Barracuda Message Archiver Reviews & Product Details

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What is Barracuda Message Archiver?

Capture all email data accurately, easily meet regulatory requirements, and take complex discovery requests in stride. The Barracuda Cloud ensures secure, long-term storage, while users get instant, anytime access to archived messages on any device.

Barracuda Message Archiver Details
Languages Supported
English
Product Description

Effective Solutions for Retention, Compliance, and E-Discovery


Seller Details
Seller
Barracuda
Ownership
Private
Company Website
Year Founded
2002
HQ Location
Campbell, CA
Twitter
@Barracuda
15,841 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
1,451 employees on LinkedIn®
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

It is quite simple to setup and comes a a low cost, compared to other solutions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The speed of the archiver, when using the cloud based archiver. (speed of searching) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had quite big mailboxes and were running into limits of office 365 Business licenses. So we had to archive or extend our office 365 licenses. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

I have used several different archivers, both on premise and cloud based. Barracuda archiver has been easy to configure and manage compared to the others. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing really comes to mind as a dislike. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Barracuda Message Archiver has easily taken over our mail and other Outlook folder archiving. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Security Researcher
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The Barracuda Archiver is a one-piece solution that can be integrated into an email system in about an hour. It is easy to implement and the searches are a lot faster than compared to other tools. It works flawlessly once you implement it because you don't need any special training to use it. Even a beginner can set it up easily. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The process gets stuck sometimes when dealing with a large amount of data. The user interface is a bit outdated and might in need of an update. The exporting of data gets a bit harder sometimes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I highly recommend anyone to use Barracuda message archiver if you are looking for an email archiver. It is reliable and flexible and easy to use. You no longer have to worry about providing backup and retrieving important emails. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is so far the best email archiving solution with unlimited storage space. It was easy to implement and can quickly integrate with Outlook as a plugin. Its a good software for storing and archiving the bulk email messages received in an organization Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Systems Administrator
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

100% web based interface. Support is the best. Renewals can include the replacement of the hardware. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are some features in other more expensive products, but are not needed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For the price, hardware and support, you cannot beat their product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to have a plugin in Outlook is critical for ens users being able to restore their own emails. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

I like that it prevents most emails from arriving in my inbox. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that since nearly all messages are blocked, I often miss important messages. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If getting all of your emails is important to you I would not recommend getting this. It has blocked numerous important messages that it should not have. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It blocks a lot of spam but then again it blocks nearly everything so that’s not always the best idea. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Network Engineer
Computer Networking
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

The device does what it is supposed to. It archives email. Not alot to it beyond that. The Outlook ad-ins are nice where we can allow users to search for their email. By default it also allows another of backup for email if a user accidentially deletes a message. I often find it faster to restore with the archiver than other restorative options I have. Overall I LOVE the device and highly recommend it to anyone. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Breaks in odd ways at times. Mostly dealing with Exchange, which is kinda odd at time in and of itself. Beyond that, there is not anything else I really just don't like about it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Have no fear. There are some odd things, particularly with Exchange, however the benefits WAY outweigh the cons. The device does what it is supposed too, just plan for some time to learn about it and how it operates. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a healthcare origination, and as such we have to keep messages archived to insure we are in compliance. This device does that and more, the odd breaks at times aside I do love the device. It gives us message archiving with the benefits of the quality of Barracuda products and the awesome level of support I have come to know I will get from them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

The barracuda archiver is a one stop shop for your archival needs. For example it can be easily integrated with an email system with very minimal training and quickly. Reduces the load on mail servers. Works well when integrated with Microsoft products such as outlook, office, etc., And quickly search for old emails! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It can be sluggish at times as it relies on SATA. This in turn increases the time to relieve and other similar operations. The User interface could be made better, as it is not very intuitive. Customer support could be better. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been using this software with my team on an Educational application for internal training. The software has been in use from past 8 months. Integration with products like microsoft have been really useful and and has brought new clients for our project. Integrations with new dashboards from this software have been useful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Once all is setup, very nice tool that will keep all your emails, and conversation history from Lync/Skype For Business in one place. Can't alter these emails either. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Set up takes some domain administration knowledge (Have to open your domain controller up and provide a valid SSL certificate-self signed won't work. Other option is to pull your AD info unencrypted over the public internet, which I am surprised is an option at all these days!). Documentation was unclear in some cases, such as what emails will import, and how to get everything on there initially, as the process is separate from the Essentials setup for email security. There are a few actions to take to make sure everything gets on there the first time-With large email databases this job is known to crash a few times before getting everything uploaded. After that, new emails are archived by journaling. Conversation history is pulled nightly as a separate job. This can be confusing to some, and also allows people to delete their conversation history before the pull happens at night. Despite all these downfalls, Support is available and ready to walk one through everything. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Research documentation well, and make sure person setting up has access to DNS and Active Directory. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We don't have to worry about keeping our emails for compliance, it's done for us and Barracuda storage is unlimited. Searching for items is a breeze after a small learning curve (sometimes it takes a few search field tweaks to find some emails). There is also a Barracuda add-on to search from within Outlook, however I am not a fan of add-ons slowing down Outlook. For that reason, the web interface works fine, and anyone who has a domain account and password can login and search their email from there. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Consultant
Information Technology and Services
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I love that I can always feel secure in knowing that will will never lose email data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The UI could be easier to navigate, but overall I am happy with the product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I highly recommend this product to others that need to keep records for an extended period of time. You will always feel secure in knowing that you will not lose data. To top it off I am always happy with the support I receive from Barracuda technicians. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to find emails that may have been accidentally deleted, or if an employee deleted emails maliciously. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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bdm
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Really cool to use deduplication and compression for all messages, tasks, notes and contacts. Also lync for exchange. Like web-interface. Have polices for global removal of old email after some period of time. Really cool feature Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Costly, sometimes can be slow process of syncing of all email and calendars. Laggy deduplication sometimes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Check the price Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solution eliminates the need of storage spaces to store your emails. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Sales Engineer
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Its extremely user friendly and packs a real punch with the available features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are a few things that can be tedious to accomplish but for the most part there's not much to dislike. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For the value there is not a better option in my opinion. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For the most part we are using it for email storage and backup.It is a huge advantage to have access to any email you've ever sent in those rare occasions that you need to dig something up from years past. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Barracuda has been so useful in freeing up space for us while still allowing us to keep information that may be necessary to look back on down the road. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Barracuda can be difficult to navigate at sometimes and only shows a portion of the email that I'm trying to view. When I'm not sure which email I need, I can often have to open many emails to find the right one, which can be time-consuming. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For us, it was definitely a storage problem. Keeping everyone's emails for all time wasn't practical and this has given us more space than we would have imagined. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Systems Support
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

User interface is easy to navigate. Most basic operations are intuitive and easy to set up. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Customer service can be lacking, notification banner on web page needs to go away, very slow when navigating or attempting to run search processes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Most products I looked at were very similar cost so look for the 1 or 2 features that may set an archive apart from the others and take that option. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Barracuda MA gives us a very nice historical reference for any law suits that may occur, making litigation process easier and more successful. We are able to recover accidentally deleted email and thousands have been saved in arbitration process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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