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Score 7.1 out of 100
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Score 7.7 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

Zix Information Archiving (ZixArchive)

Archiving is almost exactly what I'm looking for in a solution, especially now that it's fully rolled out to our users. The one pain point is the initial setup of the archive, which is a little lacking. Some archiving solutions simply need an administrator account to thread all of the old data in the inboxes. For Zix Information Archiving (ZixArchive), I must manually export a PST and send it to Zix Support for upload. I'd like to have users' entire mailboxes automatically uploaded into the archiver without several fairly time-consuming steps.
Brad Makula | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Barracuda Message Archiver

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

Zix Information Archiving (ZixArchive)

  • Search
  • Storage need reduction
  • Security
Brad Makula | 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

Zix Information Archiving (ZixArchive)

  • Setup (would be nice to get historical data from before setup)
  • Download a copy of a message instead of just delivering from within the individual message
  • Integration of archive into other features (e.g., threat protection/tools)--the ability to get to the archiver's copy of the message would be nice
Brad Makula | 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

Zix Information Archiving (ZixArchive)

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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

Zix Information Archiving (ZixArchive)

Zix Information Archiving (ZixArchive) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Everyone I spoke to understood the utility and its limitations. Any questions I had were answered on the first touch and I didn't need many (or any) follow-ups to get the answers I was looking for. Implementation was also very fast and my implementation specialist did most of the work with me so I understood what was happening without potentially breaking anything.
Brad Makula | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Zix Information Archiving (ZixArchive)

Zix Information Archiving (ZixArchive) is fairly 1:1 with these solutions except for prior data not uploading. Indexing metadata for searches is on point and the fields function as you'd expect and clearly labeled. The only gotcha I typically hit in searching is I always hit enter after typing the email address in the search field, which presents me with a new line instead of moving to the next field--it's muscle memory and I understand the reasoning--it just doesn't fit my flow, as typically I only search for one email address per field.
Brad Makula | 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

Zix Information Archiving (ZixArchive)

  • Safety of data
  • Ease of recovery of data
  • Peace of mind for exiting employees
Brad Makula | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Barracuda Message Archiver

General

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

Zix Information Archiving (ZixArchive)

General

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

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