Barracuda Essentials Archiving

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Barracuda Essentials Archiving


Offers email archiving, compliance and eDiscovery with search and retention policies.


Small businesses looking for easy to use, secure archiving alongside email security, continuity and PST management.

What is Barracuda Essentials Archiving?

Barracuda Essentials is an ‘all in one’ email security solution, comprised of email protection, archiving and encryption. The archiving platform is a bolt module to the core email security service. It is cloud hosted and stores all email communications securely, to help ensure that businesses meet all legal requirements. It allows full storing of all emails on Office 365, G-Suite and on-prem Exchange.

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Barracuda Essentials Features:

  • Cloud based archive allows for secure storage of email communications to meet legal compliance
  • Copies of emails are stored which cannot be altered or deleted
  • Simple, easy to use and streamlined archiving capabilities
  • Range of admin feature such granular retention policies, auditing and legal compliance
  • Powerful search and eDiscovery features to find specific emails within the email inbox
  • End users can access their own archives, with support for mobile access
  • PST management for older email communications
  • Custom policies can flag email with swearing, personal email use and personal information with violation alerts

Expert Insight:

Barracuda Essentials Archiving offers a secure archiving solution with a focus on ease of use without compromising on features. The archive is cloud based and secures copies of all of an organisations email correspondence which cannot be edited or deleted. They offer a range of eDiscovery tools such as full text search to make it easy to find specific correspondence in the archive and granular retention policies for administration. Barracuda also offer custom policies which highlight email with foul language and personal email use with violation alerts. This can help businesses combat email security threats. This platform offers small businesses full legal compliance. Essentials also comes packaged with an Email Security module, making it a good option for small businesses looking for a single platform for security and archiving.

The platform is not the most advanced and will only archive email rather than other electronic messages. It can also be difficult and potentially expensive to export emails in bulk, and there is no SLA on the time it takes to search the archive.

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Profile: Barracuda Essentials Archiving

Email Archiving
Campbell, CA, US
Cloud via MX Record Redirection & Journalling
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Suitable For:
MSPs, Small Businesses on O365

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User Reviews

Analyst/IT Administrator

Existing Customer

Finance, 25-100 employees

Used the product for: 1-2 years

Jul 2, 2019


"Easy to Get Started and Use With Lots Of Good Features!"

What did you like best when using this solution?

It's really easy to use and get up. It's got one easy to use console to manage everything, including security and archiving. It gives me strong visibility into our security issues, and allows me to respond quickly to problems.

What did you dislike about using this solution?

There's nothing to dislike - the reporting could be expanded though and I sometimes do get spam, but I haven't tried a solution yet that stops eveything.

Describe your over overall experience with Barracuda Essentials Archiving. Did you find this product solved your business needs?

Essentials is a brilliant platform for securing email. It's easy to use and has great extra features like archiving. It had all the features we needed and updates improve the service all the time.