The need for security and data protection in schools is urgent. Ransomware and other advanced threats are on the rise, and social media is exposing students to a variety of inappropriate content.

Barracuda security and data-protection solutions are simple, powerful, and affordable, giving educators the ability to safely access online educational resources to enrich learning while preventing data breaches and other cyber threats.

Barracuda's solutions work together to extend advanced, highly effective security across your entire IT infrastructure. They are uniquely easy to manage with a minimum of personnel, with affordable options to compromise with smaller IT budgets.


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The close partnership between Altinet and Barracuda means we have peace
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paying for

- Adam Clarke, Network Manager at Meadowhead Secondary School

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Secure Your Email System

Email traffic remains the single most common vector for ransomware and other threats to enter your network. Educational institutions are a prime target for these threats, and nobody is immune to a well-crafted spear phishing attack - least of all impulsive and impressionable young people.

Barracuda Essentials for Office 365 scans your email traffic to block malicious attachments and URLs. Outbound scanning prevents data loss, and advanced analysis spots typo-squatting and other signs of phishing.

Learn More   -   Datasheet: Barracuda Essentials for Email Security

Barracuda Sentinel is a cloud service that utilises artificial intelligence for real-time spear phishing and cyber fraud defence. It connects directly to Office 365, so it works alongside any email security solution with no impact on network performance or user experience.

Learn More   -   Solution Brief: Prevent Targeted Attacks with Artificial Intelligence 

Barracuda PhishLine is a cloud-based SaaS solution that provides advanced, computer-based security awareness training and simulation to counter sophisticated phishing and socially-engineered spear phishing attacks.

Learn More   -   White Paper: Combating the Threat of User Error and Security Awareness


Facilitate Compliance and eDiscovery

Retaining accurate, accessible archives of all your email and IM messages is critical for regulatory compliance, and makes audits and eDiscovery much easier and less disruptive.

Barracuda Message Archiver is a simple, elegant, cost-effective solution that makes regulatory and e-discovery compliance easy. Its advanced capabilities dramatically reduce storage requirements while ensuring that your messages are securely retained and easily retrieved when needed

Learn More   -  White Paper: Archiving for Compliance and eDiscovery


Secure Web Applications

With the growth of cloud computing and collaborative working, web applications and portals have become a vital tool for many schools, offering educational enrichment and flexibility for students in completing homework and studies. However, these websites and apps that accept input from outside of your network also serve as a significant threat vector. 

Barracuda Web Application Firewall provides comprehensive, integrated security and control to protect your customers and data from sophisticated attacks. It can be deployed on-premises as an appliance, in a virtual machine environment, or in the cloud.

Learn more   -  Solution Brief: Secure High Business Impact Applications 


Secure Your Network Perimeter

Your network is supporting a growing number of 1-to-1 devices and student-owned mobile devices, and traffic to cloud and SaaS applications is increasing dramatically as mobile learning becomes the norm. This not only creates new opportunities for advanced threats, but also puts a real strain on your bandwidth, leading to costly upgrades.

Barracuda CloudGen Firewalls combine intelligent traffic management and WAN optimisation capabilities to help you reduce costs and increase overall network availability, while also using advanced capabilities to block cyber attackers and malware from accessing your network.

Learn More   -   White Paper: Comprehensive Security for the Network Perimeter and Beyond


Protect Your Data

Cyberattacks are not the only threat to your private student data and operational files - natural disasters, fires, hardware failures, power surges, and simple errors can erase data and bring your work to a standstill.

Barracuda Backup is a unified, cost-effective solution that seamlessly and efficiently protects data in physical, virtual, and cloud environments. It can be delivered as an all-in-one, purpose-built backup appliance, or as a virtual appliance to leverage existing infrastructures.

Learn More   -  Solution Brief: Recovering from Ransomware with Barracuda Backup