Barracuda has launched Barracuda Essentials for Office 365, a new suite of cloud services designed to help organisations with their security and data protection functionality in Office 365.
The solution is there to meet the need for additional security around Office 365. In a survey by TechValidate focused on customer Office 365 migration and deployment plans, the majority of respondents reported concerns about security or had not considered, whether the security, compliance and backup features in Office 365 met the needs of their organisations.
Barracuda Essentials combines three of Barracuda’s cloud technology solutions – Barracuda Email Security Service, Barracuda Cloud Archiving Service, and Barracuda Cloud Backup – into a single suite of cloud services with per-user licensing allowing IT administrators to extend the visibility and control across their organisations’ information.
With Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 users get additional granular controls to Office 365 Exchange Online, as well as multi-layer security against email-borne threats and data leaks with encryption, data loss protection, and content inspection of all emails.
The Barracuda Cloud Archiving Service offers compliance retention and eDiscovery requests and productivity features, including mobile applications for end users to access, search, and retrieve email at any time from any device. And the Cloud-based Backup and Recovery gives real-time backup to prevent against accidental or intentional deletion of emails and files in Office 365.
“Microsoft and Barracuda have worked closely together for a number of years to help customers simplify and secure cloud migrations, particularly in the case of Office 365 and Azure. Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 is the result of our experience and expertise in protecting Microsoft environments and aims to help customers transition to Office 365 as easily as possible,” explained Michael Hughes, SVP Worldwide Sales, Barracuda. “Thousands of businesses are moving to Office 365 to reduce costs, increase accessibility for their employees, and simplify their technology environment. Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 combines the security, archiving, and backup and recovery tools these users need for successful Office 365 deployments.”