Barracuda Essentials is an email security solution that provides protection against email-borne cyber threats. It helps to keep organizations and employees protected by stopping advanced threats, keeping data safe while staying compliant.
SpamTitan email protection is the #1 Barracuda Essentials alternative in 2021. Many MSP customers and SMBs are moving from Barracuda Essential for 365 to SpamTitan, powered by TitanHQ. Customers have switched from Barracuda to SpamTitan for many reasons, the top reasons for migrating are:
This guide will discuss Barracuda Essentials pricing in comparison to SpamTitan Email Protection, powered by TitanHQ.
What does Barracuda Essentials do?
SpamTitan and Barracuda Essentials are the industry-leading solutions for email protection and security.
What does an email protection solution do?
Email protection or email security solutions scan emails before entering mail servers to protect end-users from email-borne threats, including phishing attacks, malware and links to malicious websites. Security solutions filter and scan emails via virus, scanning tools, real-time analysis, spam scoring, reputation checks and URL protection.
Email security is essential for organisations to prevent cybercriminals from attacking unaware employees, which could result in a ransomware attack or data breach. With the rise in phishing attacks in the remote working movement, an email security solution is essential to defend against, ransomware, malware, zero-day attacks and other advanced threats.
SpamTitan has been the number one alternative for Barracuda Essentials in 2021. In a feature comparison survey conducted by G2 Crowd.com, the results show that customers of SpamTitan rated the solution higher than the customer ratings of Barracuda. SpamTitan scored 4.6/5 on customer satisfaction, where scored Barracuda 4.2/5.
In assessing the two solutions, SpamTitan surpasses Barracuda with a major focus on the quality of customer support, ease of use & setup.
SpamTitan leads the way in 7 out of the 8 key deciding factors in the G2 Comparison.
Source: G2 Crowd.com
“SpamTitan definitely solved all our email security issues with the in/outbound configuration. The best thing about SpamTitan is that it's so easy to use, the support is very quick to answer all our questions we had to configure. We were up and running in just a few minutes”
"After using a cloud-based Barracuda solution we decided to trial SpamTitan. After one week of the trial, we decided to buy a 3-year license. One of the best easy-to-use products I have seen in a long time. The performance of the virtual Hyper-V box is amazing! It has greylisting/DKIM and TLS, and 99,99% of the spam is being filtered. It does a better job than Barracuda!" Martijn Diersmann
One of the main reasons customers are leaving Barracuda is down to the cost. Although pricing is not always the main reason an organisation selects an email security solution, it can be an important factor between solutions with similar features and threat detection capabilities.
Barracuda Essentials pricing is based upon different tiers and features of email threat protection. Additional features cost more, unlike SpamTitan which offers a full-featured solution regardless of the number of users being protected.
How does Barracuda Essentials email protection pricing and licensing compare to SpamTitan Email Security pricing?
Based on the equivalents solution with SpamTitan Email Protection, Barracuda’s pricing is in the pricing is in the region of $2.66 per user, per month, versus $1.08 per user per month with SpamTitan.
*Pricing is based on 250 users, pricing accurate as of June 2021. If you would like a detailed pricing quote for your organisation, get pricing quote here.
Similar to SpamTitan, Barracuda offers the following spam filtering capabilities:
However, Barracuda Essential customers must purchase Barracuda Sentinel in addition to the Essential package to receive:
With SpamTitan all features are included regardless of the level of users, for an all-encompassing package price:
Learn more about SpamTitan Email Security. Protect your organisation from email-borne threats, try SpamTitan full features in a 14-day free trial. Start free trial.
To compare Barracuda essentials pricing against other industry competitors, view email security pricing grid.
SpamTitan pricing is lower than Barracuda, but, the pricing does not reflect the spam filtering capabilities of SpamTitan. In the G2 Case study of SpamTitan’s vs Barracuda Threat Detection features, SpamTitan takes the lead winning 8/8 in the spam filtering functionality.
Barracuda customers have stated that the solution is not MSP focussed and although it has a wide product range, it does not solely focus on email and web security. This has been a large contributing factor on why MSP’s are moving to SpamTitan from Barracuda.
TitanHQ’s solutions were created by MSPs for MSPs, which enables clients to operate more productively, while protecting their business emails and data. Whereas Barracuda’s focus is on direct Enterprise sales.
SpamTitan has been serving the MSP market since 1999, and as a result, have close ties with the MSP ecosystem ensuring we are always aware of any changes in MSP business requirements or preferences.
SpamTitan email protection for MSPs performs a multi-layered analysis of all incoming and outgoing emails incorporating Sender Policy Framework (SPF), Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC), Real-time Blackhole List (RBLs), Bayesian analysis and much more.
SpamTitan uses dual antivirus engines to block known malware from reaching end users’ inboxes, advanced sandboxing used for in-depth analysis of suspicious links and attachments to prevent zero-day threats.
True North Consultants is a managed service provider that is focused on creating value for their clients and their customers. They strive to help businesses to transform and lead.
True North were using Barracuda for email spam filtering however they wanted a solution that they could host locally for their employees and sell to clients. “With Barracuda we didn't feel like paying some other company to do it for us in "the cloud". SpamTitan was the perfect fit.”
SpamTitan were able to provide True North with an advanced email security solution, that they could host locally.
After a free trial with SpamTitan, True North switched from Barracuda to SpamTitan and has been very successful since. Here’s what they had to say about SpamTitan
“The degree of customization and logging with SpamTitan is amazing. You can account for everything going in or out of your organization and set filtering rules to match any scenario.
“Barracuda spam filtering was letting us down and letting viruses through”
“Performance of the web UI and functions like searching and reporting are lightning quick. Virtual machine for VMware was super easy to deploy. Spam Titan offers an in-house solution, which we LOVE as well as options for people who prefer cloud. The SpamTitan in-house appliance has full support for ipv6 both sending and receiving.”
“I recommend to take the time to consider SpamTitan. The offering is flexible and if you still want and trust an in-house solution, they offer that in addition to cloud. The in-house solution is not scaled down in any was and is just as good as the cloud offering.”
David Sgro, IT Recruiter / Search Specialist, True North Consultants.
Another great success story of an MSP partnership with SpamTitam, is U.K.-based MSP, Opal IT. Opal IT, in Newcastle and Edinburgh, transitioned from Vade Secure and Barracuda to the TitanHQ trio of SpamTitan Email Security, WebTitan Content Filtering, and ArcTitan Email Archiving.
Opal IT had been using Barracuda and Vade Secure for email filtering, alongside firewall filtering, for their 6k+ customer base. The organization is now offering its customers a TitanHQ cybersecurity bundle, which includes a multi-layered approach to cybersecurity, protecting clients from phishing, ransomware, malicious websites and secure email archiving.
"Opal IT moved to TitanHQ because of our MSP-focused solutions, ease of deployments, extensive API functionality and the increased margin they're now making. TitanHQ cybersecurity bundle solutions allow MSPs to provide their downstream customers with a layered defense approach” said Ronan Kavanagh, CEO, TitanHQ