Barracuda Essentials vs. LuxSci

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Barracuda Essentials
Score 9.3 out of 10
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Barracuda Essentials is an email security platform designed to protect users and businesses from volumetric threats like malware and spam, as well advanced threats like targeted spear phishing and ransomware, and provides email archiving and data protection from corruption and deletion with cloud backup and recovery of emails and files, data leak prevention and encryption.N/A
LuxSci
Score 6.0 out of 10
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Massachusetts based Lux Scientiae (LuxSci) offers their platform as a HIPAA compliant hosted email messaging service.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
Barracuda EssentialsLuxSci
Secure Email Gateway
Comparison of Secure Email Gateway features of Product A and Product B
Barracuda Essentials
6.6
16 Ratings
24% below category average
LuxSci
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Ratings
Anti-malware10.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizability5.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Loss Protection2.113 Ratings00 Ratings
Threat Detection9.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Sandboxing3.012 Ratings00 Ratings
End-to-End Encryption8.013 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Tools9.016 Ratings00 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
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User Ratings
Barracuda EssentialsLuxSci
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(16 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.9
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(9 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Barracuda EssentialsLuxSci
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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Lux Scientiae (LuxSci)
Apparently secure website hosting and email. Perhaps could have some better background on common website features.
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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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Lux Scientiae (LuxSci)
  • Security for email.
  • Some email spam protection.
  • Security for websites.
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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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Lux Scientiae (LuxSci)
  • Unable to provide email script for their servers.
  • Email filtering sometimes false negatives.
  • Sometimes difficulty with tech support.
  • Development requests pending for 2 years now.
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Likelihood to Renew
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Its the best email security gateway product I have used.
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Lux Scientiae (LuxSci)
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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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Lux Scientiae (LuxSci)
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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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Lux Scientiae (LuxSci)
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Alternatives Considered
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda Essentials has a far easier admin pannel than is provided by mimecast along with far more filtering options such as dkim. Much easier to do the initial setup along with much better support provided. Barracuda Essentials has Advanced threat protection that uses AI to spot patterns and gives you the option to remove a suspect email from all inboxs
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Lux Scientiae (LuxSci)
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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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Lux Scientiae (LuxSci)
  • Cost-effective. I manage (poorly) multiple websites myself & with the help of Luxsci tech support.
  • Generally, things work.
  • I wish they had more info on what I think are common issues with websites or email.
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