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Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is a security solution that protects your organization from complex malware and cyberattacks targeting sensitive data. These include sophisticated malware variants and hard-to-detect attacks that involve compromised credentials.
As new cyberattack techniques are constantly emerging, organizations do not have the capacity to constantly track the latest emerging threats. Creating customized rules and policies to protect against every new threat is not feasible.
Security teams that invest in advanced threat protection are able to defend against sophisticated attacks without having to manually configure their security tools and policies. This turns a difficult, time-consuming process into a streamlined, automatic one.
SpamTitan’s ATP uses best-in-class technologies to automate the process of detecting and responding to advanced threats. Since there are so many types of advanced threats, catching them requires using more than one tool and arranging them in a multi-layered defense:
SpamTitan’s ATP solution puts all of these tools to work, securing your email inbox against a wide variety of advanced threats. This prevents malicious emails from arriving in users’ inboxes and offers additional point-of-click protection to users in case malicious content does get through.
Advanced threats leverage emerging technology and unreported vulnerabilities to exploit security defenses and compromise users. Many advanced threats work by exploiting flaws in popular security solutions, allowing cybercriminals to bypass their targets’ security tools.
There are many kinds of advanced threats, and they all work differently. Some common examples include:
Office 365 has become a primary target for ransomware and phishing attacks. A recent study by Deloitte states that “91% of all attacks begin with a phishing email to an unsuspecting victim”.
SpamTitan integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Outlook / Office 365 to provide advanced threat protection to organizations from sophisticated cyberattacks.
In 2016, a study found that 71.4% of corporate Office 365 users have at least one compromised account each month. While Office 365 is a brilliant email client, it lacks in some areas such as spam filtering. Hence an advanced threat defense is required to defend against the ever-evolving cybercriminals.
Nevertheless, a spam filtering solution is required to protect against spam and advanced threats.
SpamTitan's Email Protection solution contains award-winning features to protect against advanced threats in Microsoft Outlook.
SpamTitan complements all Office 365 features. By implementing SpamTitan's Advanced Threat Technology, you can expect:
Business leaders and corporate stakeholders may be suspicious about the value of Advanced Threat Protection. They understand that their organizations are facing more threats than ever, but most of these are high-volume common threats that existing security technologies are able to handle.
This is true. However, successfully blocking 99% of cyberattacks won’t save your organization from the 1% that breakthrough. Advanced threats are becoming increasingly common as cybercriminals learn that lazy, highly automated attack vectors no longer pay off.
This doesn’t mean that advanced threats aren’t automated. Some of them use automation to qualify potential targets in remarkably clever ways. Others rely on AI-generated text to create convincing phishing emails. AI-driven automation is on the rise in every corner of the global economy – and that includes the cybercrime industry.
The trend towards increasingly sophisticated threats suggests that in the near future, there will be no such thing as a simple, common threat. Organizations need to prepare for an environment where all threats are advanced threats.
There are many Advanced Threat Protection solutions available on the cybersecurity market. Many of them claim to have the same tools and technologies – like sandbox verification, URL scanning, and AI-powered content verification. However, that doesn’t mean they all offer the same results.
Cybercriminals have come up with many ways to beat advanced threat protection technologies. Achieving true security performance requires investing in advanced email protection with features that go beyond the minimum necessary functionality. Best-in-class ATP solutions like SpamTitan successfully mitigates the risk of today’s most advanced email-based attacks.
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Advanced threat protection analyzes email content and attachments to detect sophisticated threats that generic email filters usually miss. When it finds a compromised email, it quarantines that message and generates an alert. Security analysts can then access the quarantined email and learn more about the threat. This makes it a valuable component of any organization’s multi-layered security strategy.
Advanced threat protection is a valuable asset against sophisticated email phishing attacks, social engineering strategies, and business email compromise scams. It is also capable of detecting spoofed documents, including malicious Microsoft Office documents, PDFs, and more. It includes a URL verification feature that automatically checks the integrity of links embedded in incoming emails.
When combined with a comprehensive, multi-layered security strategy, advanced threat protection provides useful information for catching malicious users in other complex scenarios as well. For example, the data captured by advanced threat protection can contribute to detecting malicious insiders and compromised credentials.
SpamTitan automatically identifies and responds to advanced threats. This AI-powered solution does not require additional manual input from a human security analyst. It can generate alerts that a human analyst can review for threat intelligence purposes. SpamTitan is a self-contained, fully automated email security solution that protects users against known and unknown threats. It works by analyzing incoming emails for suspicious characteristics and quarantining emails that do not pass its tests
SpamTitan combines a variety of technologies to protect users from advanced threats. It uses AI-powered scanning to match incoming emails with known malicious content and opens incoming attachments in secure sandbox environments to protect against malware. It also includes solutions for preventing users from leaking data to third-party destinations and includes a robust antivirus filter. Altogether, these bundled technologies combine to create a multi-layered defense strategy.
Sometimes. Not all phishing attacks are advanced threats. However, many advanced threats include an email phishing component. Advanced threat protection defends your organization against many different types of attacks and blocks sophisticated phishing attempts. Both technologies – and Microsoft 365’s built-in email security solutions – can detect and block simple phishing attempts. More complex phishing attempts require security solutions that can verify the integrity of links and protect users
Some email protection solutions require system administrators to configure complex server deployments and manually add filters to their incoming and outgoing email protocols. Adding SPF, DKIM, and DMARC functionality to these products can be challenging. SpamTitan offers fast, easy deployment that generates immediate results. There is no need to manually configure your email security system. The software will automatically begin filtering harmful content from your user’s inboxes once deployed.
Not always. Low quality email threat protection solutions may accidentally flag genuine messages as spam. This may cause email users to lose messages, which impacts productivity. False positives are a stubborn and complex issue that many email security vendors still face. On the other hand, high quality email threat protection solutions from reputable vendors actually improve deliverability. They improve the reputation of the email servers associated with the organization.
Yes! Businesses of all sizes rely on email every day. Secure communication is the backbone of all business processes, and advanced threat protection solutions ensure that email users can trust the messages they receive in their inboxes. Small businesses actually have more to gain from deploying automatic email threat protection solutions because they can’t afford to deploy in-house security resources to monitor incoming messages and traffic.
The built-in email protection that comes with Microsoft 365 is not adequate to protect users against advanced threats. Microsoft 365 users need additional protection to prevent attackers from exploiting emerging zero-day threats and sophisticated malware attacks. On its own, Microsoft 365 is perfectly capable of handling well-known common threats but organizations need to adopt more robust security policies. That includes investing in multi-layered protection for email users such as SpamTitan.