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Barracuda Essentials

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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Barracuda Essentials
8.9
Barracuda Message Archiver
Anti-malware
Barracuda Essentials
9.5
Barracuda Message Archiver
Cusomizability
Barracuda Essentials
8.4
Barracuda Message Archiver
Data Loss Protection
Barracuda Essentials
9.0
Barracuda Message Archiver
Threat Detection
Barracuda Essentials
9.3
Barracuda Message Archiver
Sandboxing
Barracuda Essentials
8.8
Barracuda Message Archiver
End-to-End Encryption
Barracuda Essentials
8.8
Barracuda Message Archiver
Management Tools
Barracuda Essentials
8.2
Barracuda Message Archiver

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

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

No score
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Usability

Barracuda Essentials

Barracuda Essentials 9.2
Based on 4 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 8.8
Based on 5 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

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

  • We were paying more just for an Email Encryption tool before moving to Essentials.
  • The price is lower than other like tools, but we got more in the offerings with Essentials.
  • We saw an overall savings shortly after installation as we were able to replace backup and archive tools as well.
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

Pricing Details

Barracuda Essentials

General

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

Barracuda Message Archiver

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Essentials
9.1
Barracuda Message Archiver
7.3

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Essentials
9.1
Barracuda Message Archiver

Usability

Barracuda Essentials
9.2
Barracuda Message Archiver
6.4

Support Rating

Barracuda Essentials
8.8
Barracuda Message Archiver
8.2

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