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Score 8.9 out of 100

Microsoft Exchange

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)

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.
Jay Glatt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft Exchange is very well suited for larger organizations that have offices spread across the globe. This way all staff can still access their mailboxes from any where. But for smaller individual offices, it may be more advantageous to just sign on to a web service to access email instead of Microsoft Exchange.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)
Microsoft Exchange
7.4
Anti-malware
Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)
Microsoft Exchange
7.2
Cusomizability
Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)
Microsoft Exchange
7.3
Data Loss Protection
Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)
Microsoft Exchange
8.0
Threat Detection
Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)
Microsoft Exchange
7.4
Sandboxing
Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)
Microsoft Exchange
6.3
End-to-End Encryption
Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)
Microsoft Exchange
7.5
Management Tools
Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)
Microsoft Exchange
8.2

Pros

Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

  • [Microsoft] Exchange is the gold standard for Corporate email. It is flawless in maintaining and delivering email to all of our users. It has been around so long the thing it does the best is just work. Most of the flaws and bugs are already out of the system.
  • The GUI management tools for MS Exchange, whether Online or on-premise, are fairly well documented and for the most part fairly easy to use.
  • [Microsoft] Exchange gives you the option to have an all in one box solution. Its not recommended but for smaller shops its a nice alternative to a more extensive setup that requires multiple servers.
  • If sized correctly, MS Exchanges is fine tuned out of the box to be fairly quick and responsive as to email delivery.
Jeffrey Rudacille | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)

  • The displayed message area can be made larger
Jay Glatt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

  • Some of our customers have asked for a feature called 'plus addressing'. This is widely used in the Linux/Gmail email systems but is not available on Exchange.
  • Inbox rules. The basics are there, however, there is some need for a more robust method of catching and sorting email. Some rule editors include a RegEx editor that would allow for this.
  • As of a few years ago, MS has been focusing more on their development efforts on their cloud solution and now so much on the on-premises application. Most feel that the new features do not make it to the on-prem application, forcing corporations to migrate to the cloud.
  • Anti-SPAM and AntiVirus. MS Exchange has never done a great job of keeping the bad email out of the system. This has opened up an opportunity for other companies to take advantage of selling an email firewall to catch a bad email before reaching Exchange.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft Exchange 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It is the best, and perhaps only, email solution worth considering.
Jerry Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)

Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It performs as expected with no exceptions.
Jay Glatt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft Exchange 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The product is highly functional and easy to use.
Jerry Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)

Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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.
Jay Glatt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft Exchange 8.3
Based on 16 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft Exchange 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Jerry Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

There is nothing I've seen in any organization I've been part of in over 20 years that's been used in place as the corporate solution for email. The standardization of Exchange across nearly all major corporations and government agencies is near complete I not really aware of any viable alternatives. There is Yahoo or Google, but these are not used by anyone I've worked for so no really things to compare against.
Mark Metz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

  • There have been hiccups and downtime with our on-premise installation but overall the local installation has saved us money in the long run versus paying a monthly fee for ~125 mailboxes.
  • Our internet service likes to take mid-day breaks every so often. Having a local Exchange server allows us to continue to communicate internally and manage meetings, presentation, and other events at our site.
  • Despite the overall good that Exchange has provided our organization it is a time suck. Managing the server, spam appliance, backups, and storage space is a constant battle and has taken away from some of our other initiatives. This is not specific to Exchange but any on-premise email server.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)

General

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

Microsoft Exchange

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)
9.1
Microsoft Exchange
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)
Microsoft Exchange
10.0

Usability

Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)
9.1
Microsoft Exchange
10.0

Support Rating

Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)
9.1
Microsoft Exchange
8.3

Implementation Rating

Barracuda Cloud Archive (Sonian)
Microsoft Exchange
10.0

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