Loophold delivers Barracuda technology with reach inside the network perimeter for AV protection on MS Exchange

Loophold Security Distribution has announced that Barracuda Networks’ flagship Spam & Virus Firewall line, of both hardware and virtual appliances, now includes its award-winning anti-virus capabilities for Microsoft Exchange servers at no additional charge.

February 14, 2012

Latest firmware includes anti-virus agent that runs on Exchange servers and expanded encryption capabilities at no additional charge

Loophold Security Distribution has announced that Barracuda Networks’ flagship Spam & Virus Firewall line, of both hardware and virtual appliances, now includes its award-winning anti-virus capabilities for Microsoft Exchange servers at no additional charge. The latest firmware release 5.1 stops viruses and malware from circulating through internal emails, adding an additional layer of protection and cost savings to businesses.

Customers with the latest firmware release benefit from:

•       Extended anti-virus protection: Adding to the capabilities of the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall to detect and block email-borne viruses for inbound messages and outbound messages, the new Microsoft Exchange agent extends protection to those messages that do not leave the organization, thus stopping the propagation of rapidly evolving threats.

•       Simple installation and management: Administrators can add this extended anti-virus protection with the simple installation of an agent on Microsoft Exchange servers. This new functionality is centrally managed through the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall.

•       No additional costs: With no additional fees or per-user costs for this new protection layer; customers can confidently reduce the total cost of ownership of their email security infrastructure by eliminating other third-party anti-virus solutions.

Says Martin Tassev, MD at Loophold Security Distribution: “This additional protection and functionality will provide our resellers and their customers with a proven security solution that is purpose build for Microsoft Exchange.   Furthermore, it is easy and fast to install and significantly improves the scanning performance of mailboxes whilst ensuring there is no unnecessary load on a server.”

Customizable notification & branding for cloud-based email encryption

In addition to the extended anti-virus capabilities, the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall now allows administrators to customize the notifications sent to recipients of encrypted emails. Notification emails can be customized in any language, and the Barracuda Message Center – where recipients log-in and read encrypted emails sent to them – can be branded with the sending organization’s logo. This provides an additional layer of credibility for senders and confidence for recipients that the emails are legitimate. Outbound email encryption offered through the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall is available to all customers with no per-user charge.