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29 Ratings
11 Ratings

Barracuda Essentials

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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 9.4 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

FileWall

FileWall is great solution to protect your end-users from malicious attachments. If your company often sending and receiving email attachments (even from trusted customers, sometimes accounts can be compromised), FileWall will safe-guard your environment. Very low price makes FileWall available for SMBs. With pretty straight-forward implementation and configuration process our IT department was able to configure the solution in our system within 1 day without any additional training.
Taras Fedus | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Barracuda Essentials
8.8
FileWall
9.4
Anti-malware
Barracuda Essentials
9.5
FileWall
9.4
Cusomizability
Barracuda Essentials
8.4
FileWall
9.4
Data Loss Protection
Barracuda Essentials
9.0
FileWall
9.4
Threat Detection
Barracuda Essentials
9.3
FileWall
9.4
Sandboxing
Barracuda Essentials
8.6
FileWall
End-to-End Encryption
Barracuda Essentials
8.8
FileWall
Management Tools
Barracuda Essentials
8.2
FileWall
9.4

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

FileWall

  • Easy to implement, it is one click to activate service.
  • FileWall admin console straight forward and user-friendly, Also dashboard gives great insights.
  • Very economical, price of $1 per user/month is more than affordable with discount for annual subscription.
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

FileWall

  • It's only available on the Microsoft Marketplace. Would like to see it available through other channels.
Sanjay Kumar | 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

FileWall

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Barracuda Essentials

Barracuda Essentials 9.0
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

FileWall

FileWall 9.4
Based on 8 answers
FileWall is very simple and intuitive to use. For the price and the functions that it offers, it is the best email attachment safety solution. The admin interface is very user-friendly and the rules are propagated immediately after activating them.
Kostadin Lukov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Barracuda Essentials

Barracuda Essentials 8.7
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

FileWall

FileWall 9.4
Based on 8 answers
Filewall customer and technical support is always available and they provide customers with great feedback and full instructions how to achieve desired goals.
Great thing about this product is that you can communicate directly to product creators. If you as a client have some ideas, and want some additions, you can ask them, you will get response in very short period of time.
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

FileWall

My subscription for Microsoft Exchange is very basic. My subscription doesn't include very reliable email security. If I wanted added security, I need to pay more. With FileWall, I can have a very reliable, very user-friendly email security. It is very cheap and really does the job.
Kathleen Joy Sinangote | 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

FileWall

  • I feel my email is safe.
  • Automatically detects if the email is safe or if can cause harm.
  • Very good investment for SMB.
Kathleen Joy Sinangote | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Barracuda Essentials

Pricing Details

Barracuda Essentials

General

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

Barracuda Essentials Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

FileWall

General

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

FileWall Editions & Modules

Edition
FileWall for business$1.001
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Essentials
9.3
FileWall
9.4

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Essentials
9.1
FileWall

Usability

Barracuda Essentials
9.0
FileWall
9.4

Support Rating

Barracuda Essentials
8.7
FileWall
9.4

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