Patented Technology

Trained on Advanced Threats

The founding team at Avanan, with a background in military intelligence, recognized that the majority of email security solutions were struggling with innovation as hacker methods were becoming increasingly successful and epidemic.

“Risk Management and Security is a must in the current IT world. As most vulnerabilities stem from email, securing O365 was a priority. Avanan became the solution to this issue.”

— Infrastructure and Operations Specialist, Construction Industry

Patented Avanan API-based Architecture
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The First In-Line Email Security Solution Based Fully on APIs

The Avanan platform is unparalleled in its ability to block phishing attempts on email, due in large part to the patent obtained by its founders (USPTO# 10,372,931), for API-based in-line email security. Avanan performs tasks normally associated with Secure Email Gateway tools, while the cloud-native Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) allow for supplemental capabilities like internal message scanning and post-delivery forensics.

Avanan stands between the internet and a cloud email inbox to prevent users from clicking on advanced threats. Using cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning techniques, coupled with human input from both end-users and trained researchers, the platform is specifically trained to catch the evasive attacks that get through default and advanced security layers.

Cloud-Native Security

While conventional security was designed to protect network perimeter, Avanan was conceived as a solution to secure the cloud from within. Avanan is an App that installs in one click, and can immediately start protecting entire collaboration suites like Office 365 and G Suite, as well as messaging applications like Slack.

The average victim of a phishing attack clicks on the malicious link one minute and 40 seconds after it arrives in the inbox. Avanan stops phishing before the inbox and is the only platform that scans after the built-in anti-phishing and anti-malware, adding additional layers of security.

The first in-line email security solution based fully on APIs enables:

  • The scanning of inbound, outbound, and internal emails and files in real-time.
  • Protection across entire collaboration suite (email, file sharing, and messaging).
  • Clean content arriving at and leaving the organization after being cleared by the security stack.

Easy Deployment

Install Avanan from the Microsoft AppSource, G Suite Marketplace, and Slack App Directory. Deploy anti-phishing, anti-malware, and DLP in one click to initiate pre-configured policies and out-of-box workflows.

With this simple cloud-to-cloud deployment model, Avanan is up and running in minutes — even for the enterprise.

Invisible to hackers

Avanan does not require changes to MX records, and sits behind existing security. This makes it virtually invisible to hackers.

Mail Exchange (MX) records are Domain Name Server (DNS) records which are necessary for the delivery of email. Traditional solutions for email security required changes to these files, which by design need to be publicly visible, so emails can get to their intended addresses. Changing those records, however, also tips off hackers to which security protocols and tools are in use. Designing attacks like Business Email Compromise (BEC) for specific intended targets, the MX record details give malicious actors the roadmap of how to bypass security.

With Avanan, the deployment model enables in-line scanning that works with built-in email security and preserves mail flow rules.

Next-Generation AI

Machine learning is only as good as the data it was trained on. That’s why Avanan is specially trained to catch attacks missed by default and advanced security. Layered atop those existing security filters, Avanan blocks evolving threats before the inbox.


Because APIs connect the AI into the email environment, Avanan machine learning rapidly adapts to new threats and behaviors. With every email, the AI learns new attack indicators, and better understands how employees, partners, and customers typically communicate. Avanan leverages:

  • 300+ phishing indicators (and growing)
  • User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA)
  • Historical analysis of your environment
  • Communication patterns of each organization

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