Barracuda Essentials

Barracuda Essentials

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Score 8.7 out of 100
Barracuda Essentials

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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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  • Free/Freemium Version
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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
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Verified User
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The company acquired several security and backup solutions from Barracuda over these 4 years. We were looking for a solution to protect against advanced threats, spam, corporate email hacking and Office 365 and Barracuda Essentials was really a very positive protection surprise. The initial scenario was just the IT sector, and over the months and confidence in the tool has spread to other sectors and today almost everyone uses this protection tool in e-mail against any attack and invasion.
Score 10 out of 10
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Barracuda Essentials is being used by our entire organization. It monitors all emails inbound from [Microsoft] Exchange, as well as all outbound emails. Inbound emails are scanned for phishing, malware, spam, viruses etc., as well as any URL links are protected and have typosquatting protection. We have high confidence that our incoming and outgoing emails are clean.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Barracuda Essentials is used across our entire organization. We currently have branches in MA, ,SC, CA and Vietnam with remote workers in India and Malaysia. In this day of spamming and scamming our firewall addresses our business needs to keep many countries active while blocking others. We love that Barracuda devices are intuitively decreasing the need for repetitive entries.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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We migrated from on-premise antispam towards Barracuda Essentials. This saved us from the burden of upgrading the antispam solution. The antispam is quite easy to implement and contains everything you would expect of a professional product. But most of all, it evolves automatically and continues to stop sophisticated spam techniques without the need to put a lot of effort in it.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Our previous email security was through Microsoft's Office 365. This was deficient in many ways. Far too many phishing attempts and spam emails were making it through their filters. Microsoft's safe sender list is a joke, they decide what is worth considering as safe regardless of what you say. Barracuda Essentials was a welcome and well worth [adding] to our security. We have felt far more secure since implementation.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Barracuda Essentials is being used by all staff. We use the product with O365 to help us block malware and spam, as well as advanced threats like targeted spear phishing and ransomware.<br><br>We purchased the archive, backup and sentential products as well. Thus making a complete system that works well with O365.
Victor Borghouts | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
We use it ourselves and for 2 other clients at present. It's simply the best anti-spam gateway I have used, better than Trend and Mimecast and other products I used in the distant past.

As a front end gateway with a well thought out user interface, its easy to see messages from external clients that were either caught up in anti-spam or anti-virus queues and explain to end-users what happened to the email.
Bill Artemik | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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We are using all the features of BE. Email SPAM filtering, email encryption and email archiving. We also support these features for our clients as part of our network security services package.
Score 1 out of 10
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Verified User
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We use Barracuda Essentials for our email security system for few months. Our company email is using Ms Exchange 2016 on-premise and we used the Symantec Messagelabs before. The 1st problem is we cannot download the Barracuda add-in for Outlook because we don't have Office 365 account ( in Office 2016). The 2nd problem is the Out of office message unable to deliver recipient's inbox, because Barracuda is sending the auto-reply message from Public account which does not trusted by recipient's server like Gmail, HSBCPB. For Gmail or office 365 users, auto-reply found in Junk, HSBCPB recipient lost the message directly as their high security settings I guess. If the sender is using Barracuda as well, the auto-reply message is undeliverable. For this problem, I raised the ticket to support / developer and I'm disappointed to heard that is known issues and no schedule to resolved it.
Alex Olson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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We used Barracuda Essentials for our managed services clients for spam filtering. We easily switched between client companies to monitor for issues and manage settings and rules.
Peter Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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We use Barracuda Essentials across the organization to protect the users from malicious email attacks and also to secure the data in cloud backups. It solves 3 issues in one solution - backup, protection, and reporting. All data is backed up to the cloud - that's Office365, SharePoint, and OneDrive for all users. Protects the user's inbox with a myriad of content filtering and black and whitelisting. It's simple for the IT department to find quarantined email and release it - but each user also receives a daily digest of mail blocked so this can be done at user level as well. Essentials is a product I wouldn't be without in a business environment now.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Barracuda Essentials is amazing! We had a need to better protect our 30 Office 365 email users from Spam, Phishing and other Malware. Barracuda Essentials solved that problem for us and also filters out Spam from our incoming email. It was so easy to get it configured and working and management is a breeze. Our users are MUCH better protected now.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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Barracuda Essentials is used by everyone at the company. It is the antispam system as well as encrypted email sending system. It is also the email archiver and extended backup of 365 mailboxes service. There are several flavors of Barracuda Essentials but the "base" and most common is the antispam system that includes outbound email encryption.