Barracuda MSP Essentials Complete Protection – Subscription License – 1 Person – 1 Year – Annual Billing
Inbound Email Security
Advanced Threat Protection
Barracuda’s Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) combines behavioral, heuristic,
and sandboxing technologies to protect against zero hour and targeted attacks. ATP
automatically scans email attachments in real-time; suspicious attachments are detonated
in a sandbox environment to observe behavior. In addition to blocking the attachment,
the results are integrated into the Barracuda Real Time System providing protection
for all other customers.
The Barracuda Essentials combats phishing attempts by combining anti-fraud intelligence,
behavioral and heuristic detection, protection against sender spoofing (i.e., spammers
spoofing valid email addresses), along with domain name validation to detect and
block phishing attempts.
AI for Real-Time Spear Phishing and Cyber Fraud Defense
As a complement to Barracuda Essentials, Barracuda Sentinel is the leading comprehensive
AI solution for real-time spear phishing and cyber fraud defense. Delivered as a
cloud service, Barracuda Sentinel combines a powerful artificial intelligence engine,
account takeover protection and domain fraud visibility using DMARC into a comprehensive
solution that protects people, businesses, and brands from spear phishing, impersonation
attempts, business email compromise (BEC), and cyber fraud.
The Barracuda Essentials leverages the cloud for dynamic, real time threat analysis,
attachment sandboxing and URL protection to prevent malware from affecting email
Anti-phishing also includes Link Protection. A popular method that attackers
use to deliver malware relies on URLs that contain malicious code, which can be
invisibly downloaded and can trigger a much larger attack. Link Protection automatically
rewrites these URLs so that the Barracuda Essentials for Email Security can sandbox
the request at click time to block malicious links.
More sophisticated attackers make clever modifications to URLs so they look genuine,
but are not. The most common technique is omitting letters or using convincing “typos”
that even users who check URLs before clicking often miss. Barracuda’s Link Protection
includes typosquatting detection, which automatically identifies and redirects these
URLs to our sandbox at click time to block malicious activity.
With a long-standing heritage in spam protection, Barracuda Networks remains
the leader in identifying and blocking spam. A comprehensive set of security layers
ensures that organizations remain productive in the face of evolving threats.
The Barracuda Essentials for Email Security leverages Barracuda Central to identify
email from known spammers and determine whether domains embedded in email lead to
known spam or malware domains. It leverages many of the same industry-leading techniques
found in the Barracuda Spam Firewall that protect against attempts to embed text
inside images with the intent of hiding content from traditional spam filters.
Block Email-Borne Viruses
As virus attacks become more sophisticated and complex, email infrastructure
requires advanced virus protection. The potential for the destruction and release
of information or the disruption of a network severely impacts productivity and
can lead to financial loss.
The Barracuda Essentials for Email Security scans email and incoming files using
three powerful layers of polymorphic virus scanning technologies. It also decompresses
archives for complete protection. Powerful virus definitions are automatically updated
to maintain the most up-to-date protection against email-borne viruses.
Denial of Service (DoS) Attack Prevention
Not every attack is focused on planting a virus, or getting users to send their
credit card number or to click on a malicious link. Often, the objective of the
attack is focused on disabling a network or mitigating its effectiveness. As a cloud-based
service, the Barracuda Essentials for Email Security is positioned to stop spammers
before they overload an email server.
Outbound Email Security
Outbound Email Filtering
Outbound filtering prevents organizations from being put on spam block lists
and prevents outbound attacks originating from inside the network. Employees can
inadvertently cause internal systems to become a source for botnet spam. Using a
subset of its defense layers, the Barracuda Essentials for Email Security’s outbound
filtering stops outbound spam and viruses.
Secure Communication with Email Encryption
Your emails can travel through many different servers before they reach the intended
mailbox. Barracuda Essentials secures your mail by encrypting it during transport
to the Barracuda Message Center, encrypting it at rest for storage in the cloud,
and providing secure retrieval by your recipients through HTTPS Web access. Data
in motion is secured via Transport Layer Security (TLS), and data at rest is secured
via AES 256-bit encryption.
If you are sending a sensitive email, you can manually mark it for encryption.
However, you can also create a policy to automatically encrypt emails based on their
sender, content and other criteria. Encryption policies ensure that your organization
complies with regulations designed to protect customer data, such as HIPAA.
Data Leak Protection:
Protect Critical Data from Leaving Your Business
Outbound filtering keeps sensitive data from leaving your organization while
simultaneously ensuring that legitimate emails are delivered. At the same time,
outbound filtering also blocks outbound spam and viruses, preventing your employees
or other infected clients from inadvertently sending malicious email, as well as
keeping your mail server IP addresses and domains from being listed on spam block
Employees can inadvertently allow their email to be used for botnet spam. The
outbound filter stops outbound spam and the spread of viruses.
Administrators can also create and enforce content policies to prevent sensitive
data such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, HIPAA data, customer
lists and other private information from being sent by email. Policies can automatically
encrypt, quarantine or even block certain outbound emails based on their content,
sender or recipient.
Archiving, Compliance and e-discovery
Granular Retention Policies
Barracuda Essentials provides a cloud-based archive of all email communication
to ensure that you meet demanding business and legal requirements. It follows the
accepted “best practice” approach for compliance by archiving an original copy of
every email into a separate immutable store for long term retention and preservation.
Compliance and e-discovery capabilities provided within Office 365 may be adequate
for some organizations, but the “in-place” approach Microsoft takes for long-term
email retention and preservation means these capabilities have inherent limitations.
They can be complex and expensive to operate, and are unlikely to meet the needs
of organizations with more demanding compliance and discovery requirements.
Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 includes a cloud-based, indexed archive separate
from Office 365 that allows for granular retention policies, extensive search, auditing,
permissions, legal hold and export of emails that may be required in e-discovery.
Litigation holds preserve email from being tampered with until the litigation hold
expires or is removed.
Powerful Search and e-discovery
The Barracuda Cloud Archiving Service offers easy-to-use search capabilities,
ranging from the most basic search by a user for a misplaced email to advanced Boolean
search strategies for an auditor during an e-discovery request.
Barracuda offers native and mobile apps for Android and iOS that simplify search
to ensure messages are found easily even when email services are unavailable. Mobile
users can search, download and respond to any email ever sent or received, even
if deleted from the server. Because all email is indexed, search is often much faster
than typical native mobile email applications and provides a much higher search
success rate. Users can forward, reply or resend email to themselves.
Backup, Recovery and Business Continuity
Email Service Continuity
The Email Continuity Service ensures that email operations continue by failing
over to a cloud-based, email service, in the event primary email services become
unavailable. During email server outages, an emergency mailbox allows users to continue
sending, receiving, reading, and responding to email.
Cloud-to-Cloud Backup and Recovery for Office 365
Hosting production data in the cloud does not mitigate the need for backup and
recovery. Emails and important documents are susceptible to corruption and risk
being unrecoverable due to malicious attacks or even accidental deletion. Barracuda
Essentials Complete includes Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup, which protects Exchange
Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Teams, and Groups data by backing
it up directly to the cloud.
Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup offers unlimited storage and retention for your
Office 365 email, SharePoint, and OneDrive data, including folder structure, attachments,
calendars, contacts, schedules, and tasks. Recover individual files and email accounts
with point-in-time accuracy, to the same account/location or to a different account/location.
Simplified Email Management
Barracuda Essentials is integrated with the Barracuda Cloud Control web-based
management portal, which leverages Barracuda’s global cloud infrastructure and provides
a global view to centrally manage all of their Barracuda devices and services through
a “single pane of glass” interface. Barracuda Cloud Control also allows administrators
to centrally manage policies and configuration. The simple interface makes it easy
for organizations to implement and manage the service with minimal IT overhead.
Integrated End-User Security Training
By integrating end-user security education and training exercises into the Barracuda
Email Security technology, users that click on malicious links are taken to a landing
page where they can take training exercises to understand what they did wrong and
how to avoid repeating this mistake moving forward. The exercises run about five
minutes and take the user through a course to understand who is behind these attacks,
what to look for and a test to ensure they can apply what they’ve just learned.
Leverage Barracuda Central to Stay Ahead of the Latest Threats
Our email protection leverages Barracuda Central to identify email from known
spammers and determine whether domains embedded in email lead to known spam or malware
domains and is continually updated with intelligence on the latest threats across
all threat vectors. Barracuda Central is our 24×7 centralized threat intelligence
gathering organization, where the latest threats across all vectors are analyzed
and added to our extensive databases. Over 170,000 organizations worldwide provide
intelligence to Barracuda Central, and our email security is updated on a continuous
Migrate Legacy Email Faster
Office 365 makes email management simpler than on-premises solutions, but you
first have to get your legacy emails to enjoy the benefits of cloud-based email
access. For most organizations, this means a cumbersome process locating countless
emails in disparate PST files and migrating them to the cloud.
Barracuda PST Enterprise is available as an option to automate this process.
PST Enterprise will automatically discover PST files on network servers and end-user
systems, and migrate this data to an archive or to Office 365. This gives IT administrators
control over email data scattered across their organization. With all of your emails
migrated to a single database, you minimize the risk of losing important emails
and reduce the ongoing costs and support IT requirements for Compliance and e-discovery.