38 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100
4 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Secure Email Gateway

    8.8

    Barracuda Essentials

    88%

    Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving

    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 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.9

    Barracuda Essentials

    89%
    15 Ratings
    7.0

    Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving

    70%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Barracuda Essentials

    91%
    1 Rating

    Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.9

    Barracuda Essentials

    89%
    8 Ratings

    Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.3

    Barracuda Essentials

    83%
    9 Ratings
    8.0

    Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving

    80%
    2 Ratings

    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

    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

    Pricing Details

    Barracuda Essentials

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving

    General

    Free Trial
    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

    Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    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

    • 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

    Bloomberg Vault Enterprise Archiving

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

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