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What is Business Email Compromise (BEC)?

There is ambiguity about what Business Email Compromise (BEC) means. Is it an email impersonating an executive for financial gain? Is it the same thing as account ta...

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What Is a Secure Email Gateway and Are They Still Viable in 2020?

Email is used by 3.8 billion people every day, and its popularity is only growing. Unfortunately, that makes it the favorite channel for opportunistic and targeted a...

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What is a Phishing Scam?

A phishing scam is when a hacker pretends to be a trusted person in order to access a user’s account, trick them into giving up sensitive/personal information, or in...

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The History and Future of Phishing [Infographic]

See why phishing has became one of cyber security's most common threats, and what can be done about it. Lots of numbers, percentages, and costs are associated with p...

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Re:Ploy Email Chain Hijack Attack

Let’s say your organization has the best security. Your employees are trained to never fall victim to phishing. You have SSO and it’s very hard to take over your acc...

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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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Avanan Recognized as a 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Email Security

  New York—September 24, 2019 – Avanan, a leading cloud email security platform, has been named a September 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Email Se...

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Avanan Email Security Granted US Patent

Pre-Delivery Prevention of Phishing, the Future of Security for Cloud Email and Collaboration Suites New York—September 18, 2019 – Avanan, the leading security solut...

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5 Reasons Microsoft Safe Links Make Office 365 Less Safe

Since the first successful phishing attack, we have trained our email users to read every URL before clicking. Microsoft’s Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) included ...

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Cloud Email Security Supplements Address SaaS Vulnerabilities

Gartner recognizes a new segment of email security focused on filling gaps in existing advanced threat protection. “Protecting the perimeter” was the refrain for con...

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Phishing Attacks and the Human Factor

Avanan CMO Michael Hiskey was recently interviewed on Digital Trends Live, a show about tech and its many moving parts. Host Greg Nibler led the conversation on how ...

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How G Suite Is Weaponized by Hackers in 2019

Google's G Suite brings much needed convenience and organization to the enterprise cloud. Because of its popularity, however, it is a favorite target for hackers. 

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SalesPharce: Hackers Exploit Salesforce, Phish Partners and Customers

What’s more dangerous than hackers running amok in your corporate email?  How about if they had global access to your salesforce.com account? Salesforce.com [$CRM] i...

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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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Proofpoint and Mimecast's Insider Threat Problem

Proofpoint and Mimecast are traditional email security gateways that redirect traffic through a cloud-based proxy before it reaches the email server. This works well...

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