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Barracuda brings new security options to MSPs with latest release

By Catherine Knowles, Thu 19 Aug 2021

Barracuda Networks has released key updates to Barracuda RMM, the company's security-centric, cloud-based remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform.

Key highlights of the release include new integrations with Windows Defender Antivirus, updates to Microsoft and third-party software patch management functionality, improved integration with Barracuda Intronis Backup, and ServiceNow Service Desk integration.

Barracuda RMM now includes an integration with Windows Defender Antivirus, a free tool available through Microsoft, which MSPs can leverage to ensure their customers have integrated antivirus protection.

Through Barracuda RMM's policy configuration options, MSPs can protect their endpoints through central management and alerting of Windows Defender Antivirus for all files, folders, and selected devices, the company states.

Recognising the critical nature of patch management as a recurring security remediation task, the latest Barracuda RMM release features the ability to apply patches immediately to identified devices and improve visibility on which devices are online or offline, according to the company.

Also included is third-party software patch management (Advanced Software Management) as part of the onboarding process for all new MSP partners.

The latest in a series of integration updates between Barracuda RMM and Intronis Backup includes the ability to seamlessly sync new information between the RMM and the Intronis management console, and view critical reports and alerts, such as missing backup reports and alerts on backups that fail to launch, while within the RMM tool.

Together, Barracuda RMM and Intronis Backup provide protection and help to establish the proper security posture that includes regular assessment and data protection for a clients infrastructure.

As a result of the company's bi-directional integration with ServiceNow PSA, when a ticket is created in Barracuda RMM manually or automatically, incidents and events are also created in ServiceNow. ServiceNow then treats those events as any other events in their event management system.

This integration also enables MSPs to use their established event management, alert management, and ticket management systems in ServiceNow with Barracuda RMM.

MSPs are no longer required to modify their workflows to take advantage of integration with ServiceNow, the company states.

Additional enhancements that feature in the release include:

  • Added support for MacOS including a Mac Device Manager agent and upgrades for Catalina and Big Sur
  • A new MSI install package for Barracuda RMM Device Manager agent for Windows
  • Improved alerting emails including site, device, and alert configuration names in alert email subject lines
  • Improved searching of reports, and more

Barracuda MSP senior director for product management Chris Crellin says, “The continued enhancements we are making to Barracuda RMM are part of our ongoing commitment to supporting MSPs in improving their security offerings.

"RMM tools must become part of an MSPs daily client security posture assessment and remediation.

"Today, we are making those tasks easier for service providers to drive business value within their customer base, by adding new features and capabilities focused on mitigating security risks and protecting customers data and applications.”

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