The new data classification and protection system Barracuda launched today, called Data Inspector, searches Microsoft SharePoint and OneDrive environments for specific categories of content such as personal identifiable information, user credentials, and credit card numbers, as well as malicious files.
The product comes with built-in support for over 130 specific kinds of data in widely used formats, like driver’s license numbers and passport numbers. Users can supplement those classifications with custom ones as well. Integrated optical character recognition functionality enables Data Inspector to find matches in images or .PDF files in addition to documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
According to Jefferson, MSPs and IT departments can use the system’s reports to gain a complete picture of what sensitive data their customers have and where that data resides. “One of the most important things they have to figure out is their risk posture,” he says. “What kind of data are we storing?”
Acting on user input, Barracuda also equipped Data Inspector to implement automated, pre-defined responses when it finds a match as well. “They didn’t want another tool that just show them all their risks,” Jefferson says.
Barracuda Data Inspector will ship on October 1st. The per user, per month prices will not factor in how much data the system processes.
The enhanced capabilities Barracuda introduced today build on the company’s earlier move into the XDR market through its acquisition of SKOUT Cybersecurity.