Barracuda strengthens security operations for MSSP customers with Stellar Cyber’s XDR platform

Stellar Cyber announced that it has integrated its security platform with Barracuda CloudGen Firewall, Barracuda Web Application Firewall, and Barracuda Total Email Protection, bringing enhanced visibility, automated incident correlation, threat hunting, and remediation to managed security service provider (MSSP) customers and prospects.

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“Our customers know that Barracuda delivers best-of-class email, network, and web application security solutions. When it comes to defending against today’s sophisticated cyber threats like ransomware and data breaches, they are looking for full visibility and automation,” said Fleming Shi, CTO at Barracuda Networks.

“We already offer Barracuda SKOUT Managed XDR optimized for our MSP customers. This new integration with Stellar Cyber gives our enterprise customers a holistic view of their infrastructure and the capabilities to coordinate incident response to attacks in real time.”

The Stellar Cyber platform incorporates the XDR Kill Chain and AI-driven correlation of detections and alerts into automatically generated incidents in an easy-to-use dashboard with visibility across the entire attack surface, so analysts know exactly what and how to investigate.

In addition, Stellar Cyber’s built-in multi-tenant features make it easier than ever for Barracuda’s MSSP partners to provide SOC-as-a-service offerings to their end-user clients.

“The Stellar Cyber Open XDR platform brings additional value to existing Barracuda product investments by ingesting their logs, enriching the captured data, analyzing that data for threats, and then automatically remediating attacks through the firewall as well as other systems,” said Zeus Kerravala, principal analyst at ZK Research. “It’s great to see this level of integration to protect customers.”

“By integrating our Open XDR AI-powered cybersecurity platform with Barracuda’s popular solutions, we deliver a new level of visibility and SOC capabilities, such as correlated threat analysis, threat hunting, and automated remediation, to Barracuda customers,” said Paul Jespersen, Senior Vice President of Global Business Development at Stellar Cyber.

“Our purpose-built platform collects and ingests data from all existing security tools and presents a single dashboard that clearly identifies and prioritizes security threats, all the way from individual alerts to sophisticated incidents or attack stories, in a way that maximizes efficiency in SOC operations.”

Using ransomware protection as an example, customer benefits of the integration include:

  • Barracuda Total Email Protection signals and alerts will be available in Stellar Cyber to provide visibility into phishing and brand-hijacking attacks designed to harvest credentials.
  • In an event where a phishing link is clicked, Barracuda CloudGen Firewall stops the traffic to the attacker’s site and flags the target for all other attempts.
  • Network and application infrastructure are constantly bombarded with intrusion and access attempts, especially with stolen credentials. Provided with signals from Barracuda CloudGen Firewall and Barracuda Web Application Firewall, these attempts will be immediately flagged and prevented.

Barracuda is working on deeper and broader integrations with Open XDR platforms like Stellar Cyber. Barracuda customers will be able to stop ransomware more efficiently and get ahead of attackers using credential theft and account takeover in email security and prevent further penetration.




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