Breaking Down Barracuda Essentials

For several decades, Barracuda Networks has been a leader in IT security and infrastructure. Until recently, their products have usually entailed purchasing a hardware appliance and configuring/maintaining it. However, the new Barracuda Essentials needs no hardware to run, making it the first cloud-hosted subscription services. Barracuda Essentials is a very interesting use case because it’s actually four separate services that can be purchased a la carte or in one bundle.

We’ve broken down each a la carte services to help you determine what services are best for your firm.

For a full product review of Barracuda Essentials, visit our Background on Barracuda Essentials post here.

  • Description
  • Price (minimum 10 users)
  • Email Security

  • Basic
  • $1.00

    per user/month

  • Advanced Email Security

  • Adds Advanced Threat Protection
  • $2.50

    per user/month

  • Advanced Email Security and Compliance

  • Adds Cloud Archiving Service
  • $4.50

    per user/month

  • Complete Protection and Compliance (for Office 365)

  • Adds Cloud Backup Service
  • $6.50

    per user/month

  • Essentials for Email Security

  • Industry-leading spam filtering
  • Virus protection using three layers of virus scanning and filtering
  • Email-borne malware protection
  • Outbound filtering to prevent spread of malware and viruses
  • Data leak prevention to protect unauthorized disclosure of sensitive data
  • Automatically encrypts emails based on their content, sender or recipient
  • Cloud-based email encryption using Transport Layer Security (TLS)
  • Centralized management of granular security policies
  • Ensure email continuity with a 96-hour spool for undelivered emails
  • Anti-phishing protection
  • Integrated End-user Security Training
  • Link protection (sandboxing suspicious and typosquated URLs)
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  • Advanced Threat Protection

  • Protect against zero-hour, targeted attacks
  • Protection against ransomware variants including Locky and CryptoLocker
  • Real-time email attachments scans
  • Sandboxing of attachments
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  • Cloud Archiving Services

  • Archive messages, calendars, tasks, contacts and public folders
  • Archive Skype for Business conversations
  • Archive directly from Office 365 to cloud-based archive
  • No hardware, software or agents required
  • Automatic archiving of emails with granular retention policies
  • Preserves emails in the secure Barracuda cloud
  • Apply legal holds to emails
  • Roles-based searching to simplify eDiscovery
  • Full featured Outlook plug-ins and mobile apps for end user access
  • No cost for data import or export
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  • Cloud Backup Services

  • Protects Exchange Online mailboxes
  • Protects OneDrive for Business files
  • SharePoint Online protection for documents, document libraries, site assets, and picture libraries
  • Protects against accidental deletion
  • Simple wizard-based recovery to the cloud or a local device
  • Multi-selection restores
  • Automated or manual backups
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