3 Ratings
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Score 7.1 out of 100
2 Ratings
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Message Archiver

For every company which is too big for MailStore. MailStore is much cheaper and easier...so mostly enough for 5 to 20 people companies. But for all bigger companies with 200 plus users it is the right solution. Please be sure, that it is not easy to get it running. But when it runs, it is mostly stable.
Michael Bayer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smarsh Connected Suite

This appliance is well suited for organizations that have a need to monitor, moderate, or log social networking site use or the use of any website. It is a very solid tool for any information security department to have at their disposal.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Barracuda Message Archiver

  • Archiving with journaling.
  • Search with WebClient.
  • Search with Add-In.
  • Stubbing.
Michael Bayer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smarsh Connected Suite

  • Discovery: It allows for easy discoveries by the compliance and cyber security departments.
  • Ethical walls: This keeps certain departments from talking to each other.
  • Very granular control. This is a big product meaning you can get very detailed with it.
  • Once it's configured and running, we hardly ever have any issues.
Will Jordan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Barracuda Message Archiver

  • In Archiving there should be a "Header only" download for users with offline stores.
  • Single sign-on in WebClient.
  • Single sign-on in Outlook Add-In.
  • More performance to the boxes.
Michael Bayer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smarsh Connected Suite

  • Its configuration options were very large and required a good deal of time to learn all of the various settings.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Message Archiver

No score
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Smarsh Connected Suite

Smarsh Connected Suite 8.1
Based on 2 answers
It's the only product at this time that meets all of our requirements.
Will Jordan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Barracuda Message Archiver

Barracuda Message Archiver 6.4
Based on 1 answer
The product is good but for this specific product there are often some technical problems. Mostly support in Vienna can solve them soon. The development is very, very slow. I have asked for some changes. They gave the okay to make it with a feature request...but 3 years later there is still no code for my problems. Not even one feature request was done.
Michael Bayer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smarsh Connected Suite

No score
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Support Rating

Barracuda Message Archiver

Barracuda Message Archiver 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The support in Vienna is very, very great. They are fast and can support almost all problems by themselves. Especially Mr. Michael Holzer is a very high specialist and you can ask him almost everything. Just write a mail to emeasupport and you will be sure, that some minutes or hours later you will get a kind and professional call.
Michael Bayer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smarsh Connected Suite

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Barracuda Message Archiver

For us it is important that it is stable. Because of this we thought it is a good idea to buy a clustered station. Barracuda can do this and we bought 2 1050 boxes and linked them. At the end the price was also okay...we also evaluated Symantec and at the end both were candidates but Barracuda made better price.
Michael Bayer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smarsh Connected Suite

This was the only appliance of its kind that I have used. Other devices have different capabilities for web filtering such as the checkpoint firewalls, but none of them offered the overall solution that was deployed with this product at that time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Barracuda Message Archiver

  • Long term archiving is good.
  • Integrating of many PSTs cost extra money for PST Enterprise. This should be included.
Michael Bayer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smarsh Connected Suite

  • Faster investigative work has led to increased employee efficiency when working on security investigations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Barracuda Message Archiver

General

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

Smarsh Connected Suite

General

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

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