Advanced persistent threats (APTs) are stealthier and more spiteful than ever. Sophisticated techniques are used to quietly breach organizations and deploy customized malware, which potentially remains undetected for months. Such attacks are caused by cybercriminals who target individual users with highly evasive tools. Legacy security approaches are bypassed to steal sensitive data from credit card details to intellectual property or government secrets. Traditional cybersecurity solutions, such as email spam filters, anti-virus software or firewalls are ineffective against advanced persistent threats. APTs can bypass such solutions and gain hold within a network to make organizations vulnerable to data breaches.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: May 31, 2018
Not all email security systems perform the same. Lots of false negatives get through. That’s what Mimecast found in its new email security risk assessment (ESRA), an inspection of email security systems to uncover the number, type and severity of threats getting into organizations.
- TOTAL CAUGHT SPAM: 14,277,163
- TOTAL CAUGHT DANGEROUS FILE TYPES: 9,992
- TOTAL CAUGHT MALWARE ATTACHMENTS: 12,502
Download our report of ESRA tests to see the threats that Mimecast catches and other email security systems miss.
So-called "redirector" or "search engine" spam emerged in late 2007 and has now grown into a significant threat to businesses. In this new MessageLabs whitepaper, learn about the latest spammer ploy to get dangerous links past traditional defenses, and how MessageLabs delivers a proven, cost-effective solution.
A close look at the data provides a clear picture of how spammers vary their tactics to overwhelm traditional corporate email defenses, through changes in duration, frequency and intensity among others. This whitepaper will help you understand these threats to your business, and how MessageLabs provides a unique solution.
Published By: Clearswift
Published Date: Jun 09, 2008
This white paper provides a comprehensive look at spam; from its early days to where we are today in terms of managing the daily threats. With a strong policy, education and policy enforcement, and a multi-layer content security solution, organizations can address every kind of threat to its networks and its business; regardless of whether the threats are inbound or outbound.
Download your FREE 30-Day Trial of GFI MailEssentials Today! GFI MailEssentials 2012 is an all-new version which enhances the anti-spam functionality and integrates email security functionality to provide one comprehensive on-premise email solution.
The evolution of cyber threats ad the cybercriminal community has evolved from the days of pranksters launching annoying viruses and spam that would be considered primitive today.
While enterprises make concentrated efforts to protect their critical data, the lack of correlated and contextual network visibility can leave IT security organizations unable to prioritze the threats that matter the most.
Read this Trend and Risk report from IBM® ISS X-Force® to learn statistical information about all aspects of threats that affect Internet security, including software vulnerabilities and public exploitation, malware, spam, phishing, web-based threats, and more!
The Cisco® ASA 5500 Series Business Edition is an enterprise-strength comprehensive security solution that combines market-leading firewall, VPN, and optional content security capabilities, so you can feel confident your business is protected. This easy-to-use solution lets you control access to network resources to protect business data and maximize network uptime.
All businesses face a daily bombardment of email spam that consumes valuable IT staff
time as well as end-user productivity. In addition, email is an attack vector for many
types of security threats to businesses, including phishing, viruses, spyware, and
malicious URLs. Given that all businesses are experiencing the financial pressures of a
tightening world economy, coupled with the uncertainty of any near-term recovery, small
and medium-sized business (SMB) managers are searching for ways to cut costs while
continuing to maintain a consistent level of service and protection for their businesses.
Businesses are experiencing a dramatic increase in spam and email-based attacks. These assaults not only hurt employee productivity, they consume valuable IT staff time and infrastructure resources. These threats can also expose organizations to data leaks, compliance issues and legal risks.
Trend Micro's SaaS email security solution blocks spam, viruses, phishing, and other email threats before they touch your network, helping you reclaim IT staff time, end-user productivity, bandwidth, mail server storage and cpu capacity. Optional content filtering enforces compliance and helps prevent data leaks.
With email at the heart of businesses, security is a top priority. Mass spam and malware campaigns are no longer the only email security concern. Today, they are one part of a complex picture that includes other inbound threats and outbound risks.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Jan 11, 2013
Threats to online security have grown and evolved considerably in 2012. From the threats of cyberespionage and industrial espionage to the widespread, chronic problems of malware and phishing, we have seen constant innovation from malware authors.
Security is the most single critical task for any email administrator. Starting with a foundation of anti-spam and anti-virus capabilities, organizations should focus on other capabilities, as well, including policy management and a variety of other tasks designed to protect the network and the company from external and internal threats.
Today’s businesses rely heavily on email to communicate with clients, partners, and colleagues. But research suggests that organizations are lacking when it comes to protecting themselves against the increasing number of customized and complex attacks.
When polled by Mimecast, 83% of IT security managers said they see email as a primary source of attack, yet 65% claim they aren’t fully equipped to resolve the risks associated with email threats. Respondents’ perceptions of primary security threats also appeared to change based on having experienced a successful
breach. However, viruses, malware, spam, and insider threats remain the top concerns for both groups, both with and without breach experience.
Despite the six-year-old CAN-SPAM Act, spammers routinely abuse the law and continue to deliver their obnoxious email. One year ago, a major spam-hosting ISP was shut down, causing an impressive drop in botnet activity. Today, however, spam authors are more active and smarter than ever. Spammers love to tailor their messages to the news and the season. Read this report to gain a greater understanding of current spam threats.
This White Paper explains what image spam is and how it tries to escape detection. But it also describes how the filter provided by MessageLabs hosted services uses subtle clues to expose image spam - and so delivers a cost-effective solution to what can be an irritating and business-compromising problem. Learn more today!
With huge volumes of spam circulating the internet and news spam making up a big proportion of this
potentially business-compromising threat, your organisation needs to ensure it has effective protection in place.
Published By: GeoTrust
Published Date: Aug 09, 2013
Do you know if you or your customers are being sent phishing emails? Others may be trying to acquire information and by taking the first step to reading this white paper may just help stop any kind of phishing.
Add spyware to the list of urgent security concerns. With resources already stretched thin in fighting viruses and stopping spam, companies now also have to defend against a threat that strikes silently and does much of its damage before it’s even detected.
New spamming techniques are upon us - 419 spam, botnets, CAPTCHA cracking – what’s next from the 'bad guys'? Spam remains the biggest email-born threat to businesses. Learn how to protect your business. FREE Whitepaper (PDF/40KB)