Comparison

Compare Barracuda Sentinel vs Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection

See this comparison of Barracuda Sentinel vs Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection.

Snapshot

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

For

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

Not For

Companies looking for email filtering to stop general spam

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.

Profile: Barracuda Sentinel

Category:
Post-Delivery Protection
Website:
barracuda.com
Founded:
2003
Headquartered:
Campbell, CA, US
Deployment:
API with Office 365
Starting Price:
Request Quote
Suitable For:
SMBs on Office365

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.

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.

Snapshot

ATP protects OneDrive & SharePoint from malware and provides enhanced email protection.

For

SMBs looking for an extra layer of threat protection to protect OneDrive & block advanced email threats.

Not For

Organizations seeking comprehensive phishing protection - superior alternative solutions exist.

What is Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection?

Microsoft Advanced Threat protection is a cyber security platform made for Office 365 users. It’s a low cost option that sits on top of Office 365’s inbuilt secure email gateway to scan emails for threats inside the email network. It offers some protection against threats like malicious links, phishing attacks and unsafe attachments. It also offers critical insights into who is being targeted within an organisation with reporting and URL tracing. This platform is completely integrated with Office 365. This solution is a popular choice for companies using Office 365 with no additional third party security platform, as it adds an extra layer of protection to emails at a low cost.

Profile: Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection

Category:
Post-Delivery Protection
Website:
microsoft.com
Founded:
1975
Headquartered:
Redmond, WA, US
Deployment:
Cloud via O365 Portal
Starting Price:
$2 or $5 user/month
Suitable For:
Office 365 customers looking for default option

Features:

  • Automatically scans all email attachments for malware
  • Scans all URLs with emails and Office documents to prevent the spread of viruses
  • Scans files within OneDrive and SharePoint for viruses
  • Uses Microsoft’s Spoof Intelligence platform to identify spam and viruses trying to spoof businesses domains
  • Applies machine learning and impersonation detection algorithms to scan incoming messages to filter out spam emails
  • Real time protection from users clicking on malicious links
  • Reporting dashboard that allows you to investigate blocked messages and trace clicks on malicious content
  • Easy to deploy and manage, being fully integrated with Office 365

Expert Insight:

Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection offers businesses an extra layer of protection against malicious threats and phishing attacks. It’s low cost, easy to deploy and easy to manage as it’s fully integrated with Office 365. The machine learning and impersonation detection systems offer businesses a basic level of protection against phishing attacks. However. In October 2017, researchers announced that Microsoft had missed 34,000 phishing emails, demonstrating that it is not the most effective phishing protection platform.

For this reason, Microsoft ATP should not be used alone to protect businesses from phishing or targeted social engineering attacks. If you are planning to use this solution as an extra layer of security, we also recommend using a dedicated third party security solution in our Post – Delivery Protection category. These solutions will be more effective to stop phishing attempts and business email compromise.

You can find reviews of the best solutions for Office 365 to stop phishing attacks here.