Things that go BUMP in your inbox

Posted by Jason Howells on Nov 30, 2018 12:37:39 PM

It’s been a whopping 30 years since the first Computer Security Day was celebrated on 30th November 1988. Back then, it’s fair to say the cyber security landscape was a little bit different to what it has become now. Cyber monsters have been around for years, but the way they look and their methods of terror have changed over time.

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Topics: Cyber Security

6 cybersecurity stats for MSPs to share with customers

Posted by Lindsay Faria on Oct 22, 2018 8:53:00 AM

For MSPs, cyber security is top of mind much more often than it is for your customers. With some SMB customers, it can be a struggle to not only illustrate the importance of this topic, but to explain that security is not a one-and-done type thing. Security requires a commitment from both sides to minimize the risk to their business through a mix of technology, training, and behavior.

While security discussions should be conducted year-round, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and provides an easy opportunity for MSPs to gain some momentum behind their security-related marketing activities.

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Topics: Cyber Security, MSP Marketing

Managed email security services, the new must have for MSPs

Posted by Lindsay Faria on Oct 8, 2018 2:26:28 PM

Based on a survey of 140 organizations conducted by Osterman Research, it’s estimated that as many as 44 percent of businesses were victims of an email attack from a compromised end user account in the past 12 months. These types of attacks can be devastating.

The severity and prevalence of email-borne attacks are only increasing, and for MSPs not currently offering email security services, it’s time to re-evaluate.

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Topics: Cyber Security

What coffee and email security have in common

Posted by Jason Howells on Oct 1, 2018 9:15:00 AM

In the morning, what's the first thought that crosses your mind? Maybe it is to check in on the kids (they have been way too quiet this morning). Perhaps you are wondering what day of the week it is (hopefully it's Saturday).  Maybe you've woken up still reeling from a recent email security attack on one of your customer accounts.  Or maybe, you're just ready for your first cup of coffee. 

Besides potentially being the first thing a service provider thinks of in the morning, what else do coffee and email security have in common? 

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Topics: Cyber Security

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: Announcements, Cyber Security, IT 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

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