We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"In the past, whether we got phishing emails or spam emails, they all went into our inbox. Now, the system is set to automatically put all phishing emails or spam-type emails that it doesn't block but suspects that they're suspicious, into the junk email folder. It gives users a way of giving it a second look or a second thought as to whether this is a real email or not, rather than seeing all the emails in their inbox. Now that they see it in their junk email box, they take further consideration and look at the email harder and determine if it is a phishing email."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to remove bad messages that were delivered, prior to being classified as unwanted."
"The anti-spam features are excellent on the email firewalls."
"The initial implementation is pretty easy to handle."
"They have customized security rules, mature rules, anti-virus protection, as well as email authentication similar to SPF, DKIM, and DMARC."
"Its anti-phishing functionality is the most valuable. Certainly, the biggest problem I have is phishing."
"The most valuable features are the business email compromise protection and targeted attack prevention."
"The solution scales quite well."
"I like all the features with Proofpoint, such as how it filters the spam and marketing mail, lost reality mail, blocks phishing attacks, blocks malicious attachments, and stops phishing links. Also it can defend against the business email compromise impersonation technique. It is a complete solution for all email attacks. It filters for the bad, malicious attachments. If there is any executable file, it can be deleted. It is a good, complete solution."
"In terms of improvement, I would like for some of the reporting to be a little bit more robust. There should be more options for recording and more options for searching. For example, more fields to report against, more search criteria, more date filters, etc. They should also make the searching capability a little bit more flexible."
"Proofpoint should have better integration with complex environments that need more than one instance of Proofpoint, as there are issues with nested instances."
"The solution could be improved with the addition of PLP and email encryption features."
"We find the cost to be prohibitive."
"They do not have an on-demand scan for the internal viruses and internal users, and they don't have a scan for the exchange server against viruses and spam as Symantec does."
"It has too many screens. It is kind of a conglomeration of products. In other words, they built product A, product B, and product C, and they are yet to integrate them into a single administrative console. I would certainly like to see a more seamless administrative interface. I would also like to see them include more bang for the buck, by including features like email fraud protection, rather than making their product so piecemeal, where you are buying little pieces. I agree with the idea of having multiple tiers or layers, but maybe as small, medium, and large, as opposed to an a la carte menu."
"The largest complaint that we hear from our customers is that there is no local support."
"The incident reporting on offer needs to be improved. It's lacking right now. It should be on the platform somewhere."
"The reporting section could be enhanced. I like some reports but if they could allow us to create custom reports with more flexibility it would enhance the reports more."
"Annually, it costs us about $92,000. This is pretty much what it costs us. There is no additional cost."
"The price is reasonable."
"Proofpoint is fairly expensive."
"The licensing is basically $8/user."
"It is multiple times more expensive, which made it very much less attractive."
Earn 20 points
Sentinel detects threats that traditional email security systems can't. It integrates directly with Microsoft Office 365 APIs to detect attacks coming from both internal and external sources. It uses artificial intelligence to detect signs of malicious intent and deception within every email with virtually no I.T. administration required.
Proofpoint Email Protection stops malware and non-malware threats such as impostor email (also known as email fraud). Deployed as a cloud service or on-premises, it provides granular filtering to control bulk "graymail" and other unwanted email. And business continuity capabilities keep email communications flowing, even when your email server fails.
Barracuda Sentinel is ranked 1st in DMARC Authentication Software with 1 review while Proofpoint Email Protection is ranked 2nd in Email Security with 12 reviews. Barracuda Sentinel is rated 10.0, while Proofpoint Email Protection is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Barracuda Sentinel writes "The system is set to automatically put all phishing emails or spam-type emails it suspects are suspicious, into the junk email folder". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Proofpoint Email Protection writes "Flexible, very secure, and offers excellent technical support". Barracuda Sentinel is most compared with Barracuda Essentials, Barracuda Email Security Gateway, Mimecast DMARC Analyzer, Avanan and Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection, whereas Proofpoint Email Protection is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Microsoft Exchange Online Protection, Cisco Secure Email and Agari.
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