Barracuda named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security Q2 2019

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Barracuda vs Mimecast

Stop Email Attacks That Mimecast Can't

Mimecast doesn't stop targeted email attacks.

Mimecast does not protect against social engineering attacks. Barracuda consistently beats Mimecast in stopping spear-phishing attacks including business email compromise and account takeover.

Stop spear phishing and account takeover.

Barracuda offers a cutting-edge AI-based solution that is more effective in detecting spear-phishing attacks and preventing account takeover.

Stay ahead with smart incident response.

With Barracuda, you get a unique forensic and automated incident-response solution to discover and respond to attacks that bypass email security.

Ensure user security awareness.

Barracuda provides user security awareness training for your employees, helping deliver a strong human layer of protection against today's threats.

The Barracuda Advantage

Barracuda Mimecast
Secure Cloud Gateway
Inbound/outbound security
Encryption and data loss prevention
Archiving
Resiliency
Email continuity
Cloud-to-Cloud Backup
Inbox Defense
AI-based blocking of social engineering
Account takeover protection
DMARC reporting
User Security Awareness
Phishing simulation and training
Optional Concierge Service
Multi-vector SMS and automated voice campaigns
Risk assessment reporting
Forensics and Incident Response
Insights on delivered email
Automated removal of malicious emails from inboxes

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Stop Attacks that Gateways Can't

In addition to a traditional secure email gateway, Barracuda relies on deep integration with Microsoft Office 365 to identify and stop threats that gateway-based solutions like Mimecast can't. This integration gives visibility directly into your Office 365 inbox, scanning internal and historical mail—giving you protection beyond your email gateway.

With access to your internal Office 365 environment, Barracuda scans historical emails to train the AI to identify anomalous behavior and detect internal threats that don't cross the email gateway. And it remediates email attacks in real time by removing them directly from mailboxes before users can view them.

Stop Social-Engineering Attacks with Context-Aware AI

Mimecast uses static rules and policies—reputation analysis, blacklists, and malicious payloads—to determine if an email is malicious. Socially engineered emails such as spear-phishing attacks are too complex to be stopped by policy-based security.

Barracuda goes beyond rules. Barracuda’s AI learns unique communication patterns within your organization through access to internal and historical communications. It understands what good and legitimate emails look like for each user and is able to detect signs of malicious intent within every email. This context-based detection is more effective at blocking targeted attacks, which are designed to bypass traditional rule-based email security.

Detect and Stop Account Takeover

Account takeover is one of the most rapidly growing email security threats, and a complete email security strategy must offer protection against it. This is where Mimecast again falls short. Protection from account takeover requires new technology that has visibility into internal email traffic.

Barracuda’s AI engine detects and blocks most sophisticated email attacks that could lead to account takeover, and identifies behavioral and content-forwarding anomalies within already compromised accounts, to help you quickly identify and remediate against account takeover in real time.

Protect Your Brand Reputation with DMARC Reporting

Hackers commonly use domain spoofing and brand hijacking to launch email attacks that appear to come from your business. These impersonation attacks often target your customers and partners. They can cause serious damage to your brand reputation and even lead to significant financial losses. Mimecast can’t help you protect your brand from impersonation attacks. Barracuda can.

Barracuda offers DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance) authentication, reporting, analysis, and enforcement that can stop domain-spoofing attacks.

Gain Intelligent Forensics and Incident Response

Mimecast does not offer automated incident response, leaving your organization exposed to sophisticated threats. Barracuda automates incident response and gives access to threat insights for faster and more efficient remediation. We help to identify anomalies in delivered email and proactively find attacks that bypassed email security. Our solution identifies compromised users in need of training and improves workflow for more seamless incident response.

Enable a Human Line of Defense with Security Awareness

Even with the best email security technology, it is possible for threats to reach vulnerable users. An impersonation attack could target a user via their personal email or possibly via fraudulent SMS or voicemail messages.

Barracuda offers a powerful phishing simulation and training platform. You can automatically train users and test security vulnerabilities with simulated phishing attacks. Mimecast leaves your employees exposed to threats, while Barracuda offers a full range of advanced simulation interactions and gamification content.

Protect your data with Cloud-to-Cloud Backup

The number-one cause of data loss in Microsoft Office 365 is accidental or malicious data deletion by end-users, accounting for about 70 percent of such losses. Malware and ransomware attacks can also render your data completely unusable. Although Microsoft provides recovery options, it is ultimately your overall responsibility to protect the data you store in Office 365. Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup provides comprehensive, cost-effective, and scalable protection of your Office 365 data, without adding to your infrastructure costs.

Stop Attacks that Gateways Can't

In addition to a traditional secure email gateway, Barracuda relies on deep integration with Microsoft Office 365 to identify and stop threats that gateway-based solutions like Mimecast can't. This integration gives visibility directly into your Office 365 inbox, scanning internal and historical mail—giving you protection beyond your email gateway.

With access to your internal Office 365 environment, Barracuda scans historical emails to train the AI to identify anomalous behavior and detect internal threats that don't cross the email gateway. And it remediates email attacks in real time by removing them directly from mailboxes before users can view them.

Stop Social-Engineering Attacks with Context-Aware AI

Mimecast uses static rules and policies—reputation analysis, blacklists, and malicious payloads—to determine if an email is malicious. Socially engineered emails such as spear-phishing attacks are too complex to be stopped by policy-based security.

Barracuda goes beyond rules. Barracuda’s AI learns unique communication patterns within your organization through access to internal and historical communications. It understands what good and legitimate emails look like for each user and is able to detect signs of malicious intent within every email. This context-based detection is more effective at blocking targeted attacks, which are designed to bypass traditional rule-based email security.

Detect and Stop Account Takeover

Account takeover is one of the most rapidly growing email security threats, and a complete email security strategy must offer protection against it. This is where Mimecast again falls short. Protection from account takeover requires new technology that has visibility into internal email traffic.

Barracuda’s AI engine detects and blocks most sophisticated email attacks that could lead to account takeover, and identifies behavioral and content-forwarding anomalies within already compromised accounts, to help you quickly identify and remediate against account takeover in real time.

Protect Your Brand Reputation with DMARC Reporting

Hackers commonly use domain spoofing and brand hijacking to launch email attacks that appear to come from your business. These impersonation attacks often target your customers and partners. They can cause serious damage to your brand reputation and even lead to significant financial losses. Mimecast can’t help you protect your brand from impersonation attacks. Barracuda can.

Barracuda offers DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance) authentication, reporting, analysis, and enforcement that can stop domain-spoofing attacks.

Gain Intelligent Forensics and Incident Response

Mimecast does not offer automated incident response, leaving your organization exposed to sophisticated threats. Barracuda automates incident response and gives access to threat insights for faster and more efficient remediation. We help to identify anomalies in delivered email and proactively find attacks that bypassed email security. Our solution identifies compromised users in need of training and improves workflow for more seamless incident response.

Enable a Human Line of Defense with Security Awareness

Even with the best email security technology, it is possible for threats to reach vulnerable users. An impersonation attack could target a user via their personal email or possibly via fraudulent SMS or voicemail messages.

Barracuda offers a powerful phishing simulation and training platform. You can automatically train users and test security vulnerabilities with simulated phishing attacks. Mimecast leaves your employees exposed to threats, while Barracuda offers a full range of advanced simulation interactions and gamification content.

Protect your data with Cloud-to-Cloud Backup

The number-one cause of data loss in Microsoft Office 365 is accidental or malicious data deletion by end-users, accounting for about 70 percent of such losses. Malware and ransomware attacks can also render your data completely unusable. Although Microsoft provides recovery options, it is ultimately your overall responsibility to protect the data you store in Office 365. Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup provides comprehensive, cost-effective, and scalable protection of your Office 365 data, without adding to your infrastructure costs.