38 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100
15 Ratings
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Score 9.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Secure Email Gateway

    8.8

    Barracuda Essentials

    88%

    Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

    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

    Endpoint Security

    Barracuda Essentials

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.3

    Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

    93%
    Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Anti-Exploit Technology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    7 Ratings

    Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    8 Ratings

    Centralized Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    9 Ratings

    Hybrid Deployment Support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    7 Ratings

    Infection Remediation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    8 Ratings

    Vulnerability Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    9 Ratings

    Malware Detection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    9 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Barracuda Essentials is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.9

    Barracuda Essentials

    89%
    15 Ratings
    9.5

    Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

    95%
    9 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Barracuda Essentials

    91%
    1 Rating

    Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.9

    Barracuda Essentials

    89%
    8 Ratings

    Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.3

    Barracuda Essentials

    83%
    9 Ratings
    8.2

    Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

    82%
    10 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

    Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

    The best [way] for Trend Micro [Smart Protection Suite, with XGen] to stand out, would be to install it throughout the network, both computers and servers[.] I recommend this solution for both small companies and very large companies since currently the security of our data is very critical and many times the costs that they lead to when suffering from an attack are too high. [A] system like this is worth investing in.
    Franklin Lara | 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

    Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

    • Real time threat intelligence using updates from global threat intelligence network.
    • Advanced built-in threat detection and response capabilities.
    • Ability to detect advanced malware, behavior and communications.
    • Flexibility to deploy with on-premise or cloud or hybrid.
    • Single management console to manage all layers of security.
    Ravinder Beniwal | 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 Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

    • Documentation is something that can be improved here.
    • Licensing is overly complex and needs to be improved for different features/variations.
    • Install is difficult.
    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

    Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

    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

    Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

    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

    Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

    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

    Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

    Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen 8.2
    Based on 10 answers
    I have only had to contact technical support once, which in itself shows what a good product this is, and I received spot-on advice from the person I contacted.
    Melissa Cartee | 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 Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

    Everything I've used and installed before and since has been easier to implement and support. TM had attractive pricing, however, that was negated by the overall experience.
    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

    Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

    • We have stopped multiple infections of ransomware from spreading.
    • Lost some productivity when database crashed
    • Updates tend to slow system down
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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