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16 Ratings

Barracuda Essentials

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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 7.3 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

Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving

Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving served its main purpose for us to manage our disaster recovery efforts - the best feature we found was with its messaging archival features. From a regulatory compliance perspective we found it a little harder to use in that it had to be integrated with various other internal systems before it could be fully compliant.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

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

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

Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving

  • Disaster recovery solution.
  • Regulatory compliance (SEC, FINRA).
Anonymous | 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

Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving

  • Ease of implementation/initial setup.
  • Archive features - ease of search/retrieval.
Anonymous | 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

Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving

Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving has first-class customer service as well as support. We never have any sort of issue in terms of response to queries and general customer service issues while using the product. Generally answer questions and provide excellent service in a very timely manner without many exceptions.
Anonymous | 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

Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving

We primiraily evaluated Bloomberg Vault Enterprise against our internal system we had running prior to integration and the costs associated with increasing regulatory compliance and build-out of that system vs. transitioning to the Bloomberg Vault Enterprise system. Bloomberg represented a more compelling value proposition and allowed cost savings thru its use and implementation.
Anonymous | 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

Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving

  • Ease of archiving and retrieving historical messages.
  • Expensive multi-system integration process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Barracuda Essentials

General

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

Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Essentials
9.1
Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Essentials
9.1
Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving

Usability

Barracuda Essentials
9.2
Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving

Support Rating

Barracuda Essentials
8.8
Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving
8.0

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