Barracuda Essentials vs. EdgeWave ePrism Email Security

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Barracuda Essentials
Score 9.3 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
EdgeWave ePrism Email Security
Score 9.0 out of 10
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EdgeWave headquartered in San Diego, California offers ePrism Email Security, a messaging security platform featuring continuous web mail access, data loss prevention, encryption, archiving, and anti-spam / anti-malware capability.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
YesNo
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
EdgeWave ePrism Email Security
7.3
1 Ratings
14% below category average
Anti-malware10.016 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Customizability5.015 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Data Loss Protection2.113 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Threat Detection9.016 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Sandboxing3.012 Ratings10.01 Ratings
End-to-End Encryption8.013 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Tools9.016 Ratings5.01 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
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User Ratings
Barracuda EssentialsEdgeWave ePrism Email Security
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(16 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Usability
8.9
(8 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(9 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Barracuda EssentialsEdgeWave ePrism Email Security
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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EdgeWave
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.
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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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EdgeWave
  • 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.
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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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EdgeWave
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Its the best email security gateway product I have used.
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EdgeWave
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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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EdgeWave
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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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EdgeWave
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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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EdgeWave
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.
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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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EdgeWave
  • 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.
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