Email is one of the most critical and vulnerable communication channels for any organisation. It is also the most targeted by cyberattacks, such as phishing, malware, ransomware, and business email compromise.
Traditional secure email gateways (SEGs) were designed to protect email from external threats, but they have failed to adapt to the cloud environment and the evolving threat landscape. That’s why Avanan created a new approach to email security that leverages the power of cloud-native APIs.
Avanan’s patented email security solution connects directly to the cloud email provider, such as Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace, via API.
This allows Avanan to scan and block malicious emails before they reach the inbox, without requiring any changes to the email flow or the user experience. Avanan also provides comprehensive protection against internal threats, such as compromised accounts, data leakage, and insider attacks.
Avanan’s email security solution can replace or augment existing SEGs, depending on the organisation’s needs and preferences and it can offer several advantages over traditional SEGs, such as:
– Higher accuracy: Avanan uses advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence to detect and prevent sophisticated attacks that SEGs often miss, such as zero-day threats, targeted phishing, and impersonation.
– Faster response: Avanan blocks malicious emails in real time, before they reach the inbox, reducing the risk of user interaction and infection. SEGs typically scan emails after they are delivered, which creates a window of opportunity for attackers.
– Lower complexity: Avanan simplifies email security management by eliminating the need for multiple products, vendors, and configurations. SEGs often require additional solutions, such as cloud access security brokers (CASBs), secure web gateways (SWGs), and endpoint protection platforms (EPPs), to provide adequate protection for cloud email.
– Better visibility: Avanan provides complete visibility into the email environment, including both external and internal threats, across all devices and locations. SEGs only monitor inbound and outbound traffic, leaving blind spots for internal threats and lateral movement.
– Enhanced user experience: Avanan preserves the native functionality and performance of cloud email, without introducing any latency, disruption, or friction for users. SEGs often degrade the user experience by changing the email headers, links, and attachments, or by requiring users to log in to a separate portal to access quarantined emails.
Avanan is the leader in email security for the cloud era. With Avanan’s patented technology, organisations can protect their email from all types of threats, without compromising on functionality, performance, or usability. Avanan is trusted by thousands of customers worldwide, including leading enterprises, SMBs, and MSPs.