Email Filtering Made Easy
August 07, 2018

Email Filtering Made Easy

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Barracuda Email Security Service

Barracuda ESS is used throughout our entire organization as the main protection again malware and spam. Prior to this we utilized Trendmicro, which we found did not grab as many messages as expected, leaving a lot of spam and malicious emails to come through our network and to our users.
  • Easy to setup and implement, we had the solution up and running and filtering our email within two hours
  • Very easy to administer and modify filtering rules - administration interface is very intuitive and allows you easy control over what you do and don't want to come through to your users.
  • Transparent to users - users don't have to worry about quarantine (though you can configure quarantine in Barracuda) - so as far as they know, their spam decreased and we know that our users are better protected.
  • Administrative interface can be a bit laggy at times loading data - sometimes you may have to refresh a page a few times to get the data to show up
  • The filtering system has gone down one time since we've been on it for longer than 4 hours. Having better redundancy or communication with end users during this time would have helped.
  • Decreased opportunities for malicious emails to make it to our users and subject our network to malicious attack
  • Low administrative overhead, so time can be focused on other pressing projects
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.