Office 365 - Essentials

All-In-One Cloud-Based Email Security, Backup, Archiving and eDiscovery for Office 365 and Microsoft Exchange


Email is the leading threat vector for ransomware, phishing, data theft, and other advanced threats. The Barracuda Essentials cloud-based service makes email safe for business with advanced threat protection, tamper-proof archiving, and data protection.

Protect Users and Data from Email-Borne Threats

Barracuda Essentials provides the most complete, simple, and affordable solution for protecting business emails and data in Office 365, Microsoft Exchange, and G Suite. It combines our award-winning email security, as well as a tamper-proof email archive to ensure compliance and simplify litigation searches. For Office 365, Barracuda also offers full cloud-to-cloud backup and recovery of all your emails and files.

With 91% of hacks starting with a targeted email attack, you need to protect your users, data, and assets. Email-borne data theft, malware, spam, and phishing attacks have become increasingly sophisticated. They lead to business disruptions as well as loss of trust and reputation. Compliance and litigation searches can be expensive and time-consuming.


Make Email Safe for Business

Barracuda Essentials provides end-to-end protection of your business email. Inbound filtering protects against spam, viruses, and phishing attacks. Outbound filtering prevents data leakage and automatically encrypts sensitive data. Advanced Threat Protection blocks advanced zero-hour attacks. Cloud archiving ensures compliance with retention policies, and cloud backup protects you from accidental or malicious data deletion.


Inbound Filtering Stops Cyber Threats Before They Reach Your Mail Server

Barracuda Essentials quickly filters and sanitizes every email before it is delivered to your mail server to protect against inbound malware, spam, and phishing attacks. Features include sender virus scanning, spam scoring, real-time intent analysis, URL link protection (rewriting), reputation checks, sender spoof protection, and multiple domain validation techniques.

The service is powered by Barracuda Central, our global 24x7 threat operations center that constantly monitors the Internet for new email-borne threats across all attack vectors. Our scalable cloud and prioritized filtering technology ensures that you get the best possible level of protection without adding significant delays to the time it takes to receive emails – even during peak load times during the day.


Barracuda Email Threat Scanner

Because email is the number one vector for advanced threats, it is very likely that your inboxes contain latent threats—malicious attachments that can infect your network or execute a ransomware attack and hold your data hostage.

Barracuda Email Threat Scanner is a free, cloud-based service that examines your Office 365 mailboxes using advanced threat protection techniques including a full system emulated sandbox to remote detonate the file to observe intended behavior. It finds and reports in detail on all advanced threats and at-risk employees discovered in your organization’s email. The threat scanner is also available as a software download Microsoft Exchange mailboxes.


Protect Data with Outbound Filtering and Encryption

Outbound filtering keeps sensitive data from leaving your organization while simultaneously ensuring that legitimate emails are delivered. Barracuda Essentials also blocks outbound spam and viruses, preventing your employees or other infected clients from inadvertently sending malicious email, as well as keeping your mail server IP addresses and domains from being listed on spam block lists.

Data loss protection and email encryption keep sensitive data such as credit cards and customer data from leaving your organization. You can create and enforce content policies to prevent sensitive data such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, HIPAA data, customer lists and other private information from being sent by email. Policies can automatically encrypt, quarantine, or even block certain outbound emails based on their content, sender, or recipient.


Ensure Compliance with Tamper-Proof Archiving and eDiscovery

Compliance is now a key requirement for many organizations, and the penalties for not meeting business and governmental regulations can be severe. These must be implemented in all areas across the organization to demonstrate and ensure that the business is operating in a compliant manner and to minimize ongoing legal risk.

Barracuda Essentials lets you set up email retention policies to ensure that important emails are safely archived to Barracuda’s cloud. In the event of litigation, you can put legal holds on emails to prevent tampering or removal until the hold expires. In response to regulatory audits, you can demonstrate adherence to retention and defensible deletion policies.

All 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.


Protect Office 365 Emails and Files with Backup and Recovery

Every day, more organizations are migrating to SaaS and Cloud-hosted environments like Office 365. While these environments are fantastic ways to mitigate against natural and mechanical failures, human-caused data loss and advanced persistent threats that put your data at risk are always present.

Having a sound backup and point-in-time recovery strategy allows you to continue providing backup and recovery services in the event of accidental or malicious deletion or even recovering data in the event you are hit by a ransomware attack. Unlike solutions that use archiving as a substitute for backup, Barracuda Essentials is the only solution to provide a purpose-built backup and recovery service in addition to a comprehensive archiving service.

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