Email remains one of the most dangerous attack vectors in the enterprise. By spoofing an email or hijacking a trusted account, cyber-criminals can trick users into wiring millions out of the business or triggering a ransomware attack with a single click. Yet despite email being the entry point for 94% of attacks, traditional security controls continue to fall short.
Whether native or third-party, traditional email controls work by analyzing emails in isolation and at a single point in time, correlating them against blacklists, signatures, and pre-definitions of bad. While this approach helps with spam and similarly indiscriminate ‘drive-by’ campaigns, it invariably fails to spot the weak indicators of a novel email attack.
More than ever, modern email security requires innovation and a shift in mindset to combat the evolving threat landscape.
Peter Firstbrook, VP Analyst at Gartner
By continuously learning the normal ‘pattern of life’ for every user and correspondent, Darktrace’s cyber AI understands the dynamic individual behind every alias. This enables the AI to spot subtle deviations that reveal even the most targeted attacks – before they can make an impact.
Powered by Darktrace’s world-leading, self-learning technology, Antigena Email can spot the full range of email attacks, including:
- Advanced spear phishing
- Social engineering and impersonation
- Supply chain account takeover
- Business Email Compromise (BEC)
- Internal account hijack
- External data loss
- Unknown malware and ransomware
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