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ThreatTest Provides a New Approach to Stop Advanced Phishing Attacks in the Inbox
Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 09:23:03 AM


FREE Webinar Features Case Study of How Moving, Storage and Logistics Leader Mesa Systems Closed Phishing Security Gap with ThreatTest

Mar 21, 2018

San Diego, CA – EdgeWave®, Inc., a leading provider in cybersecurity and compliance, today announced that the company will sponsor a free webinar on March 21 at 8 a.m. PDT on addressing the growing problem of data breaches, ransomware and malware by automating phishing security. Steve Davidson, IT Director at Mesa Systems, will discuss how his company closed the phishing security gap using EdgeWave’s ThreatTest. After a 30-minute presentation, webinar attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn how to address phishing threats at their businesses.

Phishing is a key point of entry for hackers. Analysis shows that 48% of attackers use phishing to bypass endpoint defenses, taking advantage of user error, and 91% of successful data breaches start with a phishing attack. Untrained users who fall for a phishing attack open their systems up to malware and ransomware attacks in addition to the risk of a massive and costly data loss. With hacking on the rise, it’s more important than ever for IT leaders to address the phishing problem.

ThreatTest, powered by EdgeWave, is a new anti-phishing solution that automates email threat resolution in the user’s inbox. If an attack gets through current defenses, ThreatTest allows employees to flag suspicious emails and then instantly routes those emails through AI filters—as well as expert human analysis—to check the email’s true intent. In minutes the email is either verified or vanquished, all without help from IT, saving significant time and resources.

Using Mesa Systems as a case study, Davidson will describe his company’s experience with increased phishing attacks, the hidden costs associated with security training and the time his IT department spent responding to email-borne threats. He’ll also discuss how using the ThreatTest automated phishing solution helped his IT team close the phishing gap at Mesa Systems and save hours each week that they used to spend on managing and remediating email attacks.

“Since we’ve implemented ThreatTest, end users can make sure email is legitimate at a click of a button,” Davidson said. “They don’t have to contact IT and wait for an answer, because they’ll get a direct response from the system within a few minutes.”

“Many of the most high-profile hacking incidents originated with phishing attacks, including JP Morgan Chase, Anthem and Sony Pictures,” said Lou Ryan, CEO, EdgeWave. “ThreatTest takes the guesswork out of the equation for employees who are wondering if an incoming email that looks legitimate is actually malicious. We’re looking forward to a lively discussion with Steve, who dealt with these threats in the real world and found a solution in ThreatTest that streamlines everyone’s workload and takes a major analysis and resolution burden off of his IT team.”

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