Barracuda Email Security Gateway

4.5
Overall rating
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4.5
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About Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Barracuda Email Security Gateway is an email security solution, which enables businesses in healthcare, retail and other sectors to protect critical data from email-borne threats and data leaks. Its outbound filtering and quarantine capabilities allow organizations to ensure compliance with corporate data loss prevention (DLP) policies. Key features of Barracuda Email Security Gateway include email encryption, single sign-on (SSO), customizable branding and Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). Businesses can utilize predefined filters and custom policies to block emails. Additionally, the platform encrypts messages, scans emails for viruses through multiple layers and filters inbound or outbound conversations. Barracuda Email Security Gateway supports the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) to secure email conversations. Pricing is available on request and support is extended via FAQs, documentation, live chat, phone and email.
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Barracuda Email Security Gateway pricing

Barracuda Email Security Gateway does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

Starting Price:
Not provided by vendor
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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Barracuda Email Security Gateway Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.2
Functionality
4.4
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Support
4.4
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Ebrahim
Ebrahim
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 1/2/2019

Secure and Powerful

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

Dustin
Dustin
  • Industry: Government Administration
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 2/8/2018

The right tool for the job

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

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?)

Kristen
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
4

3
Reviewed on 22/3/2018

Good, but not great, Spam Filter

Pros

Price is reasonable for what you get; interface is smooth; easy to use; support is very helpful. I think with more training some of the spam that is getting through could be cleaned up for my business. The firewall has many options and features. The interface is complex.

Cons

No content filter - this software filters inbound or outbound messages only. It definitely takes some time to adjust and customize.

Andrew
Andrew
  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

4
Reviewed on 21/2/2018

No problems after 4 years

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.

Manoj
  • Industry: Textiles
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 2/12/2023

Best email security getaway

If you have in house email server you must use it to protect your user.

Pros

We can use it with multiple domains there is no limitation.

Cons

Display of email log need more user friendly.

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