New features give partners better ways to find, investigate, mitigate malicious mailings
Barracuda Networks continues to add deeper capabilities to its Total Email Protection platform, last week unveiling new forensics and incident response features for better analysis and quicker remediation of phishing attacks.
The Lowdown: With the new automated forensics IR features, admins can send alerts to users, find users who clicked on malicious links, and remove phishing e-mails from users’ inboxes. The add-ons also give TEP administrators additional discovery and intelligence to help identify the kinds of anomalies in delivered e-mail that usually indicate a threat.
The Impact: Consolidated e-mail security offerings are popular with MSPs and MSSPs for both financial and security reasons. It’s simpler to sell and lock in top margins with a bundle as opposed to pitching — and often discounting — discrete e-mail security products.
Meanwhile, clients with 500 seats or more, particularly those in at-risk and highly regulated verticals such as health care and finance, increasingly require holistic e-mail protections that span awareness, defense, and response controls.
Background: Barracuda has steadily been adding features and consolidating its e-mail protection offerings, looking to drive value for partners and simplify sales.
Last fall, the vendor combined its popular, cloud-based Essentials e-mail protection service with its anti-phishing and security awareness training solutions into a single SKU under the Total Email Protection brand.
The Buzz: “Today when security teams learn about email-borne attacks, for most companies, security incident response is a time-consuming, manual process that can take hours or days to identify and remediate, which can often lead to further spread of an attack,” said Asaf Cidon, vice president of content security at Barracuda in Campbell, Calif. “Forensics and incident response addresses these problems by arming businesses with the tools and information they need to handle incidents in a faster and more proactive way.”