We just raised a $30M Series A: Read our story

Compare Barracuda Web Security Gateway vs. McAfee Web Protection

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Top Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Forcepoint, McAfee, TitanHQ and others in Web Content Filtering. Updated: October 2021.
542,823 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
"The most valuable is the blocking of blacklisted sites, a URL that is, either by intelligence or by McAfee, detected as a malicious site.""It has dependable anti-malware and intrusion prevention features all-in-one package.""The solution does what it's meant to do.""The solution is not too expensive. It's affordable.""It doesn't seem to take too much system bandwidth, and I also like its reporting. Once a month, it gives me a reminder of the activity. It reminds me that the protection is on, and if there are any issues, it summarizes those minor issues. During the month, it only notifies when there is something special."

More McAfee Web Protection Pros »

Cons
"The AD agent is an issue which my customers and I have encountered. Sometimes it refuses to start and, only as time goes by, does it become apparent that things are not working the way they should."

More Barracuda Web Security Gateway Cons »

"We used a consultant to help us set it up. Unfortunately, he was not that good. They were out of McAfee people. He was a consultant and knew the product, but he was not a McAfee person. How they managed it and how they worked was not straightforward.""The manufacturerers should have more transparancy about exactly what is getting filtered when you use the product and why.""Lacking filter for spam.""The solution could always use more security features. If it was more secure, it would be an even stronger product.""The True Key version for mobile phones should be improved. The password manager is not as seamless as on the desktop. Once implemented, on the desktop, when you go to the site, it automatically fills and connects you, whereas, on the mobile phone, it doesn't do that quite seamlessly. You need to open the True Key application and then select the password you want to use. It then opens in the browser. There are fewer steps in the desktop version as compared to the mobile version."

More McAfee Web Protection Cons »

Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing and licensing are comparatively reasonable."

More Barracuda Web Security Gateway Pricing and Cost Advice »

"$150 Canadian per year.""It is not very expensive. It costs 100 Canadian Dollars per year per license. I buy one-year or two-year protection. The license covers my PC, laptops, and telephone. The cost is per user but for multiple devices. It has just the standard licensing fees. There are some options for extended protection. For example, if I wanted to have a VPN, there will be an extra cost. So, there are upgradable features, but I'm very happy with what it is giving me with the basic plan. It gives me the basic privacy protection that I need."

More McAfee Web Protection Pricing and Cost Advice »

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Web Content Filtering solutions are best for your needs.
542,823 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The pricing and licensing are comparatively reasonable.
Top Answer: The AD agent is an issue which my customers and I have encountered. Sometimes it refuses to start and, only as time goes by, does it become apparent that things are not working the way they should… more »
Top Answer: The solution is not too expensive. It's affordable.
Top Answer: The solution isn't expensive. It's very reasonably priced. I pay a licensing fee in order to use the product.
Top Answer: I'm not an IT person, and therefore can't speak to if there are any missing features. For me, it works quite well and I have no complaints. The solution could always use more security features. If it… more »
Ranking
4th
Views
583
Comparisons
298
Reviews
0
Average Words per Review
0
Rating
N/A
2nd
Views
1,833
Comparisons
1,351
Reviews
5
Average Words per Review
654
Rating
8.8
Comparisons
Also Known As
Barracuda Web Filter
McAfee Web Gateway, McAfee SaaS Web Protection
Learn More
Overview

The Barracuda Web Security Gateway lets organizations benefit from online applications and tools without exposure to web-borne malware and viruses, lost user productivity, and misused bandwidth. As a comprehensive solution for web security and management, it unites award-winning spyware, malware, and virus protection with a powerful policy and reporting engine. Advanced features ensure that organizations adapt to emerging requirements like social-network regulation, remote filtering, and visibility into SSL-encrypted traffic.

McAfee is one of the world’s leading independent cybersecurity companies. Inspired by the power of working together, McAfee creates business and consumer solutions that make the world a safer place. By building solutions that work with other companies' products, McAfee helps businesses orchestrate cyber environments that are truly integrated, where protection, detection, and correction of threats happen simultaneously and collaboratively. By protecting consumers across all their devices, McAfee secures their digital lifestyle at home and away. By working with other security players, McAfee is leading the effort to unite against cybercriminals for the benefit of all.

Offer
Learn more about Barracuda Web Security Gateway
Learn more about McAfee Web Protection
Sample Customers
Citizen Farmers Finance, Osoyoos Credit Union, Supreme Services, Camden County Technical Schools, Frederick County Schools, Pine Belt Mental Healthcare, Paulsboro Public Schools, Dysart Unified School District, St. Michael's Grammar School, Southfield Schools District, Total Threat Protection - Wade Ford, Alain Pinel Realtors, Southfield Public Schools, Major League Baseball (MLB)
Sicredi
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government8%
Educational Organization7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm7%
Company Size
No Data Available
REVIEWERS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise50%
Find out what your peers are saying about Forcepoint, McAfee, TitanHQ and others in Web Content Filtering. Updated: October 2021.
542,823 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Barracuda Web Security Gateway is ranked 4th in Web Content Filtering with 1 review while McAfee Web Protection is ranked 2nd in Web Content Filtering with 5 reviews. Barracuda Web Security Gateway is rated 0.0, while McAfee Web Protection is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Barracuda Web Security Gateway writes "Fantastic support for a stable and scalable solution ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee Web Protection writes "Easily blacklist malicious sites both on premise and on the cloud". Barracuda Web Security Gateway is most compared with Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway, TitanHQ WebTitan and SonicWall CFS, whereas McAfee Web Protection is most compared with Zscaler Internet Access, Cisco Umbrella, Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway, AhnLab V3 Internet Security and iboss.

See our list of best Web Content Filtering vendors.

We monitor all Web Content Filtering reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.