Barracuda Email Security Gateway Overview

Barracuda Email Security Gateway is the #4 ranked solution in our list of top Email Security tools. It is most often compared to Fortinet FortiMail: Barracuda Email Security Gateway vs Fortinet FortiMail

What is Barracuda Email Security Gateway?

With the Barracuda Email Security Gateway, protecting against inbound malware, spam, phishing, and Denial of Service attacks ensures that business productivity isn’t impacted by attacks through the email system. Powerful and customizable policies enable further enforcement of detailed requirements that govern inbound email messages.

Barracuda Email Security Gateway is also known as Barracuda Spam and Virus Firewall.

Barracuda Email Security Gateway Buyer's Guide

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Barracuda Email Security Gateway Customers

Evolution Recruitment Solutions, Evans Delivery Company, Osoyoos Credit Union, Synovis Life Technologies, Camden County Technical Schools, DEK, Evans Delivery Company, Colgate Rochester Crozer, Hemmera, South Carolina Heart Center, Ferma Corporation, Major League Baseball (MLB), Healy Brothers Automotive Group

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CK
Network Specialist at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Straightforward to deploy and the logging feature has been helpful

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for filtering and enhancing our email.

Pros and Cons

  • "This solution has helped to significantly reduce the amount of junk email that we receive."
  • "The reports are standard, and it would be nice to be able to customize them."

What other advice do I have?

This is a good product. It works, it's reliable, and it's helpful. We feel that it is worth the money that has been spent on it. Overall, the product is effective, but the scalability is limited. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
SYED AMIN
Senior Systems Administrator - Microsoft & LINUX at TCS Private Limited
Real User
Handles filtering well and helps with the recovery of unintentionally deleted email

What is our primary use case?

As a large organization, we require a powerful email spam filter and an email security gateway. This is our primary use case for Barracuda Email Security.

Pros and Cons

  • "This appliance has helped in that we now eliminate the thousands of scams, spam, and malware emails that are destined for our users."
  • "Two improvements that are needed include an enhancement in the proxy feature, as well as the ability to more fully automate patches and updates."

What other advice do I have?

If you want to secure your network then you must acquire a spam filter and virus firewall. In my opinion, Barracuda is the best choice.
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TA
Network Manager with 1-10 employees
Real User
Filters through our emails and blocks threats that would've previously come through to our network

What is our primary use case?

We use this as our email security gateway for the protection of the emails.

Pros and Cons

  • "Before this solution, we didn't have any separate feature for protecting our emails. We used to only have a firewall but now we have email security. It has a graphical interface and we can see the log every time. We can see that the performance is fine."
  • "We had an incident where we didn't want to receive any emails or spam from a certain site and email address. We selected the mail ID, and we send it to Barracuda for analysis to see if it's spam or something like that. As of now, we haven't gotten any update or notification as to what happened with it."

What other advice do I have?

We have 250 - 300 users. This product is good more any medium-sized company that uses email. I would rate it an 8.5 out of ten. Not a ten because there is room to improve. They can do more with their R&D.
JK
Technology and Information Systems Manager at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Blocks emails and they will resolve which ones need to be released so long as there's no malware in them

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is really for spam and malware, in and out of the organization.

Pros and Cons

  • "With the cloud service, one of the nice things about Barracuda is the quarantine service. It gives the ability for our users to go in and check what has been quarantined, and then connect with our IT staff to release anything that should be fine so that we can test it before we release."
  • "There's a bit of configuration work that's needed with the DNS service provider, but other than that, everything else should be very smooth."

What other advice do I have?

We never had an issue with Barracuda. It worked flawlessly. Updates were regularly downloaded on the appliance itself, and we would get an email saying that the latest version is there and they would ask if we wanted to install it. Then my administrator would go in and check it out and install the application service. It did it automatically and there was always a backup process. The support was very good with them as well if we ran into any difficulties, so that wasn't an issue. I would advise someone considering this or a similar solution to make sure that you know all of the email domains…
Syed Ubaid Ali Jafri
Manager Security Operation Center at Engro Corporation
Real User
Top 20
We have evaluated more than eight products of known vendors, and out of eight, we decided on this one.

What other advice do I have?

I would suggest implementing Barracuda Spam, because this solution has a multi-factor threat analysis engine, which other products don't have.
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