Compare Barracuda Essentials vs. Cisco Email Security (ESA)

Barracuda Essentials is ranked 32nd in Messaging Security while Cisco Email Security (ESA) is ranked 1st in Messaging Security with 16 reviews. Barracuda Essentials is rated 0, while Cisco Email Security (ESA) is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Email Security (ESA) writes "Black-listing and white-listing are highly intuitive and easy to do". Barracuda Essentials is most compared with , whereas Cisco Email Security (ESA) is most compared with Fortinet FortiMail, Proofpoint Email Protection and FireEye Email Security.
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It is not that costly. We pay for the solution through a contractor and pay an annual fee.We were using Proofpoint and then we switched to Cisco... reportability was one of the main reasons we switched, but the biggest one was cost. If you can get an equivalent functionality for a better price it's wise to do so. That's what our primary decision came down to: We could get equivalent functionality at a lower price point.There were no other costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.The license was not per user, the license model was per feature. You could choose anti-virus, anti-spam, etc. It was feature-based and charged yearly.Licensing costs depend on how many users there are. It could range between $5 and $7 per month, per user.Pricing depends on your environment and which model you want to buy.In addition to the standard licensing, there is a cost for SMARTnet as well.We do annual licensing for ESA and SMA together, and possibly SmartNet support. Packaged together, the cost is just under $38,000.

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Ranking
32nd
out of 43 in Messaging Security
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25
Comparisons
14
Reviews
0
Average Words per Review
0
Avg. Rating
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1st
out of 43 in Messaging Security
Views
9,157
Comparisons
5,774
Reviews
15
Average Words per Review
840
Avg. Rating
8.7
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IronPort, Cisco Email Security
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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.

Customers of all sizes face the same daunting challenge: email is simultaneously the most important business communication tool and the leading attack vector for security breaches. Cisco Email Security enables users to communicate securely and helps organizations combat Business Email Compromise (BEC), ransomware, advanced malware, phishing, spam, and data loss with a multilayered approach to security.

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Sample Customers
ACT Government, Acumen Group, AGIP, Delta Dental Plans Association, Desai/Nasr Consulting Engineers, Inc., Equinox Information SystemsSUNY Old Westbury, CoxHealth, City of Fullerton, Indra
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REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company29%
Healthcare Company14%
Manufacturing Company14%
University7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Energy/Utilities Company39%
Comms Service Provider17%
Software R&D Company10%
Manufacturing Company6%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise50%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise76%
Large Enterprise14%
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