Barracuda Networks Expands Microsoft SharePoint Online Security

Barracuda Networks has 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.

“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 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.

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