Protect your remote workers from emerging COVID-19 email threats

During this crisis, office-based employees have become remote workers.

Remote working brings new security risks and productivity challenges. Cybercriminals can take advantage of distracted employee email behavior. Learn how to help secure your employees and business email against fraud and attacks.

Spear phishing protection

Secure your remote workers from the increasing volume of COVID-19-themed email threats that impersonate organizations like Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).

Automated incident response

Accelerate remediation of email threats with automated tools and focus your IT resources on supporting remote workers. Respond faster to threats before they can cause damage.

Employee security awareness

Ensure your employees are educated on the latest security threats and best practices for remote work through continuous simulation and training.

Spear Phishing attacks are increasing exponentially since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Barracuda helps organizations maintain the best email security posture with a multi-layered defense approach against sophisticated threats, both in good times and in times of crisis.

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Automate incident response to attacks.

Responding to attacks that slip through the email security gateway in times of crisis can pull valuable IT resources away from supporting remote workers. Slow, inefficient manual incident response processes can allow the COVID-19 email attacks to spread further. With Barracuda Forensics and Incident Response, you can do proactive threat hunting and use intelligence to block future emails from malicious actors, and identify your most vulnerable remote workers.

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“Barracuda Forensics and Incident Response allows us to find the emails that slip through the filters and remove them as needed. When a suspicious email is reported, we can begin to and sometimes completely remediate the environment quickly.”

Rick Cahoon

Director of Enterprise Security and Support

Detect threats that email security gateways miss.

With hackers shifting their tactics and focus to COVID-19, email gateways struggle to keep up with rapidly changing attacks. In some instances, phishing emails impersonate the CDC or WHO and contain URLs leading to fake login pages and ask to ‘review important information from WHO’. Barracuda Sentinel has advanced API-based protection that is effective in detecting such attacks coming from both internal and external sources. It uses artificial intelligence to detect signs of malicious intent and deception with every email and does not require IT administration.

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Protect your brand and stop domain fraud.

Domain spoofing and brand hijacking are common techniques used by hackers in social engineering attacks. They can be used not only to target your remote employees, but also your customers, external partners, and other third parties that trust your brand. As more and more organizations are asking their employees to work remotely, workers now rely on email communication more than ever. That, combined with the diminished ability to confirm the legitimacy of emails, creates a perfect environment for hackers to impersonate brands. These impersonation attacks can lead to financial losses, as well as damage to your brand reputation. Barracuda Sentinel provides complete protection from email domain fraud through DMARC reporting, analysis, and visibility.

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Arm remote workers with security best practices.

Users are the first line of defense in your fight against sophisticated email attacks. Remote workers face increased distractions, making them more vulnerable targets for spear phishing. Barracuda PhishLine leverages our threat database to develop content based on real-world attacks. This provides the most effective approach to educate users on the latest threats and security best practices.

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Protect against data loss.

Employees, especially when distracted, are more susceptible to accidently sending sensitive information to the wrong people. Setting up appropriate outbound filtering, data loss prevention and encryption policies will protect them from such errors. Barracuda Essentials will keep sensitive data from leaving your organization, while content policies can automatically encrypt, quarantine or even block certain outbound emails based on their content, sender, or recipient.

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Ensure business continuity.

Employees working from home are already stretched thin, and combined with potential increased strain on the network could mean that any email outages will have an even bigger impact on lost productivity and revenues. In the event of an outage, Barracuda’s email continuity service allows end users to send and receive email messages without interruption. This keeps your business going and your remote employees productive during the crisis.

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“Barracuda makes it easy to protect our organization against advanced email threats like account takeover and to deal with incidents effectively. Barracuda helped tighten up our email security posture.”

Salvation Army

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