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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • FileWall ranks higher in 1 feature set: Secure Email Gateway

Secure Email Gateway

8.8

Barracuda Essentials

88%
9.4

FileWall

94%
FileWall ranks higher in 5/7 features

Anti-malware

9.3
93%
15 Ratings
9.4
94%
8 Ratings

Cusomizability

8.4
84%
14 Ratings
9.4
94%
8 Ratings

Data Loss Protection

9.1
91%
12 Ratings
9.4
94%
4 Ratings

Threat Detection

9.3
93%
15 Ratings
9.4
94%
7 Ratings

Sandboxing

8.4
84%
11 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

End-to-End Encryption

8.8
88%
12 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Management Tools

8.2
82%
15 Ratings
9.4
94%
8 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • FileWall is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Barracuda Essentials

89%
15 Ratings
9.4

FileWall

94%
8 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Barracuda Essentials

91%
1 Rating

FileWall

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.9

Barracuda Essentials

89%
8 Ratings
9.4

FileWall

94%
8 Ratings

Support Rating

8.2

Barracuda Essentials

82%
9 Ratings
9.4

FileWall

94%
8 Ratings

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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Odix

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.
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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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Odix

  • 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.
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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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Odix

  • It's only available on the Microsoft Marketplace. Would like to see it available through other channels.
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Pricing Details

Barracuda Essentials

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Barracuda Essentials editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    FileWall

    Starting Price

    $2.4 per month per user

    Editions & Modules

    FileWall editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    FileWall for business$2.401

    Footnotes

    1. per user per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Barracuda Networks, Inc.

    Its the best email security gateway product I have used.
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    Odix

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Odix

    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.
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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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    Odix

    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.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Barracuda Networks, Inc.

    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.
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    Odix

    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.
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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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    Odix

    • I feel my email is safe.
    • Automatically detects if the email is safe or if can cause harm.
    • Very good investment for SMB.
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