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Barracuda Essentials

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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 8.2 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

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email

This product is a good idea for any organization that finds themselves the target of malicious emails of any kind. Whether it be phishing, maleware, attachments with nefarious installers, etc, Proofpoint TAP catches nearly every single bogus URL and dangerous attachment by opening those items before our user can get to them. Proofpoint saves our users from themselves
Jane Updegraff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Barracuda Essentials
8.9
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
7.7
Anti-malware
Barracuda Essentials
9.5
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
8.1
Cusomizability
Barracuda Essentials
8.4
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
7.3
Data Loss Protection
Barracuda Essentials
9.0
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
6.7
Threat Detection
Barracuda Essentials
9.3
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
8.2
Sandboxing
Barracuda Essentials
8.8
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
8.3
End-to-End Encryption
Barracuda Essentials
8.8
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
8.0
Management Tools
Barracuda Essentials
8.2
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
7.4

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

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email

  • Impostor email detection is a fantastic feature and works very well.
  • The sandbox feature helps to ensure confidence that their evaluation of the email threat is valid.
  • Easy to use (and understand) dashboard make identifying and managing email threats a breeze.
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

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email

  • It's a stretch for me to find something that needs improvement. If I had to put at least one thing it would relate to URL Defense. The process works great but, there are times when you have to decode the encoded URL. Currently, the only place to do that is in the TAP dashboard. To save clicks and logins, it would be nice to have that decode functionality in the Proofpoint management console.
  • No other issues.
Jerry Robinson | 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

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email 5.6
Based on 3 answers
Not my decision, but I have made it very clear this product does not perform. I have emails from our users on how bad it is after switching to it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email 8.8
Based on 5 answers
Simple to configure and very straightforward dashboard. Within days of implementation, we were using the dashboard to reduce our response time.
Mike Kelley | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Generally have had good response and resolution time with knowledgeable technicians, and if needed the ticket is moved to someone with more expertise to better address the issue. Have used the ticketing portal, phone, as well as the beta chat feature (permanent please!)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Barracuda Essentials

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email 9.9
Based on 2 answers
Proofpoint managed the installation and made it very simple. We had a dedicated installation engineer who checked in on use periodically after go-live to ensure that there were no issue.
Jerry Robinson | 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

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email

Besides using the default native protection in the email product itself, we have not looked closely at other email security products. But going with Proofpoint is the right choice. When our leadership team has concerns about malware attacks, we just tell them that we have the security in place using Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email. And we don't just tell them, we provide them the reports coming out of Proofpoint which show the threats being blocked and the metrics.
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

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email

  • Saves IT time when an attack is successful and isn't reported in a timely manner or at all until damages are done. IT has to spend less time and effort because we are able to stop it before it spreads.
  • Protecting business resources and assets is a huge positive impact. TAP allows us to better protect our business and information within.
  • The only negative thing is that it doesn't automatically handle these attacks - but that is what TRAP is for! I wish Proofpoint bundled TAP and TRAP.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Barracuda Essentials

General

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

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Essentials
9.1
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Essentials
9.1
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
5.6

Usability

Barracuda Essentials
9.2
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
8.8

Support Rating

Barracuda Essentials
8.8
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
9.1

Implementation Rating

Barracuda Essentials
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
9.9

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