Did you know that 91 percent of all cyberattacks start with a simple email? Phishing emails allow cybercriminals to gain access to computer networks and sensitive data. In these emails were fairly easy to identify due to the number of spelling and grammatical errors. But today, the quality of phishing emails has improved making them much harder to identify.

How Can You Keep Your Emails & Data Safe?

We suggest using a solution called Barracuda Essentials that we provide to our clients. It’s the industry’s most comprehensive email security platform.

How Does This Email Protection Work?

Barracuda Essentials filters and sanitizes every email you or your staff receive before it’s delivered to your mail server. It does this with:

  • Virus scanning,
  • Spam scoring,
  • Real-time intent analysis,
  • URL link protection
  • Reputation checks, and
  • Other techniques.

It provides you with the best possible level of protection today. Through a global 24×7 threat operations center, it constantly monitors the Internet for new threats across all attack vectors and feeds this intelligence into its filtering technology.

Barracuda Essentials leverages Barracuda Advanced Threat Protection, a cloud-based service that defends against ransomware and other malware including zero-day and advanced threats.

It also uses multiple, layered analytic engines, including behavioral analytics, static analysis, and sandboxing to detect and isolate unknown threats.

What Does Barracuda Essentials Protect Against?

Inbound Threats: It protects your business and users from inbound threats like spam, malware, targeted spear phishing, social engineering attacks and ransomware. It uses artificial intelligence to stop cyber fraud that can get past traditional email security filters.

Some of the most dangerous threats come from advanced threats that are designed to evade email filters. But Barracuda Essentials uses advanced threat protection via the Cloud that protects against these, including zero-day attacks that are so new that they don’t match any malware signatures. Traditional signature-matching solutions can’t protect against these, but Barracuda Essentials can.

Outbound Threats: Your employees can unknowingly make your internal systems a source for malicious email or spam. Barracuda Essentials has outbound filtering that will stop these from originating from inside your IT network. This not only protects your business, but your customers and partners as well. It also keeps your business from being added to spam block lists.

How Does Barracuda Essentials Work?

It combines AI-based filtering and user security awareness to provide two layers of protection from emerging threats like business email compromises, spear phishing and account takeovers.

Data loss protection and email encryption keep your sensitive data safe, such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, HIPAA data, and more. It keeps it from leaving your organization. It automatically encrypts, quarantines, and can block certain outbound emails based on content, the sender, or recipient.

Does It Provide Backups?

Barracuda Essentials protects your data with cloud-based backups and point-in-time recovery. If your data is lost, you can restore it quickly. You’ll minimize downtime and can keep on working.

It protects your data from corruption and deletion with full cloud backup and recovery of every email and file. And it keeps sensitive data safe with data leak prevention and encryption.

Does It Help With Compliance?

Compliance is a mandatory requirement for many companies. And to be compliant, you need mail archiving across all areas of your organization to demonstrate and ensure that you are operating in a compliant manner.

Barracuda Essentials provides secure cloud-based archiving, which lets you easily meet demanding compliance requirements and address e-discovery requests.

A policy-based approach allows you to set email retention policies to ensure that important emails are safely archived to Barracuda’s secure cloud. Custom reports make it easy to demonstrate compliance with retention regulations and defend deletion policies.

You’ll stay compliant with tamper-proof email archiving and email retention policies. And email continuity makes sure that your emails can still be delivered even if there’s an interruption in your mail server.

How Does It Detect Cyber Threats & Respond To Them?

If a malicious email ends up in your inbox, you need to address it quickly. Manual incident response processes often allow the attack to spread further.

Barracuda Forensics and Incident Response automates incident response and provides remediation options to address issues faster and more efficiently. It sends alerts to impacted users and removes malicious email directly from their inboxes with a couple of clicks.

What If Our Mail Server Goes Down?

In this event or loss of connectivity, Barracuda Email Continuity ensures that your email operations continue by failing over to their cloud-based email service. An emergency mailbox lets you and your staff continue to send and receive emails, and remain productive until your primary servers are back online.

What Else Does Barracuda Essentials Protect?

As we mentioned, it protects from ransomware, blocks spam, viruses and malware. But it also protects applications like:

  • Microsoft Office 365
  • OneDrive
  • SharePoint
  • Microsoft Exchange

How Can We Learn More?

Don’t take chances with your email and the security of your business. Ask us about Barracuda Essentials.