Email is the number one vector for advanced threats that are targeting your organization. These days its people rather than infrastructure that are the targets. Traditional spam filtering struggles to keep up with these new attacks, leaving your company at risk.
One of the more sophisticated techniques of Ransomware, Cryptolocker and Phishing scheme authors is to send an email from a domain or a URL with a good reputation. When the emails are delivered to your mail server the site is clean, but within a few hours the hackers switch out the safe content on the site for their harmful payload. This way they bypass the first line of defense – your spam and virus filters and then try to infect your computer with malware. Phishing attacks can steal passwords and empty bank account. Ransomware can encrypt an entire network and shut down a company in seconds by locking the users’ infected devices. It’s an extremely effective way to infect a computer.
Although Google does an adequate job if you use the Google Chrome web browser to protect against these bad links. Their response time is typically within a few hours, but there are more effective URL safety lists that can be combined with better click protection. Our Link Protection includes subscriptions to the most advanced outbreak protection feeds for real-time protection.
Link Click Protection is part of our multi-layered approach to email protection called Advanced Threat Defense.