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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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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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How Avanan Catches Phishing That Others Miss

Why does conventional email security fail to catch some sophisticated impersonation, spear phishing, credential harvesting, and malware? The rapid adoption of the cl...

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ATP Anti-Phishing Compared to Avanan

Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) serves a real need when it comes to fortifying the basic anti-phishing, anti-virus, and anti-malware that make up EOP, whi...

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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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[Podcast] An In-Depth Discussion on IaaS & SaaS: How to Protect Them

In this podcast, hosted by BioMetricNews.net, we discuss the theme of using the cloud to fortify the lines of defenses at your business or corporation.

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Stop Phishing with Avanan's Anti-Phishing Software

In March of 2018, an employee at The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis center (FS-ISAC) clicked on a malicious link. From there, the phished email ...

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4 Major Ways Phishing Attacks Have Evolved In The Last Ten Years

Ten years is an eternity when it comes to technology. Back in 2008, the Motorola Razor was the most popular cellphone on the market and Blu-Ray was set to be the fut...

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What makes a good CASB (Cloud Access Security Broker)?

What is a CASB? I am attending the Gartner Security and Risk Management Conference this week, and both analysts and customers are seeing a change in the cloud securi...

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5 Phishing Attack Trends to Look out for in 2018

Avanan has caught a tremendous number of previously-unseen attacks this year, and as a result we have identified some distinct trends that give insight into what we ...

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Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection vs Avanan

Microsoft knows that Office 365's default security features are not enough to keep an organization protected, which is why they created Microsoft Advanced Threat Pro...

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Verizon's 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report: Malware and Phishing

Earlier this month, Verizon released their 10th annual Data Breach Investigations Report. The 76-page report covers the data breach trends across all industries—from...

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Part II: Why Proofpoint and Mimecast Can't Secure Office 365 and Gmail

In part one of this series, we explained why Proofpoint and Mimecast customers might be susceptible to email attacks that other Office 365 and Gmail customers are no...

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Mimecast vs. Proofpoint: Why They Can't Secure Office 365 and Gmail Part 1

Proofpoint and Mimecast were the premier email security solutions for legacy on-premise email platforms, such as Exchange or Lotus Notes. But using them for cloud-ba...

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What's Wrong with CASBs?

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 ...

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

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. 

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

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...

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