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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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It's Time to Consider a New Email Security Provider

If your contract with your email security provider is up for renewal, it might be a good time to take a step back and consider how that provider is performing. As wo...

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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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How likely is each presidential candidate to be used as bait in a phishing campaign? We found out.

Avanan doesn’t conduct polls and has no deeper insight into who will win the US presidency in 2020 than anyone else, but we do have a lot of data on phishing emails....

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Why Email Security Isn't Working

Back when email was on-premises, your email server sat somewhere in a data center, protected by your security stack that was designed specifically for on-prem email....

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2019 Was the Year of Zero Trust

Before the cloud, data was secured at the perimeter of applications and networks. Everything inside the perimeter was trusted, and everything outside the perimeter w...

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What Did the CISA of Homeland Security Say at Data Connectors?

This week’s Data Connectors Cybersecurity Strategies Conference in Fort Lauderdale was a special occasion. Klint Walker, the Chief Information Security Advisor (CISA...

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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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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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Lessons from Black Hat: End-to-End Security Culture

This month marked the 23rd Black Hat conference. If you’ve never made the trip to Las Vegas, the event typically focuses on the technical aspects of the latest threa...

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Top Takeaways from the 2019 Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit

Gartner’s 25th annual Summit for CISOs, security architects, and data practitioners ended last week. There was a  focus on organizational culture rather than pieceme...

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What We’re Looking Forward to at Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2019

I’ve been to 15 Gartner Summit Events. The 2019 Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, however, will be my first time attending their security-focused conference...

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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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