• Barracuda announced expanded data protection functionality in Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup with the new Microsoft SharePoint Online backup capability.
• Barracuda now offers granular backup and recovery options for Microsoft SharePoint Online to help businesses easily restore individual files in their SharePoint Online environment, without having to perform a full-site restore.
• Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup is available as a standalone product or as part of Barracuda Essentials for Office 365, which combines multi-layer security, archiving, and backup into an easy-to-use, affordable suite of cloud services for businesses running Microsoft Office 365.
• With Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 and Barracuda Email Threat Scan, Barracuda helps businesses detect, prevent, and recover from ransomware and other malicious attacks.
Barracuda today announced expanded data protection functionality in its Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup offering, with the addition of Microsoft SharePoint Online backup. The new feature provides businesses using SharePoint Online granular backup and recovery options with the ability to restore individual files that have been deleted, corrupted, or encrypted by ransomware without having to complete a full recovery of the SharePoint environment. With the new SharePoint Online functionality, Barracuda offers affordable solutions to help customers running Office 365 detect, prevent, and recover from malicious attacks, and enables resellers and managed service providers (MSPs) to offer customers more robust email security and data protection offerings.
“One of the most commonly requested features we get from customers regarding Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 has been the ability to backup and restore files in Microsoft SharePoint Online,” said Rod Mathews, general manager and senior vice president, Data Protection Business, at Barracuda. “In many ways, SharePoint Online simplifies deployment and management of the solution; however, there’s always a risk of losing files for various reasons. With the new SharePoint Online backup capability in Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup and Barracuda Essentials for Office 365, we’re giving businesses added control and peace of mind knowing that regardless of the data-loss scenario, their files are saved and available only a few clicks away.”
Fast and Efficient Granular Restores Enhance SharePoint Online
While migrating to SharePoint Online eliminates servers, storage, and the overhead that comes with on-premises management, corruption or deletion at the individual file level requires full-site recovery, which takes time and resources and depends on Microsoft to perform the recovery. Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup allows protection of a complete SharePoint site in the event of accidental or malicious data loss by ransomware or other threats, giving control back to IT to provide granular recovery services and meet recovery time objectives. Restoring individual files can now be done with Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup and accessed directly from the Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 user interface. Additionally, using Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup allows IT to preserve SharePoint data beyond the default 14-day retention window without eating into storage quotas. The new SharePoint Online backup functionality offers businesses a critical piece of a ransomware protection strategy.
“A comprehensive security and data protection plan is key to a successful IT strategy, and that is truer today than ever before,” said Eric Bouvier, director of information technology (IT), at Auburn Public Schools. “It’s rare to read the news and there not be an article about a company hit with a ransomware attack and unfortunately the headlines came true for us. Fortunately, keeping regular backups with Barracuda is a part of our overall strategy. We were able to work with Barracuda to restore our data quickly and avoided paying a ransom, which certainly minimized the impact to our organization, students and staff. We are excited that Barracuda is adding features like SharePoint Online backup. As we consider various cloud migrations, with Barracuda we know we’ll be protected no matter where our data resides.”
Gartner estimates that by 2022 more than 70 percent of enterprises will be using cloud office tools. In fact, Microsoft Office 365 is quickly gaining momentum in the modern workplace, and according to Windows Central, Microsoft Corp. is now reporting 70 million active Office 365 users per month. Many of these businesses are leveraging SharePoint Online as a secure place to store, organize, share, and access team information from just about anywhere. Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 gives businesses added control of their cloud environments, with multi-layered security and data protection for Office 365.
“Barracuda is a great example of the type of partner we like to work with the team has a keen understanding of the cloud and reputable brand with customers,” said Steve Guggenheimer, CVP, Developer Experience (DX), at Microsoft. “Barracuda Essentials leverages Microsoft Office 365 as the common language, which helps customers deploy faster and confidently, while empowering partners with the same secure infrastructure where they can quickly roll out new services. It’s a great tool that’s helping customers and partners get the most out of Office 365.”
About Barracuda Essentials for Office 365, Now with SharePoint Online Backup
Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup is available as a standalone product or as part of Barracuda Essentials for Office 365, which combines multi-layer security, archiving, and backup into an easy-to-use, affordable suite of cloud services for businesses running Office 365:
• Cloud-based Email Security Extends security protection for Office 365 Exchange Online with granular controls, data loss protection, encryption, and real-time advanced threat protection against dangerous ransomware and phishing attacks, and other email-borne threats.
• Cloud-based Archiving Assists organizations with compliance retention and enables timely response to eDiscovery requests with archives separate from the production mail environment when used with Exchange, Office 365, and other on-premises, cloud, or hybrid environments. Barracuda Cloud Archiving Service offers productivity features, including mobile applications for end users to access, search, and retrieve email at any time from any device.
• Cloud-based Backup and Recovery Provides IT administrators and MSPs with real-time backup that can simplify the process of recovering accidentally or intentionally deleted emails and files in Office 365, including Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint Online files.
Barracuda recently announced the Barracuda Email Threat Scan for Office 365, a cloud-based service that identifies latent threats, including hidden advanced persistent threats, within corporate email accounts. With Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 and Barracuda Email Threat Scan, Barracuda offers customers solutions to detect, prevent, and recover from ransomware and other malicious attacks.
Pricing and Availability
Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 Complete Protection and Compliance edition, including SharePoint Online backup (cuda.co/essentials), is available today and includes simple per user licensing offered at $4.50 USD per user, per month or less for customers in the United States. Additional Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 editions are available. MSP partners should contact their account representatives for pricing information. Pricing and availability vary by region.
Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup (cuda.co/bkup), including SharePoint Online backup, is available today, with subscriptions starting at $2 per user, per month USD for customers in the United States. Pricing and availability vary by region.
Barracuda Email Threat Scan for Office 365 is available free of charge for a limited time cuda.co/emailthreatscan.
About Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda (barracuda.com) simplifies IT with cloud-enabled solutions that empower customers to protect their networks, applications, and data, regardless of where they reside. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployments. Barracuda’s customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security.
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