The Email Security Blog

As Vaccine Mandates Spread, So Too Do Vaccine Scams

As long as COVID-19 vaccines have been readily available, there have been scammers looking to profit from it. According to Check Point Research, the following have b...

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API-Based Email Security: Why You Need Content Disarm & Reconstruction

The majority of ransomware and malware starts with phishing. In fact, according to Check Point, more than 70% of malicious email attachments or links were sent via P...

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API Email Security: The Importance of a Solution with DLP

It's bad for business to have a data breach or leak.

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The Importance of Accurate Installations

When we talk about the importance of artificial intelligence in email security, we talk about the ineffective nature of rules. Secure Email Gateways (SEGs) apply the...

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It's Always a Good Time to Start Protecting Against Ransomware

This week, governments from around the world came together and agreed that ransomware represents "an escalating global security threat."

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How Impersonation Attacks Fool Users

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Each week has a theme. This week's theme? Fight the Phish. This blog shows a typical impersonation attack and how ...

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Why Customers Switch From Secure Email Gateways to Avanan

Many of our customers come to Avanan from Secure Email Gateways. For example, in the last quarter, 30.9% of our new customers switched from Mimecast.

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The Avanan Experience

When you sign up for Avanan, you know that you're going to get the best email and cloud security on the market. With Avanan, end-users see a 99.2% reduction in phish...

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Attacks Skyrocket in 2021

New research from Check Point shows that there are 40% more attacks per week in 2021 compared to 2020.

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The History and Future of Social Engineering

As long as there has been money to be made, there have been social engineering attacks. Why? Because all social engineering is trying to get people to believe someth...

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If You Have Gmail, You Need Avanan

In the business world, Microsoft 365 gets a lot of attention, as many enterprises service their email with the Microsoft suite.

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New Research Underscores Importance of Prevention-Based Security

A new study found that the detection of an attack occurs nine hours after the first victim is hit. 

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#BeCyberSmart: Why MFA Doesn't Solve Everything

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Each week has a theme. This week's theme? How to remain #CyberSmart. This blog goes into the promise—and perils—of...

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Avanan Named to Expert Insights' Best Of Cybersecurity Fall Awards

Avanan was named to Experts Insights "Best Of" Cybersecurity fall awards. Avanan was listed in Top Email Security Solutions for Office 365, Top Email Security Soluti...

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You Need AI for Email Security

Email security has changed. Previously, it was dominated by Secure Email Gateways (SEG), which were designed to protect on-premise email servers. They used a set of ...

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Shortened LinkedIn URL Used for Phishing

When you share a link on LinkedIn, and the URL is over 26 characters, LinkedIn will automatically shorten it, as per its policy. You may have seen it while perusing ...

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Bad Sender: The Importance of Sender Reputation

An easy way to determine if an email is suspicious is by looking at sender reputation. It’s no wonder, then, as we found in our 1H Cyber Attack Report, that 84.3% of...

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Allow Phishing: The Problem with Allow Lists

An Allow List is a simple concept. Essentially, it's a list of addresses or domains that you've deemed safe, and thus emails from those addresses or domains shouldn'...

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