Compare Barracuda Sentinel vs IRONSCALES

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Sentinel prevents Spear Phishing, Account Takeover, and Business Email Compromise


IRONSCALES blocks phishing attacks with machine learning algorithms.


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


Organizations who are suffering with social engineering attacks like phishing and business email compromise.

What is Barracuda Sentinel?

Barracuda Sentinel is a cloud based cyber fraud protection service. It’s powered by three AI systems that work within Office 365 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.

Who are Ironscales?

IRONSCALES is a leading cybersecurity vendor with a focus on preventing social engineering style attacks. IRONSCALES deliver Anti-Phishing and Advanced Threat Protection using an integrated bundle of powerful threat technologies to stop 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.

IRONSCALES 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.

Profile: Barracuda Sentinel

Post-Delivery Protection
Campbell, CA, US
API with Office 365
Starting Price:
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Suitable For:
SMBs on Office365


Post-Delivery Protection
Tel Aviv, Israel & Altanta, US
API within Office 365, API within G Suite, Install on Exchange
Starting Price:
$2.00, $3.75 or $5.00 user/month depending on package
Suitable For:
SMB & Enterprise


  • 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


  • Machine learning algorithms offer advanced protection against phishing attacks and impersonation threats
  • Identifies and prevents business email compromise attempts
  • Works with O365, G-Suite and Exchange
  • Reduces the burden on security and IT teams as it works automatically and efficiently
  • Easy installation without changing DNS or MX records
  • Analytics such as real time reports on affected mailboxes, spam analysis and ‘inbox behavioral 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
  • End users notified of suspect phishing emails via banners in Outlook or in their mobile email client

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 O365, 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.

IRONSCALES Case Studies:

IRONSCALES Energy Case Study

IRONSCALES Financial Case Study

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.

Expert Insights suggest that organizations requiring robust spam filtering use a secure email gateway in conjunction with a separate post delivery protection solution like Barracuda Sentinel to ensure adequate protection from email borne threats.

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