Barracuda email security is more than just one product – it’s a philosophy. If you’ve spent any time following cyber threats, you know that email is a favorite point of entry for hackers. And while training your workforce to spot email threats is a must, humans are in fact human. That means you need a comprehensive plan to keep your network safe. In fact, comprehensive is a great word to describe Barracuda email security. It encompasses a variety of solutions with options for any business need. So let’s dive into some of the components of Barracuda’s email security lineup.
What is Barracuda email security used for
Use Barracuda email security to protect your network from all manner of email-borne threats with multi-layered protection. Those layers include:
- Defense at the gateway
- Email resiliency
- Protection from fraud
- Email privacy
- Greater user security awareness
In sum, deploying the right Barracuda solutions gives you peace of mind that hazards like spam, phishing messages, viruses, and more won’t bring down your network.
How does Barracuda email encryption work
Barracuda email encryption comes through two possible methods: the Email Security Gateway appliance or the cloud-based Barracuda Email Security Service. Both offer secure, outbound email encryption, with multiple policies available that give admins granular control over exactly which outbound emails to encrypt. Once administrators decide on specific policies, users can send emails – and any attachments – that match policy to the Barracuda Message Center with secure TLS encryption.
Backing up a bit, email encryption ensures that only the intended recipient can access an email and its attachments. Traditionally, that access for recipients is tricky, as they’ll need an encryption key. In this case, the web-based Barracuda Message Center handles everything. First, the recipient receives an email notifying them that they have an encrypted message with a link to the message center. Next, the user must choose a password upon first accessing the center. Then, they can view their encrypted messages, download attachments, and reply – all through the Barracuda Message Center. And the best part, once users choose a password, they can use it anytime they need to access subsequent encrypted messages.
What is Barracuda spam filter
Barracuda spam filter stops spam emails that often make it through other email filters. It does so without blocking important messages, thanks to one of the industry’s lowest false-positive rates. Just like Barracuda email security as a whole, spam filtering is a multi-pronged effort. The award-winning spam filtering technology finds email from known spammers, analyzes any embedded URLs to find malicious links, and even catches spammers’ attempts to evade filters by placing embedded text within images.
You may be thinking, won’t these processes slow down email delivery? Barracuda thought of that too, and the answer is no. These spam detection processes take place in the Barracuda cloud, so they don’t slow you down. Spam emails are pre-filtered before they reach your server. That means you also get protection from denial-of-service (DOS) attacks that spammers may launch your way.
How do you use Barracuda spam filter
You get the award-winning Barracuda spam filter through Barracuda Essentials, an all-in-one, cloud-based email protection platform. Barracuda Essentials combines spam filtering with Advanced Threat Protection, which filters more hazards including email-based malware and even zero-day threats – as we know that spam filtering is just one part of the email protection puzzle.
And Barracuda Essentials doesn’t stop at inbound email filtering. In essence, it’s a way to get your business – regardless of size – into Barracuda email security as a whole. This combines inbound filtering with:
- Outbound email filtering
- Email retention enforcement
- Full backup and recovery of every email/file
In other words, it not only protects your network from incoming email threats, it also safeguards against data loss with data leak protection policies and the aforementioned encryption. And it’s got your back with full cloud backup and recovery of every email and file.
How much does Barracuda email security cost
How much Barracuda email security costs depends on which solutions you deploy and the needs of your business. If you’re a business with about 50 employees for example looking for the comprehensive protection of Barracuda Essentials, you can get it for under $150 a month.
Barracuda Essentials is available for deployments as small as 10 users or as large as 10,000-plus, with prices per user going down the larger the company. Get started with Barracuda email security today!