version which is very, very simple. There are some good templates already built-in, so we can just select the template, and you will get all the necessary functionality. The only one thing you have to do is point all your traffic in the cloud.

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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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There are a few issues with integration that need to be addressed; this would help make deployment easier for new users.There aren't enough advanced settings. They should offer more advanced options.Reporting could have more options for users to customize desired results.In the advanced version, you have DLP, Data Loss Prevention, but when you buy the standard version, you don't have it.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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Barracuda Spam and Virus FirewallEmail Appliance
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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.

Sophos' purpose-built secure email gateway is an all-in-one solution for email encryption, DLP, anti-spam and threat protection. It provides advanced protection from today’s sophisticated spear phishing attacks and gives you full control over data leaving your organization via email.

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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 GroupInvestors Savings Bank
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