Award-winning email security solutions for MSPs

Posted by Lauren Beliveau on Sep 25, 2018 8:15:00 AM

More than three-quarters of targeted cyber-threats start with an email, and according to a global research study conducted by Barracuda in June 2018, 87 percent of IT professionals said that their company faced an email-based security attack in the past year.

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Topics: Awards, Cyber Security

Introducing Content Shield: Protection against web-based threats for MSPs

Posted by Lindsay Faria on Sep 13, 2018 10:33:53 AM

Domain Name System (DNS) server attacks are becoming a more prevalent threat than ever, and MSPs and their customers need to be prepared. According to a new study by EfficientIP, 77 percent of organizations surveyed reported experiencing a DNS attack thus far in 2018. The global frequency of these attacks is on the rise, as are the costs associated with them. The survey shows that the average cost of a DNS attack in the U.S. alone has climbed 57 percent over the past year to $654,000 in 2018.

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Topics: IT Security, Announcements, Cyber Security

How WAF-as-a-Service can help MSPs

Posted by Anne Campbell on Jul 26, 2018 3:31:47 PM

Web applications have become a key part of how businesses of all sizes operate, particularly as more data and apps move to the cloud. But they’re also vulnerable targets.

According to WhiteHat Security’s 2017 Application Security Statistics Report, 75 percent of attacks target applications, and 25 percent attack the network perimeter. But for most companies, security spending doesn’t match up to that reality. The report shows that 90 percent of security investment is in perimeter security, and just 10 percent of security investment is in application security.

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Topics: Announcements, Cyber Security

Introducing Managed PhishLine

Posted by Anne Campbell on Jul 11, 2018 9:36:48 AM

How confident are you that your SMB customers and their employees know how to recognize a phishing attack? Most likely the answer is not very. According to Barracuda’s 2018 Email Security Trends Report, 84 percent of IT security professionals said poor employee behavior is a greater email security concern than inadequate tools.

The solution? Better security awareness training. In the email security trends report, 98 percent of respondents said there are better ways to train employees than traditional classroom-style education.

That’s why we’re excited to introduce Managed PhishLine, a new service for MSPs. To give you an inside look at the new addition to our professional services offering and how it can help your business, we talked to Jayne Haggard from the Managed PhishLine team.

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Topics: Announcements, Cyber Security

3 Email security trends MSPs shouldn’t ignore

Posted by Brian Babineau on Jun 19, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Email security is a primary threat vector for businesses of all sizes, and that won’t be changing anytime soon. The nature of those email-borne threats is evolving, though, and MSPs need to keep up. You can’t have an email offering that stands still — and neither can your vendors. The threat landscape is simply too dynamic.

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Topics: Cyber Security

Opportunity Knocks: Answer the door to cloud-generation firewalls

Posted by Jason Howells on Mar 23, 2018 9:32:33 AM

We understand that keeping up with security requirements can prove stressful, especially with increasingly sophisticated attackers breathing down your neck (and your customers’).

However, according to a report by The 2112 Group on behalf of Barracuda MSP, entitled The State of European Managed Services, many of you are still just offering a basic level of security services. With the rise of ransomware and new data legislation right around the corner, there has never been a better time for you to offer a more robust security solution for your customers.

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Topics: Cyber Security

How the Barracuda Security Insight platform can help MSPs

Posted by Anne Campbell on Feb 15, 2018 1:06:59 PM

Keeping up with the most recent advanced threat trends can be a challenge in today’s constantly evolving security landscape. That’s why we’re excited to introduce Barracuda Security Insight. This new advisory platform provides real-time threat intelligence and security risk information that you can use to help your team and your customers stay aware of current global threat levels. 

To give you a closer look at what the platform is, how it works, and how you can use it to help your MSP business and your customers, we spoke with Neal Bradbury, senior director of business development at Barracuda MSP and vice chair of CompTIA’s IT Security Community.

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Topics: Cyber Security

Barracuda and PhishLine – What it means for MSPs

Posted by Anne Campbell on Jan 12, 2018 11:52:06 AM

phishing-3.jpgImproving customers’ security awareness is a challenge MSPs face every day. After all, human error is still one of the main causes of data breaches. In a recent study conducted by the Ponemon Institute, 54 percent of the SMBs surveyed pointed to a negligent employee or contractor as the root cause of a data breach their business experienced, and 43 percent pointed to third-party mistakes.

Ongoing user education can make a significant difference in how many of your small business customers are affected by cyber attacks and data breaches. That’s why we’re excited about Barracuda’s recent acquisition of PhishLine, a social engineering simulation and training platform.

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Topics: Announcements, Cyber Security

Tip Tuesday: How to protect your SMBs from phishing

Posted by Lauren Beliveau on Dec 5, 2017 9:03:00 AM

Over the past year, phishing attacks have become more sophisticated, which can lure even the most tech savvy users into clicking a malicious link. Online holiday shopping has begun, and hackers are still preying heavily on shoppers looking for deals.

This holiday season, numerous phishing attacks have popped up luring consumers to log into their accounts by enticing them with a holiday gift card. Barracuda recently featured this threat in the monthly Threat Spotlight, urging holiday shoppers to avoid clicking through holiday deal emails—and to think before they click. Fleming Shi, senior vice president of technology at Barracuda, shared this advice:

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Topics: Cyber Security

What is a cloud generation firewall?

Posted by Anne Campbell on Nov 15, 2017 10:31:18 AM

As businesses adopt more public cloud solutions over time, MSPs need to be prepared to protect customers’ data in this new environment. An important part of that is understanding the difference between the security requirements of the public cloud and an on-premises network. Working with partners that have deep security experience and offer solutions designed specifically for the public cloud will help MSPs make this transition successfully.

That’s why we’re excited to share that Barracuda recently introduced expanded public cloud functionality for both the Barracuda NextGen Firewall and the Barracuda Web Application Firewall. These updated firewalls allow for usage-based billing and automated security controls for DevSecOps workflows, features that help simplify the path to the public cloud for MSPs and their customers.

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Topics: Announcements, Cyber Security

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