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16 Ratings
38 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

Secure Email Gateway

8.8

Barracuda Essentials

88%
9.8

FortiMail

98%
FortiMail ranks higher in 7/7 features

Anti-malware

9.4
94%
15 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Cusomizability

8.4
84%
14 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Data Loss Protection

9.0
90%
12 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Threat Detection

9.3
93%
15 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Sandboxing

8.5
85%
11 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

End-to-End Encryption

8.8
88%
12 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Management Tools

8.3
83%
15 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • FortiMail is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Barracuda Essentials

89%
15 Ratings
10.0

FortiMail

100%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Barracuda Essentials

91%
1 Rating

FortiMail

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.9

Barracuda Essentials

89%
8 Ratings

FortiMail

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.3

Barracuda Essentials

83%
9 Ratings
9.5

FortiMail

95%
4 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

FortiMail

FortiMail is useful for small businesses and large companies. If you are looking to filter inbound and outbound email, then it will do an effective job of keeping your network safe. The virus, malware, spam definitions are updated on a daily basis and will help any company that is looking to eliminate spam and malware.
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

FortiMail

  • FortiMail earned a AAA rating from SE Labs and a 99.78%.
  • Spam Capture Rate from Virus Bulletin.
  • The solution has an effective Antivirus module that protects from malicious URLs and attachments.
  • It also has an integrated cloud sandbox or can be integrated with a physical or virtual appliance (with an additional license).
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

FortiMail

  • I would like to see a recommended config come base on the box.
  • I would like to see a secure score type area.
Cody McNeill | 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

FortiMail

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

FortiMail

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

FortiMail

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

FortiMail

FortiMail 9.5
Based on 4 answers
Any time I've had to use the support, it has been great! They always will recommend certain options, as well as explain what they do and why they are there. The support always gets back to me the same day, and are always pleasant to deal with. I never hesitate to call.
Cody McNeill | 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

FortiMail

I have used Barracuda Email Security in the past and FortiMail is just as effective. The interface is easy to use, and the configuration is straightforward in setting it up to work with Microsoft Exchange. Spam detection is effective, as well as malware/viruses and phishing attempts. Overall it is a great service.
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

FortiMail

  • It has been positive since we do not have mail crashes and we protect the information that is transmitted by these means.
  • The costs are very accessible.
  • Easy deployment and implementation.
Daniel J. Canto Bonilla | TrustRadius Reviewer

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