Barracuda Essentials for Email Security

Comprehensive Security and Data Protection for Email

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Today’s IT professionals need an easy-to-manage and comprehensive email security and compliance solution. Barracuda Essentials for Email Security provides cloudbased advanced targeted attack protection, email continuity, encryption and data leakage protection, and archiving at an affordable price — no additional hardware or software required.

The Barracuda Advantage

  • Real-time detection for dynamic threat analysis with 24x7 updates and protection
  • Link protection deters targeted phishing and spear phishing attacks
  • Outlook plug-ins and mobile apps for easy user access
  • 100% cloud-based: No hardware or software required
  • Centralized cloud-based management console
  • Backed by Barracuda Central, with over 170,000 active sites reporting threat intelligence across all potential vectors

Product Spotlight

  • Delivered in SaaS model
  • Cloud-based email security with ATP, encryption, and DLP
  • Advanced Threat Protection to protect against targeted attacks
  • Cloud-based archiving for compliance and e-discovery
  • PST management for efficiency and control*

Cloud-based Archiving

The Barracuda Cloud Archiving Service integrates with Office 365, Exchange, and other email services to provide a complete cloud-based archive with no additional customer hardware or software required. A multi-functional add-in for Outlook, mobile apps for iOS and Android, and a dedicated web interface enable end users to retrieve and restore any message ever sent or received, even if deleted from the mail server.

Demonstrate Compliance

The Barracuda Cloud Archiving Service retains email outside the production environment in a dedicated and secure immutable store, with granular retention policies ensuring that original data is kept for as long as needed without risk of amendment or deletion. Role-based security controls ensure that only authorized personnel have access to data within the archive, while comprehensive audit trails make compliance easy to demonstrate.

E-discovery and Legal Hold

The indexed archive provides iterative multilevel search and tagging capabilities, enabling the Barracuda Cloud Archiving Service to support complex audit and discovery exercises. Additionally, an intuitive role-based interface shortens the response time to find specific messages when needed. Selected data can be preserved on legal hold for as long as needed, and exported out when required for subsequent analysis or disclosure.

Product Features

Product Features

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 full-system emulation sandbox
  • Agentless email encryption
  • Link and URL protection against typosquatting
  • Integrated end-user training and exercises to help identify advanced threats.

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


  • 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


  • 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

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

Additional Features

Email Security

  • Email Security Service
  • Data Loss Prevention

Advanced Email Security and Compliance

  • Email Security Service
  • Data Loss Prevention
  • Encryption
  • Advanced Threat Protection
  • Cloud Archiving Service
  • PST Management*
* 90 day version only.