Barracuda acquires Phishline

Barracuda announced today it has acquired the social engineering simulation and training firm PhishLine.

The deal will give Barracuda the ability to provide gateway security, data protection, AI-based targeted threat protection, and user awareness training against email delivered threats, the company said in a statement. A Barracuda spokesperson told SC Media that Phishline team members were brought into Barracuda's operation and that the company will be fully absorbed by its new owner.

“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,” said BJ Jenkins, president, Barracuda's CEO.

The financial details of the merger were not released. 

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