Barracuda announces major product updates to help organisations stay safe against persistent and evolving cyberthreats

Cyber security firm, Barracuda Networks, has announced major updates to several of its flagship products to help customers stay protected against the most persistent and evolving cyberattacks, such as ransomware, and support them with complex digital business transformation challenges in the areas of Email Protection, Zero Trust Access, Managed XDR, and Data Protection.

The product announcements were made at Secured.22, Barracuda’s annual, virtual worldwide customer conference, which runs from September 13 to 14, 2022.

With the accelerated speed of hybrid and remote working, providing secure access for employees and contractors remains a top priority and challenge for many businesses. As part of Barracuda’s SASE platform, Barracuda CloudGen Access now includes web security to protect users from malicious web content and keep employees safe and productive no matter where they work.

Barracuda also announced the addition of Zero Trust Access to its email protection suite. The new capabilities allow customers to control and manage access to email systems and Microsoft 365 applications on a need-to-know basis, providing an additional layer of security for their businesses. A robust approach to email security is especially important when it comes to protecting against account takeover because, when an account is compromised, attackers try to move laterally through the Microsoft 365 environment and access other applications and data.

Barracuda further announced the expansion of its XDR capabilities, offering an enhanced detection and response service that will further empower Managed Service Provider (MSP) partners. With a new integration between Barracuda XDR and CloudGen Firewall, partners can gain visibility and insights by offering 24×7 SOC services, and increase efficiency by reducing product silos, mitigating alert fatigue, and streamlining management of their customers’ environments. A new mapping of detection rules to the MITRE ATT&CK® framework provides the Barracuda SOC team with guidelines and the ability to quickly address detection gaps, while the introduction of SOAR to the Barracuda SOC infrastructure ensures faster response time, streamlines processes, and more importantly, provides increased protection when a cyberattack takes place.

Barracuda also revealed milestone growth for its Data Protection business, with new business sales increasing by 30 per cent year-over-year at the end of Q2 FY23. More than 40,000 customers worldwide now rely on Barracuda Data Protection.

Fleming Shi, CTO at Barracuda, commented: “The product announcements we’ve made today provide a broad set of capabilities across our email security, Zero Trust, and XDR platforms to help customers proactively protect their businesses in today’s increasingly complex threat landscape, while also helping to maintain user productivity.”