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Score 8.6 out of 100

Microsoft Exchange

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Secure Email Gateway

    Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Microsoft Exchange

    81%
    Microsoft Exchange ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Anti-malware

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    77 Ratings

    Cusomizability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    90 Ratings

    Data Loss Protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    80 Ratings

    Threat Detection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    77 Ratings

    Sandboxing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    57 Ratings

    End-to-End Encryption

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    78 Ratings

    Management Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    92 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Microsoft Exchange is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)

    91%
    2 Ratings
    8.7

    Microsoft Exchange

    87%
    114 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    Microsoft Exchange

    88%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    9.1

    Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)

    91%
    1 Rating
    9.4

    Microsoft Exchange

    94%
    2 Ratings

    Availability

    Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Microsoft Exchange

    100%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Microsoft Exchange

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    9.1

    Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)

    91%
    1 Rating
    9.6

    Microsoft Exchange

    96%
    23 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Microsoft Exchange

    100%
    1 Rating

    Configurability

    Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    Microsoft Exchange

    70%
    1 Rating

    Ease of integration

    Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0

    Microsoft Exchange

    50%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Microsoft Exchange

    100%
    1 Rating

    Vendor post-sale

    Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0

    Microsoft Exchange

    50%
    1 Rating

    Vendor pre-sale

    Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Microsoft Exchange

    80%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Barracuda Networks, Inc.

    We have had a couple of legal inquiries which required us to review emails for a user or users. Using the Barracuda Cloud Archiving Service, we have been able to perform searches quickly, narrowing or expanding the search criteria is easy, resulting in exactly what we were looking for. This has saved us with claims for collections, as well as a couple of legal HR matters. It is my trusted go to application.
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    Microsoft

    For a medium and larger size company, Microsoft Exchange brings a lot of value for a company. The solution is scalable, can be deployed on multiple devices, is cloud compatible and Microsoft brings a lot of support when needed. It is a great collaboration platform that helps teams to schedule and exchange information.
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    Pros

    Barracuda Networks, Inc.

    • Sonian search is rightly praised for ease of use, scale, performance and accuracy.
    • Sonian archive can be deployed rapidly without the need for costly professional service engagements.
    • Seamless process to import PST files into the archive.
    • Sonian has a high focus on compliance and governance which is reflected with their fast and accurate search function.
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    Microsoft

    • Possibility to set up many criteria for when an email is delivered.
    • It's possible to set up various folders, each with its own retention policy.
    • Complete and Total solution, It performs everything you need it to do, down to sending emails and setting reminders.
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    Cons

    Barracuda Networks, Inc.

    • The displayed message area can be made larger
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    Microsoft

    • Identifying the source of an issue and fixing it can be challenging. Some of the problems that develop in Exchange are not obvious, even to seasoned administrators.
    • The hardware and, more significantly, the software needed for such exchange are expensive.
    • You don't want a newbie to put this up or manage it. Skilled administrators with knowledge of Microsoft Exchange are required.
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    Pricing Details

    Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Microsoft Exchange

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Microsoft Exchange editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Microsoft

        It is the best, and perhaps only, email solution worth considering.
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        Usability

        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        It performs as expected with no exceptions.
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        Microsoft

        Microsoft Exchange is well suited for inexperienced Messaging Admins and veterans alike. If you have no idea of the fundamentals of modern email (SMTP, mail headers, MX Records, SPF/DKIM, Encryption, etc.) and just need to get people's mailboxes and calendars the support they need, you can use it with confidence. If you are an old pro and want to leverage and dovetail your Powershell and AD with Exchange, you will be rewarded for your efforts.
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        Reliability and Availability

        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Microsoft

        Exchange is setup with multiple servers behind load balancers to provide high availability.
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        Performance

        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Microsoft

        I would say it's the best email product I've experienced.
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        Support Rating

        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        We only need support when initially setting it up. We really have not had to call for user or help support on this product. It has always worked and is always easy to use.
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        Microsoft

        We have a good enterprise agreement with Microsoft which affords us quick phone support. I have found the support staff knowledgeable and prompt with a solution when required. At times it may be difficult to schedule a call back, this is mainly due to our need for calls early in the morning which happens to be during a shift change at Microsoft support.
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        Implementation Rating

        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Microsoft

        Implementation/conversion can be quite complex and, unless you have certified Exchange administrators in-house, you should strongly consider a 3rd party consultant for this implementation.
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        Alternatives Considered

        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        Sonian is a pure SaaS solution and is easy to manage and use. It's cost effective and does exactly what it says on the tin
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        Microsoft

        Microsoft Exchange Product The best cloud-based enterprise-grade archiving platform with a host of features that enable files to be securely archived and retrieved with advanced search options. This tool is very easy to use and has a User-friendly interface. It is a highly reliable platform that allows all employees to automatically store their data without any limitations. It offers a cost-effective solution with customized policy management. We are happy that the customer support team is always fast and concerned, and the product's uninterrupted service experience. It is very good that it stores data in real-time without losing it, even in the event of a disaster. The cost-effective solution and integration with other tools are seamless.
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        Scalability

        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        No answers on this topic

        Microsoft

        The only time Exchange has failed us is when we did something to cause the failure.
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        Return on Investment

        Barracuda Networks, Inc.

        • We saw a significant reduction in storage of email data that was previously stored in PST files on local machines.
        • We can archive data for longer periods, which drives retention and email data storage needs.
        • This product gives us quick access and support for eDiscovery requests from legal departments.
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        Microsoft

        • After testing I found Exchange very good at removing/quarantining malware.
        • The Global Address List is great for finding the correct person within the organization to deal with.
        • The Clutter feature is terrible. Sometimes putting important emails into that folder for no discernible reason.
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