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Barracuda brings email protection to more Australian businesses

Barracuda has expanded email protection availability zones in Australia to address data storage concerns.

Barracuda’s email security scanning and cloud archiving services are now provisioned through additional availability zones in Australia, enabling email messages, logs and settings to be stored locally.

These new availability zones for email security scanning and cloud archiving build on the capabilities already provided by Barracuda's existing local protection in Australia for email backup, Office 365 backup, web application firewalls and advanced threat protection, the company states.

Barracuda regional sales director of ANZ and Pacific Islands Andrew Huntley says, “This is a significant milestone for our Australian business to better serve all of our local customers, particularly those operating in regulated industries that face local data requirements.

“As more organisations move to the cloud, they’re looking to protect their email communications, while storing data locally to meet data requirements and policies.”

Barracuda has experienced strong email protection bookings growth in Australia at a rate of 361% in calendar year 2019 over 2018.

Huntley says, “The local data storage for our email scanning and cloud archiving services has been the missing piece in the puzzle for our local business. We now have the potential for accelerated growth in Australia, as well as New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.”

Australian organisations bound by industry requirements and data protection laws now can take advantage of innovative email protection from Barracuda to protect against sophisticated attacks like phishing, account takeover and conversation hijacking, the company states.

A recent report from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner found that 44% of cyber incidents reported in Australia in the second quarter of 2019 were linked to compromised credentials through phishing.

Computer One managing director and lead IT strategist James Walker says, “Barracuda’s decision to offer expanded availability zones for local data residency provides our clients with the comfort of knowing their data is stored within Australia.

“Computer One has partnered with Barracuda since 2004 and this announcement further bolsters our commitment to the company’s world-class cloud email security and archiving solutions.