Barracuda Essentials

Barracuda Essentials

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Score 8.7 out of 100
Barracuda Essentials

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Recent Reviews

Highly Recommend

9 out of 10
June 24, 2021
We utilise Barracuda Essentials across the whole business. Email spam, cloud to cloud back up, mailbox and 365 archiving. We also use the …
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Popular Features

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  • Anti-malware (15)
    9.3
    93%
  • Threat Detection (15)
    9.3
    93%
  • Cusomizability (14)
    8.4
    84%
  • Management Tools (15)
    8.2
    82%

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What is Barracuda Essentials?

Barracuda Essentials is an email security platform designed to protect users and businesses from volumetric threats like malware and spam, as well advanced threats like targeted spear phishing and ransomware, and provides email archiving and data protection from corruption and deletion with cloud…

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  • No setup fee
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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Features Scorecard

Secure Email Gateway

8.8
88%

Product Details

What is Barracuda Essentials?

Email is the leading threat vector for ransomware, phishing, data theft, and other advanced threats. The Barracuda Essentials cloud-based service is designed to make email safe for business with advanced threat protection, tamper-proof archiving, and data protection.

Barracuda Essentials 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 Essentials Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Barracuda Essentials is an email security platform designed to protect users and businesses from volumetric threats like malware and spam, as well advanced threats like targeted spear phishing and ransomware, and provides email archiving and data protection from corruption and deletion with cloud backup and recovery of emails and files, data leak prevention and encryption.

SpamTitan Email Security are common alternatives for Barracuda Essentials.

Reviewers rate Anti-malware and Threat Detection highest, with a score of 9.3.

The most common users of Barracuda Essentials are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Reviews and Ratings

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Gabriel Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
If you want total protection for your Office365 / Exchange email system, this is the way to go. Spam, viruses, malware, link protection, attachment scanning are all included. It takes a short while to get used to how to resolve certain issues, but once you know, it becomes easy.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Any business that has end users would benefit from Barracuda Essentials, employee training is key as they are our last line of defense when suspicious emails come in. Our training has eliminated many casualties as our staff now checks with IT when in doubt. If you have a small office where users are knowledgeable in header info you may not need Barracuda Essentials.
Neisha Pander | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
I find it useful that Barracuda Essentials send[s] me a notification with a list of emails that the program is unsure about in order for me to check to see if the email is important. This quarantine helps me to weed out those spam emails.
Additionally, I have not had to deal with any emails containing viruses in quite some time which gives me a piece of mind and helps me to be more productive.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Barracuda Essentials is a powerful tool that is well suited for a company likes ours. We have a small IT team and put a lot of trust in our tools that we select. Once set up, the tool works and you see immediate results.
Ties in nicely with O365 as we use the Archive and Backup features as well.
Solved our need for Email Encryption.
Victor Borghouts | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
Excellent anti-spam gateway with the best logging display of messages I have seen. So easy to identify what happened to messages which is so important when you are the person they call when things go wrong and messages are not received. Seconds to set up. Minutes to configure.
Bill Artemik | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
We recommend it to all of our clients. It's simple to use, requires little day-to-day management and you can configure the quarantine reports to be multiple times a day (so users aren't wondering where a delayed email is).

Encryption is getting to be a daily necessity for many businesses but that doesn't mean ALL email must be encrypted. This feature needs some work (as noted already).
Alex Olson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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I’ve used several other filter apps and services over the years. Barracuda Essentials blows them all away for the amount of well thought out and implemented features for the cost.
Peter Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Essentials is very well suited to the education environment - we are protecting students and staff mailboxes from malicious or suspect email content on a daily basis and Essentials makes this job a breeze.
Not sure where this product wouldn't be suited? Maybe in a home environment where the cost and infrastructure costs are prohibitive, but I would use this product in every business environment.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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I will recommend Barracuda Essentials to everyone I know that has a corporate email account. Barracuda Essentials is a critical piece for protecting their users from all of the Malware, Spam, Viruses and Phishing emails that are flowing around now. If you have email in a business setting, you need Barracuda Essentials to protect your users.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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Barracuda Essentials is a great solution for businesses of all sizes. As companies grow to become VERY large, the on-premises physical appliances might be a better price point, but it utilizes the same backbone, subscriptions, and services. All organizations in all industries should care about email filtering, email archiving, and better than the built-in backups for Office 365.