Barracuda Essentials in Higher Education
March 13, 2021

Barracuda Essentials in Higher Education

Neisha Pander | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Barracuda Essentials

Barracuda Essentials is used campus-wide at our local community college. It was implemented to try and lower the amount of viruses and spam email that our IT department was spending countless hours trying to correct.
  • 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.
  • More productivity.
  • Safe data transfers.
  • Piece of mind.
I have not had to use customer support yet which goes to show the effectiveness of the program. It also shows how easy the program is to use for the average person with no experience using this type of program. Our IT department also does a great job at teaching us to detect emails with malware that in combination with this software issues rarely arise even though we have over 500 employees.

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Barracuda Essentials is simple to use. It has a user dashboard that is simple to navigate even for those who have few computer skills. One can barely realize that the program is even running in the background heading off those emails that can cause damage to my computer or our overall system.
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.

Barracuda Essentials Feature Ratings

Data Loss Protection
Threat Detection
Not Rated
End-to-End Encryption
Management Tools