In an era where email is the lifeblood of modern business, cybersecurity leader Bitdefender has unveiled a groundbreaking solution to protect organizations and managed service providers (MSPs) against a relentless barrage of cyber threats. Properly named GravityZone Security for Email, this cloud-based email security offering is poised to revolutionize how we safeguard our digital communications.
Comprehensive Protection Across Email Service Providers
Email remains the primary channel for both opportunistic and targeted cyberattacks, making robust email security an absolute necessity. GravityZone Security for Email recognizes the scope of this challenge and offers comprehensive protection across diverse email infrastructures. Whether an organization relies on Microsoft Exchange Server (on-premises), Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft 365, or Google Gmail, this versatile solution provides a seamless shield against a wide range of threats.
The Battlefront: Email as the Primary Attack Vector
Email has become the frontline battleground in the ongoing war against cyber threats. Research from the Radicati Group reveals that a staggering 94 percent of malware infiltrates organizations via email. But how do hackers leverage email to launch their attacks?
- The Initial URL: Email often serves as the gateway to deliver the initial URL, a link leading to an exploit kit or a phishing website, setting the stage for broader attacks.
- The Attachment: Malicious attachments, such as droppers or payloads, are frequently delivered via email and can wreak havoc when opened.
- Social Engineering: Email is the linchpin for various social engineering attacks, including Business Email Compromise (BEC) and credential phishing, where attackers manipulate email content to deceive recipients.
The Limitations of Traditional Endpoint Protection
As email threats evolve and become increasingly sophisticated, organizations must acknowledge that standard endpoint protection is no longer adequate to fend off email-based attacks. Traditional email security technologies, particularly those relying solely on standard antivirus and reputation-based approaches, struggle to keep pace with the rapidly evolving threat landscape.
Email threats are becoming more adept at bypassing standard email security solutions, often blending social engineering, identity deception, phishing, malware, and exploits to infiltrate organizations and cause significant damage.
Confronting Business Email Compromise and CEO Fraud
One particularly insidious threat addressed by GravityZone Security for Email is Business Email Compromise (BEC), also known as CEO fraud. BEC attacks involve attackers impersonating company executives or senior managers via email, with the goal of convincing employees to divert funds into accounts controlled by the attackers or to disclose sensitive data.
The consequences of these payroll diversion scams can be financially catastrophic, with BEC attacks accounting for $8 million in fraud losses in 2019. GravityZone Security for Email empowers organizations with robust defenses against impersonation and CEO fraud, mitigating the risk associated with these malicious schemes.
Why Choose GravityZone Security for Email?
With the increasing sophistication of email threats, the need for a reliable email security solution has never been more critical. GravityZone Security for Email offers several compelling reasons for businesses to choose it as their frontline defense:
- Multi-Layered Protection from Threats: This solution employs multiple security engines, each armed with advanced technologies that work collaboratively to detect a wide range of threats, from spam to targeted phishing and sophisticated impersonation attacks.
- Complete Control Over Mail Flow: GravityZone's powerful policy engine provides IT administrators with unprecedented control over email delivery and message filtering, allowing fine-tuned security policies based on various attributes such as size, source, destination, and keywords.
- Advanced Behavioral Analysis: Leveraging over 10,000 algorithms and analyzing more than 130 variables extracted from each email message, GravityZone Security for Email conducts in-depth analysis to ensure robust threat detection and prevention.
- Real-Time User Protection: Time-of-click protection actively rewrites links in messages, providing real-time protection by blocking and warning users about malicious links, reducing the risk of users falling victim to phishing attempts.
- Safeguarding Outbound Messages: Beyond inbound threat detection, this solution extends its protection to outbound messages, helping organizations control the content in outgoing emails to prevent IP blacklisting and data leakage.
- Full Mail Flow Control: GravityZone Security for Email boasts an advanced mail routing engine that provides complete control over mail flow, seamlessly supporting multiple email providers within a single domain.
The Architecture of GravityZone Security for Email
Underpinning these impressive features is the robust architecture of GravityZone Security for Email. It is 100% cloud-based, offering effortless deployment and management. The policy engine utilizes multiple antivirus engines, including static sandboxing for file attachments, ensuring a thorough analysis of both inbound and outbound emails.
Getting Started with GravityZone Security for Email
Implementing GravityZone Security for Email is a straightforward process. For organizations, it's available as an add-on to the GravityZone cloud console. By simply changing MX records to reroute inbound email through Bitdefender's cloud email security servers, organizations can significantly enhance their email security. For outbound filtering, configuring smart hosts for email rerouting is recommended, with detailed installation guides available for both organizations and MSPs.
Reporting and Accuracy: Trust in the Numbers
GravityZone Security for Email doesn't just promise top-notch security; it delivers on that promise. The solution includes a range of reporting tools such as spam digest reports, audit reports, and top trend reports. Administrators also have the flexibility to create their custom reports tailored to their specific requirements. Furthermore, this email security solution has earned its stripes with high virus and spam filtering accuracy, backed by independent lab tests and the trust of satisfied customers.
System Requirements: Setting the Foundation for Success
In an era where email-based threats continue to evolve, GravityZone Security for Email provides a comprehensive solution to protect your organization's critical communications. Don't leave your email security to chance; take proactive steps to safeguard your digital assets with Bitdefender's advanced email security solution.