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Phishing and Impersonation Protection

Get AI-based protection from phishing and business email compromise.

74% of organizations have fallen victim to a phishing attack.

Targeted attacks with no malicious payload use social engineering to bypass email gateways. Barracuda Email Protection prevents these attacks and protects your business and data.

Stop phishing and impersonation email attacks in real time.

Get direct integration with Office 365 to prevent personalized fraud attacks that traditional email gateways cannot detect in real time.

Outsmart targeted attacks with AI-based threat detection.

Secure your inboxes with an intelligent defense that learns your environment and detects social engineering attacks and messages sent with malicious intent.

Protect every employee in your organization.

Don’t focus your phishing protection on just high-risk individuals. Unlike other providers, Barracuda does not limit how many users can be protected from impersonation.

Detect threats that email gateways can’t.

Email attacks have been increasing in their complexity and ability to evade traditional defenses. Phishing and impersonation attacks use customized social engineering tactics to trick your email users into providing credentials, paying an invoice, or sharing sensitive documents. Barracuda outsmarts these targeted attacks by recognizing the malicious intent of these messages. Barracuda phishing and impersonation protection works silently in the background to block attacks from reaching their intended targets.

Stop spear-phishing attacks with AI-driven inbox security.

Barracuda combines an email gateway with direct API integration into your Office 365 environment. This integration provides visibility into internal, external, and historical email communication for every individual in the organization. Barracuda’s artificial intelligence (AI) uses these messages to learn communication patterns within the company and between employees. The API architecture enables the phishing and impersonation protection to identify and block attacks in real time, with no impact on email or network performance.

“...organizations should strongly consider integration third-party solutions to strengthen their email security capabilities. Aside from traditional gateway solutions, security and risk management leaders should evaluate API-based solutions to act as an additional layer of protection”


“Determine if Email Security in Office 365 Meets Your Organization's Needs”

Identify impersonation attempts before they reach your users.

Barracuda AI uses the metadata from internal, external, and historical emails to create an identity graph for each Office 365 user. The identity graph uses email addresses, document types, names used, natural language analysis (NLP), and other data that define the unique communication patterns of an individual. These learned patterns allow Barracuda to identify behavioral, content, and link-forwarding anomalies in your company’s email communications. This real-time protection secures your inbox from spear phishing, business email compromise, lateral phishing, and other targeted threats.

Types of requests

Usual types of requests made by an individual based on historical email communication data. (e.g. does individual make wire transfer requests)

Names used

Common variations of names used by an individual based on historical email communication data.


Usual login locations for an individual account owner based on historical email communication data.

Email Addresses

Usual email addresses used by an individual based on historical email communication data.

Document types

Document types usually shared by an individual based on historical email communication data.

Sentiment Analysis

Sentiment analysis of language used, and content of email based on historical email communication data.

Contacts and relationships

Usual email contacts (e.g. colleagues or external partners) for an individual based on historical email communication data.

Remove malicious messages and impersonation attempts in real time.

Barracuda Phishing and Impersonation Protection is unique in that it is continuously hunting for threats and automatically secures the inbox upon threat detection. When an unusual or malicious email is found, it is removed from the inbox before the user can interact with the message. Remediation is done in real time, with notification alerts sent to both users and IT administrators.

“…Impressive results regarding the recognition of non-wanted email content and spear phishing.”

Andreas Gross

VP of IT Tricentis

Phishing and Impersonation Protection are included in Barracuda Email Protection.

Discover the right plan for you.

Discover threats hiding in your inbox right now with the free Barracuda Email Threat Scanner.

98% of organizations with Microsoft 365 harbor malicious emails inside their mailboxes.* Discover email threats before your users do.

16,000+ organizations

have used the scanner to discover 12 million threats hiding in their mailboxes.

Get your free scan now. It’s fast, safe, and has no impact on your email performance.

*Organizations with 100+ mailboxes

Schedule a Email Protection demo

When is a good time for us to call? We will do a brief needs assessment and arrange for the Total Email Protection demo that best meets those needs.

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