Trace Group Secure Future with Barracuda Total Email Protection


  • Trace Group PLC
  • Suppliers of critical software, messaging solutions, and property management for businesses
  • Based in London
  • 160 users

The companies that comprise the Trace Group are primarily business specialists, focused on three specialised business areas - software solutions for property management, reinsurance broking, and financial messaging. They also specialise in technology, offering 'best of breed' software to match their mission-critical solutions.


Trace Group is bound together by a common belief in the importance of customer service. They are dedicated to providing existing and future clients with the highest quality software, matched by the best delivery and support that the market can offer.

  • Email security concerns
  • Handling sensitive financial data
  • No independent O365 backup

Barracuda Total Email Protection

  • Inbound & Outbound Spam Filtering
  • Advanced Threat Protection
  • User Awareness Training
  • Cloud Data Protection
  • Forensics and Incident Response
  • Archiver

More than the sum of its parts

As a leading business specialists across insurance, finance, and property, the Trace Group companies oversee a lot of confidential information passing through their mailboxes. Email messages contain reams of sensitive data that could be leveraged against Trace Group, or any of their clients, by malicious cyber actors at any time.


For the group's Senior Technical Consultant Andrew Booth, addressing these concerns was of paramount importance. He was aware that Trace Group had insufficient email security measures in place along with a backup posture that solely relied on Office 365's in-built archiving. Microsoft themselves recommend against relying on their O365 data backups, and instead advise users to deploy a third-party backup solution to ensure security. Andrew's mission was to address these concerns across all of the Trace Groups companies, to keep operations running smoothly, securely, and without interruption.

Top flight assistance with the initial setup and hand holding during the elements that we setup ourselves. We also find the ongoing support to be of high quality with most queries dealt with in the first call.

Andrew Booth
Senior Technical Consultant, Trace Group

Safety in layers

When looking for the correct solution, Andrew already had a clear vision of what Trace Group required. "A comprehensive and highly related product with a single management pane," said Andrew, "and a set and forget solution that requires minimal ongoing maintenance."


Working with Altinet, Andrew was able to find just that. An all-in-one email security solution - Barracuda Total Email Protection - addressed each of his concerns with a multi-layered approach. Specifically, Barracuda Total Email Protection encompasses 6 essential layers of email security, each selectively tackling an aspect of cyber defence, and with automation built-in.


Layers 1-3 are threat prevention measures, designed to disarm as many inbound and outbound email threats as possible. Andrew's backup concerns were addressed directly with Layer 4, which provides organisations such as The Trace Group with cloud-hosted data backups that sit outside of the Office 365 suite, operating independently. Layer 5 consists of automated threat response, which reduces hours long manual remediation efforts down to a few minutes worth of automated processes, requiring no input from IT teams. Layer 6 aids administrative work and covers companies against GDPR inquiries, with tamper-free archiving and rapid search tools to keep e-Discovery stress-free.

A group secured

The initial setup took less than a day," states Andrew, explaining that Barracuda Total Email Protection gave Trace Group a full O365 backup system, "and provided huge improvement in phishing protection and phishing training."


Not only was Andrew happy with his new solution in-place, he was also complimentary of Altinet's "top flight assistance" with the initial setup and hand-holding during the elements that Trace Group set up themselves, and the "high quality" ongoing support - with most queries dealth with in the first call.


Overall, The Trace Group have found success with their Barracuda Total Email Protection deployment. With each of their requirements met in full, Andrew can now concentrate his efforts on the other tasks at hand, safe in the knowledge that his organisation's mailboxes and cloud data are secure.


About Barracuda Total Email Protection

Barracuda Total Email Protection combines Barracuda's complete email protection portfolio into a single bundle that is easy to buy, implement and use.

Total Email Protection

Key Benefits:

  • Complete multi-level defence that combines AI-based email security, compliance, business continuity, and user security training.
  • AI learns your communication patterns to detect personalised fraud in real time.
  • Unique API-based architecture stops threats inside your mailbox that traditional gateways cannot.
  • Uses vast, real-time global threat information network to optimise detection

Top Features:

  • API-based integration with Office 365
  • Real-time AI-powered anti-phishing protection
  • Brand protection using DMARC reporting and enforcement
  • Tamper-proof email archiving for compliance and eDiscovery
  • Advanced, automated security awareness training
  • Simple setup and management with zero impact on network performance