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: Cyber Security, Announcements

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

Tip Tuesday: How to seize the managed security services opportunity

Posted by Lauren Beliveau on Nov 14, 2017 8:47:00 AM

Technical talent and resources are limited, which is causing more SMBs to outsource their IT department to managed service providers. To compete in this space, managed service providers need to start adding security services to their offering. In a recent study conducted by The 2112 Group and Barracuda MSP, it was found that only 15 percent of IT providers offer some type of security service today. This creates a tremendous opportunity for managed service providers to start adding these services for their SMB customers.

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Topics: Cyber Security

Tip Tuesday: Protection in cloud-based & hosted environments

Posted by Lauren Beliveau on Oct 31, 2017 8:26:00 AM

Cyber threats are constantly evolving, and the days where a spam-filter or a basic firewall were enough to protect your network are long gone. Now, managed service providers and their SMB customers need to adopt new technologies to keep up with today’s advanced threats.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Tip Tuesday

Webinar: Managed firewalls and more for MSPs

Posted by Anne Campbell on Sep 29, 2017 1:06:50 PM

With National Cyber Security Awareness Month just around the corner (not to mention the recent Equifax breach), we've got cyber security on our minds more than usual here at Barracuda MSP. And we know we're not alone. A recent study conducted by The 2112 Group and Barracuda MSP shows that although only 15 percent of the IT channel companies surveyed currently offer security services, 62 percent are looking to add or expand those services in the next 12 months.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Events and Webinars

Video: The State of European Managed Services

Posted by Anne Campbell on Sep 28, 2017 9:40:00 AM

The State of European Managed Services, is a new report from The 2112 Group and Barracuda MSP, and it shows more European organizations are turning to the IT channel for help in the form of managed services. Fear of falling victim to a cyberattack and concerns about compliance and regulations, such as GDPR, are two of the main drivers behind this trend.

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Topics: Cyber Security

Webinar: Managed security services starts internally

Posted by Dan Wensley on Jul 14, 2017 7:45:00 AM

The majority of IT service providers (ITSPs) are doing an outstanding job delivering security solutions to their customers. However, as the saying goes: “The cobbler’s children have no shoes.” 

There may be no better example of this than how service providers are implementing password security and technician access management for the hundreds or thousands of client passwords they use every day. Password security and access management for both your own technicians and client credentials could be the largest flaw in the MSP services stack today. 

ITSPs are starting to take a second look and mature their internal security processes in order to better serve and protect their customers, though. 

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Topics: Cyber Security

Pride goeth before the IT security fall

Posted by Mike Vizard on May 23, 2017 11:47:23 AM

Most organizations are in a state of denial when it comes to IT security. In fact, most of them think they’re doing a good job on IT security even after they’ve been a breached. A new survey of 400 IT leaders in the U.S. and United Kingdom conducted by Sapio Research on behalf of SolarWinds MSP finds that 87 percent of respondents are still confident in the IT security technologies and processes they’ve implemented — even though 71 percent admit they’ve experienced a breach in the past 12 months.

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Topics: Cyber Security

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