Barracuda Essentials Alternatives and Competitors

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reviewer1465431
Head Of Finance And Administration at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Dec 19, 2020
Good gateway and email security with an easy initial setup

What is our primary use case?

We use Mimecast as our email gateway. We also use it as our archival service. All those phishing, anti-phishing, spear phishing, spamming, and other security filters that they have, we use all of them.

Pros and Cons

  • "It's really quite user-friendly. In terms of technical superiority and the product itself, there are no complaints. It is really cutting edge."
  • "We have subscribed to an archival service, and yet, when we have to get our data out, we have to pay a fee to get our own data. They charge an extraction fee."

What other advice do I have?

We're just an end-user. We use their Perimeter Defense plan, we use their Continuity plan, we also use email to archive. These are the three scales that we use from them. I would advise others considering the solution to technically evaluate their competencies, their highs, and lows, first. Also, read the fine print, and understand the exact costs. A company will need to understand natively how much of Mimecast capabilities does Microsoft offer if you just subscribe to an Office 365 license. It might make them rethink using this solution. From a technical standpoint, I would rate the solution…
reviewer1389069
Customer Success Engineer at NetBeez
Real User
Jul 16, 2020
The feature set is incredibly granular and allows for deep levels of customization

What is our primary use case?

I use this to protect my primary and shared email boxes for my small business. I only have a few email addresses so getting enterprise-grade protection for a smaller account is normally difficult. I utilize every feature ranging from Spam Filtering & ATP to the automated encryption and archiving feature. The best part is, I rarely have to access the portal as everything is set up and tweaked the way I wanted it. But the feature set is incredibly granular and allows for deep levels of customization.

Pros and Cons

  • "The best part is, I rarely have to access the portal as everything is set up and tweaked the way I wanted it. But the feature set is incredibly granular and allows for deep levels of customization."
  • "I guess I would say maybe quick access to training material for end-users. I know partners have access to this but I as an end-user do not have immediate access to new update information."
Elom Kutsienyo
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 20
Sep 6, 2019
An extremely stable and scalable solution with excellent technical support

What is our primary use case?

The primary use of the solution is for email protection and protection against spam.

What is most valuable?

The anti-spam and anti-virus features are the most valuable.

What needs improvement?

It would be nice if we could manage the solution from the cloud so I could handle things off-site if necessary.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is 100% stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is very scalable. It can handle a lot of emails. We have about 2000 users here in Ghana.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is great. They're available 24/7 and their response time is typically within the hour.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I