Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Score 8.7 out of 10
Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Overview

What is Barracuda Email Security Gateway?

Barracuda Email Security Gateway is designed to protect against inbound malware, spam, phishing, and Denial of Service attacks, and ensure that business productivity isn’t impacted by attacks through the email system.
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Popular Features

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  • Anti-malware (15)
    7.1
    71%
  • Threat Detection (15)
    6.5
    65%
  • Management Tools (15)
    6.0
    60%
  • Cusomizability (13)
    5.3
    53%

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What is Barracuda Email Security Gateway?

Barracuda Email Security Gateway is designed to protect against inbound malware, spam, phishing, and Denial of Service attacks, and ensure that business productivity isn’t impacted by attacks through the email system.

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Features

Secure Email Gateway

Secure email gateway software prevents the transmission of emails that contravene company policy or contain malware, phishing attacks, spam or other unwanted emails

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Product Details

What is Barracuda Email Security Gateway?

The Barracuda Email Security Gateway is an email security gateway that manages and filters all inbound and outbound email traffic to protect organizations from email-borne threats and data leaks. As a complete email management solution, the Barracuda Email Security Gateway lets organizations encrypt messages and leverage the cloud to spool email if mail servers become unavailable. The Barracuda Email Security Gateway is offered without per-user or per-feature fees, and is also available as a virtual appliance or in a public cloud environment (Amazon Web Services (AWS), or Microsoft Azure).

Barracuda Email Security Gateway Features

Secure Email Gateway Features

  • Supported: Anti-malware
  • Supported: Cusomizability
  • Supported: Data Loss Protection
  • Supported: Threat Detection
  • Supported: Sandboxing
  • Supported: End-to-End Encryption
  • Supported: Management Tools

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Barracuda Email Security Gateway Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Barracuda Email Security Gateway is designed to protect against inbound malware, spam, phishing, and Denial of Service attacks, and ensure that business productivity isn’t impacted by attacks through the email system.

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway are common alternatives for Barracuda Email Security Gateway.

Reviewers rate End-to-End Encryption highest, with a score of 7.7.

The most common users of Barracuda Email Security Gateway are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews

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Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Barracuda Email Security is a great tool for a small organization looking to implement a basic SEG on top of their traditional O365 or Exchange server. It works both in the cloud and on prem. However once you reach a substantial amount of users (more than 500) it becomes complex to manage, lots of false positives occur, and too many malicious emails slip by.

Overall great for the start of your org when you need something that "does the job" but not good when you need to cover a lot of users with substantial email traffic.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Good combination when using their other products like an incident response. When using automated workflows, this makes creating sender policies a breeze. Unfortunately, this can also be done too well as it may filter out valid emails and to resend or place them back into users' mailbox isn't an easy thing to do even if you attempt to resend through the Email Security Gateway.
April 28, 2022

Secure your Email.

Justin Graves | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Well suited for operating in a cloud environment. Barracuda Email Security Gateway is already in the cloud and can be easily connected to our hosted or cloud email provider. It is well suited for nearly all mail scenarios. It is part of a larger suite of products which is slightly cumbersome when attempting to a la carte just a single service.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Well suited to any company that depends on email communications for customers, vendors or where the business depends heavily on email communications.
Can't say I can think of any business that would not be suited to use an email security gateway in this day and age. One bad link clicked can wreak havoc on any business.
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The Barracuda Email Security Gateway is a robust and feature rich platform, does the job it's supposed to do and integrates into existing networks easily. It is not cheap, but valuable performance never is. It is one of the truly "set it and forget it" appliances in my tool set.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The Barracuda Email Security gateway is very easy to manage and does not need constant babysitting. The system learns what types of scams are currently seen and blocks them through specific algorithms. The gateway also has a heuristic feature where it can learn what types of emails your organization receives and filter based on the learning. I have managed other spam filters and highly recommend the Barracuda due to ease of use.
Dustin Brilliant | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We currently use this product, and absolutely love it. It's saved us a lot of time and reduced a lot of space on the Exchange server/email server. If someone needs an old email that Outlook can't find, you'll bet your bottom dollar that it will find that email from way back. And, may I add, any time we've encountered the need for speaking to an Engineer at Barracuda, we get a call ASAP in 5-15 minutes. This is stellar on their part, keep it up.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Barracuda Email Security Service is well suited for a larger business environment or a Managed Service Provider who supports multiple clients. Barracuda Email Security Service would not be well suited for a small environment or a small business. It would be way too much for a small business and it wouldn't be utilized to its full potential.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It does its job by stopping everything that's spam and phishing. Which is one of the reasons we got it. It's also a great way of archiving old emails and searching for them anywhere. We are also using it to backup our SharePoint data. Which is great.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It's easy to deploy and configure. Does a great job showing what's been blocked and what's been delivered to the end user. Easy to search emails after you find the delivery log. It takes some time and it would be great if accessing the log was as easy as selecting a tab at the top of the page.
Alex Leung | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Barracuda Email Security Service is well suited for the small & medium business. Phishing and malware intrusions are being blocked immensely, which is lessening the strain on our AV. This is no substitute but a great item to team on your network. We have been using our Barracuda Email Security Gateway for years, it provides a good level of mail filtering, with a easy to use interface. Never had any problems with up time, and processes around 10k mails a day.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Barracuda is extremely well suited at stopping spam/phishing/ransomware attacks via email. It is also clever enough to know if you get an 'internal' email which has originated from the outside by someone masking their email address and stopping these getting through.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
If you want a system that can be up and running in very little time, comes with fast controls to block a large majority of spam, and keeps itself updated constantly to ensure it is able to detect the latest spam - then Barracuda ESS is for you.

If you're OK with an occasional administrative portal glitch or some setup time in whitelist/blacklisting entries that are missed by the main filter, then Barracuda ESS is for you.
Andrew Murphy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
This is a great product for a small IT department. It helps eliminate both spam and virus. It changes all links in an email to links running through the barracuda for security. Don't get me wrong, you will still get spam but a lot of it will be blocked. With a small IT department, you can set it up and let it run with minimal administration.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Barracuda Email Security Service (ESS) is very well suited for the small and medium business market where you do not require advanced features. Other services provide more functionality in terms of encryption and archiving, especially with respect to legal requirements for mail retention and holding pens for mail if your delivery service fails.
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