Barracuda Essentials for Office 365

Multi-Layer Security, Backup, Archiving and eDiscovery for Office 365

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Making the Cloud Safe for Business

Migrating your email to the cloud gives your organization the convenience of easy access to email and documents with reduced management overhead. However, trusting your most important data to the cloud raises new concerns about security, compliance and data protection.

  1. How do you protect against all of the threats associated with web-based business email?
  2. How do you demonstrate compliance and retention if all emails are stored in the same production environment?
  3. And, how do you protect against human-caused data loss?

Barracuda Essentials provides critical multi-layer security, archiving, and backup for Office 365 allowing organizations to prepare, migrate, and operate faster, safer, and more efficiently in Office 365. Barracuda Essentials gives customers peace of mind and complete protection of their email, data, and cloud infrastructures.

Barracuda and Microsoft: Making the Cloud Safe for Business


Email-Borne Threat Protection

Your responsibility to safeguard your emails is the same in the cloud as it is for on-premises solutions. Trusted by hundreds of thousands of businesses, Barracuda Essentials provides you with industry-leading protection from email-borne attacks, spam, and viruses. It includes advanced security features like attachment sandboxing and phishing, and typosquatted links protection to secure against sophisticated targeted attacks. Data leak protection and email encryption keep sensitive data such as credit cards and customer data from leaving your organization. Email spooling ensures that emails created during periods when Internet access is down get delivered once the outage is over.

Archiving for Compliance

There are strong legal and business reasons to ensure that emails are retained, safely archived and easily searched. Barracuda Essentials integrates with Office 365 to create a powerful yet extremely intuitive email retention and e-discovery system.

You can set up granular email retention policies to ensure that important emails are retained and archived to Barracuda’s cloud. All of the archived emails can be quickly searched and exported as needed. In fact, our native and mobile apps let you search messages even when email services are unavailable.

In the event of litigation, you can put legal holds on emails to prevent tampering or removal until the hold expires or is removed.

Cloud Backup and Recovery

Although cloud services protect your data from the possibility of on-premises hardware problems, there are still inherent risks associated with cloud-hosted data. Human-caused data loss – be it intentional or accidental – still exists. Users can permanently delete data from Exchange Online.

Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup for Microsoft Office 365 protects Exchange Online mailboxes and OneDrive for Business files and folders for data loss and accidental deletion.

“The Office 365 Exchange Online Protection didn’t allow the kind of granular controls we needed for our various locations. Adding Barracuda’s essentials for email security was phenomenally easy. One of the best things about Barracuda is the support. Whenever we had a question, Barracuda’s response has been instantaneous.”  Read the full case study

Michael Norton, VP of Technology, Summit Trucking