THE COVID-19 CRISIS
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted everyday life in nearly every country around the world. Barracuda shares your concern over the health and well-being of our families, communities, co-workers and businesses.
We are here to protect and support our customers for life, which means providing the best security solutions at the right time, no matter the challenge.
Many companies are dealing with a new reality: a workforce that is almost 100% remote. These workers need seamless access to applications and files on the enterprise network wherever they are. Barracuda CloudGen Firewall ensures that your employees have what they need to securely access corporate resources on any infrastructure. Barracuda offers multiple remote access options including Barracuda CloudGen Access, a Zero Trust Network Access solution, to provide a superior user experience on any device from any location.
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall remote access applications and CloudGen Access are easy to deploy, transparent to users and simple to adopt without changing workflows. As employees adjust to the new normal of corporate life, Barracuda CloudGen Access keeps them productive and in compliance.
Many employees who are now working from home for the first time are facing a variety of distractions. This time of distraction creates a perfect storm for email scammers to attack.
There are several active COVID-19 scams that involve ransomware, phishing, and other types of attacks. The success of these attacks is based on the victim believing that the email is a legitimate status update from the company or from world health care leaders. Email attacks of this kind are more successful when employees are distracted, distressed, multitasking, and processing more email messages than normal.
Barracuda CloudGen Access can help you and your employees avoid breaches associated with unintentional behavior. CloudGen Access automatically blocks phishing attacks, malware, and zero day events before your network is exposed.
Moving your workforce out of the corporate office can bring big changes and potential risks in how they save their data. It is important that your IT team plan these changes and review them with your employees. Workers who normally save to a network drive on a file server will now either need to be connected via VPN or be using something like Microsoft OneDrive for Business.
If you are using Office 365 you should be following Microsoft best practices by backing up with Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup, so that your IT team can ensure that business data can be protected according to corporate policy. .
As the pandemic spreads around the world, more governments are enforcing partial and full lock-downs such as the California “shelter in place” order. As a result, much of the consumer buying has quickly shifted from physical to online. To retain customers and continue business, retailers need to quickly ramp up ecommerce applications. Similar disruptions are happening to government agencies and other organizations.
Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service can protect your ecommerce and other applications from hackers and bot attacks, and it is very easy to deploy and manage. It provides powerful application security including advanced bot and DDoS protection.