Advanced Threat Protection
Protects your business effectively from advanced cyber attacks and threats like ransomware, CEO fraud, BEC, ATO, spear phishing and more
Emotet, Trickbot, GandCrab – Malware is increasingly finding its way into the email inbox of companies and organizations. CEO fraud, forged invoices and fake application emails are the most common methods used by cybercriminals to smuggle malware into corporate systems. Important files are encrypted, sensitive information is copied or confidential business transactions are monitored. Ransomware, spyware and viruses manipulate or damage operational and production processes, which can cause considerable (financial) damage to the companies targeted. With the comprehensive features of Advanced Threat Protection, even the most sophisticated cyber attacks have no chance.
Advanced Threat Protection protects your email traffic from insidious cyber attacks
Protection against blended attacks
Blended attacks use different types of malware at the same time. Viruses, spyware, spam and phishing are combined in one email attack
This blending of attack methods and penetration of different vulnerabilities makes cyber attacks even more complex and difficult to detect.
Malicious Document Decryption
The latest risk from cybercrime is critical: hackers are increasingly using encrypted email attachments to infiltrate corporate systems with malware.
Classic anti-virus programs cannot detect malware hidden by this encryption. Malicious Documents Decryption adds another essential feature to Advanced Threat Protection: encrypted email attachments are decrypted using appropriate text modules. The decrypted document is then subjected to an in-depth virus scan. This keeps your mailbox safe from even this advanced threat.
Significant sales losses
Increasing threat from ransomware
Ransomware is one of the most popular methods of cyber crime in terms of both profitability and scope of (financial) damage to the victims. If the blackmailer’s software infiltrates a company system, all sensitive and confidential files are encrypted and are only released in exchange for a ransom in the form of Bitcoins. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee the files will actually be released after payment has been made.
Hackers’ favorite targets are large companies and government institutions, as well as critical infrastructure. In the worst case scenario, an attack could lead to insolvency. But considerable sales losses are also among the potential effects.
A strong alliance against all methods of attack
The variety of attack vectors means defense mechanisms must be able to cope with a multitude of methods in order to ward off all potential threats. That’s why Complete365 uses freezing, URL scanning, rewriting and sandboxing to keep threats away from your IT infrastructure.
Comprehensive risk analyses with Sandbox Engine: Dangerous types of malware
Dangerous types of malware such as Emotet, Hancinator and Trickbot often hide behind file attachments in emails and therefore remain undetected at first. However, as soon as an infected document is opened, the malware enters a company’s system and can cause millions of dollars of damage. The sandbox Engine scans email attachments for potential malware by running the file in a virtual, isolated test environment where any potentially harmful effects can be safely identified.
If the document sent turns out to be malware, the emails are quarantined directly, and the company’s IT security team is notified.
Freezing is the safe option
Emails that cannot be classified definitively straight away but are suspicious are held back for a short time by freezing them. The email is re-scanned – as soon as the virus detection engines get a hit, the email is moved directly into quarantine. Ransomware, blended attacks and phishing attacks will never get into your email inbox again!
With the ex-post alert, your IT security team receives an automatic notification if an email that has already been delivered is subsequently classified as malicious. You will receive a detailed evaluation of the attack so that you can immediately initiate measures such as checking systems and raising the awareness of your own employees.
Advanced Threat Protection URL Rewriting couples time-of-click verification with site inspection methods. The time-of-click verification blocks access to malicious sites by utilizing Axio Networks’s growing domain and URL intelligence databases containing billions of phishing and malware datasets. When the initial verification passes, the service scans the target site to detect malicious indicators of compromise, .e.g., embedded links to malicious payloads or phishing forms. After completing these scans and if the target site has not been declared malicious, the user is redirected to the site.
No getting through for harmful links thanks to URL scanning
Documents attached to an email (e.g. PDF, Microsoft Office) often contain further links. However, these cannot be replaced as this would violate the integrity of the document. The URL scanning engine leaves the document in its original form and only checks the target of these links to rule out possible malware damage and prevent phishing attacks.
Axio Networks Real Time Alerts notify your IT security teams in real time about acute attacks on your company. This up-to-date information can be used directly by the company for countermeasures, so that you can close your security loopholes in the shortest possible time and set up additional protective measures.
If a virus or infected link is detected in ATP analysis tools such as the Sandbox Engine or URL scanning, the system automatically sends an alert. In addition, the administrator is informed about the attempted intrusion into the IT structure. This alert contains detailed information about the type and extent of the attack.
Protection against CEO fraud
The human in front of the PC is still considered one of the biggest security loopholes in a system, and cybercriminals are well aware of this fact. Hackers exploit this vulnerability through personalized attacks such as CEO fraud and spear phishing. Advanced Threat Protection uses innovative detection mechanisms such as spy-out detection, fraud attempt analysis and intention spoofing recognition to detect and prevent targeted social engineering attacks on employees. For this reason, incoming emails are examined for certain content patterns that indicate malicious intentions. This includes, for example, payment requests or requests for data output.
Targeted Fraud Forensics includes the following intelligent detection mechanisms
Fraud Attempt Analysis
Checks the authenticity and integrity of metadata and mail content.
Identity Spoofing Recognition
Detection and blocking of forged sender identities.
Intention Recognition System
Alerting to content patterns that suggest malicious intent.
Defense against espionage attacks to obtain sensitive information.
False Facts Identification
Identity-independent content analysis to identify messages that attempt to induce the recipient to take action by putting forward fictitious facts.
Targeted Attack Detection
Detection of targeted attacks on individuals who are particularly at risk.
Data - One of the most important resources of our time
Credit card information, travel information, passwords and access information, and personal details such as name and address are valuable pieces of information in our digital world. Hackers have set their sights specifically on either selling the data on the Darknet or using it for other purposes – for example, to deliberately harm companies. The attackers often use personal data for targeted attacks, since insider knowledge makes it difficult for employees to detect fraud and easier for the attackers to gain access to the company systems.
Raising employee awareness
Train your employees about the growing threat of cybercrime and the sophisticated methods hackers use, so they will be careful about which company information they publish and where they publish it. In-house seminars can enhance knowledge of how to deal with sensitive data, such as passwords or credit cards. In addition, you should always introduce the four-eyes or even better six-eyes principle for payments and protect yourself from any concerns among your clients.
Integration of Advanced Threat Protection into the email management system
Axio Complete365 Advanced Threat Protection extends the filtering mechanisms for spam and malware protection.
Emails that have passed this initial check are subjected to further analysis by ATP.
Among other things, Advanced Threat Protection executes suspicious attachments and examines their behavior in detail.
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