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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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Advanced Threat Protection on Attachments
  • Malware Protection
  • Spam and Virus Detection
  • DoS Attacks
  • I would like to see the ability to click on a link to immediately go to the area to resolve any email issues (eg: Intent Analysis issues, Sender Policy issues, etc.)
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Blocking entire countries is Key for us
  • Comprehensive Spam filtering is intuitive reducing the occurrences of spoofing and malware at the source
  • Support Is available 24x7
  • Sandbox in invaluable when determining if an email is legit or a malware attempt
  • The Ability to adjust bandwidth easily when email Archiving to the Cloud
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Set and forget.
  • Configurable quarantine reports.
  • Cloud based.
  • Speed of portal is quite slow.
  • Quarantine reports are schedule based and not on the spot itself.
  • Advanced content filtering is quite complex at first.
Neisha Pander | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Blocks suspicious emails sent from outside our organization.
  • Useful spam blocker tool for unwanted junk mail.
  • Protection of important data sent inside and outside our organization.
  • I think it could do a better job at grabbing that unwanted spam mail. You can manually add the specific sender to your spam list.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Allows IT the ability to tweak the system as needed.
  • Dashboard is easy to use and intuitive.
  • Support staff is really good and provides quality help.
  • Once setup to your needs, you don't have to check it every day.
  • Reduces spam and malware emails quickly and you can see the difference.
  • Reports are quality and nice to share with your management team.
  • Initial setup support could be a little better.
  • Some of the blocked emails are difficult to understand why.
  • The backup and archive functions are good, just not super intuitive at first.
Victor Borghouts | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
  • Integrated login for user management of their own spam.
  • Better filtering technology, so fewer false positives as well as less span bypassing the filter with excellent anti-spam engines and logging
  • Extremely easy to install and configure
  • Excellent message tracing for folks that say "I havent got an email I was expecting"
  • Easy to add designated users as site administrators
  • Competitively priced
  • I think billing could be better integrated to licensed users in Office 365 and go up and down month to month per customer
Bill Artemik | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
  • SPAM filtering is good.
  • Sandboxing all links is very good
  • Encryption is good
  • Encryption is always on. There's NO way to turn it off so false encryption leads to real issues. Many banks and other companies cannot read/accept encrypted email. There should be a "Do Not Encrypt" type of keyword to prevent encryption (competing products have this).
  • There's no indication an email was encrypted (like with Proofpoint or Zix mail).
  • MSP management interface needs work. You have to request licenses by email and wait. Pretty archaic today. Most competing product sites let MSP's increase/decrease licensing as needed, immediately.
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • User friendly portal
  • Strong anti-spam capability
  • Cheap
  • Cloud base no other maintenance cost
  • With basic policy control by end-user
  • Responsive support
  • No time schedule to fix bugs
  • India support difficult to communicate
  • Hong Kong sales & deployment engineers are not familiar with the product
  • Without automatic monthly report
  • Many problems on non-Office 365 users
  • "Out of office" is not working on Barracuda
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Barracuda Essentials Spam Filtering works and it is very easy to add or remove senders from the Spam filter lists.
  • Barracuda Essentials provides excellent protection from Phishing and other Malware.
  • Barracuda Essentials email encryption is so easy to use and easy to setup. Our users love it.
  • The Barracuda Essentials menus are very extensive and thus can be a little complicated for some users. Maybe a little more description on some of the tabs and options?
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
  • Filtering inbound and outbound email.
  • Sandboxing potentially bad email attachments.
  • Making setup easy to configure and maintain with Office 365.
  • Unifying logins for end users to Office 365 usernames and passwords.
  • From the administrative side, unifying ALL of the components and modules can be a bit clunky.