There are an estimated 240 million individuals using Office 365. At the height of the pandemic, Microsoft was adding nearly 3.5 million Office 365 users per month. Most of us are familiar with why Office 365 has become so popular—quite frankly, it’s just easier. The elimination of hardware cut out excess oversight and maintenance costs. A variety of per-user subscription models with optional add-on features allow businesses to tailor their Office 365 deployments to their specific business needs. The addition of SharePoint and OneDrive simplifies user collaboration, allowing users to work together, even from home.
What does this mean for email security? As more organizations make the move to cloud-hosted email, many are also considering cloud email security deployments as well. Cloud email security can not only optimize email protection for those using Office 365 (or other cloud email providers) but offers additional benefits for organizations that are still using Exchange on premises.
Some organizations may still be hesitant to make the transition to the cloud, citing a complex migration process and increased security risks. If resources and experience are part of the reason you haven’t migrated, an experienced Microsoft partner like CDW can make the process radically easy. Layering additional security functionality with Barracuda Total Email Protection solution ensures you have best-of-breed security and resiliency as you transition and operate in the cloud.
Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of leveraging Microsoft’s Office 365 with Barracuda’s Total Email Protection and CDW services together:
Benefits of cloud email & security
1. A solution that scales with the needs of your business
Per-user licensing means that as your business grows, you can add users as needed. Because there’s no hardware to upgrade, adding users to your email security plan won’t cause additional strain on your IT resources.
2. Advanced security features to protect against the 13 email threat types
As cloud email grows in popularity, email security vendors are investing more in cloud security innovation, resulting in advanced cloud email security features. With Barracuda Total Email Protection specifically, you benefit from artificial intelligence that is directly integrated with Microsoft’s APIs to effectively detect and remove impersonation attempts from your users inboxes.
3. Automated threat detection and response
Barracuda Total Email Protection automates the threat hunting and remediation processes, slashing the time it takes to identify and clean-up potential email incidents by 95%. No hardware to maintain means that you can refocus IT teams on more strategic initiatives like user awareness training.
4. Faster deployment and system updates
SaaS solutions are quick to set up and receive continuous software and security updates with zero downtime. Expedite the migration process by leveraging an experienced and trusted Microsoft partner like CDW to support you wherever needed.
5. A predictable and transparent cost structure with no hidden costs
SaaS solutions are typically priced per-user with predictable monthly or yearly payments. Because there is no hardware, there will be no additional infrastructure investment or unplanned maintenance fees.
CDW can ensure that you get the Microsoft solution that is the solution best suited for your organization
Organizations that have migrated or are planning to migrate to cloud email are looking to free up IT resources, experiencing rapid growth, a navigating a newly remote workforce, or looking for better protection against advanced threats. Considering making the switch to cloud-hosted email and security. With Microsoft Office 365’s many advantages, Barracuda’s comprehensive Total Email Protection and CDW’s trusted expertise, you can finally make the transition to the cloud and maximize your organization’s efficiency.