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Why Proofpoint and Mimecast Can't Secure Office 365 and Gmail

Gil Friedrich | August 11, 2017 | Filed Under: Blog | Read More »

Proofpoint and Mimecast have been the best email security solutions for our legacy on-prem email platforms - Exchange, Lotus Notes, etc. But to use them for Office 365 or Gmail act...

Office 365 Fails (Again) to Detect a Unicode-Based Attack

Yoav Nathaniel | August 2, 2017 | Filed Under: Blog | Read More »

There is a large scale phishing attack against Office 365 that we have started seeing today (8/2/2017) across the majority of our Office 365 customers.

A True Story: "Hackers have been inside my Office 365 account for weeks"

Gil Friedrich | July 24, 2017 | Filed Under: Blog | Read More »

  “One question was what exactly were the hackers after? They had compromised at least one account, yet they still weren’t done. What was next? But the big question was - how to ge...

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5 Phishing Attacks Office 365 and Gmail Didn't Detect in July

Dylan Press | July 19, 2017 | Filed Under: Blog | Read More »

In the past 30 days, the Avanan platform has detected and blocked thousands of unique phishing attacks against our customers. The most interesting are those that bypass the built-i...


How to Identify a Phishing Email in Gmail

Dylan Press | July 14, 2017 | Filed Under: Blog | Read More »

Phishing is the most popular way for attackers to gain access to your Google Cloud. It can be difficult to keep up with all the methods for detecting phishing attacks on your own a...

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What's Wrong with CASBs?

Dylan Press | July 6, 2017 | Filed Under: Blog | Read More »

CASB vendors have been around for the past 5-7 years, VCs have invested over $500M into these companies and Gartner has been promoting them with very bullish growth predictions. Bu...

New Attack Report: How Google Drive Propagates Malware

Gil Friedrich | June 14, 2017 | Filed Under: Blog | Read More »

Since yesterday (6/13/17) we started seeing a new phishing attack against Gmail and Google Drive customers that leverages both services and exploits a blind spot in the G Suite ser...

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NHS Hit by International Ransomware Attack

Dylan Press | May 12, 2017 | Filed Under: Blog | Read More »

May 12th, 2017 The NHS has been hit by a ransomware attack today, affecting at least 16 of their trusts in the UK according to The Guardian. This is a widespread attack affecting b...

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Jaff: New Ransomware Attack Blasting 5 Million Emails Per Hour

Dylan Press | May 12, 2017 | Filed Under: Blog | Read More »

WannaCry infected over 200,000 computers in 150 countries. The large-scale ransomware attack infected a large number of global companies such as FedEx, LATAM airlines, Renault, and...


The New Attack Vector: API-based Attacks on Your SaaS

Michael Landewe | May 3, 2017 | Filed Under: Blog | Read More »

At 2:25 PM EST today, we saw the first instance of a very sophisticated phishing scheme that came in the form of an invitation to open a Google Doc.

5 Reasons Why Microsoft Can't Secure Office 365

Gil Friedrich | March 29, 2017 | Filed Under: News, Blog, Videos | Read More »

Reading this blog title, you might think I’m going to condemn Microsoft and its efforts to secure Office 365. But in fact, Office 365 Security is Microsoft’s best -- especially com...


SaaS Email Security: 7 Reasons not to use an MTA Gateway

Michael Landewe | March 8, 2017 | Filed Under: Blog | Read More »

Don't change your email security. Change the way it is connected. With the massive adoption of Office 365 and G-Suite for corporate email, companies hoping to implement additional ...

Zero-Trust Security: When Your Employees are the Source of the Attack

Michael Landewe | March 8, 2017 | Filed Under: Blog | Read More »

During our analysis of an advanced phishing attack last week, I was reminded why it is so important to scan every email—inbound, outbound and internal. 


No One Wants to Be This Guy

Michael Landewe | February 21, 2017 | Filed Under: Blog | Read More »

Avanan recently received this email from the CISO of DEFENSCON, a think tank that works with some of the most sensitive government organizations and private defense contractors. (W...


“CyberSecurity: Ignorance is not an Excuse,” an RSA Live Panel

Michael Landewe | February 15, 2017 | Filed Under: Blog | Read More »

I participated on a live panel this week at RSA with Jeremiah Grossman, CSO of Sentinel One; Ian Glazer, Chairman, ID Professionals Working Group, Kantara Initiative; and Uma Karma...


The Legal Considerations of Moving Data to the Cloud.

Michael Landewe | January 17, 2017 | Filed Under: Blog | Read More »

January 28th is Data Privacy Day. To commemorate, we are holding an online panel discussion with Chantal Bernier and Todd Daubert of Dentons, the world’s largest law firm and a lea...

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Inside Out: Protecting from Unintentional Insider Threats (Video 2:16)

Steven Toole | January 10, 2017 | Filed Under: Blog | Read More »



Auld Lang Syne for Avanan and OPSWAT

Steven Toole | December 30, 2016 | Filed Under: Blog | Read More »

Auld Lang Syne for Avanan and OPSWAT Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

Avanan: New Puny-Phishing Attack on Office 365 Email Users

Gil Friedrich | December 12, 2016 | Filed Under: Blog | Read More »

Hackers Attack A Vulnerability in Office 365 Handling of Punycode Avanan’s cloud security researchers uncovered a new attack method against Office 365 business email that goes unde...

How to Prepare for the Greatest SaaS Security Threats of 2017

Steven Toole | November 21, 2016 | Filed Under: News, Webinars, Blog | Read More »