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Cybercriminals’ #1 attack vector: your customers’ email

April 16, 2019

Cybercriminals’ #1 attack vector: your customers’ email
Email remains a primary source of communication and collaboration for businesses—and a primary target for a security breach. According to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report, 92.4% of malware is delivered via email. Research from Accenture shows that the average cost of a malware attack to a company is $2.4 million, while the average cost in lost time is 50 days. After reading the research, you can begin to understand why email security is such an important service for you to offer your customers.
 
Moving beyond the basics with Cisco Email Security
Cisco Email Security features advanced threat defense capabilities that detect, block and remediate threats in incoming email and provide the first layer of threat defense for incoming and outbound data. Simultaneously, it protects an organization’s brand, prevents data loss and secures mission-critical information in transit with end-to-end encryption.
 
One of the key differentiators of Cisco Email Security is that it incorporates threat detection from Cisco Talos, the largest security intelligence network in the world. The Talos team provides global threat intelligence from a wide range of sources, including 600 billion messages, 16 billion web requests and 1.5 million malware samples daily. Talos gives IT admins real-time visibility into all email communications, which helps them respond to incidents sooner. Additionally, Cisco offers protection through the following subscriptions:
 
Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP). This security service goes beyond point-in-time capabilities and is built to protect organizations before, during and after an attack. AMP provides a repository to check against in the event an infected file comes in through the email system. And its architecture checks a file in the event of a disposition change (e.g., if a message changes from clean or unknown to malicious) and notifies customers retrospectively about every inbox where the associated message was delivered. Additionally, Cisco provides URL intelligence with its web security products, including Umbrella, to provide knowledge of web-based attacks and methods to prevent attacks from infected links.
 
Cisco Advanced Phishing. To further enhance protection, Cisco Advanced Phishing Protection learns and authenticates email identities and behavioral relationships. It helps stop the latest emerging threats that use identity deception such as business email compromise (BEC) attacks with no payload, attacks that use compromised accounts and social engineering attacks. Cisco Advanced Phishing includes machine learning technology, which develops an in-depth understanding of senders’ behavioral patterns in real time.
 
Cisco Domain Protection. Another level of protection comes from Cisco Domain Protection, which
identifies and eliminates sources of illegitimate email by automating the process of DMARC (domain-based message authentication reporting and conformance) email authentication and enforcement. It also gives users visibility into third-party senders who are using their domain to send email on their behalf to protect their company’s brand identity while increasing email marketing effectiveness.
 
Test drive Cisco email security for free
Cisco is currently offering a 45-day free trial of Cisco Email Security (Note: The current offer is available only for companies with more than 100 employees). For more information, click here.