Barracuda Announces Availability of Anti-Phishing and Advanced Threat Detection Security Capabilities

Barracuda Networks, a provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, has announed immediate availability of anti-phishing and Advanced Threat Detection security capabilities in its cloud-based email security solutions – to protect customers from targeted attacks.

The enhancements are available in all editions of Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 and Barracuda Email Security Service to protect against targeted attacks spread via email attachments, as well as Link Protection to safeguard against malicious, phishing and malformed URLs at click time.

“Targeted attacks are becoming commonplace,” said BJ Jenkins, CEO & President at Barracuda. “Phishing is the most common starting point for an advanced multi-vector attack, making anti-phishing technology and education critical steps in enterprise security. Barracuda is in a position to see and aggregate threats across all vectors, which gives us a holistic view of the threat landscape. We are able to take this intelligence and update our security solutions in real time, which provides customers of all sizes with comprehensive protection against these targeted attacks at a competitive cost – typically a benefit reserved for those organizations with budget and resources for sophisticated and complex technologies.”

Highlights of Barracuda’s new security capabilities include:

  • Advanced Threat Detection – combines behavioral, heuristic and sandboxing technologies to protect against rapidly evolving malware, and zero-hour and targeted attacks spread via email attachments. Barracuda’s cloud-based ATD analysis framework combines threat intelligence gathered across multiple threat vectors, including email, networks, applications, web, mobile, and users.
  • Link Protection – “safeguards” users who do click on fraudulent or malicious links by ensuring that these links are opened in a safe sandbox. Link Protection would be particularly useful for remote users who access email on mobile devices and might accidentally click on malformed URLs. Barracuda’s Link Protection technology identifies URL anomalies, blocks access, and notifies users of potential threats.

“There’s no question that managing security protections in the cloud – before they even hit our network – is the way to go, particularly as advanced threats continue to be a growing problem,” said Michael Bolick, IT Manager at Specific Systems, a HVAC manufacturer in Tulsa, OK. “Being able to move our entire email security infrastructure to the cloud – and still have assurance that our users can safely access their email from any device without worrying about targeted attacks – is why we are so excited about replacing our on-premises Barracuda equipment with Barracuda’s cloud-based solutions.”

Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 Email Security Edition, including anti-phishing and Advanced Threat Detection, is available today.