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"The most valuable features are security and ease of use.""We now have a secondary backup of Office 365 that's much easier to retrieve compared to Microsoft. If someone deletes something in Office 365, we can get it back within Office 365, but it's difficult. Barracuda is much easier. There is a lot less management needed using Barracuda. The management becomes much easier for Office 365 and it's no longer on-prem, so there are fewer hours managing on-prem devices, servers, and things of that nature. We don't have network appliances anymore for the backup of our information."

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"In the past, whether we got phishing emails or spam emails, they all went into our inbox. Now, the system is set to automatically put all phishing emails or spam-type emails that it doesn't block but suspects that they're suspicious, into the junk email folder. It gives users a way of giving it a second look or a second thought as to whether this is a real email or not, rather than seeing all the emails in their inbox. Now that they see it in their junk email box, they take further consideration and look at the email harder and determine if it is a phishing email."

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"I would like to see some additional functionality in terms of employee monitoring, as part of a work-from-home security solution.""Sometimes it is somewhat laggy, especially on the Archiver side. It should have improved performance on their Message Archiver."

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"In terms of improvement, I would like for some of the reporting to be a little bit more robust. There should be more options for recording and more options for searching. For example, more fields to report against, more search criteria, more date filters, etc. They should also make the searching capability a little bit more flexible."

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"The price of Barracuda Essentials is better than some of the competing products.""We pay annually. They never charged us for anything else. And they were quite a bit under that $20,000 mark. It was $19,074. And they've been pretty good about not skyrocketing the price or anything like that. It has gone up. It's gone up to $24,000 in 2020."

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Top Answer: We now have a secondary backup of Office 365 that's much easier to retrieve compared to Microsoft. If someone deletes something in Office 365, we can get it back within Office 365, but it's difficult… more »
Top Answer: When we started with it, I think they were eager to get people in, but we only had $20,000 in our budget for backup, so that's all we had to work with and I told the sales rep that. They kept it in… more »
Top Answer: Sometimes it is somewhat laggy, especially on the Archiver side. It should have improved performance on their Message Archiver.
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Overview

Barracuda Essentials enables customers to safely, efficiently, and economically adopt Office 365 by protecting users from dangerous ransomware and phishing attacks. It minimizes downtime, ensuring compliance retention, and enabling recovery of Exchange Online, OneDrive and Sharepoint Online data giving users peace of mind and complete protection in their Office 365 environment.

Sentinel detects threats that traditional email security systems can't. It integrates directly with Microsoft Office 365 APIs to detect attacks coming from both internal and external sources. It uses artificial intelligence to detect signs of malicious intent and deception within every email with virtually no I.T. administration required.

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Sample Customers
ACT Government, Acumen Group, AGIP, Delta Dental Plans Association, Desai/Nasr Consulting Engineers, Inc., Equinox Information Systems
ACT Government, Acumen Group, AGIP, Delta Dental Plans Association, Desai/Nasr Consulting Engineers, Inc., Equinox Information Systems, Mazda Technologies, Microsoft, MIT, Suzuki, Terra Resource Group, Texas A&M University
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider19%
Construction Company12%
Real Estate/Law Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider17%
Construction Company11%
Retailer6%
Find out what your peers are saying about GFI, Veritas, Barracuda Networks and others in Email Archiving. Updated: September 2021.
542,267 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Barracuda Essentials is ranked 3rd in Email Archiving with 2 reviews while Barracuda Sentinel is ranked 1st in DMARC Authentication Software with 1 review. Barracuda Essentials is rated 8.6, while Barracuda Sentinel is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Barracuda Essentials writes "Set-it-and-forget-it type of product that doesn't require a lot of management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Barracuda Sentinel writes "The system is set to automatically put all phishing emails or spam-type emails it suspects are suspicious, into the junk email folder". Barracuda Essentials is most compared with Microsoft Exchange Online Protection, TitanHQ SpamTitan, Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection, Veritas Enterprise Vault and Cisco Secure Email, whereas Barracuda Sentinel is most compared with Proofpoint Email Protection, Barracuda Email Security Gateway, Mimecast DMARC Analyzer, Avanan and Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection.

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