Product Comparison

Barracuda Sentinel vs IRONSCALES

Common Comparisons

Overall Score
Spear Phishing Protection
Business Email Compromise
AI Adaptiveness

Summary

Review date: December 7th 2018

Snapshot: Sentinel prevents Spear Phishing, Account Takeover, and Business Email Compromise.

Who are Barracuda?

Barracuda is an email security vendor that provides cloud based security solutions that aim to be easy to buy, deploy and use. They have security solutions for email, networks, data and applications used by customers around the world. Barracuda Sentinel is a cloud based cyber fraud protection service. It’s powered by three AI systems that work within Outlook to scan both incoming and outgoing messages for threats within the email network. Sentinel has a focus on stopping social engineering styled threats like business email compromise and phishing attacks.

For: Medium and enterprise sized customers looking for powerful protection against phishing and social engineering attacks.

Not For: Small companies looking for email filtering to stop basic levels of spam.

Features:

  • AI systems provide real time protection against phishing attacks by recognising business communication patters
  • Admins get real time notifications for security threats and malicious emails are automatically quarantined
  • Comprehensive, powerful protection against social engineering attacks like business email compromise and CEO fraud
  • Protections against account takeover , with email accounts automatically blocked if they are compromised
  • Domain Fraud protection with DMARC authentication and analysis
  • Comprehensive analytics into security threats and threat detection reports
  • Powerful scanning provides URL and attachment protection

Expert Insight:

Barracuda Sentinel is a powerful solution for blocking phishing attacks and social engineering styled threats. Advanced machine learning algorithms allow the platform to learn an organisations communication habits and become able to spot security threats automatically. This means businesses get strong protections from phishing attacks and business email compromise, in real time. It does take a few weeks for the AI system to become installed however, meaning this service cannot be trailed before deployment.

Sentinel also offers businesses protection against Domain Fraud with DMARC authentication. The platform has a good range of administration features, with threat quarantined automatically and analytics available into threats. The platform also offers strong outbound email security, with accounts suspected of being compromised automatically blocked. Barracuda Sentinel is a strong choice for businesses looking for powerful phishing protection, especially those who already use products in the Barracuda family.

Overall Score
Spear Phishing Protection
Business Email Compromise
AI Adaptiveness

Summary

Review date: October 15th 2018

Snapshot: IronScales blocks phishing attacks with machine learning algorithms.

Who are Ironscales?

IronScales is a leading cybersecurity vendor with a focus on preventing social engineering style attacks. IronSights is their post-delivery protection platform which stops threats inside the email network. It’s especially geared towards preventing spear phishing and business email compromise, in which attackers will impersonate the CEO or other senior employees within a company. IronSights uses machine learning algorithms to detect anomalies based on both email data and metadata the algorithms have scanned from past communications. This means they can accurately block phishing attacks that wouldn’t otherwise be stopped by other security techniques.

For: Medium to large sized enterprises who are suffering with social engineering attacks like phishing and business email compromise.

Not For: Small companies suffering from basic spam.

Features:

  • Machine learning algorithms offer advanced protection against phishing attacks and impersonation threats
  • Identifies and prevents business email compromise attempts
  • Works with O365 and G Suite
  • Reduces the burden on security and IT teams as it works automatically and efficiently
  • Easy installation without changing DNA or MX records, and works on mobile platforms
  • Analytics such as real time reports on affected mailboxes, spam analysis and ‘inbox behavioural analysis’
  • All attacks are verified by human intelligence teams
  • Excellent support and easy administration
  • Recent partnership with Ninjio means that the platform also offers high quality security awareness training
  • Sender fingerprinting and advanced mapping of trusted external and internal senders

Expert Insight:

IronScales’ advanced email protection service IronSights is a strong solution for email security within the email inbox. The powerful machine learning algorithms accurately detects and contains phishing attempts. This is a powerful platform for blocking business email compromise attacks. The platform works on Gmail and O65, with easy cloud based or on-premise deployment. This is an ideal platform for automating phishing protection, with machine learning quarantining emails without any IT management necessary.

IronScales also offers a range of reports and analytics into email flow and security threats. They generate advanced mapping of trusted external and internal senders to help improve the overall security of an organisation. IronScales is a market leading solution for customers looking for powerful phishing protection.

Overall Score
Spear Phishing Protection
Business Email Compromise
AI Adaptiveness

Summary

Review date: December 7th 2018

Snapshot: Sentinel prevents Spear Phishing, Account Takeover, and Business Email Compromise.

Who are Barracuda?

Barracuda is an email security vendor that provides cloud based security solutions that aim to be easy to buy, deploy and use. They have security solutions for email, networks, data and applications used by customers around the world. Barracuda Sentinel is a cloud based cyber fraud protection service. It’s powered by three AI systems that work within Outlook to scan both incoming and outgoing messages for threats within the email network. Sentinel has a focus on stopping social engineering styled threats like business email compromise and phishing attacks.

For: Medium and enterprise sized customers looking for powerful protection against phishing and social engineering attacks.

Not For: Small companies looking for email filtering to stop basic levels of spam.

Features:

  • AI systems provide real time protection against phishing attacks by recognising business communication patters
  • Admins get real time notifications for security threats and malicious emails are automatically quarantined
  • Comprehensive, powerful protection against social engineering attacks like business email compromise and CEO fraud
  • Protections against account takeover , with email accounts automatically blocked if they are compromised
  • Domain Fraud protection with DMARC authentication and analysis
  • Comprehensive analytics into security threats and threat detection reports
  • Powerful scanning provides URL and attachment protection

Expert Insight:

Barracuda Sentinel is a powerful solution for blocking phishing attacks and social engineering styled threats. Advanced machine learning algorithms allow the platform to learn an organisations communication habits and become able to spot security threats automatically. This means businesses get strong protections from phishing attacks and business email compromise, in real time. It does take a few weeks for the AI system to become installed however, meaning this service cannot be trailed before deployment.

Sentinel also offers businesses protection against Domain Fraud with DMARC authentication. The platform has a good range of administration features, with threat quarantined automatically and analytics available into threats. The platform also offers strong outbound email security, with accounts suspected of being compromised automatically blocked. Barracuda Sentinel is a strong choice for businesses looking for powerful phishing protection, especially those who already use products in the Barracuda family.

Overall Score
Spear Phishing Protection
Business Email Compromise
AI Adaptiveness

Summary

Review date: October 15th 2018

Snapshot: IronScales blocks phishing attacks with machine learning algorithms.

Who are Ironscales?

IronScales is a leading cybersecurity vendor with a focus on preventing social engineering style attacks. IronSights is their post-delivery protection platform which stops threats inside the email network. It’s especially geared towards preventing spear phishing and business email compromise, in which attackers will impersonate the CEO or other senior employees within a company. IronSights uses machine learning algorithms to detect anomalies based on both email data and metadata the algorithms have scanned from past communications. This means they can accurately block phishing attacks that wouldn’t otherwise be stopped by other security techniques.

For: Medium to large sized enterprises who are suffering with social engineering attacks like phishing and business email compromise.

Not For: Small companies suffering from basic spam.

Features:

  • Machine learning algorithms offer advanced protection against phishing attacks and impersonation threats
  • Identifies and prevents business email compromise attempts
  • Works with O365 and G Suite
  • Reduces the burden on security and IT teams as it works automatically and efficiently
  • Easy installation without changing DNA or MX records, and works on mobile platforms
  • Analytics such as real time reports on affected mailboxes, spam analysis and ‘inbox behavioural analysis’
  • All attacks are verified by human intelligence teams
  • Excellent support and easy administration
  • Recent partnership with Ninjio means that the platform also offers high quality security awareness training
  • Sender fingerprinting and advanced mapping of trusted external and internal senders

Expert Insight:

IronScales’ advanced email protection service IronSights is a strong solution for email security within the email inbox. The powerful machine learning algorithms accurately detects and contains phishing attempts. This is a powerful platform for blocking business email compromise attacks. The platform works on Gmail and O65, with easy cloud based or on-premise deployment. This is an ideal platform for automating phishing protection, with machine learning quarantining emails without any IT management necessary.

IronScales also offers a range of reports and analytics into email flow and security threats. They generate advanced mapping of trusted external and internal senders to help improve the overall security of an organisation. IronScales is a market leading solution for customers looking for powerful phishing protection.