Thursday, 14 June 2018

First email protection solution to offer predictive security with active threat protection


Sophos today announced Sophos Email Advanced, the first email protection solution to offer predictive security with active threat protection (ATP), anti-phishing email authentication, and outbound scanning and policy support.

75 percent of malware in an organization is unique to that organization which indicates the majority of attacks are zero-day. The only way to combat that is with the deep learning neural network that is integrated into the Sophos Email sandboxing technologyto quickly identify never-before-seen malicious files sent in email.
“With the growth of cloud-based platforms such as Office365 and Google G-Suite, organizations need an advanced security solution that detects zero-day threats and advanced malware. Ransomware-As-A-Service (RaaS) and packaged malware kits have made it easier for cybercriminals to customize and deliver more complex, targeted attacks through email,” said Bill Lucchini, senior vice president and general manager, Messaging Security Group at Sophos. “IT needs smarter, predictive security to detect and stop today’s threats.Sophos Central cloud-based management of Sophos Email Advanced can deliver the highest levels of protection to secure any email platform, allowing every user to trust their inbox again.”

New features in Sophos Email include:
ActiveThreat Protection (ATP)
·         Sophos Sandstorm cloud sandbox and advanced URL protection
·         Artificial intelligence built into Sophos Email sandboxing is able to detect and block unknown malware.
·         Time-of-Click advanced URL protection checks the website reputation or email links before delivery and at the time you click –blocking stealthy, delayed attacks
·         Time-of-Click advanced URL protection checks the website reputation or email links before delivery and at the time you click –blocking stealthy, delayed attacks

Anti-Phishing Email Authentication
·         Combination of SPF, DKIM, and DMARC authentication techniques and email header analysis
·         Sender Policy Framework (SPF) to declare and verify who can send e-mails from a given domain
·         Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM) e-mail authentication system based on asymmetric cryptographic keys
·         Domain Message Authentication Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) to determine what to do when messages fail SPF or DKIM checks

Outbound Scanning and Multi-Policy Support
·         Spam and virus scanning of outbound email scans to prevent unintended distribution of threats and protect reputation
·         Customized security policies can be created for individuals, groups or the whole domain in minutes

Deployment and Data Processing Location Options
·         Available through Sophos Central cloud-based management platform
·         Sophos Secure Email Gateways can be deployed as an on-premise appliance or within the newest version of the Sophos XG Firewall
·         Message processing centers in Ireland, USA, and Germany
·         Sophos Sandstorm locations in Ireland, USA, and Japan

Availability
Sophos Email Advanced is available from registered Sophos partners worldwide. Additional information can be found on the Sophos website here. To sign up for a free 30 day trial, click here.