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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Secure Email Gateway

    8.8

    Barracuda Essentials

    88%

    FireEye Security Suite

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Barracuda Essentials ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Anti-malware

    9.4
    94%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cusomizability

    8.4
    84%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Loss Protection

    9.0
    90%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Threat Detection

    9.3
    93%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Sandboxing

    8.5
    85%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    End-to-End Encryption

    8.8
    88%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Management Tools

    8.3
    83%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • FireEye Security Suite is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.9

    Barracuda Essentials

    89%
    15 Ratings
    9.0

    FireEye Security Suite

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Barracuda Essentials

    91%
    1 Rating

    FireEye Security Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.9

    Barracuda Essentials

    89%
    8 Ratings

    FireEye Security Suite

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.3

    Barracuda Essentials

    83%
    9 Ratings

    FireEye Security Suite

    N/A
    0 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 Security Suite

    FireEye is the obvious solution if a company is having trouble with threats getting in via mail attachments. We use Office 365 and initially subscribed to their attachment scanning product. Users immediately started complaining it would take a minimum of 3 minutes and sometimes as long as 12 hours to receive their attachments. This rate of time was unacceptable. So we did a POC with FireEye and immediately saw that attachments were processed on average in 30 seconds but at the most, around 1.5 minutes. We were convinced after that.
    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 Security Suite

    • Deployment is fast and efficient with multiple architectural models.
    • Fireeye support has been great, quickly responding to issues and remaining very helpful.
    • The information afforded through NX, HX, and EX greatly improve our ability to triage and respond to threats of all sizes.
    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 Security Suite

    • Hard to configure
    • Needs more tools to analyze incidents
    • All modules need to be connected to each other
    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

    FireEye Security Suite

    General

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

    Starting Price

    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 Security Suite

    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 Security Suite

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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 Security Suite

    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

    FireEye Security Suite

    Advanced Threat Protection, or ATP in Office 365 was awful. Some attachments wouldn't be delivered at all while others took minutes and sometimes hours to be delivered after being scanned. It was causing us to lose business. FireEye processes attachments in less than 60 seconds in most cases. We now have buy in from employees to scan attachments since it's hardly noticeable to them
    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 Security Suite

    • Stronger security posture
    • Faster security event response times
    • Global deployment can be difficult as hardware may not be be available in remote locations.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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