What is Barracuda Essentials? Email security for SMBs

What is Barracuda Essentials?

Barracuda Essentials is an email security solution ideal for small businesses and mid-sized organizations looking to deploy simple, yet feature-rich inbox security. Barracuda Essentials includes a ton of anti-virus, anti-spam, and advanced threat protection elements that prevent email-based attacks. That includes protection against phishing and other social engineering attacks. Oh and by the way, email is the most common vector of attack against SMBs. In fact…

Did you know… 91% of cyberattacks start with an email

Barracuda Essentials provides cloud-based, advanced protection as well as encryption and data leakage protection. What’s more, no additional hardware or software is necessary to add cloud-to-cloud message archiving. With all these powerful features combined, you have no reason to fear ransomware.

Email Continuity of up to 96 hours means your small business can keep sending and receiving business-critical messages even if you experience email outages or loss of Internet. How does it work? Emails fail over to a cloud-based service, letting you use emergency mailboxes so there’s no interruption.

What sets Barracuda email security apart?

  • Stops targeted phishing attacks with URL protection
  • Dynamic threat analysis & real-time threat detection
  • Integrates directly with Office 365 API
  • Centralized management with cloud-based console
  • Cloud-based archiving simplifies compliance

Barracuda Essentials Email Security

Barracuda Essentials locks down small business emails, cutting off the #1 attack vector for modern threats. Most importantly, all these services are cloud-based, meaning there’s no need to download additional software or find space in your server rack for another appliance. This cloud-based protection includes:

  • Anti-Spam
  • Inbound & outbound anti-virus
  • Phishing protection
  • DDoS protection
  • Advanced anti-malware
  • Full-system emulation sandboxing
  • URL protection to foil typosquatting

Quickly filter your entire volume of inbound email traffic to detect & block email threats. Barracuda Essentials protects inbound traffic with advanced features like spam scoring, intent analysis, and reputation checks. Barracuda Essentials is backed by 24×7 threat intelligence from Barracuda Central. To sum up, this global operation center constantly monitors new threats and empowers onboard AI to automatically detect and respond to incidents—even zero day threats.

Easily meet compliance & maintain productivity

Barracuda Essentials includes cloud archiving that is easily searchable, tamper-proof, and redundant. Above all, this simplifies compliance with easy e-discovery, allowing you to search and filter historical message archives to easily locate specific emails.

Ransomware is a huge concern for small businesses. Loss of important data can be devastating whatever the cause, but cloud-to-cloud backup eliminates the threat entirely. Barracuda Essentials cloud-to-cloud backup lets you easily restore your data in the event of a loss. In sum, this minimizes downtime, letting your business get back to what it does best. Cloud-to-cloud backup includes unlimited storage, so Barracuda Essentials is an ideal solution to grow with your business.

  • Easily meet compliance demands
  • Reduce ongoing legal risks
  • Automatic de-duplication minimizes storage footprint, saving you money

Barracuda Cloud to Cloud Backup included with Barracuda Essentials

Productivity is a huge concern for small businesses. If inbound and outbound email stops flowing, the lifeblood of small business stops too. With email spooling, you do not have to fear email downtime. Up to 96 hours of email spooling keeps you rolling even in the face of major outages.

Block spearphishing attacks with Barracuda Sentinel

Barracuda Essentials teams up with Barracuda Sentinel when you buy the cost-efficient Total Email Protection bundle. Sentinel defends users on your network from the latest social engineering attacks by utilizing artificial intelligence. And it’s very intelligent. To clarify, Barracuda literally learns the way you write emails to other users in your organization to determine if an account has been taken over or impersonated. This granular user awareness is unprecedented in its ability to predict potential account takeover.

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