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Barracuda Equips Total Email Protection Offering with Forensics and Incident Response Solution

The new system is designed to address the challenges associated with email-based attacks that employ stolen credentials or social engineering tactics rather than malware, attachments, and malicious links to bypass traditional security safeguards. By Rich Freeman

Barracuda Networks Inc. has introduced a new Forensics and Incident Response solution designed to automate and streamline remediation efforts following targeted email attacks.

The new system, which is available now to users of Campbell, Calif.-based Barracuda’s Total Email Protection offering, is tailored to the unique challenges associated with email-based attacks that draw on stolen user credentials or social engineering tactics rather than embedded malware, attachments, and malicious links to bypass traditional security safeguards.

The Forensics and Incident Response solution includes tools for investigating such exploits, locating affected users, alerting them to the incident, and automatically removing emails from their inbox. Discovery and threat detection functionality in the new product helps administrators spot potentially dangerous anomalies in previously delivered messages as well.

“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 prepared remarks. “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 that can take minutes instead of hours or days.”

Since last year, Barracuda has been quietly rolling new additions to its traditional security solutions into its Barracuda MSP line of offerings for managed service providers as well several weeks or months afterwards. The company has no plans at the present time, however, to do the same with the Forensics and Incident Response system.

Total Email Protection is a product bundle combining Barracuda’s Essentials email security package, Sentinel anti-spear phishing solution, and PhishLine security awareness training solution.

Businesses worldwide were on track to spend $92.1 billion on security solutions in 2018 as of October, according to IDC, which expects security-related outlays to rise at a 9.9 percent CAGR through 2022 to $133.7 billion.

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