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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Secure Email Gateway

    8.8

    Barracuda Essentials

    88%

    Barracuda Message Archiver

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Barracuda Essentials ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Anti-malware

    9.4
    94%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cusomizability

    8.4
    84%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Loss Protection

    9.0
    90%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Threat Detection

    9.3
    93%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Sandboxing

    8.5
    85%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    End-to-End Encryption

    8.8
    88%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Management Tools

    8.3
    83%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Barracuda Essentials is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.9

    Barracuda Essentials

    89%
    15 Ratings
    8.2

    Barracuda Message Archiver

    82%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Barracuda Essentials

    91%
    1 Rating
    7.3

    Barracuda Message Archiver

    73%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.9

    Barracuda Essentials

    89%
    8 Ratings
    6.4

    Barracuda Message Archiver

    64%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.3

    Barracuda Essentials

    83%
    9 Ratings
    8.2

    Barracuda Message Archiver

    82%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Barracuda Essentials

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    Barracuda Message Archiver

    73%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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

    Barracuda Message Archiver

    For every company which is too big for MailStore. MailStore is much cheaper and easier...so mostly enough for 5 to 20 people companies. But for all bigger companies with 200 plus users it is the right solution. Please be sure, that it is not easy to get it running. But when it runs, it is mostly stable.
    Michael Bayer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    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

    Barracuda Message Archiver

    • Archiving with journaling.
    • Search with WebClient.
    • Search with Add-In.
    • Stubbing.
    Michael Bayer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    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

    Barracuda Message Archiver

    • In Archiving there should be a "Header only" download for users with offline stores.
    • Single sign-on in WebClient.
    • Single sign-on in Outlook Add-In.
    • More performance to the boxes.
    Michael Bayer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Barracuda Essentials

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Barracuda Message Archiver

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Barracuda Essentials

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

    Barracuda Message Archiver

    Barracuda Message Archiver 7.3
    Based on 1 answer
    I would give a ten...but I don´t know the benefit in 2 years between Barracuda in Cloud and Microsoft in Situ Mailarchive. Lets see then!
    Michael Bayer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Barracuda Essentials

    Barracuda Essentials 8.9
    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

    Barracuda Message Archiver

    Barracuda Message Archiver 6.4
    Based on 1 answer
    The product is good but for this specific product there are often some technical problems. Mostly support in Vienna can solve them soon. The development is very, very slow. I have asked for some changes. They gave the okay to make it with a feature request...but 3 years later there is still no code for my problems. Not even one feature request was done.
    Michael Bayer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Barracuda Essentials

    Barracuda Essentials 8.3
    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

    Barracuda Message Archiver

    Barracuda Message Archiver 8.2
    Based on 1 answer
    The support in Vienna is very, very great. They are fast and can support almost all problems by themselves. Especially Mr. Michael Holzer is a very high specialist and you can ask him almost everything. Just write a mail to emeasupport and you will be sure, that some minutes or hours later you will get a kind and professional call.
    Michael Bayer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Barracuda Essentials

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Barracuda Message Archiver

    Barracuda Message Archiver 7.3
    Based on 1 answer
    Think about using offline archives. They make a lot of trouble. Better train your users to use the Outlook Addin Search without using offline archives, which need a lot of power, network and harddrive space.Headers only functionality was promised years ago but is still not implemented.
    Michael Bayer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    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

    Barracuda Message Archiver

    For us it is important that it is stable. Because of this we thought it is a good idea to buy a clustered station. Barracuda can do this and we bought 2 1050 boxes and linked them. At the end the price was also okay...we also evaluated Symantec and at the end both were candidates but Barracuda made better price.
    Michael Bayer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    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

    Barracuda Message Archiver

    • Long term archiving is good.
    • Integrating of many PSTs cost extra money for PST Enterprise. This should be included.
    Michael Bayer | TrustRadius Reviewer

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