What the new Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 means for you

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When it was launched in January, Essentials for Office 365 included Barracuda Essentials Email Security, Barracuda Cloud Archiving Service, and Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup. These three cloud-based solutions were brought together and offered in a Software-as-a-Service deployment. This product helps customers augment the security, compliance, and backup features of Office 365. Today we've announced a significant expansion to our Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup, as well as an addition to our email security solutions.

What's new

Microsoft SharePoint Online backup: SharePoint is a collaboration and document management system that allows teams to work together from anywhere on any device. Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup now offers Microsoft SharePoint Online backup. This includes granular backup and recovery options that allow System Administrators to restore data at the file level if necessary.

Barracuda Email Threat Scan: A free tool designed to work with Barracuda Essentials for Office 365. Email Threat Scan (ETS) analyzes existing Office 365 deployments for advanced threats that reside in the environment. The ETS report that is generated from this scan provides visibility into the health of the network and offers steps to remediation.

What this means for you

As Mike Vizard pointed out in a recent post, two independent surveys have revealed that a majority of IT professionals expect to be hit by a major data breach within the next year, and plan to increase their IT security staffs to deal with these threats. However, many businesses simply do not have the option to increase staffing or deploy additional equipment and software to address potential threats. With Barracuda Essentials for Office 365, companies have multiple layers of protection to safeguard their data, in an affordable and easy-to-use package. Barracuda products are designed to help minimize the time and money spent on IT solutions.

Let's take a look at the Essentials for Office 365 suite, starting with the backup component.

Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup was introduced last year as data protection for Office 365, and is available as a standalone subscription product, or as part of the Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 suite. In the event that lost files could not be recovered using the native Office 365 tools, a third-party solution was necessary to restore the files to their original locations. Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup was designed to meet that need for Exchange Online and OneDrive for Business data. Now with support for SharePoint Online, System Administrators can restore data directly into SharePoint Online from backups of Document Libraries, Site Assets, and Picture Libraries. This feature supports both Team Sites and Public Sites.

Barracuda Essentials Email Security provides multiple layers of security that stop email-borne threats before they arrive at your mail server. It provides inbound and outbound protection, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), encryption, Advanced Threat Detection (ATD), and more. The new Barracuda Email Threat Scan (ETS) is a tool that locates and identifies threats that already reside in the Office 365 mailbox. These solutions work together to help companies detect, prevent, and recover from ransomware and other malicious attacks.

The third component in Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 is our Barracuda Cloud Archiving Service (BCAS). This solution provides cloud-based archiving of email, so that organizations can meet compliance requirements and address eDiscovery requests effectively and easily. BCAS stores archived email in a separate, secure repository for as long as needed without risk of corruption or deletion.

80% of Saas data loss
is caused by internal error
or sabatage

Together, these three solutions protect users from data loss stemming from malicious attacks or internal user error, and they are all accessible from a single point of administration.

For powerful, multi-layer protection, take a look at Barracuda Essentials for Office 365.


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