Barracuda Networks

Barracuda Email Security Gateway


4.5 / 5
100 reviews


Average Ratings

100 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

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    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
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    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Barracuda Networks
  • www.barracuda.com
  • Founded 2004
  • United States

About Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Cloud-based AI solution that works as an antivirus filter and helps businesses eliminate email-borne threats.


Barracuda Email Security Gateway Features


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If you want secure Emails, This is for You.

Dec 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I worked in the hospital transport system during a time where electronic orders were becoming more and more necessary as patient census was up and the need for rapid and efficient transport was needed. One of the biggest security risks in any hospital database is patient information. With the increase of enforcement of HIPA and the frequent JACO inspections, emailing patient information in an unsecured way was not tolerated by hospital institutions. Barracuda would allow us to encrypt patient information in a secure format so it would be near impossible for the information to be intercepted by an unwanted party. I appreciated the ease of use as both the sender and the receiver of messages. While having received more messages then I have sent, you would receive an email with nearly no information on it other than the senders name, a link to an encrypted web page where you would log in and receive the message. At this point you also had an opportunity to reply to the message with the same type of security. This is an A+++ program and is essential to anyone in healthcare dealing with sensitive patient information.

Cons: I do not have much to say in regards to what I did not like about the software. The only thing I could think of was that it did slow down message exchange but was worth the security for the patient.

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Great way to get a better control of your email

Jul 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Set it and forget it solution for your email that will help you to significantly reduce amount of unwanted correspondence. Fully automated platform, automatic updates, self learning mechanism. Outstanding customer service and technical support, when you need them. One day I needed an urgent replacement of the unit, because mine broke. Replacement unit arrived in less than 24 hours! In addition, if you host your email in-house (MS Exchange for example), it will significanlty decrease load on your server, blocking all the unwanted messages BEFORE they his your mail server. Administration is very simple and flexible. You can create custom rules in addition to the automated scanning of inbound correspondence.

Cons: While automatic updates are convenient, there were a couple of instances, when the updates were corrupted, resulting in blocking all of my mail. Gladly, Barracuda technical support is always there for you, as I have mentioned. They were able to correct the problem within a couple of hours each time this happened.

Overall: Much lighter load on my MS Exchange server, full control of all the incoming correspondence.

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Secure and Powerful

Feb 01, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: When it comes to email security, Barracuda certainly is the right tool. A small, lightweight appliance that handles not only scanning of emails, it also does traffic routing and monitoring and gives you detailed reports about the health of your environment.

Barracuda has an up-to-date database of IBL addresses, as well as advanced virus scanning built-in. Definitions are updated automatically as they come out, so you don't need any manual intervention. Firmware updates are also automatic, so it pretty much takes car of itself.

Everything is manageable through and easy to use Web Interface, which lets you blacklist, whitelist, track delivery, run reports and so much more. Honestly though, the only time you really need to log into the console is to check on a blacklisted address, which is very rarely. You do get your occasional false-positive and even rarer false-negative, but it happens so rarely that I really find it insignificant.

In terms of reliability, I have found that the Barracuda hardly needs to be rebooted(Maybe once a year, if even) and quickly comes back online and continues what it does best.

Cons: I honestly don't have anything I dislike about the Barracuda. It works and works well. Aside from email security, I have used it as a traffic router and proxy server and a NAT firewall, so I really find nothing wrong with it

USED THIS FOR 10 Plus YEARS

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: most junk mail never makes it to outlook, I can still review all the junk mail that comes through in case the wrong thing got categorized as junk. Easy to change it to deliver to my mail box, or delete. Easy to view it to determine if it is junk. NEW FEATURE at the bottom of the list of junk, just select, delete all shown mail. I do this for all my reception desk email. They have about 35-50 pieces of junk mail a day. I can pull a single piece of mail out, deliver it then delete the rest in a snap

Cons: they used to be slow to pull up, so I would hit delete on one piece of mail and ignore it for a little while opened in my browser until it loaded, that has really improved in the last few weeks. Also if you leave it open and ignore it after a period of time it logs you out so you have to go to the original and hit the link again. Truly minor for the headaches it clears for me. I receive 100+ emails a day I HAVE to read, eliminating a bunch really helps.

Overall: Many fewer pieces of junk mail in my outlook software!

Good mail security solution

Feb 06, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Solid mail security solution. Works great in protecting our domain from the barrage of mail we get each day. Tons of features including the ability to adjust how tight we want to scrutinize incoming mail. Easy to work with regarding reviewing and releasing captured e-mail and Spam tagging. Very customizable for adjusting protection

Cons: Takes time for items tagged as SPAM to propagate and protect from similar e-mails coming in

Overall: e-mail is probably the largest threat vector we deal with. We've been using Barracuda for a number of years to protect our company and have great success protecting our desktops from receiving e-mails with Malware and bad links. Phishing attacks are hard for any protection service to adjust to and I feel Barracuda has done a great job taking care of us. Good support with expertise technicians have always made it easy to resolve any problems I was unable to resolve myself.

Works very well at blocking and quarantining email spam.

Oct 04, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Fairly easy to administer. easy to check if email from a specific user or domain is being blocked so it can be whitelisted. Blacklisting email from a specific user or domain is also easily done. We subscribe to Barracuda Energize Updates, which checks the Barracuda corporate site for the latest spam and virus rules, and automatically installs them on our Barracuda. Telephone tech support has been great at solving a couple random issues and with very quick response times.

Cons: Required some advanced initial setup configuration by a local Barracuda reseller. Have not really had any major issues with our unit.

Overall: An easy way to filter email spam and viruses, while proving whitelisting and blacklisting of specific users and domains.

Expensive product, when it works, it works well, beware when it does not.

Feb 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's easy to deploy, and once deployed it is a standalone device that works as the filter. No resource drag on your other systems.

Cons: The hardware it sits on has issues. The first device I received would periodically freeze and had to be manually powered off and then on. There is no warning when it happens and there is no pattern. After several rounds with the tech support, they sent me a replacement. The second one doesn't freeze but sometimes will hold a bunch of emails in queue and not process them for no particular reason. Seems to have something to do with their energize updates eating up all the system's resources.

Overall: It was a replacement for a Cisco Spam Blocker/Ironport device. As far as a replacement, it works when it works.

Protect your server like no other, it works like a charm!

Apr 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We've had a Barracuda box for 10+ years and no other appliance nor software could match its performance. One, it was truly plug and play (unlike others). Two, their support/consultants are extremely helpful. Three, the comprehensive layers of protection are in a class of their own. There are many other reasons to list regarding what I like but those three alone are what make Barracuda our leading solution for defense.

Cons: No cons to list. However, if you're sending spam yourself - your efforts won't even come through as tests. That may be a problem for some but it's more of a personal issue due to their own marketing practices. You'll get what you paid for!

Okay experience with the spam firewall

Jun 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use. Enjoy the product flexibility with both public and private cloud products to protect both public and private cloud email servers. Supports non-Barracuda black and white lists as well. Has both virtual and physical solutions. Great technical support.

Cons: Physical and virtual appliances are expensive, but the spam and virus definitions subscription fees are the normal costs. They really have not improved the product much, and the email encryption is something that needs work (not easy to use).

Overall: It protects your email users from outside attacks and spam, but it really has been the same product for 10+ years, and I get better false positives using other open source anti-spam products today.

It is the best spam firewall I have ever used.

Jan 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a very user friendly and secured software. The authority gives updates frequently. It protects from common spam and viruses with cloud-based service that filters messages before they even arrive to the system's firewall.

Cons: It is a bit expensive for mass users. Barracuda does not block suspicious emails entirely rather sends them to a quarantine folder. Individual users can access quarantined email, which opens them up to the possibility of accidentally clicking on spam or downloading a virus.

Overall: It filters and prevents data leak. It shields against email threats. It prevents threats from affecting the network. It safeguards sensitive data. It really simple to use.

Security for your email like no other

Oct 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It is a trusted software for us which keeps our emails safe and separates junk emails from important emails. An amazing feature is the possibility to scan through junk emails at the end of the day in case an important email gets mixed up with junk ones. Tech support has been great as well, response was fast and concise.

Cons: Some important emails have been ending up in my junk mail for a few times already. I have made it a habit to check my junk mails in order for me to not lose any important emails. I hope that updates can fix this problem, it is really a bit bothersome.

Great Protection

Dec 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Barracuda is great at stopping threats coming through in emails. It stops a majority of spam mail and can blacklist a sender if one does happen to make it through. It also allows for email encryption, which is vital for user security. If an email gets quarantined, it will let the user know via email that they can log into Barracuda and check the email information before deciding to release or delete it.

Cons: The management interface is somewhat slow to respond. If in a high volume environment, email communication can be slow at times.

Overall: The overall experience with Barracuda has been great. It cut down the amount of spam messages that were received and does a great job of encrypting emails. The cons are only minor annoyances, but very much tolerable.

I have used Barracuda's Spam Firewall 300 appliance for 5 years.

Nov 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This product simply works. There are new virus/spam definitions automatically sent out multiple times a day. Firmware updates are very easy to install (and uninstall, if necessary). Users are able to modify their personal quarantine and white/blacklist settings to suit their needs.

Cons: The web management interface is rather slow to respond. They need some more advanced security functions built into the software. And the syslog messages generated by the appliance are difficult to translate (and their is limited documentation from Barracuda).

Great value for excellent protection

Apr 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like how simple this system is to use. Additionally, it just works. I haven't seen a piece of malware slip through and the false positive rate is relatively low. The added ability to encrypt email with keywords or by it identifying protected information is a wonderful addition.

Cons: The only issue I've had with this is that we get no notification when emails are automatically encrypted based on protected infomation, so we cannot notify recipients that aessage will be encrypted and occasionally it's a little sesnitive to information it determines as "protected".

Overall: This software helps us maintain HIPAA compliance when sending information, and keep our infrastructure secure by blocking all spam messages.

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The right tool for the job

Aug 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The Barracuda Spam Firewall simply does what it is supposed to do -- it stops spam. Since implementation we've seen a significant decrease (to less than 2% of all attempts) in spam getting through to our users.

Cons: The user interface is slow and sometimes hides options in strange tabs (for example, Administration vs Advanced Networking -- why not just a single "networking" tab where you can do it all?)

Overall: We used BSF to reduce overall spam e-mail and improve network security; it has accomplished those goals.

Great Spam Firewall

Mar 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I like that the software will allow you to view without opening the email within you system. This makes it easy to find out if it is phishing or not. I also like the whitelist feature that will allow you to let them know if an email should come to your inbox or not.

Cons: You only receive an email once a day about spam mail. If something is really important that could be in your spam box, you must wait to see if it is there or not.

Overall: It allows you to review the spam before it is deleted

This application is a must-- Keeps me 100% protected from spam & spyware.

Dec 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that this program not only protects my email from spam, but in addition to that, spyware too. I can honestly 100% say my email has been clean and protected since beginning the use of this software. Threats are identified and quarantined as quick as they come in. Blocking sites is as easy as one click, and the program even offers training videos which make it incredibly easy to learn to use.

Cons: If something is blocked unnecessarily, it is difficult to unblock the site which only has happened once, but no longer is an issue.

Overall: I would not feel comfortable opening up an email without using this software.

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No problems after 4 years

Feb 21, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Barracuda seems to do a fine job filtering out at least the obvious threats. I haven't had any major problems with it in the 4+ years my company has used it.

Cons: It does not detect phishing emails very well. I would think it would be able to see that an email had certain traits, like being non-personalized, very short, containing a link, and sent from a Russian email address and filter it, but I don't think it can do that.

VERY RELIABLE

Jan 12, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This software does an excellent job keeping out unwanted sites from our company website. We use the internet daily at our company with over 5,000 employees so you can imagine how many times this software has saved our company from websites that are not safe.

Cons: There is nothing I dislike about this software.

Overall: I experience this software in my daily workflow and I am exceptionally pleased with how well it works.

Easy to use admin portal and great customer service

Mar 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Anything to do with Barracuda will have quick and knowledgeable support team

This product works great filtering out spam and unwanted emails

Allows for users to manage their own whitelist/blacklist

Cons: This product has not given us any issues since we implemented it 3 years ago

The Outlook Add-On is a nice feature allow us to submit samples of spam emails directly to Barracuda for analysis

Proven Spam protection for your business

Mar 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: We've been using Barracuda SPAM Firewall for a number of years. Very happy with the results. It scans emails and incoming files. The firewall connects to the Security cloud which guarantees the most up-to-date protection.

Cons: After every Barracuda update, the Barracuda Spam Firewall would stop us from using the internet. Quick fix for that - turn off the unit and turn it back on.

Great customer service and spam filter.

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The support is very knowledgeable and is very quick to help out when needed. My spam and unwanted emails are successfully being filtered out and it makes my inbox so much more manageable.

I like that I can customize the filters.

Cons: I haven't had many issues but it did take a little while to learn everything that the program has to offer. I love labeling spam emails.

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Great support and easy to use interface

Dec 15, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: They have a very robust online interface that allows for customization and if you need supoort they are there to help. They are very knowledgeable and are easy to work with especially it you are not an IT professional.

Cons: The plan we have is a 5 year commitment and it is fairly pricey if you don't need all the features available.

Overall: Spam filtering and email management from anywhere.

Barracuda offers very strong spam protection

Mar 27, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Barracuda is good at what it does, possibly the best in the industry. It allows us to stave off most spam and search for it when it does come through.

Cons: It can be slow at times, especially when searching through our large volume of emails.

Overall: We are using Barracuda as our spam filter for email. It has helped us block a lot of current spam issues, though sometimes it can get a little over zealous.

Barracuda is a little too strict on spam

Jul 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that this software removes spam from your email account. Its nice that it takes most of it away.

Cons: What I like least about this software is that while it does filter alot of the spam emails out, it also catches alot of regular email. So then you end up having to double check your junk folder to make sure you havent missed anything important.

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We use this for all of our email and our customers hosted email

Feb 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: it is pretty effective at reducing spam

The blacklists and whitelists are easy to modify

It is easy to manage several different domains

Support is really good

Cons: The appliance can be slow when looking through spam history

It can be a bit difficult to figure out why exactly something was blocked.

The filter levels can be a little confusing

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Saves me a lot of trouble

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Barracuda is easy to set up and junk mail/ spam never gets into my email. It gives me piece of mind and allows me to feel secure when working off our servers.

Cons: The price is high. It took a bit of research before taking the plunge and buying it. Well worth it though.

Overall: Security and peace of mind knowing my computer will not crash due to spam and malware.

Barracuda

Jan 09, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Barracuda is for the most part an easy to navigate system. In my experience, Barracuda is set up to block unsecure email/email addresses from coming to my inbox, sort of like a Spam blocker. Barracuda then sends an email alert to my inbox showing the email address and subject line that has been blocked. You can choose to click "deliver" if you want to access the message and it takes to the log in page. From there, you sign in to your account, click "deliver" and within a couple minutes the blocked email will arrive in your inbox.

Cons: With ANY Email Security that I've ever used, there's still some Spam messages that make it through, luckily these are usually very easy to detect.

Overall: Overall experience has been good with Barracuda. I do wish there was a way to stay logged in so you could just accept/deliver right from your email screen.

Continual screening of emails for spam and malware.

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It has drastically reduced the bloated, spam filled inboxes of all our employees and the wasted time dealing with this issue.

Cons: No real complaints, not easy to access, but it should only be accessed by a minimum of personnel so that is a non-issue.

Overall: Continuous tangible reduction in BS emails that reduce productivity across the workspace.

A reliable spam filter, which performs well.

Sep 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use and reliability, the support has always been pretty good.

Cons: Lack of SNMP support on our model, but this is available on the higher level models

Overall: We have used the Barracuda Spam Firewall for many years, starting with a hardware appliance and moving to a virtual appliance. It has always served us well, providing a good level of spam and virus catching.

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Great multi tenant span filter

Apr 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Works good, can be setup for multiple domains and tenants, does email encryption too. Been using for many years.

Cons: My one hang up is that if you want to send encrypted mail, the domains cannot be on the same spam firewall. We have to have multiple virtual appliances for customers who send encrypted email to each other.

Barracuda is fantastic for taking preventative measures when blocking or allowing emails.

Oct 11, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: I love that it gives us the ability to whitelist specific email domains, or to block such email as spam. We can see what was blocked with ease and even re queue emails if needed.

Cons: Sometimes it is a little hard to navigate such as when placing an email address on block or whitelisting for a specific domain.

My university's email utilizes Barracuda Spam Firewall for our email server.

Jan 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Barracuda Spam Firewall keeps hundreds of emails from overflowing in my inbox. It does a good job of sorting through "junk" and unknown senders.

Cons: I still have a junkmail, so I go through multiple inboxes a day to sort through emails.

Overall: simplicity, ease of use, efficiency

stops 99.9% of all spam for our company

Aug 10, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of operation and great support. regular visits from Barracuda as well as wonderful phone support

Cons: i cannot think of a single issue we have had that was not handled in a timely manner. Even when one of the appliances acted up there was another delivered within 8 hours.

Overall: makes my job and the security of our company easy.

Pretty easy to use and fairly effective too

Dec 09, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The ease of usability along with the fairly accurate screening makes it a decent solution for spam filtering.

Cons: Occasionally it is necessary to alter settings or tweak existing ones after a spate of new spam suddenly starts appearing

Overall: It works well behind the scenes without being too intrusive.

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Dec 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Barracuda is a great company with a reputation of building products which do what they were designed to do. The email security gateway is great. Easy to configure, easy to use. The virus scanning feature with sandbox is fantastic. Questionable emails are placed in a sandbox, exploded, and reviewed for behavior. Makes it easier for the IT team to sleep at night.

Cons: None that I can think of. Product price, configuration, management are great.

Overall: We dumped our email security appliance, not Barracuda, and moved to the cloud based gateway and it was 1/4 of the price for what we were paying for.

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One of the best spam solutions to date

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This appliance has all the bells and whistles of most spam solutions, however, It also has an abundance of advanced in depth features too.

Cons: The price to buy in I feel could be a bit lower. If you go the appliance route, you are looking around a 3 - 10k buy in.

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Worked great when I used it.

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: One of my previous schools I worked with was targeted repeatedly by spam, fishing, and malware and they actually purchased this software to stop the spam train from exposing out teachers. It worked great for me, reduced spam almost entirely without having anything important filtered out like many others.

Cons: Honestly, I liked when we used it, I wish my current school had it currently, but what can I say. The biggest concern for my field is the pricetag and I'm not sure if they are competitive enough, that being said, it does everything you need it to do.

Personal email

Jan 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Barracuda allows me to filter through unknown senders, but not junk mail. It scans the difference between spam and a new sender.

Cons: I have to check multiple inboxes and be redirected to Barracuda's website in the event that an email is not spam.

Gets the job done

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Able to black list spam and and key words in subject line. very handy for our company. sends alerts of potential spam

Cons: not good at handling large volumes of emails all at once. think it can only have 750 emails sent at a time.

Haven't seen spam since!

Dec 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: This product is extremely easy to set up, use, and understand. Not only is it user-friendly, it also does an outstanding job of keeping my emails safe. I also really like the automatic updates.

Cons: When reading the detailed reports, it almost makes me worried to see how much is out there that potentially could have harmed my computer.

Overall: Keeps my computer safe and keeps me worry free!

Barracuda review

Nov 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It has an easy login process. Rarely have to change passwords

Cons: When replying to an email, the reply is difficult to see. It becomes jumbled.

Overall: It does the job of securing documents within the portal.

Great software that allows users and admins to access and setup various settings and modules.

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Great algorithms that stop 99.9 percent of all spam that we receive. I work for a copy that recently added this service and it's so much better than what they previously had.

Cons: A little pricey for and sometimes not intuitive when setting up certain features. Front end users have limited abilities to change the way the back end works.

Secure Email Option

Jun 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The HIPAA and FERPA compliancy, allowed multiple entities to communicate with one another without the worry of compatible platforms and downloading different products.

Cons: Was not able to forward emails. Had to save the email as a file to the desktop in order to forward onto another user.

Overall: it met a requirement that I needed to fulfill.

like a great gatekeeper

Jan 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
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Pros: filter almost all unwanted email and spam.

Cons: would like to have all emails delivered from specific addresses once you elect for the 1st one to be delivered.

Great software that is easy to use

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This software is great for filtering out unwanted spam. You can easily search for keywords to block, block from specific regions, block languages - the options are plentiful.

Cons: I do not really have anything bad to say about this software. It did everything that I needed it to.

Capterra loader

Great anti-spam Software

Mar 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software has a beautiful separation of black and white lists where you can filter the spam within levels. Great to keep your clean mails separated from junk mails.

Cons: At times the spam mail detector can be inacurate, making you have some junk mail it didn't detect so you have to be very specific with what should be detected

Overall: I had a great experience with this Software, now I don't have to worry about separating my junk mails from actually important work mails.

Protection of email and spam filtering.

Jun 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Great at filtering and removing spam from email mailboxes. Can be customized and allows for personal acceptance of certain addresses.

Cons: Sometimes will block emails from outside organization quickly, but can be adjusted and allowed on safe sender lists.

Great Firewall and spam protection

Aug 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: One of the original spam and barracuda firewall protection software programs. Easy to use and maintain

Cons: Not much to say here. I actually had nothing bad to say. I guess price is always a issue but I understand why they charge what they charge.

Great for Spam

Dec 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Barracuda does a great job recognizing what is spam and what isn't. We have this software set up on a general support email box, and the vast majority of actual support emails make it through, while the ones that are spam don't. We don't need to use the interface much because the correct emails are being delivered.

Cons: As a user, logging in can be a little challenging because it's not a software that requires a daily log in.