Barracuda vs. Mimecast

Stop email attacks that
Mimecast can't

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Mimecast does not protect against all email threat types.

Barracuda email protection is the only solution in the market that combines email gateway with API-based inbox defense for protection against all email threats.

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 automated incident response.

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

Entrust your security to a
market leader.

Barracuda has been recognized as a leader in Forrester Enterprise Email Security Wave for our solutions, innovation and product vision.

The Barracuda Advantage

Features 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
Simulation and training content on all 13 email threat types
Forensics and Incident Response
Insights on delivered email
Automated removal of malicious emails from inboxes
Automatic post-delivery remediation *

*Attachment only

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* Because extortion is not a hyper-targeted attack, use of API-based inbox defense and AI provides only limited advantage over email gateway

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.

To protect against all email threat types organization need to deploy both email gateway and API-based inbox defense. By relying solely on Mimecast’s gateway, organizations leave themselves open to most sophisticated attacks like business email compromise and account takeover.

Only Barracuda protects you from all 13 email threat types.

Barracuda
(Email gateway + API-based inbox defense)
Email gateway-only solutions
Spam
Malware
Data exfiltration
URL phishing
Lateral phishing
Spear phishing
Brand impersonation
Domain impersonation
Business email compromise
Scamming
Extortion*
Account takeover
Conversation hijacking
Strongest protection     Some protection     Insufficient protection

Learn more about 13 email threat types.

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.

To protect against all email threat types organization need to deploy both email gateway and API-based inbox defense. By relying solely on Mimecast’s gateway, organizations leave themselves open to most sophisticated attacks like business email compromise and account takeover.

Stop social-engineering attacks with context-aware AI

Mimecast uses static rules and policies—reputation analysis, block lists, 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.

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.

Fight security risks with user awareness training

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, multi-vector phishing simulation and education platform. You can test your users’ ability to identify threats and send targeted training to your most vulnerable users. Only Barracuda ensures your users are enabled to identify all 13 email threat types, using real-world threat simulations pulled from our global threat intelligence network.

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 social-engineering attacks with context-aware AI

Mimecast uses static rules and policies—reputation analysis, block lists, 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.

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.

Fight security risks with user awareness training

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, multi-vector phishing simulation and education platform. You can test your users’ ability to identify threats and send targeted training to your most vulnerable users. Only Barracuda ensures your users are enabled to identify all 13 email threat types, using real-world threat simulations pulled from our global threat intelligence network.

Empower your users to become part of your email threat defense.

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.

“Barracuda is the only vendor in the market today that provides all four layers of email protection: secure email gateway, inbox defense, security awareness training and automated incident response.”

SC Magazine Award: Best Email Security Solution