Barracuda Essentials vs. Barracuda Message Archiver

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Barracuda Essentials
Score 9.2 out of 10
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Barracuda Essentials is an email security platform designed to protect users and businesses from volumetric threats like malware and spam, as well advanced threats like targeted spear phishing and ransomware, and provides email archiving and data protection from corruption and deletion with cloud backup and recovery of emails and files, data leak prevention and encryption.N/A
Barracuda Message Archiver
Score 7.3 out of 10
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The Barracuda Message Archiver is designed to help organizations reduce email storage requirements, meet demanding compliance requirements, and address e-discovery requests easily and effectively. Integration with the Barracuda Cloud provides long-term email storage and backup.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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Secure Email Gateway
Comparison of Secure Email Gateway features of Product A and Product B
Barracuda Essentials
6.6
16 Ratings
24% below category average
Barracuda Message Archiver
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Ratings
Anti-malware10.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizability5.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Loss Protection2.113 Ratings00 Ratings
Threat Detection9.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Sandboxing3.012 Ratings00 Ratings
End-to-End Encryption8.013 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Tools9.016 Ratings00 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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Barracuda Essentials
Barracuda Essentials
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
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User Ratings
Barracuda EssentialsBarracuda Message Archiver
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(16 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.9
(8 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(9 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
This is the perfect solution for a quick implementation of archivation. You configure it once and it keeps on going. Users do not need to interact to archive, only to find things back.
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Pros
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • 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.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Archiving with journaling.
  • Search with WebClient.
  • Search with Add-In.
  • Stubbing.
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Cons
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • 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.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • the folder structure of the mailbox is harder to keep up with
  • it is a bit confusing when you search for non email items, like contacts.
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Likelihood to Renew
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Its the best email security gateway product I have used.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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!
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Usability
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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.
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Support Rating
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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.
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Implementation Rating
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda Essentials has a far easier admin pannel than is provided by mimecast along with far more filtering options such as dkim. Much easier to do the initial setup along with much better support provided. Barracuda Essentials has Advanced threat protection that uses AI to spot patterns and gives you the option to remove a suspect email from all inboxs
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
It was a lot cheaper, i mean a awfull lot.
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Return on Investment
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • 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.
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • i had no negative impact.
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