Barracuda Enhances Its MSP Security Solution by Expanding XDR Capabilities

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With the integration of Barracuda CloudGen Firewall and Barracuda XDR, the mapping of threat detection rules against MITRE ATT&CK framework, and the addition of Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) capabilities to its Security Operations Center (SOC), cloud-first security solutions provider Barrracuda has announced further development of its XDR platform.

Barracuda XDR and CloudGen Firewall integration would enable managed service providers (MSPs) to gain visibility and insights, and to help increase efficiency with 24×7 SOC services.

With the new integration between Barracuda XDR and CloudGen Firewall, MSP partners may boost productivity by removing product silos, decreasing alert fatigue, and streamlining administration of their clients’ environments while also gaining visibility and insights by providing 24×7 SOC services.

The Barracuda SOC team now has guidelines and the ability to swiftly correct detection gaps thanks to the new mapping of detection rules to the MITRE ATT&CK architecture. The Barracuda SOC infrastructure now uses SOAR to enable quicker reaction times, simplify procedures, and – most importantly – provide enhanced protection in the event of a cyberattack.

“We’re always looking for ways to empower partners, and MSPs specifically, to take their business to the next level and an important part of that is enabling them to confidently secure their clients’ environments,” said Neal Bradbury, SVP, MSP Business at Barracuda“Earlier this year, we completed the integration of Barracuda XDR with our email protection portfolio. Now, by integrating the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall with Barracuda XDR, mapping detection rules to the MITRE ATT&CK framework, and adding SOAR to our SOC infrastructure, we can provide comprehensive visibility across multiple attack surfaces through the Barracuda XDR dashboard, while increasing the speed of detection and response time through our SOC.”

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“By integrating the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall with Barracuda XDR, we can provide comprehensive visibility across multiple attack surfaces through the Barracuda XDR dashboard,” said Neal Bradbury, SVP, MSP Business at Barracuda.

The danger environment has become more intense, creating a situation where an attack is more likely to happen ‘when’ than ‘if,’ stated Barracuda. Education, municipalities, healthcare, infrastructure, and the financial sector continue to be the top five target categories for ransomware attacks over the past 12 months, according to Barracuda researchers who detected and evaluated 106 widely publicized ransomware attacks. Each of these five industrial verticals witnessed a rise in ransomware attacks year over year, while assaults against additional industries more than doubled from the previous year.

Spear phishing would also be on the increase, and the typical employee of a small organization with fewer than 100 employees would encounter 350 percent more social engineering attacks than an employee of a bigger enterprise, according to Barracuda’s recent research, ‘Spear Phishing: Top Threats and Trends Vol. 7.’

Because of the frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks, partners can no longer adequately safeguard their customers with independent security solutions, added Barracuda. According to the security solutions vendor, partners must help companies accomplish the fundamental cybersecurity hygiene needed in today’s climate for them to succeed. Because fraudsters operate around the clock, this cybersecurity hygiene would comprise proactive monitoring with expanded visibility, creating concentric rings of security levels, and 24×7 detection & response.

In order to further support MSP partners with their security product offerings, Barracuda purchased SKOUT Cybersecurity in 2021. The Barracuda email protection portfolio and, as of recently, the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall have been linked with the Barracuda XDR services by Barracuda.

Barracuda’s XDR offering, which includes Endpoint Security, Email Security, Cloud Security, Network Security, and Server Security, would empower MSP partners to develop security services that are compatible with current business environments and provide comprehensive cybersecurity-as-a-service to their clients.