Barracuda Networks, Inc. today announced that its Intronis MSP Solutions, which provides backup and data protection solutions for managed service providers (MSPs), now includes Barracuda Essentials for Office 365, a suite of cloud services that combines email security, archiving, and backup in a single solution. Barracuda Essentials enables MSP partners to provide protection for customers in Office 365 environments against data loss resulting from targeted email attacks as well as recovery after a data loss event.
Available now to MSPs in the U.S., Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 provides vital multi-layered security, archiving, and backup to help customers prepare for, migrate to, and rely on Office 365 with confidence. The package enhances Microsoft’s built-in features with added email security and Advanced Threat Detection.
“While backup remains a critical part of data protection, MSPs need to take a more holistic approach by also proactively protecting their customers against targeted email threats such as phishing,” said Rick Faulk, vice president and general manager, MSP Solutions, at Barracuda. “By adding Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 to our MSP offering, we are providing our partners with another best-in-class solution that further enables them to securely protect their customers from data loss while improving efficiency, lowering operating costs, and allowing them to focus on their main priorities delivering customer value and growing their businesses.”
For MSPs looking to provide their customers with extra layers of protection, Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 can also be combined with Intronis’ other data protection solutions. Partners can choose from either the award-winning Intronis ECHOplatform, which enables IT service providers to securely protect businesses’ physical and virtual data through a rebrandable central management console, or Barracuda Backup Intronis MSP Edition, a subscription-based data protection solution that simplifies business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) service delivery. And, with Intronis’ fixed-fee pricing per account, MSPs are able to streamline their pricing strategy and simplify their account management.
Enterprise-Grade Advanced Threat Detection
Featuring Barracuda’s Email Security Service and Advanced Threat Detection (ATD), Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 offers a comprehensive and cost-effective way for MSPs to protect their customers using Microsoft’s cloud-based productivity suite against a broad range of email-based threats including phishing, zero-day vulnerabilities, malware, and spam.
Advanced Threat Detection provides an important security layer that scans email attachments in most commonly used file formats and compares them against a cryptographic hash database. Files of unknown status are neutralized in a sandbox environment within the Barracuda Cloud to observe behaviors, and the results are then pushed into the Barracuda Real Time System to provide protection for all customers. Emails found to contain malicious content are quarantined, and administrators and users can be notified. If no malicious content is found, regular mail processing rules apply.
Extra Protection with Archiving and Cloud-to-Cloud Backup
In addition, with Barracuda Essentials for Office 365, customers can archive their emails using policy-based retention and search capabilities. This allows MSPs to easily and effectively help customers meet compliance requirements and address eDiscovery requests. MSPs can also automate the backup and recovery of Exchange Online emails and attachments, as well as OneDrive for Business files, to protect against data loss, corruption, and accidental deletion.
“With Barracuda Essentials for Office 365, we are able to reinforce email security for our customers already using Microsoft’s cloud-based productivity suite, while leveraging the centralized management capabilities available with Intronis’ entire suite of email security and data protection solutions to reduce administrative overhead and offer lower total cost of ownership,” said Jason Clucas, Business Development Lead, TekDoc Solutions.
About Intronis MSP Solutions
Intronis MSP Solutions provides data protection for businesses, delivered exclusively through the IT channel. Intronis enables MSPs to centrally deploy and manage a broad portfolio of services protecting business-critical files, folders, email, applications, and servers, locally and in the cloud through a rebrandable console that integrates with major RMM and PSA tools. MSPs benefit from fixed pricing plans and partner enablement tools that help MSPs accelerate growth and profits. Intronis was acquired in October 2015 by Barracuda. To learn more about Intronis MSP Solutions, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, and read the Intronis Cloud Backup and Recovery Blog.
About Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda (barracuda.comA) simplifies IT with cloud-enabled solutions that empower customers to protect their networks, applications, and data, regardless of where they reside. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud, and hybrid deployments. Barracuda’s customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security.
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