Barracuda Essentials: essential for email security
April 13, 2020

Barracuda Essentials: essential for email security

Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with Barracuda Essentials

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.
  • 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.
  • From an investment standpoint, Barracuda does minimal contracts so there is not a significant one.
  • The security suite can prevent breaches for user mailboxes.
  • Protection from lawsuits relating to email and communication.
Barracuda Essentials is the best in class. Things can change as time moves on, but Barracuda Essentials does the best job for sandboxing attachments as well as providing DKIM and SPF support. It is very customizable and includes outbound email encryption with its base antispam system, which is the only product to do so.
This is the best tool in the industry. It provides the best support on top of the product. If one has any trouble configuring things or troubleshooting things, Barracuda's support is renowned for resolving bugs and issues as well as assisting troubleshooting and fixing issues. I would highly recommend it as it covers all email security bases.

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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.

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End-to-End Encryption
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