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16 Ratings

Barracuda Essentials

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Score 9.2 out of 100
2 Ratings
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Score 7 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

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Barracuda Essentials
8.9
EdgeWave ePrism Email Security
7.3
Anti-malware
Barracuda Essentials
9.5
EdgeWave ePrism Email Security
8.0
Cusomizability
Barracuda Essentials
8.4
EdgeWave ePrism Email Security
5.0
Data Loss Protection
Barracuda Essentials
9.0
EdgeWave ePrism Email Security
9.0
Threat Detection
Barracuda Essentials
9.3
EdgeWave ePrism Email Security
7.0
Sandboxing
Barracuda Essentials
8.8
EdgeWave ePrism Email Security
10.0
End-to-End Encryption
Barracuda Essentials
8.8
EdgeWave ePrism Email Security
Management Tools
Barracuda Essentials
8.2
EdgeWave ePrism Email Security
5.0

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

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 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

EdgeWave ePrism Email Security

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

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

  • 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

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

Pricing Details

Barracuda Essentials

General

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

EdgeWave ePrism Email Security

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
EdgeWave ePrism Email Security
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Essentials
9.1
EdgeWave ePrism Email Security

Usability

Barracuda Essentials
9.2
EdgeWave ePrism Email Security

Support Rating

Barracuda Essentials
8.8
EdgeWave ePrism Email Security

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