Many businesses have recently changed email security solutions and are now using SpamTitan Cloud from TitanHQ rather than Barracuda, with Barracuda Essentials pricing one of the main driving factors behind the switch. In 2022, SpamTitan Cloud is the leading Barracuda Essentials alternative for SMBs and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) serving the SMB market. In this post, we will cover some of the reasons why Barracuda customers have switched to SpamTitan Email Security.
What is Barracuda Essentials?
Barracuda Essentials is a cloud-based email protection solution for blocking common email threats such as phishing, spear-phishing, email-delivered malware and ransomware, and email impersonation attacks. The solution also includes advanced email security features and compliance solutions, including email encryption, advanced threat protection, data loss protection, email archiving, and email continuity, which are provided packaged together in the premium product tiers.
In addition to standard spam filtering measures to block nuisance and malicious emails, Barracuda Essentials uses a global threat intelligence database and artificial intelligence to identify new and emerging threats.
Barracuda Essentials Pricing
Barracuda Essentials pricing is one of the main reasons why businesses make the change to SpamTitan due to the considerable cost savings that can be gained from making the switch. Barracuda Essentials pricing is based on different product tiers, with the starting package providing the most important email security features needed to protect businesses against email threats such as spam, viruses, malware, and phishing.
For a comparison with SpamTitan Cloud, we selected a Barracuda Essentials package for 250 users that provides an equivalent level of protection and features. Barracuda Essentials pricing means businesses will pay $2.66 per user, per month for the package, which is $7,980 per year.
With SpamTitan, there are no product tiers – all of the extensive features of the solution are provided to all customers. SpamTitan Cloud costs $1.08 per user, per month, with an annual price of $3,225. That is a difference of $4,755 per year compared to Barracuda Essentials pricing, which explains why so many SMBs and MSPs have made the switch to TitanHQ.
Price Isn’t Everything
Making a massive cost saving on email security is a great benefit, but the cost isn’t everything. The features of a solution are also important, but as we have previously said, these two solutions have equivalent features.
Both solutions offer advanced threat protection in addition to protection against phishing and malware. Both block malicious hyperlinks in emails and email impersonation attacks, and both offer inbound and outbound email scanning. However, Barracuda Essential customers need to opt for the Barracuda Sentinel package in addition to the Essential package to benefit artificial intelligence-based real-time spear phishing prevention and protection against email impersonation attacks, which are provided as standard with SpamTitan Cloud.
The leading software review platform, G2 Crowd, confirms that users of SpamTitan Cloud are happier with the product than customers of Barracuda. The comparison of SpamTitan vs Barracuda for threat detection features, had SpamTitan leading Barracuda in all 8 of the threat detection capabilities based on user scores.
Overall, Barracuda was given a rating of 4/5 stars, whereas SpamTitan achieved a rating of 4.5/5 stars. SpamTitan also outperformed Barracuda in all of the areas in the table below:
|Ease of Use||9.1||8.7|
|Ease of Setup||9.0||8.6|
|Ease of Admin||8.9||8.8|
|Quality of Support||9.2||8.6|
|Ease of Doing Business With||9.3||8.7|
|Product Direction (% Positive)||8.3||8.1|
If you are looking to improve your defenses against the full range of email-based attacks, you may be considering Barracuda Essentials, but in terms of threat detection capabilities, usability, ease of setup, customer service, and support, SpamTitan is the clear winner. The solution is also far more cost-effective due to the Barracuda Essentials pricing policy.
Naturally, you should perform your own research before committing to any purchase but do take advantage of the TitanHQ free trial of SpamTitan to see for yourself how effective the solution is at blocking threats and how easy it is to use. The full product is available on the free trial, and the trial includes full product support.
Managed Service Providers looking for a Barracuda alternative should contact the TitanHQ channel team for more information. SpamTitan Cloud comes with major MSP benefits. SpamTitan Cloud for MSPs is a multi-tenant solution that offers easy integration into existing MSP systems through APIs, flexible pricing, monthly billing, the ability to host within an MSPs infrastructure, and the option of having the solution as a white label ready to take an MSP’s branding. There are also generous margins for MSPs.