Barracuda’s Intronis MSP line arms managed service providers with backup, archiving, email security bundles

Barracuda Networks announced this week that its Intronis MSP Solutions that provides backup and data protection solutions for managed service providers (MSPs), now includes Barracuda Essentials for Office 365, a suite of cloud services that combines email security, archiving, and backup in a single solution.

Barracuda Essentials enables MSP partners to provide protection for customers in Office 365 environments against data loss resulting from targeted email attacks as well as recovery after a data loss event.

Available now to MSPs in the U.S., Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 provides vital multi-layered security, archiving, and backup to help customers prepare for, migrate to, and rely on Office 365 with confidence. The package enhances Microsoft’s built-in features with added email security and Advanced Threat Detection.

Intronis provides comprehensive security and data protection solutions to proactively and reactively protect a broad range of IT environments. From cloud backup and appliance-based solutions to email security and archiving, the product lineup attempts to meet customers’ diverse IT needs. The intuitive and user-friendly Intronis portal gives more time to spend with customers, apart from offering advanced automation that simplifies workload to get through business routines faster and spend more time building customer relationships, closing new business, or training new hires.

For MSPs looking to provide their customers with extra layers of protection, Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 can also be combined with Intronis’ other data protection solutions. Partners can choose from either the Intronis ECHOplatform, which enables IT service providers to securely protect businesses’ physical and virtual data through a rebrandable central management console, or Barracuda Backup – Intronis MSP Edition, a subscription-based data protection solution that simplifies business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) service delivery. With Intronis’ fixed-fee pricing per account, MSPs are able to streamline their pricing strategy and simplify their account management.

Featuring Barracuda’s Email Security Service and Advanced Threat Detection (ATD), Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 offers a comprehensive and cost-effective way for MSPs to protect their customers using Microsoft’s cloud-based productivity suite against a range of email-based threats including phishing, zero-day vulnerabilities, malware, and spam.

Advanced Threat Detection provides an important security layer that scans email attachments in most commonly used file formats and compares them against a cryptographic hash database. Files of unknown status are neutralized in a sandbox environment within the Barracuda Cloud to observe behaviors, and the results are then pushed into the Barracuda Real Time System to provide protection for all customers. Emails found to contain malicious content are quarantined, and administrators and users can be notified. If no malicious content is found, regular mail processing rules apply.

In addition, with Barracuda Essentials for Office 365, customers can archive their emails using policy-based retention and search capabilities. This allows MSPs to help customers meet compliance requirements and address eDiscovery requests. MSPs can also automate the backup and recovery of Exchange Online emails and attachments, as well as OneDrive for Business files, to protect against data loss, corruption, and accidental deletion.

“By adding Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 to our MSP offering, we are providing our partners with another best-in-class solution that further enables them to securely protect their customers from data loss while improving efficiency, lowering operating costs, and allowing them to focus on their main priorities — delivering customer value and growing their businesses,” said Rick Faulk, Barracuda’s vice president and general manager for MSP solutions.

Last month, Barracuda introduced immediate availability of anti-phishing and Advanced Threat Detection security capabilities in its cloud-based email security solutions to protect customers from targeted attacks. The enhancements are available in all editions of Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 and Barracuda Email Security Service to protect against targeted attacks spread via email attachments, as well as Link Protection to safeguard against malicious, phishing and malformed URLs at click time.

Barracuda also announced immediate availability of the new Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 Email Security Edition, which combines cloud-based email security and Advanced Threat Detection into a comprehensive email security bundle at a competitive price.

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