Barracuda announces expanded email protection availability zones in Australia
Sydney – 13 February 2020
Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, today announced expanded availability zones in Australia, to meet growing demand for Barracuda’s email protection and better serve local organizations. 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.
“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,” said Andrew Huntley, regional sales director of ANZ and Pacific Islands for Barracuda. “As more organizations 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 percent in calendar year 2019 over 2018.
Huntley continued, “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 organizations 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. A recent report from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner found that 44 percent of cyber incidents reported in Australia in the second quarter of 2019 were linked to compromised credentials through phishing.
“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,” said James Walker, managing director and lead IT strategist at Computer One. “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.”