It’s hard to believe – but most organisations are still seeing unwanted, potentially malicious emails in their inboxes. The reasons for this are many and varied, but in summary, they come down to three main challenges;
1. Attackers do what works.
Threat actors are investing significant time and resources to improve the quality of their email-based attacks. Phishing emails are becoming increasingly difficult for users to spot, and other email-based attack types (such as delivering malicious payloads/attachments and or links). The fact that potentially malicious emails still arrive justifies the exercise for threat actors.
2. Tiny Fractions of Big Numbers.
By the numbers, if solution ‘A’ is 99.990% effective against malicious emails, and solution ‘B’ is 99.999% effective, then solution B is stopping 10x the number of malicious emails. For every 100,000 inbound malicious emails, solution A lets 10 through, solution B only lets 1 through. The numbers seem small, but at scale, the difference in risk is massive. Attackers deal in large volumes of users and organisations to increasing their success rates.
3. Included Controls = Bigger Target.
As more companies adopt the standard security controls included in their email service offering, attackers become increasingly focused on circumventing those included controls. Threat actors are motivated and more likely (by way of a larger test bed) to increase and improve their ability to defeat the security services provided by email platform providers.
Check Point Harmony Email and Collaboration is an outstanding answer to these challenges.
Being a cloud-to-cloud email security solution (meaning no need to change MX records) Harmony Email and Collaboration is resident here in Australia and transparent to attackers. It deploys in minutes and features market-leading catch rates.
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