California Wildfire-Themed BEC Attack Identified
Nov27

California Wildfire-Themed BEC Attack Identified

It is common for phishers to use natural disasters as a lure to obtain ‘donations’ to line their pockets rather than help the victims and the California wildfires are no exception. Many people have lost their lives in the fires and the death toll is likely to rise further as hundreds of people are still unaccounted for. Whole towns such as Paradise have been totally destroyed by the wildfires and hundreds of people have lost their...

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Agari: Business Email Compromise the Most Lucrative Form of Email Attack
May23

Agari: Business Email Compromise the Most Lucrative Form of Email Attack

A report from the email security vendor Agari provides new insights into the tactics used by cybercriminal groups to conduct email attacks and the extent of global email fraud. While many email-based attack methods are used, business email compromise (BEC) is the most lucrative for criminals and BEC attacks are the costliest for companies. The Agari report was released days after the FBI published figures on the cost of Internet crime...

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Agari Chooses Gradian as its First UK Partner
May07

Agari Chooses Gradian as its First UK Partner

Agari has announced a new partnership with the value-added reseller (VAR) Gradian. This is the first partnership between Agari and a UK-based VAR. The aim of the partnership is to expant Agari’s footprint in the UK and Europe. Gradian will be offering the Agari Email Trust platform to its customers to help them prevent email impersonation attacks and block a wide range of email-based threats. Phishing and BEC attacks are major threats...

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Agari Named Best Email Security Solution at 2018 SC Media Awards
Apr23

Agari Named Best Email Security Solution at 2018 SC Media Awards

Agari has been honored at this year’s SC Media Awards and has collected a prestigious Professional Award for its email security solution – the Agari Email Trust Platform. The SC Media Awards are the premier cybersecurity awards for the cybersecurity industry. Each year, hundreds of products are assessed by a panel of independent judges drawn from the cybersecurity industry. The nominated solutions are whittled down to five...

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44% of Businesses Victims of Account Takeover Attacks
Apr17

44% of Businesses Victims of Account Takeover Attacks

Agari has released figures from recent research that show account takeover attacks are soaring. These phishing attacks involve the use of a compromised email account to fool employees into revealing sensitive information or installing malware. Agari says account takeover attacks have doubled in 2018. Since messages are believed to have been sent from a known individual, many email recipients let their guard down. The effectiveness of...

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Agari Reveals 90% of Brands Extremely Vulnerable to Phishing and Fraud
Feb12

Agari Reveals 90% of Brands Extremely Vulnerable to Phishing and Fraud

A joint research study conducted by Agari and Farsight Security has been published this month that shows almost every domain is vulnerable to phishing and domain name spoofing due to the failure to adopt the Domain Message Authentication Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) email authentication standard. Globally, fewer than 1% of domains are protected by DMARC, which helps domain owners prevent abuse of their brands. An analysis of...

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DMARC Adoption by Federal Agencies Increases 38% in 30 Days
Jan16

DMARC Adoption by Federal Agencies Increases 38% in 30 Days

A new report from Agari suggests the decision made by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to make DHS adoption by federal agencies mandatory is having a positive impact. However, the deadline for compliance is fast approaching and the majority of federal agencies have still not implemented DMARC. Prior to the DHS directive (BOD 18-01), relatively few government agencies were using DMARC to secure their domains. The DHS directive...

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DMARC Adoption Study Reveals Healthcare Industry Lags Behind Other Industry Sectors
Dec03

DMARC Adoption Study Reveals Healthcare Industry Lags Behind Other Industry Sectors

A recent DMARC adoption study by Agari has revealed the healthcare industry lags behind most other industry sectors on email authentication. Most of the top healthcare firms in the United States are failing to protect their customers and partners from phishing threats. Domain-based message authentication, reporting and conformance (DMARC) protects domains and stops domain abuse by phishers. While DMARC is highly effective at...

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Farm Bureau Bank Chooses Agari to Protect Against Phishing Attacks
Jun08

Farm Bureau Bank Chooses Agari to Protect Against Phishing Attacks

San Antonio, TX-based Farm Bureau Bank has signed up with Agari and is now using the company’s Email Trust Platform™ to protect its customers and employees from phishing attacks. The Agari Customer Protect™ solution has been adopted to protect customers from phishing attacks that abuse its brand, while employees are protected from business email compromise and spear phishing attacks by the Agari Enterprise Protect™ solution. In...

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Agari Wins Security PG 2017 Global Excellence Award for Best Security Software
Mar03

Agari Wins Security PG 2017 Global Excellence Award for Best Security Software

The cybersecurity firm Agari has been crowed winner of the Best Security Software category at this year’s Security Product Guide 2017 Global Excellence Awards. The Security Products Guide is used by decision makers to determine the best IT security products to deploy to protect digital assets. The reviews in the guide are invaluable for helping narrow down products to those that are best suited for each individual organization. The...

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Agari Reports 6-Month Revenue Growth of 95%
Jan12

Agari Reports 6-Month Revenue Growth of 95%

Over the past 6 months, the anti-phishing solution provider Agari has enjoyed 95% revenue growth, helped by uptake of its new Enterprise Protect™ platform – an innovative solution developed to tackle the problem of spear phishing. The solution effectively blocks spear phishing, business email compromise and social engineering-based email attacks by analysing and verifying the senders of emails. Email-based attacks have grown in...

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Agari Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
Jan11

Agari Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

The past two years has seen cybersecurity firm Agari enjoy rapid growth, helped by the release of its anti-spear phishing platform, Enterprise Protect™. Ensuring that growth continues and accelerates will now be down to the company’s incoming Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Raymond Lim. Agari has developed innovative products that fill a gap in the cybersecurity market. While there are many anti-spam and anti-phishing solutions on the...

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Agari’s Chief Scientist Helps Organizations Understand Social Engineering Based Scams
Dec16

Agari’s Chief Scientist Helps Organizations Understand Social Engineering Based Scams

Criminals have been using social engineering techniques for centuries to con victims into handing over their hard-earned money. However, cybercriminals are now using advanced social engineering techniques to commit digital crimes. Use of social engineering is growing, especially in email attacks on organizations. These phishing, spear phishing (targeted phishing) and Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks – also known as CEO...

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New Agari Study Shows 60% of Firms are Victims of Social Engineering Attacks
Nov30

New Agari Study Shows 60% of Firms are Victims of Social Engineering Attacks

The dangers of social engineering have been clearly highlighted by a recent Agari email security study. Agari commissioned the Information Security Media Group to conduct a survey on 200 security leaders in the United States. Respondents came from a broad range of industry sectors including healthcare, the financial services, government and education. 42% of companies represented in the survey had annual revenues in excess of $1...

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Agari Launches Email Cloud Identity to Scan Messages Sent by Third Party Email Senders
Oct04

Agari Launches Email Cloud Identity to Scan Messages Sent by Third Party Email Senders

Agari has announced the addition of a new service – Email Cloud Identity – to its Agari Email Trust Platform™. The new service allows organizations to scan the messages sent by third-party email senders on their behalf to verify the identity of the senders and block phishing attacks. Organizations may be monitoring and managing the emails sent by their own employees, but the majority of messages sent from organizations’ domains...

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Agari Announces New Partnership with Global Cyber Alliance
Sep27

Agari Announces New Partnership with Global Cyber Alliance

Agari, a leading vendor of cybersecurity solutions to block phishing and social engineering attacks, has announced a new partnership with the Global Cyber Alliance. The Global Cyber Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting cybercrime and helps organizations to address cybersecurity risks and defend against cyberattacks. The Global Cyber Alliance and its partners raise awareness of the need for businesses to adopt...

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Agari Named as a Distinguished Vendor in Email Security by TAG
Sep20

Agari Named as a Distinguished Vendor in Email Security by TAG

The Amoroso Group (TAG Cyber) has published its first 2017 TAG Cyber Security Annual – A Practical Handbook and Reference Guide for the Working Cyber Security Professional. The 2017 TAG Cyber Security Annual contains a detailed analysis of the cybersecurity industry and is the product of extensive industry research and analysis of cyber security threats. The report detailed the methods and cybersecurity defenses organizations can...

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