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35 Ratings
5 Ratings
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Score 9.7 out of 100

Barracuda Essentials

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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Avast Email Security

Avast Email Security is ideal for people who care [about] email security. With Avast Email Security you need not worry about spamming and malware attacks. Also, if you regularly share confidential information, Avast Email Security comes in handy when it comes to encrypting emails to ensure no unauthorized access. Therefore, the software is ideal for many companies and professionals such as doctors, accountants, and insurance firms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Essentials

The Barracuda Essentials solution is definitely a great alternative to network security and especially corporate email to prevent employees from clicking on malicious links, spam, phishing, trojans and ransonware. The solution today is implemented in almost all sectors of the company and we have control of everything and good protection guaranteeing principles of compliance and security.
Gabriel Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Avast Email Security
9.1
Barracuda Essentials
8.8
Anti-malware
Avast Email Security
9.0
Barracuda Essentials
9.4
Cusomizability
Avast Email Security
9.0
Barracuda Essentials
8.4
Data Loss Protection
Avast Email Security
10.0
Barracuda Essentials
9.0
Threat Detection
Avast Email Security
9.0
Barracuda Essentials
9.3
Sandboxing
Avast Email Security
9.0
Barracuda Essentials
8.6
End-to-End Encryption
Avast Email Security
9.0
Barracuda Essentials
8.8
Management Tools
Avast Email Security
9.0
Barracuda Essentials
8.2

Pros

Avast Email Security

  • Avast Email Security is so easy to use and anyone can decrypt and encrypt emails
  • The software offers better protection to emails
  • The software is relatively affordable
  • With Avast Email Security, it is easy to manage inbox sizes of individual emails
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Essentials

  • Barracuda Essentials Spam Filtering works and it is very easy to add or remove senders from the Spam filter lists.
  • Barracuda Essentials provides excellent protection from Phishing and other Malware.
  • Barracuda Essentials email encryption is so easy to use and easy to setup. Our users love it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avast Email Security

  • I have not experienced any issues that I can list here.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Essentials

  • Encryption is always on. There's NO way to turn it off so false encryption leads to real issues. Many banks and other companies cannot read/accept encrypted email. There should be a "Do Not Encrypt" type of keyword to prevent encryption (competing products have this).
  • There's no indication an email was encrypted (like with Proofpoint or ZIX mail).
  • MSP management interface needs work. You have to request licenses by email and wait. Pretty archaic today. Most competing product sites let MSP's increase/decrease licensing as needed, immediately.
Bill Artemik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Avast Email Security

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Barracuda Essentials

Barracuda Essentials 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Its the best email security gateway product I have used.
Victor Borghouts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Avast Email Security

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Barracuda Essentials

Barracuda Essentials 9.0
Based on 8 answers
Barracuda Essentials is simple to use. It has a user dashboard that is simple to navigate even for those who have few computer skills. One can barely realize that the program is even running in the background heading off those emails that can cause damage to my computer or our overall system.
Neisha Pander | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Avast Email Security

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Barracuda Essentials

Barracuda Essentials 8.7
Based on 9 answers
This is the best tool in the industry. It provides the best support on top of the product. If one has any trouble configuring things or troubleshooting things, Barracuda's support is renowned for resolving bugs and issues as well as assisting troubleshooting and fixing issues. I would highly recommend it as it covers all email security bases.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avast Email Security

Avast Email Security is a great tool more so if your have other Avast products. It is easy to use, very secure and offers great features to protect your emails. It is the best I have used
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Essentials

Essentials is far more user-friendly - far more customizable and seems to perform better than ATP. We used ATP for a while and found it a bit clunky and the user interface not as easy to use as Barracuda's. The easy to use GUI interface of Barracuda was one of the factors (in many) that swayed us to use Essentials.
Peter Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Avast Email Security

  • By keeping spamming and other online threats away, we do not have to worry about corrupt emails or hacking instances.
  • With Avast Email Security, we do not have to worry about data loss
  • Avast Email Security makes it easy to encrypt and decrypt emails thereby ensuring data privacy
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Essentials

  • Barracuda Essentials has had a very positive impact especially since the Pandemic with many remote workers. Our IT objective is 99.9% uptime with many redundancy fail safes in place. Barracuda Essentials helps meet that objective by protecting the vast amount of email we receive daily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Avast Email Security

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Barracuda Essentials

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Avast Email Security
10.0
Barracuda Essentials
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Avast Email Security
Barracuda Essentials
9.1

Usability

Avast Email Security
Barracuda Essentials
9.0

Support Rating

Avast Email Security
Barracuda Essentials
8.7

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