Barracuda Reels In PhishLine
February 12, 2018
Networks has acquired PhishLine, a SaaS platform for social
engineering simulation and training. Combining Barracuda's
AI-driven protection against phishing and spear phishing with
PhishLine's platform gives customers comprehensive defense
against email-borne targeted attacks and social engineering.
Email remains the most targeted threat vector and one that
requires both security technology and the human layer of
defense. PhishLine offers data analytics and reporting to allow
customers to measure and report on risks at macro and micro
levels across the human and process layers. With this
transaction, Barracuda combines gateway security, data
protection, AI-based targeted threat protection, and user
awareness training to deliver comprehensive protection against
"Security awareness training is an important and quickly
evolving area, particularly with increasingly targeted attacks
making the human element a critical link in the security value
chain," said BJ Jenkins, president and CEO at Barracuda. "PhishLine
has a culture of developing innovative email protection
solutions, including social engineering and data analysis
offerings. Combining the power of the Barracuda security
technologies with PhishLine's capabilities gives us the
opportunity to deliver integrated, adaptive security training
aimed at preventing email security threats."
"An effective security strategy demands a collaborative effort
between the employees using the network and the security
technology designed to protect it," said Mark T. Chapman,
president and CEO at PhishLine. "Barracuda's innovations around
targeted attacks, AI, archiving, and data protection complement
PhishLine's solutions well. Our combined strengths offer a
comprehensive, data-driven approach to help customers fight
smarter, mitigate risks, eliminate threats, and gain greater
peace of mind."
Email threats continue to become more targeted, making a
multi-layered approach critical in successfully protecting
targeted employees, applications, and data. With this
acquisition, Barracuda offers a broad solution against
email-borne targeted attacks and social engineering.
email protection – Barracuda provides customers comprehensive
protection against email-borne threats to their businesses,
including email security, data resiliency, and business
•Protection for people, brands, and businesses – The breadth of
Barracuda's security portfolio and AI platform integrated with
PhishLine's aggregated data insights and training capabilities
creates a powerful combination to protect customers' technical
assets, people, brands, and businesses.
•Continued email security innovation leadership – Barracuda was
the first email security company to add advanced AI to address
spear phishing and cyber fraud. The PhishLine capabilities offer
customers the ability to further improve security process,
accuracy, and effectiveness.
•Protecting customers of all sizes – Barracuda's solutions are
full featured, yet elegantly simple, making them suited to
protect organizations of all sizes.
PhishLine is recognized as a Visionary within Gartner's Magic
Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training1 based
on its completeness of vision and ability to execute. PhishLine
has three issued and eight pending patents for its SaaS
platform, which includes multivariable attack simulations across
email, text message, voice, and USB/mobile media; best-in-class
data capture, analytics and reporting; and continual, complex
analysis of employee performance.