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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

The Barracuda Email Security Gateway is a robust and feature rich platform, does the job it's supposed to do and integrates into existing networks easily. It is not cheap, but valuable performance never is. It is one of the truly "set it and forget it" appliances in my tool set.
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Voltage SecureMail

Larger corporations that require identity-based encryption would benefit from the product. Smaller corporations that want a more feature-rich product with a better user experience would not benefit as much
David Strom | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.0
Voltage SecureMail
Anti-malware
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.5
Voltage SecureMail
Cusomizability
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
6.6
Voltage SecureMail
Data Loss Protection
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.1
Voltage SecureMail
Threat Detection
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.2
Voltage SecureMail
Sandboxing
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.0
Voltage SecureMail
End-to-End Encryption
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.7
Voltage SecureMail
Management Tools
Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.1
Voltage SecureMail

Pros

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

  • ESS has a simple interface for both users and administrators.
  • The "Manage Quarantine" button in each email is a direct sign-on link, so users don't have to remember their password to manage their quarantine (this is GOLD, Jerry!).
  • The baseline functionality (catching spam/malware/phishing/malware attachments/malformed PDFs etc) is super-solid, with few false positives and few false negatives.
Bear Golightly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Voltage SecureMail

  • Cloud-based portal making it easier to implement for smaller businesses
  • Plug ins for Outlook and Office 365 email apps to make one-button encryption easier for users to activate. For Office apps like Word et al you have a special menu that you can add users to your senders and specify access rights to encrypt your messages from within these apps.
  • An add-on utility to encrypt any sized files is part of the package. Many of its competitors have limits on email attachment size, this is a way around these limits.
  • The product does support integration with a third-party tool from Digital Guardian (https://digitalguardian.com/) for DLP features.
David Strom | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

  • You need to take time in adding your contacts to a whitelist so that you don't miss an email.
  • I recommend changing the time interval; Barracuda notifies you that you have quarantined emails as we were only getting 1 per day and we missed some urgent emails.
  • The quarantine folder is web based, we'd prefer it to have been an add-in for Outlook.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Voltage SecureMail

  • Its web-portal is pretty bare bones, unlike some competitors that are more feature-rich
  • Its documentation is also voluminous, making it hard to find something since it is spread across multiple manuals for particular features.
  • It doesn't support IMAP connections, unlike some of its competitors.
David Strom | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Barracuda Email Security Gateway 8.5
Based on 2 answers
So far we have had limited problems the one's we have had we can attribute to poor user judgement not our gateway failing. One of the best features is the Barracuda is intuitive to choices we make on blocking or rejecting emails which is a great feature. lessens are need to repetitively enter the same information
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Voltage SecureMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Barracuda Email Security Gateway 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Availability is robust and flawless. This is a non-issue, its always up & running and fail-over protection is available for restarts or upgrades.
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Voltage SecureMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Barracuda Email Security Gateway 6.0
Based on 1 answer
The WebUI is the only piece I find lacking on the Barracuda ESK. Its is not the fastest and is fairly utilitarian in its approach. The Outlook plug-in, while not in wide use here, causes zero slowdown in Outlook or the Barracuda ESG.
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Voltage SecureMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Barracuda Email Security Gateway 9.1
Based on 8 answers
Barracuda customer support is great. Most of the time when I can an actual tech support representative answers, not some person that will just take a message. If one is not available I will receive a call back in a very short time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Voltage SecureMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Through this application, I can keep my computer and system safe during its time of use and it is very helpful when detecting any threat as it has done in my system since its installation, I no longer have any problem due to the damage to my software since Barracuda protects my computer without any problem. In addition to everything with its functionalities, our company has been able to benefit successfully since our teams are in their most optimal operation, giving them better benefit and long duration and not worrying about any type of hacking, thanks to Barracuda we can be calm whenever we navigate in the network without being infected by malware.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Voltage SecureMail

I think SecureMail is showing its age -- it is based on the Voltage product that HPE purchased a few years ago and hasn't really been updated since then substantially. Its documentation and web portal aren't as useful as some of the other products, and Zix has better DLP integration that is part of the base product, rather than an add-on
David Strom | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

  • Allows us to set it and forget it. We don't have to worry about patch or upgrade to a newer version. Barracuda does it all for us.
  • DLP has been great. That's a risk which is hard to monitor but Barracuda does it effortlessly.
Rick Sherman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Voltage SecureMail

  • Decided not to use the product after looking at competitors.
David Strom | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

General

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

Voltage SecureMail

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.3
Voltage SecureMail
2.0

Usability

Barracuda Email Security Gateway
8.5
Voltage SecureMail

Reliability and Availability

Barracuda Email Security Gateway
10.0
Voltage SecureMail

Performance

Barracuda Email Security Gateway
6.0
Voltage SecureMail

Support Rating

Barracuda Email Security Gateway
9.1
Voltage SecureMail

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