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Comprehensive security and data protection for email

In today’s complex cyber-threat environment, you need an email security andcompliance solution that delivers comprehensive security against sophisticatedattacks while also being easy to deploy, configure, and manage. BarracudaEssentials for Email Security provides complete, cloud-based protection againstadvanced targeted attacks, helps ensure email continuity, scans outgoing emailto prevent data loss, and creates unalterable email archives—all without the needto install any additional hardware or software.

Comprehensive email threat protection

Barracuda Email Security Serviceprotects against phishing, malware,ransomware, and other sophisticated,email-borne threats. Its multi-layered,cloud-hosted scanning engines includeBarracuda Advanced Threat Protection,which combines behavioral, heuristic,and sandboxing technologies.

This lets it protect your infrastructureagainst zero-hour, targeted attacksand ransomware variants like Lockyand CryptoLocker. It automaticallyscans email attachments in real time;suspicious attachments are detonatedin a sandbox environment to observebehavior. Link protection redirectssuspicious and typosquatted URLsto protect email recipients againstinadvertent malware downloads.

Archiving for compliance

Barracuda Cloud Email ArchivingService integrates with Exchange andother cloud-based email services like GSuite to create a cloud-based, indexedarchive. It allows granular retentionpolicies, extensive search, role-basedauditing/permissions, legal hold, andexport. It makes it easy to comply withe-discovery requests and regulatory orpolicy retention requirements.

Litigation hold ensures that email cannotbe altered or deleted until the litigationhold expires or is removed. Native andmobile apps provide intuitive interfacesthat simplify search to ensure messagesare found easily, even when emailservices are unavailable. An OutlookAdd-in lets users transparently searchacross both mailboxes and archives,enabling greater productivity.

Ensuring business continuity

Barracuda Email Continuity ensuresthat email can still be delivered duringemail outages or loss of connectivity.Email operations continue by failing overto a cloud-based email service in theevent primary email services becomeunavailable.


Email Security

  • Cloud-based protection against:
    • Spam
    • Email-borne viruses (inbound and outbound)
    • Email-based malware
    • Phishing emails
    • Undelivered emails
    • Unsecured emails
    • Denial-of-Service attacks
  • Advanced Threat Protection using fullsystem emulation sandbox
  • Agentless email encryption
  • Link and URL protection against typosquatting
  • Integrated end-user training and exercises to help identify advanced threats


  • Failover to cloud-based email service to continue operations
  • Provides email continuity for up to 96 hours
  • Emergency mailbox allows users to send, receive, read, and respond to email


  • Archive directly from Exchange and cloud-based email services like G Suite to cloud-based archive
  • PST management for legacy email
  • Granular retention policies
  • Native and mobile apps for easy access
  • Full text search with multiple operators
  • Legal hold

PST Management

  • Locates PST files wherever they exist
  • Determines ownership intelligently based on content
  • Discovers all PST files regardless of location and state
  • Zero footprint client minimizes impact on end users
  • Parallel processing avoids throttling and improves performance
  • Minimizes network impact by migration directly to archive
  • Selective processing migrates only data that is needed

Web-Based Management

  • Managed via Barracuda Cloud Control
  • Convenient configuration and management
  • Web-based management portal
  • LDAP and multi-factor authentication
  • Centrally manage security policies
  • Access reports from any location
  • Mobile applications
  • Mixed-mode for managing existing Barracuda products

Secure Cloud Data Centers

  • AES 256-bit encryption at rest and in transit
  • Public key cryptography (RSA 1024)
  • Isolated customer metadata databases
  • Redundant storage (geographic or within colo)
  • Data stored in-country (based on colo)
  • Tier 3 & 4 data centers
  • SSAE 16 or SOC audited data centers

Deployment Options


  • Email Security Service
  • Data Loss Prevention
  • Encryption
  • Advanced Threat Protection


  • Email Security Service
  • Data Loss Prevention
  • Encryption
  • Advanced Threat Protection
  • Cloud Archiving Service
  • PST Management
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