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Another Day, Another School-Based Ransomware Attack

We've written a lot about ransomware attacks hitting schools, and now there's reports of another big one. The Baltimore County Schools, home to 115,000 students, was...

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COVID-19 Vaccine: Distribution System Is Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

As a number of potential COVID-19 vaccines come closer to approval, it's worth taking a step back to think of the huge logistical challenge that the vaccines present...

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Successful Ransomware Attacks Against Education Sector Are Skyrocketing

At the beginning of the school year in September, we wrote about how there was a spate of ransomware and other cyberattacks targeting schools and universities. In th...

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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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Avanan Announces New Email Archiving Feature

Depending on legal or regulatory requirements, you may need to store all your emails. For instance, in some industries, you may be required to keep an email for at l...

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Recap: Brian Krebs Ask Me Anything

While the live event is over, Brian is still answering questions! If you've registered, we will let you know when they post. If you have not, register to be notified...

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New Data: Cyberattacks Continue to Increase at Hospitals

Hospitals have long been under extensive cyber attacks. Because they hold personal patient data, hackers know the high cost of a breach in a hospital and its regulat...

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Inline Security and Cost-Effective: The Perfect Combination for This College

With COVID-19 causing potential budget cuts, Peach University decided it was the perfect time to re-evaluate their security product. They had long thought Secure Ema...

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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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Thinking of Ditching Mimecast? Switching Over is Painless

So you, like many others, are thinking of leaving Mimecast. We've seen many of our customers come over from Mimecast and they have all enjoyed better security with A...

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Microsoft ATP: Are Too Many Emails Getting Through? See Why These Companies Had Enough

Avanan's AI is specifically trained on the attacks that Microsoft misses. That's only possible if Microsoft actually misses attacks. It does. As we found in the 2020...

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These Companies Were Fed Up with Their Email Security Vendor. Are You?

Every day, we're seeing companies switching from Secure Email Gateways like Mimecast, Proofpoint, Barracuda and Symantec to a cloud-native solution like Avanan.

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Phish No More: How This Manufacturer Fixed the Problem with Avanan

At one point, an employee at Blue Emerald, a large manufacturer in the Southeast, had 100 phishing emails in their inbox.

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Trends Dominating the News

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which is all about promoting best practices for staying safe online. 

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