We know that email has long been the dominant attack vector.

What's interesting, however, is how much it's increased over the last few years.

According to Check Point Research, there's been a rapid increase in email-based attacks over the last few years. 

In 2019, it accounted for 64% of attacks. In 2021, that number rose to 84%. 

We're seeing a lot of that in malicious files. 

What does this tell you? It's not enough to have robust phishing protection. You need full-suite security.

For file-sharing security to be successful, a few things need to happen. All attachments need to be scanned, tested and executed in a sandbox to ensure no malicious content. Every file needs to be scanned for malicious links. Flexible policies should allow you to notify interested parties, such as the admin, if malicious material is quarantined. It should also incorporate DLP, flagging files that contain malware or potentially sensitive information and automatically mitigating them as needed. Further, advanced AI should analyze end-user behavior and cross-correlate them with activities in other SaaS apps, detecting compromised attacks, insider threats and insecure configurations. 

The risk applies to collaboration apps.

To ensure proper security in collaboration apps, every file and link needs to be sandboxed before downloading. DLP tools need to detect leaks of PCI, HIPAA, PII, FERPA and other sensitive data. An anomaly engine should monitor all logins and events for suspicious activities.

With Avanan, not only do you reduce the threat of phishing reaching the inbox by 99.2%, but you also receive robust full-suite security, keeping you covered from all angles.

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