From Secure Email Gateway to Secure Email Cloud

The Shift to Identity Impersonation

Legacy email security defenses worked for a number of years, but cybercriminals have since learned how to evade the systems that organizations put in place to protect against them. They have changed tactics, using new types of emails to con their victims out of millions. They no longer focus on spreading malware and viruses but instead use identity deception to trick their targets. In fact, the FBI estimates that 20,000 victims lost as much as $1.3 billion from business email compromise last year alone. And that’s just in the United States.

The Shift to Cloud-Based Email

At the same time that cybercriminals are evolving their tactics, businesses are shedding on-premises infrastructure, moving en masse to cloud-based platforms such as Microsoft Office 365 or G Suite. These platforms provide native support for anti-spam, virus and malware blocking, email archiving, content filtering, and even sandboxing — a natural evolution as new technologies are developed in a better way than the preceding technologies. In the case of email, this means integrating services into the base platform that in the past were bolted on.

The Rise of the Next-Generation Secure Email Cloud

This move to cloud-based email and the onslaught of zero-day attacks that successfully penetrate the inbox are shifting email security from signature-based inspection of email on receipt to continuous detection and response using machine learning to detect fraudulent emails and to hunt down latent threats that escaped initial detection or have activated post-delivery.



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