Happy birthday Barracuda Essentials for Office 365

This week marks one year since we made Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 available to the public.  It's been well received and we couldn't be happier with progress and performance of this solution.

Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 provides multi-layer security, backup, archiving, and eDiscovery for your Office 365 deployment. 

There are several different editions of Barracuda Essentials, ranging from email security only to complete protection and compliance.  This makes it easier for customers to deploy only what they need for their environment.  You can get details on the different editions here.

Barracuda Essentials for Office 365
customers can now access security
training at no cost thanks to a new
partnership between Barracuda
and KnowBe4.
Details in this blog post.

According to Microsoft, Office 365 is a subscription service that “refers to subscription plans that include access to Office applications plus other productivity services that are enabled over the Internet (cloud services).”  In addition to the familiar productivity software like Excel and Word, Office 365 offers SharePoint, OneDrive, Skype, and more.  It was launched in 2011 for business only, and eventually added home and individual user options.  Office 365 now holds the largest market share of cloud productivity suites.

Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 has enjoyed an enthusiastic reception from customers and Channel Partners. 


For more information on Barracuda Essentials for Office 365, visit these resources:


Barracuda Essentials provides additional layers of security to catch malware
and phishing attempts which elude basic Exchange Online Protection (EOP),
 and includes a number of features that are optional with EOP. 
Advanced Threat Detection, anti-typosquatting protection, link protection and
email encryption, are all included at no extra charge.


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Christine Barry

Christine Barry is Senior Chief Blogger and Social Media Manager at Barracuda.  In this role, she helps bring Barracuda stories to life and facilitate communication between the public and Barracuda internal teams.  Prior to joining Barracuda, Christine was a field engineer and project manager for K12 and SMB clients for over 15 years.  She holds several technology credentials, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Business Administration.  She is a graduate of the University of Michigan. Connect with Christine on LinkedIn and follow her on Twitter here.

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