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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 9.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • FireEye Email Security ranks higher in 1 feature set: Secure Email Gateway

Secure Email Gateway

8.8

Barracuda Essentials

88%
9.1

FireEye Email Security

91%
FireEye Email Security ranks higher in 4/7 features

Anti-malware

9.4
94%
15 Ratings
9.6
96%
4 Ratings

Cusomizability

8.4
84%
14 Ratings
9.6
96%
4 Ratings

Data Loss Protection

9.0
90%
12 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Threat Detection

9.3
93%
15 Ratings
9.6
96%
4 Ratings

Sandboxing

8.5
85%
11 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

End-to-End Encryption

8.8
88%
12 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Management Tools

8.3
83%
15 Ratings
7.8
78%
4 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Barracuda Essentials

89%
15 Ratings
8.8

FireEye Email Security

88%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Barracuda Essentials

91%
1 Rating

FireEye Email Security

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.9

Barracuda Essentials

89%
8 Ratings
8.2

FireEye Email Security

82%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.3

Barracuda Essentials

83%
9 Ratings
7.3

FireEye Email Security

73%
5 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

FireEye Email Security

I would highly recommend FireEye Email Security to a colleague. The platform is good at eliminating malicious emails prior to delivery to the end-user. Detections exist across the URL, attachment, and embedded HTML levels. It is a strong platform.
Anonymous | 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

FireEye Email Security

  • Blocking URL-based threats using FAUDE features.
  • Post threat detection via the Retroactive feature.
  • Excellent sandboxing analysis performance and detailed dynamic analysis reports.
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

FireEye Email Security

  • The interface is not exactly intuitive.
  • There are a high number of false positives.
  • To my knowledge, there is not a way to whitelist links or attachments.
Anonymous | 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

Barracuda Essentials Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

FireEye Email Security

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

$0 per mailbox

FireEye Email Security Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Server Edition$01
  1. per mailbox
SaaS Edition
AVAS$01
Cloud Edition$01
  1. per mailbox
Additional Pricing Details

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

FireEye 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

FireEye Email Security

FireEye Email Security 8.2
Based on 1 answer
FireEye Email Security is the most effective email security solution for protecting enterprises from APT. It is not complicated to set up and you can ride a wave of continuous security effects for a long time without major changes after the initial setup. It's automated, so users don't have to care too much about it. In addition, it provides detailed analysis data, so you can utilize it for 3rd party solutions if you want.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

FireEye Email Security

FireEye Email Security 7.3
Based on 5 answers
In the years we have had this service, we haven't needed much help (which is a testament to the ease of use/reliability of the product) but when we have they have been probably the best vendor I've ever dealt with when it comes to quickly addressing support call issues. We also have a very readily available engineer that has been quick to help with more complex requests.
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

FireEye Email Security

There are a few things FireEye Email Security does better than ProofPoint and vice versa. For example, you would think blocking .html attachments would be trivial. FireEye Email Security can be configured to do it. Proofpoint can not, and if you try to configure it, HTML gets stripped from the email content, which has a major impact on the business. On the other hand, ProofPoint has a number of additional features and bells and whistles that FireEye Email Security does not.
Anonymous | 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

FireEye Email Security

  • It's been positive in the sense that it has blocked some malicious email that would have otherwise made it to our users.
  • It has been negative in the sense that we spend a higher-than-expected number of cycles dealing with false positives.
  • Another negative is that we also experience false negatives.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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