38 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100
3 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Barracuda Essentials ranks higher in 1 feature set: Secure Email Gateway

Secure Email Gateway

8.8

Barracuda Essentials

88%
7.3

EdgeWave ePrism Email Security

73%
Barracuda Essentials ranks higher in 6/7 features

Anti-malware

9.4
94%
15 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Cusomizability

8.4
84%
14 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Data Loss Protection

9.0
90%
12 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Threat Detection

9.3
93%
15 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Sandboxing

8.5
85%
11 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

End-to-End Encryption

8.8
88%
12 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Management Tools

8.3
83%
15 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Barracuda Essentials is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Barracuda Essentials

89%
15 Ratings
7.0

EdgeWave ePrism Email Security

70%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Barracuda Essentials

91%
1 Rating

EdgeWave ePrism Email Security

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.9

Barracuda Essentials

89%
8 Ratings

EdgeWave ePrism Email Security

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.3

Barracuda Essentials

83%
9 Ratings

EdgeWave ePrism Email Security

N/A
0 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

EdgeWave ePrism Email Security

EdgeWave mitigates some of the risk of email by pre-filtering for emails with viruses or other security threatening attachments. It does a good job of removing unwanted or potentially risky emails and allowing for safe viewing and review of these emails without compromising your company and mail delivery systems. It does not provide a timely notification delivery system for seeing emails with problems without accessing their client consolr site.
Tyler Twitchell | 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

EdgeWave ePrism Email Security

  • Email notification of potential issues with incoming email including a nice overview of what was blocked and why.
  • Options are provided to view, release, block or white-list specific domains.
  • Reports can be generated for administrators to view the overall stance of Edgewave services.
Tyler Twitchell | 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

EdgeWave ePrism Email Security

  • More information could be available in the email notification that reports when email was blocked.
  • While trying to work with an application that sends email it can be difficult to determine why the email was not received if blocked by EdgeWave unless a check of their dashboard is made since notifications cannot be scheduled more than once daily.
  • The option to have reports sent more frequently is a much needed feature.
Tyler Twitchell | 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

EdgeWave ePrism Email Security

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

EdgeWave ePrism Email Security

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

EdgeWave ePrism Email Security

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

EdgeWave ePrism Email Security

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

EdgeWave ePrism Email Security

EdgeWave ePrism Email Security is very similar to other programs such as Barracuda, SonicWall, or Proofpoint. I have used some of these other products in the past and I can't say that any of them do anything better or significantly different from EdgeWave so I believe all would provide similar protection. EdgeWave was the product chosen before I started working at my current employer and I don't have any compelling reason to change.
Tyler Twitchell | 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

EdgeWave ePrism Email Security

  • Great way to help secure emails and keep customers from clicking on potentially threatening content.
  • Increased security footprint by detecting malware and viruses that could pose security issues for an organization.
  • Decrease lot of time spent tracking email problems and attachments.
Tyler Twitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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