Barracuda Essentials Review

Easy to use and automatically adapts to changes in requirements


What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and Barracuda Essentials is one of the security products that we implement for our clients.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are security and ease of use.

This solution adapts to changes as required, which is important.

It is easy to customize compared to other products.

What needs improvement?

The email encryption could be improved.

I would like to see some additional functionality in terms of employee monitoring, as part of a work-from-home security solution. It would make the protection and capability more comprehensive.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been working with Barracuda Essentials for about a year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have been using this product and it is quite stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is a scalable solution. We support about 60 people who are using it, of which one or two are administrators and the remainder are end-users.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is good and we have not had any challenges with them.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to Barracuda, we worked with Symantec Email Security. After this, we tried Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection. We found Barracuda to be more efficient, easy to use, and customizable. Cost-wise, it is also better.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward and it can be completed within a few hours.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of Barracuda Essentials is better than some of the competing products.

What other advice do I have?

This is definitely a product that I recommend.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner
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