The Importance of Prevention, Not Detection, in Email Security

In 2016, Avanan pioneered the concept of securing Microsoft 365 via API. Back then, customers needed to be educated about this novel approach. Now, it’s becoming mainstream, with scores of new companies popping up all the time, claiming to provide superior security via API.

In this whitepaper, you'll learn that:

  • In the booming API email security space, there are two modes: prevention and detection
  • Detection can only respond to malicious emails and attachments, allowing them into the environment before removing it
  • Detection is also limited in the type of features it can offer
  • Prevention can prevent malicious emails from reaching the inbox, and offer a slew of other, critical features
The Avanan solution allows us to have a comprehensive email security solution that integrates seamlessly with our Office 365 environment while "staying enough out of the way" as to not hinder productivity.

— Infrastructure and Operations Analyst in Manufacturing