Barracuda Email Protection detects malicious attacks and unauthorized activity


Barracuda Networks continued its commitment to providing easy-to-purchase, easy-to-deploy and easy-to-use email security solutions with the announcement of three new email protection plans that evolve to meet evolving customer needs for threat protection.

Barracuda’s complete solutions combine gateway and API-based AI technology to detect and remediate threats and reduce the risk of a successful malicious attack by immediately and automatically eliminating the user’s ability to view or launch flagged emails.

Recent attacks have shown that the native security of Office 365 alone is flawed and that third-party solutions are needed to ensure that customers are fully protected. According to Gartner, “Microsoft Defender for Office 365 (MSDO) offers a wide range of email security features, but due to the increase in business email compromises, account takeovers, and other sophisticated attacks, some malicious emails are often missed by MSDO, and indeed by any other email gateway solution.

Therefore, organizations should seriously consider integrating third-party solutions to strengthen their email security capabilities. In addition to traditional gateway solutions, security and risk managers should evaluate API-based solutions to act as an additional layer of protection.

With Barracuda, customers receive an integrated and validated suite of features to protect their employees and their business, which includes:

  • Threat prevention: Prevent attacks from passing by combining email gateway defenses, API based inbox defense, and web security.
  • Detection and response after delivery: Identify and limit the impact of all threats that reach users with automated response and user security awareness training.
  • Data protection: Ensure compliance and stay productive during downtime. Back up important Office 365 emails and data to easily recover from malware attacks or lost data.
  • Automated workflows: Easily create custom workflows to fully automate incident response.
  • SIEM / SOAR / XDR integrations: Public APIs for integration with third-party platforms to enable transparent and consistent response to security events.
  • Barracuda Data Inspector: Data classification capabilities to help find sensitive data such as Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and malware.

According to a test report from SE Labs released on November 17, 2021, Barracuda’s email security solutions provided the highest level of malicious threat detection efficiency. SE Labs has performed extensive testing of leading email security providers and their ability to detect various types of threats, including phishing, social engineering, business email compromise, and scams. Barracuda came out on top and was recognized in the SE Labs report as “Best Email Security Service”.

Barracuda’s new email protection plans are immediately available to customers and partners at the following levels:

  • Advanced: email gateway defense, identity theft and phishing protection, and automated remediation.
  • Premium: Everything in Advanced plus incident response, domain fraud protection and DNS filtering.
  • Premium Plus: Everything in Premium plus data protection, archiving and user security awareness training.

“The threat landscape has evolved and, coupled with the talent shortage of security professionals that most organizations face, protecting against these threats is extremely complex. Barracuda Email Protection provides customers with comprehensive protection by combining gateway defense, API-based inbox defense, incident response, data protection and user security awareness capabilities, ” said Don MacLennan, SVP, Engineering & Product Management, Email Protection. “Barracuda pioneered an ‘API approach’ to identity theft and phishing protection, leveraging AI and machine learning. Today, we continue to lead with our unique combination of gateway and API-based AI technology to detect and remediate email threats in real time for Office 365 customers.

“Email attacks are getting more sophisticated, so we’ve expanded our Advanced Email Security test to include threats like business email compromise this year,” said Simon Edwards, founder of SE Labs. “Tackling these types of targeted attacks has been an asset for Barracuda, which has helped it stand out as the best email security service, based on our intelligence-based testing. ”

“We are excited about Barracuda’s integrated approach to email protection. The new plans include all of the necessary capabilities customers need to protect against email threats, ”said James Range, President of White Rock Cybersecurity. “We see these new SaaS plans as a simple and straightforward way to give customers the Office 365 protection they need in a single cloud-based solution.

“We are impressed with Barracuda’s overall approach. They combine the capabilities to protect us against email threats, ”said Jay Glatt, vice president of technology, Giumarra. “We have evaluated different solutions and were impressed with Barracuda’s ability to provide a combined gateway and API-based AI technology to perform the real-time detection and remediation we need. ”


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