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Barracuda Essentials

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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 7.8 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

Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)

Before Trend Micro OfficeScan we used Symantec Endpoint Protection and although it was very easy to deploy and to update agents it couldn't find a virus if you pointed it out with a neon sign. We were always getting hit with different viruses but since we migrated to Trend we no longer have that problem. Trend has definitely been preventing those kind of outbreaks successfully.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Barracuda Essentials
8.9
Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)
Anti-malware
Barracuda Essentials
9.5
Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)
Cusomizability
Barracuda Essentials
8.4
Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)
Data Loss Protection
Barracuda Essentials
9.0
Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)
Threat Detection
Barracuda Essentials
9.3
Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)
Sandboxing
Barracuda Essentials
8.8
Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)
End-to-End Encryption
Barracuda Essentials
8.8
Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)
Management Tools
Barracuda Essentials
8.2
Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)

Endpoint Security

Barracuda Essentials
Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)
9.3
Anti-Exploit Technology
Barracuda Essentials
Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)
8.8
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Barracuda Essentials
Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)
9.2
Centralized Management
Barracuda Essentials
Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)
9.6
Hybrid Deployment Support
Barracuda Essentials
Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)
9.6
Infection Remediation
Barracuda Essentials
Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)
9.0
Vulnerability Management
Barracuda Essentials
Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)
9.6
Malware Detection
Barracuda Essentials
Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)
9.6

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

Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)

  • The product has two important aspects, centralized console and an agent which is typically installed on every machine. When the product is installed on a dedicated server then all computers can readily get updated while in the same network (provided the agent is installed on every machine). This helps the machine to avoid any kind of virus attacks.
  • Even if the machines are not in the same network where the console is being run it can directly get all updates from the Trend Micro server directly and the machine is still protected. Hence, it is not necessary that users have to visit the office or internal network to get the update, once the agent is installed on the machine then they can get the update from anywhere as long as the machine has access to the Internet.
  • Once the agent is installed on the machine the users can themselves do a full scan and even check the logs themselves.
Ratulsnigdha Saha | 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

Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)

  • Threat Removal: we've encountered several times when Trend Micro will point out some kind of threat, but lacks the ability to handle the removal itself, and typically still requires some kind of manual intervention.
  • It's small, but I do wish you could rename the endpoint agent names after they're assigned in the system.
  • Greater view and visibility into some of the standard reports offered would be nice.
David Schwartz | 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

Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)

Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan) 8.0
Based on 4 answers
It is very easy to stick with a vendor year after year, and it is also easy to see the faults in a product and want to change. This is the first time I have renewed with an antiviurs provider as others have been less than ideal and caused issues where there were none before, so while it isn't perfect, it is the best of the bunch currently and I am hopeful that it will continue to improve in future versions.
Aaron Myers | 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

Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)

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

Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)

Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It has been difficult at sometimes, the support people at one point told me that they couldn't tell me information about OfficeScan because it was knowledge that was passed down from engineer to engineer. The issue was that if you used the msi for the install any further installs would require the msi to have the same exact name or else the install fails and corrupts the install. This information is not listed anywhere on trends website. Support kept trying to get me to use the exe for installs instead, but we use SCCM and msi's work better. We had to write a script to come up with a solution so that we could uninstall the software and install the new software. Trend did provide the technical expertise to help with the script and had us work with one of the developers in order to resolve that issue. So they did fix their screw up but it took a while and several complaints.
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

Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)

I have evaluated several endpoint security products over the years, but Trend Micro consistently lands in the Gartner's magic quadrant of best companies in this space, reviews well, and, most tellingly, I have had great success with their products. Every iteration brings improvements in ease of use and advancements in protection
Nathan Roberts | 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

Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)

  • Increased employee efficiency is definitely one of the main reasons for using this product. A lot of valuable business hours can be saved by having this product as we all know that fixing virus issues involves more than technical expertise and takes a lot of time.
  • If the employee efficiency improves then any employee facing the customer will have a much better impact and will automatically improve customer service. Having a computer in good condition is going to have a better customer service and it will also help to meet deadlines.
  • The only negative impact I would say that it does affect other VPN agents (which is mandatory for certain client applications or accessing the client network) once the Trend Micro agent gets a version upgrade. On the other hand if the agents are not upgraded from time to time it may affect Trend Micro agents' functionality.
Ratulsnigdha Saha | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Barracuda Essentials

General

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

Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)

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
Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Essentials
9.1
Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)
8.0

Usability

Barracuda Essentials
9.2
Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)

Support Rating

Barracuda Essentials
8.8
Trend Micro Apex One (formerly OfficeScan)
8.0

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