Product Comparison

Barracuda Essentials vs Email Laundry

Common Comparisons

Overall Score
Threat Protection
Spam Filtering Effectiveness
Reporting and Logging
Admin Features
End User Features

Summary

Review date: December 7th 2018

Snapshot: Essentials stops spam, viruses, malware, phishing and DDoS attacks.

What is Barracuda Essentials?

Barracuda is an email security vendor that provides cloud based security solutions that aim to be easy to buy, deploy and use. They have security solutions for email, networks, data and applications used by customers around the world. Barracuda Essentials is an ‘all in one’ email security solution, comprised of email protection, archiving and encryption. The email protection is a secure gateway, which blocks email threats before they enter your network. This package is aimed at giving small and medium sized organisations one solution for email security and data protection.

For: Small to midsized organisations looking for a low cost email security solution with strong protection, archiving, continuity and encryption.

Not For: Large organisations looking for granular admin control and advanced zero-day threat protection.

Barracuda Essentials Features:

  • Feature rich hosted email security offering comprehensive protection
  • Granular policy controls for admins
  • Virus scanning, spam scoring and real time analysis means there is robust filtering
  • Advanced Threat Protection and URL scanning included in the core service (other vendors charge for this)
  • Integrates with Office 365, making it a good ‘complimentary service’
  • Cost effective pricing
  • Strong technical support and management features
  • Host of Barracuda products which can be integrated including Sentinel service, which provides multi-layered protection against phishing and business email compromise
  • Outbound Filtering and encryption help to protect business against data loss
  • Additional services included such as Archiving and Continuity
  • Allows option for users to choose where their own data is located
  • Recommend by customers

Expert Insight:

Barracuda Essentials is a market leading Email Secure Gateway platform. Its core focus is giving smaller and medium sized companies a whole range of great features alongside traditional email security such as encryption and archiving. It offers strong protection against spam, viruses, malware, phishing and DDoS attacks. This platform also offers Continuity, meaning that you can continue to use it even if your email network foes down. The product can also be easily integrated with a range of other Barracuda products, like the AI powered Advanced Threat Protection Service Barracuda Sentinel. This will be ideal for businesses who need multi-layered protection from email threats. The service has a range of security features and admin controls and is easy to use, although admins may need support with the more granular policies.

There is strong value for money with this service. There are multiple features offered at a low cost, which makes it well suited to small and midsized organisations looking for strong phishing protection. We would recommend small companies consider Barracuda essentials for its features, pricing and technical support.

Overall Score
Threat Protection
Spam Filtering Effectiveness
Reporting and Logging
Admin Features
End User Features

Summary

Review date: October 30th 2018

Snapshot: Protects business from targeted ransomware, spam, viruses and phishing.

Who are the Email Laundry?

The Email Laundry are an email security vendor offering protection from phishing, spam and malware. They offer a range of cloud based security products such as encryption archiving and security awareness training to keep businesses secure. They have a global customer base. Their email security platform is a cloud based secure gateway which stops threats before they enter the email network.

For: Small and medium sized businesses looking for easy to use email security offering a good layer of protection.

Not For: Large organizations looking for advanced data loss protection and end user controls.

The Email Laundry Features:

  • Good levels of spam filtering and protection against ransomware, viruses and phishing
  • Platform is very easy to administer and deploy
  • Impersonation Detection helps to prevent Business Email Compromise
  • FireEye threat intelligence means that protection is always up to date
  • Multiple admin security policies
  • Range of security features such as Attachment, IP Address and URL Scanning
  • Multi-layered Encryption and Shared Security Feeds available as part of the full stack email security solution

Expert Insight:

The Email Laundry offers an effective and easy to use email filtering and security service. It’s robust at filtering spam. It offers strong protection from targeted email attacks such as ransomware, viruses and phishing, from its content and connection filtering capabilities. The Impersonation Protection functionality is a key feature, helping to give businesses strong protection against phishing attacks. It offers a good range of security features and admin policies. However, this service has prioritised ease of use, and so there is a lack of some advanced policies such as data loss protection functionality. This is available in the back end, but there is no user interface.

The ease of use and cost effective pricing makes the Email Laundry a good option for small to mid-sized businesses looking for an easy way to implement comprehensive protection. It’s also a good option for VARs and MSPs looking for a service that is easy to deploy and administer.

Overall Score
Threat Protection
Spam Filtering Effectiveness
Reporting and Logging
Admin Features
End User Features

Summary

Review date: December 7th 2018

Snapshot: Essentials stops spam, viruses, malware, phishing and DDoS attacks.

What is Barracuda Essentials?

Barracuda is an email security vendor that provides cloud based security solutions that aim to be easy to buy, deploy and use. They have security solutions for email, networks, data and applications used by customers around the world. Barracuda Essentials is an ‘all in one’ email security solution, comprised of email protection, archiving and encryption. The email protection is a secure gateway, which blocks email threats before they enter your network. This package is aimed at giving small and medium sized organisations one solution for email security and data protection.

For: Small to midsized organisations looking for a low cost email security solution with strong protection, archiving, continuity and encryption.

Not For: Large organisations looking for granular admin control and advanced zero-day threat protection.

Barracuda Essentials Features:

  • Feature rich hosted email security offering comprehensive protection
  • Granular policy controls for admins
  • Virus scanning, spam scoring and real time analysis means there is robust filtering
  • Advanced Threat Protection and URL scanning included in the core service (other vendors charge for this)
  • Integrates with Office 365, making it a good ‘complimentary service’
  • Cost effective pricing
  • Strong technical support and management features
  • Host of Barracuda products which can be integrated including Sentinel service, which provides multi-layered protection against phishing and business email compromise
  • Outbound Filtering and encryption help to protect business against data loss
  • Additional services included such as Archiving and Continuity
  • Allows option for users to choose where their own data is located
  • Recommend by customers

Expert Insight:

Barracuda Essentials is a market leading Email Secure Gateway platform. Its core focus is giving smaller and medium sized companies a whole range of great features alongside traditional email security such as encryption and archiving. It offers strong protection against spam, viruses, malware, phishing and DDoS attacks. This platform also offers Continuity, meaning that you can continue to use it even if your email network foes down. The product can also be easily integrated with a range of other Barracuda products, like the AI powered Advanced Threat Protection Service Barracuda Sentinel. This will be ideal for businesses who need multi-layered protection from email threats. The service has a range of security features and admin controls and is easy to use, although admins may need support with the more granular policies.

There is strong value for money with this service. There are multiple features offered at a low cost, which makes it well suited to small and midsized organisations looking for strong phishing protection. We would recommend small companies consider Barracuda essentials for its features, pricing and technical support.

Overall Score
Threat Protection
Spam Filtering Effectiveness
Reporting and Logging
Admin Features
End User Features

Summary

Review date: October 30th 2018

Snapshot: Protects business from targeted ransomware, spam, viruses and phishing.

Who are the Email Laundry?

The Email Laundry are an email security vendor offering protection from phishing, spam and malware. They offer a range of cloud based security products such as encryption archiving and security awareness training to keep businesses secure. They have a global customer base. Their email security platform is a cloud based secure gateway which stops threats before they enter the email network.

For: Small and medium sized businesses looking for easy to use email security offering a good layer of protection.

Not For: Large organizations looking for advanced data loss protection and end user controls.

The Email Laundry Features:

  • Good levels of spam filtering and protection against ransomware, viruses and phishing
  • Platform is very easy to administer and deploy
  • Impersonation Detection helps to prevent Business Email Compromise
  • FireEye threat intelligence means that protection is always up to date
  • Multiple admin security policies
  • Range of security features such as Attachment, IP Address and URL Scanning
  • Multi-layered Encryption and Shared Security Feeds available as part of the full stack email security solution

Expert Insight:

The Email Laundry offers an effective and easy to use email filtering and security service. It’s robust at filtering spam. It offers strong protection from targeted email attacks such as ransomware, viruses and phishing, from its content and connection filtering capabilities. The Impersonation Protection functionality is a key feature, helping to give businesses strong protection against phishing attacks. It offers a good range of security features and admin policies. However, this service has prioritised ease of use, and so there is a lack of some advanced policies such as data loss protection functionality. This is available in the back end, but there is no user interface.

The ease of use and cost effective pricing makes the Email Laundry a good option for small to mid-sized businesses looking for an easy way to implement comprehensive protection. It’s also a good option for VARs and MSPs looking for a service that is easy to deploy and administer.