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Barracuda launches updated email protection backed by API-based AI tech

By Catherine Knowles
Fri 10 Dec 2021

Barracuda Networks has revealed three new Email Protection plans designed to scale to meet customers evolving threat protection needs.

Barracuda’s comprehensive solutions combine gateway and API-based AI technology to detect and remediate threats and reduce the risk that a malicious attack succeeds, by immediately and automatically eliminating the users ability to view or launch flagged emails.

Recent attacks have shown that Office 365 native security alone has gaps and that third-party solutions are required to ensure customers are fully protected.

According to Gartner, Microsoft Defender for Office 365 (MSDO) offers a wide set of email security capabilities, but due to the rise in business email compromises, account takeovers and other sophisticated attacks, many times some malicious emails are actually missed by MSDO, and in fact by any other email gateway solutions.

Therefore, Barracuda states organisations should consider integrating third-party solutions to strengthen their email security capabilities.

Aside from traditional gateway solutions, security and risk management leaders should evaluate API-based solutions to act as an additional layer of protection.

Barracuda provides customers with an integrated and validated suite of capabilities to protect their people and business. This includes the following.

Threat prevention: Prevent attacks from getting through by combining email-gateway defences, API-based inbox defence, and web security.

Post-delivery detection and response: Identify and limit the impact of any 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 email and data to recover easily from malware attacks or lost data.

Automated workflows: Create custom workflows to completely automate incident response.

SIEM/SOAR/XDR integrations: Public-facing APIs for integrating with third-party platforms to enable seamless and consistent response to security events.

Barracuda Data Inspector: Data classification capabilities to help find sensitive data such as Personal Identifiable Information (PII) and malware.

According to an SE Labs test report published November 17, 2021, Barracuda's email security solutions provided the best level of malicious threat detection efficacy.

SE Labs carried out extensive testing of top email security providers and their ability to detect various threat types including phishing, social engineering, business email compromise, and scamming.

Barracuda came out on the top and was recognised in the SE Labs report as Best Email Security Service.

Barracuda Networks SVP engineering and product management, email protection, Don MacLennan, says, “The threat landscape has evolved and, coupled with the gap in security professional talent facing most businesses, protecting against these threats is extremely complex.

"Barracuda Email Protection offers customers complete protection by combining gateway defence, API-based inbox defence, incident response, data protection, and user security awareness capabilities.

"Barracuda was the first to bring an API approach to impersonation 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.”

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

Advanced: Email gateway defence, impersonation and phishing protection, and automated remediation.

Premium: Everything in Advanced plus incident response, domain fraud protection, andDNS filtering.

Premium Plus: Everything in Premium plus data protection, archiving, and user security awareness training.

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