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Barracuda Essentials

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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 7.4 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

FireEye Email Security

It works well as one component of an email security stack, as long as you do not mind dealing with false positives. It would not be suitable as the only component in an email security system. When upstream components of our stack have gone down, a high number of malicious mail got through our FireEye appliance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Barracuda Essentials
8.9
FireEye Email Security
6.9
Anti-malware
Barracuda Essentials
9.5
FireEye Email Security
8.0
Cusomizability
Barracuda Essentials
8.4
FireEye Email Security
5.9
Data Loss Protection
Barracuda Essentials
9.0
FireEye Email Security
Threat Detection
Barracuda Essentials
9.3
FireEye Email Security
6.9
Sandboxing
Barracuda Essentials
8.8
FireEye Email Security
6.9
End-to-End Encryption
Barracuda Essentials
8.8
FireEye Email Security
Management Tools
Barracuda Essentials
8.2
FireEye Email Security
6.9

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

  • Ease of implementation was a key factor in our decision making for an email security/spam product. FireEye ES was very easy to implement as well as to maintain.
  • Blocking effectiveness in an email security/spam product has to be the most important factor. FireEye ES does a very good job of completely blocking the vast majority of risky emails. With its sand-boxing features, it does a good job of evaluating threats. The spam blocking is effective without being overly so.
  • Being a cloud product makes ease of management a great feature. The console is easy to get to, use and understand. Whitelisting, finding emails that are impacted, and other common email flow questions are easily achieved.
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

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 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

FireEye 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

FireEye Email Security

FireEye Email Security 7.4
Based on 2 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

I was not involved in the evaluation of FireEye Email Security, as it was done before I was in my current role. So, I am not aware of which other tools were evaluated.
Anonymous | 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

FireEye Email Security

  • The cost of FireEye ES is more than we were paying for our Baracuda Spam filter, but we seem to get much less spam and or false blocks so time is saved in not having to deal with those issues.
  • The primary focus was to continue spam blocking but add a much more robust security layer. The security seems to work well and with the state of phishing/malware attacks, the service is like solid gold. We have many known attacks repelled daily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

FireEye Email Security

General

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

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Essentials
9.1
FireEye Email Security
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Essentials
9.1
FireEye Email Security

Usability

Barracuda Essentials
9.2
FireEye Email Security

Support Rating

Barracuda Essentials
8.8
FireEye Email Security
7.4

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