Gil Friedrich

Gil Friedrich



Why 1+1=0: Turn Mimecast Off to Improve Your Microsoft 365 Security

A little while ago, a long time customer of Avanan was acquired by another company that had been using Mimecast for their email security. Shortly after, the mother-c...

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Why We Added Archiving for Email

We are a security company and our core IP is in our machine-learning that is tuned to catch phishing emails and other attacks against SaaS-based email and collaborat...

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Securing Email Via API Just Won

When Avanan pioneered in 2016 the concept of securing Microsoft 365 with API, customers needed to be educated about this novel approach. Another milestone to what we...

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Avanan Introduces First Consumption-Based Licensing for Email Security

Highlights Avanan is introducing a new usage-based payment option for all email security plans. An optional billing method: usages are measured daily and paid monthl...

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A Thank You for A Thank You Note

Praise is best shared publicly. Last week, I received this message from Michael Russell, the CIO of the state of Virginia Community Colleges system. I want to thank ...

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Three Email Security Recommendations in a Time of Crisis

It is a time of crisis. Your IT team is working remotely, budgets are in question, and resources are stretched more than ever. Remote users are presenting the IT tea...

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A Message From Gil Friedrich, Avanan CEO

As the world takes action to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and well-being of our customers remains our first concern. As of last week, Avanan employees her...

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QReep: Sextortion campaign uses QR codes to link to bitcoin wallets instead of URLs

Avanan has uncovered a new sextortion attack that uses QR codes instead of URLs to avoid bitcoin wallet detection. To drive the attack, hackers claim they have foota...

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The Future of Email Security

Avanan was recently granted a U.S. patent for one of its core technologies: the ability to apply inline security via API. That means Avanan blocks advanced threats (...

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Mimecast vs. Proofpoint: Why They Can't Secure Office 365 and Gmail

Mimecast and Proofpoint customers might be susceptible to email attacks that other Office 365 and Gmail customers are not.  Mimecast and Proofpoint were the premier ...

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6 Things You Need to Know About Microsoft Security in Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is the most popular target and vector for email phishing attacks. Office 365 Security is Microsoft’s best — especially compared to its 30-year c...

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[Podcast] Avanan Report Reveals 25% of Phishing Emails Bypass Office 365 Security

In this podcast, hosted by Neil C. Hughes, we discuss the Global Phish Report that analyzed 55.5 million emails sent to organizations using Microsoft Office 365 and ...

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How Avanan Catches Phishing That Others Miss

Why does conventional email security fail to catch some sophisticated impersonation, spear phishing, credential harvesting, and malware? The rapid adoption of the cl...

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Avanan Raises $25 million to Revolutionize How Businesses Secure SaaS Email and Collaboration

View on Business Wire NEW YORK - December 14, 2018 –  Avanan, an enterprise security provider for SaaS based email and collaboration platforms, announced today that ...

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ServiceSource Secures the Cloud with Avanan

Background "If you don’t use Avanan, you’re not doing what you should be doing as a CISO.”

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