Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Email security platform to filter and identify threats

About Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Barracuda Email Security Gateway is an email security platform designed to help businesses in healthcare, retail, financial services, and other industries filter inbound or outbound conversations and protect critical data from malware, phishing attacks, and spam. The system decompresses archives, encrypts messages, and scans emails for viruses through multiple layers.

Barracuda Email Security Gateway supports Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)-256 and Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) to secure email conversations. The platform combines heuristic, behavioral, and sandboxing capabilities to protect business data against targeted and zero-hour attacks. Organizations can use predefined filters and custom policies to block or encrypt emails and detect confidential information.

Barracuda Email Security Gateway uses Barracuda Central to identify emails from spammers and protect business data against malicious images with embedded text. Its outbound filtering and quarantine capabilities also enable organizations to maintain compliance with corporate data loss prevention (DLP) policies.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Barracuda Email Security Gateway

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Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Barracuda Email Security Gateway: 15

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Anti Spam
  • Anti Virus
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Email Filtering
  • Email Monitoring
  • Encryption Software
  • Intrusion Detection System
  • Policy Management Software
  • Quarantine
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Spam Blocker
  • Threat Protection
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Whitelisting/Blacklisting

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(140)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support Software
4.4/5

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Sergey
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  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great way to get a better control of your email

Reviewed on 15/07/2018

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

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

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.

Brian
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  • Industry: Utilities
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Robust spam, virus, and phishing filtering appliance with a lot of options

Reviewed on 09/03/2021

Our overall experience has been excellent, and we have been using the product for over a decade. ...

Our overall experience has been excellent, and we have been using the product for over a decade. During this time, we have upgraded to the newest Barracuda ESG each time the platform has come up for review.

Our experiences with their support team have been minimal, but excellent each time support has been needed. Their user forum has also been helpful when looking to configure rules to address ongoing campaigns, or with basic configuration questions.

Firmware updates over the years have kept the platform up to date with new options and user tools.

Pros

Once fully configured, the platform is very reliable, resulting in few false-positives and blocking nearly all spam. The administrator interface is easy to use and allows for numerous ways to detect spam, with a lot of configurability.

The user interface is easy to use, either through the web interface or the Outlook add-in.

The hardware appliance and firmware is rock solid, requiring almost no ongoing maintenance except periodic updates.

Cons

The mail log view can be cumbersome when trying to analyze large numbers of incoming emails, and the log filtering cannot always be set to find precisely what you're looking for, particularly due to the lack of filtering/wildcard options.

When it comes to spam detection, all rules are universal, so you can't apply just some rules to a subset of emails (such as based on user/sender/sending server), which for us sometimes results in false-positive blocking. Barracuda's live definition updating has been quick to respond to new spam campaigns and threats, which results in virtually no spam, virus, or phishing emails ever reaching our users.

Usman
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Barracuda Good Tool but User interface is outdated

Reviewed on 30/08/2022

Overall it is a good tool and has helped in controlling spam mails. Also. O365 component is...

Overall it is a good tool and has helped in controlling spam mails. Also. O365 component is valuable.

Pros

Barracuda is good SEG. Able to filter more than 70-80% spam mails. Full Email log is available for 30 days. Support is responsive however, diagnosing and troubleshooting skills are average

Cons

User interface is outdated. Lack new Look and Feel. Policy management process is manual.
API integration is challenging. Also, logs older than 30days can be challenging, if an issue investigation is logs are required for more than 30 days.
Had also experienced of email blocking by many sites because MX record matching issue.

Alternatives Considered

MimeCast Email Security

Reasons for Switching to Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Barracuda has good reputation and decent client base.
Kristen
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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Good, but not great, Spam Filter

Reviewed on 22/03/2018

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.

Alissa
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  • Industry: Computer & Network Security
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Best in class

Reviewed on 29/07/2022

My experience with barracuda email security Gateway has been nothing but positive

My experience with barracuda email security Gateway has been nothing but positive

Pros

We spent a lot of time evaluating what service we wanted to use and we chose barracuda because it is one of the most reputable and best software titles on the market. We were highly pleased with the services which is why we are loyal customers now.

Cons

I don’t have a lot that I can say negatively about the software overall it’s very easy to use and we really appreciate the work they put into the product

Alternatives Considered

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Reasons for Choosing Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Too many issues with mail cleaner

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MailCleaner

Reasons for Switching to Barracuda Email Security Gateway

Barracuda had the best price structure and the best product
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Barracuda Email Security Gateway offers the following pricing plans:

  • Free Trial: Available

Please contact Barracuda directly for pricing information.

Barracuda Email Security Gateway has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Barracuda Email Security Gateway supports the following languages:

English

Barracuda Email Security Gateway supports the following devices:

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Barracuda Email Security Gateway offers the following support options:

24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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