Targeted email attacks known as spear phishing have soared in popularity with the availability of user-specific information on social networks and other Internet resources.
With a name, a title, and a few personal details about travel or business activities, a cyber-criminal can craft a convincing email that can bypass traditional email security measures such as spam filters and anti-virus alert only to signature-based (known) malware.
Add a bogus URL or a PDF attachment with zero-day malware, and the criminal quickly collects control of a privileged system and user accounts.
To combat spear phishing, the FireEye Email Security Solution and Email Threat Prevention Cloud available from and supported by Phoenix Datacom provide zero-day analysis of each SMTP email and accurate quarantine of malicious attachments.
They go beyond known signatures and blacklisted URLs to detonate suspicious attachments in a full-featured virtual execution environment (sandbox) and the easy-to-use Graphical User Interface provides a simple choice between ‘Release Email’ and ‘Delete Email’.
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