We are pleased to announce that MHM Services, Inc has adopted Barracuda Essentials to protect their email infrastructure and their end users from advanced threats. You can read the full press release here.
MHM Services, Inc.
MHM Services, Inc., is a national provider healthcare services to state and local governments. They employ more than 7,000 clinical, managerial, and administrative professionals, and serve more than 330,000 individuals in 300 facilities nationwide. With this many employees and clients, they are a rich target for cyberattack.
Several reports have predicted that attacks against the healthcare industry will continue to grow, and this is especially true in the case of ransomware. Healthcare, more than any other industry, is considered a profitable target because providers are considered more likely to pay. And another factor is contributing to the rise in ransomware attacks against healthcare providers too. The stolen medical record has historically been a very lucrative piece of information to sell on the dark web. Last year, the price of medical records dropped to between $1.50 – $10 each, in part because so many criminals are turning to ransomware. Attackers are just likely to make more money collecting ransom than by using stolen medical records for fraudulent billing or identity theft.
Because MHM is charged with the protection of critical patient and employee data, management was concerned about the risk of ransomware and other threats. The press release here has all the details on why they chose Barracuda Essentials, but put simply, it looks like this:
|MHM Need||Barracuda Solution|
|Defense against ransomware, phishing attacks, and other threats||Barracuda Essentials with Advanced Threat Protection provides comprehensive protection against known and unknown threats|
|Simplify the network and reduce the number of vendors and platforms||Deploy email security, archiving, and backup, with a single vendor and single point of management|
|Reduce the cost of compliance-driven storage and archiving||Barracuda Cloud Archiving Service is a cost effective solution and is deployed as part of Essentials|
|Maintain the capabilities of eDiscovery, legal holds, and other compliance related procedures||Barracuda Cloud Archiving Service is designed to meet the demands of regulatory compliance|
|Simplicity and central management||MHM was already using Barracuda Cloud Control to manage backup, so there was minimal learning curve when adding Essentials|
Barracuda Essentials for Email Security (Essentials) is a comprehensive, scalable and affordable multi-layer security and archiving solution. The solution can protect email infrastructures whether they are on-premises or in the public cloud.
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.