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Sharing Malicious Files Within Adobe Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud is a popular suite of apps for file-sharing, creating, and more. Popular apps include Photoshop and Acrobat.

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How 2021 was Avanan’s Year

In 2021, Avanan firmly established itself as the leader and innovator in the email security market. More than that, Avanan has created an entirely new market, whereb...

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Update: SLINKIFY Attack Still in Effect

In December, Avanan researchers discovered a new phishing attack that involves sending a plain text email with malformed URLs to bypass the URL protection and rewrit...

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What is a Whaling Attack?

A whaling attack is a form of spear phishing attack, where the cyber threat actor researches and tailors their attack to a particular target. In the case of whaling,...

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Join Avanan and JetBlue at CPX

On Thursday, January 27th, at 9:25 am, Avanan CEO Gil Friedrich will be sitting down with Tim Rohrbaugh, CISO for JetBlue, for a fireside conversation at CPX. The co...

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Social Engineering Attacks

Social engineering is a security threat that targets humans rather than computers or software. Social engineers use a combination of trickery, coercion, and similar ...

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Google Docs Comment Exploit Allows for Distribution of Phishing and Malware

Google Docs, as well as the larger Google Workspace, is ideal for productivity and collaboration. Employees across the globe can work, in real-time, together.

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Protecting Against Your Partners Getting Hacked

Good security doesn't exist in a vacuum. Your company can employ all the security in the world--but do your partners and suppliers follow the same protocols?

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How Avanan Works Seamlessly with SEGs

If you already have a Secure Email Gateway in your environment, you may be wondering how an API-based solution like Avanan works with your current setup.

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The Modern Way of Doing Email Security Works Better for this Credit Union

Wildwood Credit Union had been using Proofpoint for several years and was becoming frustrated. Far too many malicious emails were getting into the inbox. Plus, they ...

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How This Law Firm Found a Game-Changing Email Security Solution with Avanan

Brodeur and Giroux had been using Mimecast for years. They struggled with targeted phishing attempts coming through to the inbox, including tons of Business Email Co...

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This Engineering Company "Hated" Mimecast. Now, They "Love" Avanan

Engineering Associates had been using Mimecast for years to protect their on-premise Microsoft environment. When they moved to the cloud, they started experiencing p...

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What is Cloud Email Security?

According to Verizon’s 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), phishing is a leading cause of data breaches, accounting for over a third of incidents. It is a...

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What is a Secure Email Gateway (SEG)?

Secure Email Gateways (SEGs) are an email security solution that sits inline on emails’ path from the public Internet to the corporate email server. This position al...

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This Company Uses Avanan as the Measuring Stick for All Other Solutions

For years, New Destination Travel relied on Microsoft ATP for security in its Microsoft 365 environment. However, they were troubled by how many phishing attacks rea...

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Why DLP is Essential for Full Security

Data breaches are becoming ever more expensive both in terms of the number of lost records and loss of customer trust.

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The Benefits to Not Changing Your MX Records

One of the first things you have to do when deploying a Secure Email Gateway like Mimecast or Proofpoint is change your MX Records. Mail Exchange (MX) records are ne...

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Secure the Supply Chain with Avanan

One of the major vectors for cyberattacks is through the supply chain. 

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Avanan vs Microsoft ATP (Defender): What You Need to Know

If you use Microsoft 365 for your email, you've likely considered (or already have) Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection to secure your email. (It's now being referr...

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