AI-Assisted Virtual Security Analyst Added to Ironscales’ Advanced Threat Protection Platform

Ironscales, the Tel Aviv-based anti-phishing solution provider, has announced it has incorporated a new module into its advanced threat protection platform that helps security teams assess suspicious incoming emails more quickly to determine whether they are benign or malicious.

When email threats are reported to security teams they must manually analyze the emails to find the real threats hidden among the false positives. That process takes time and can result in a delay in dealing with the most serious threats. The new module acts as an AI assisted virtual security analyst and automatically performs assessments of suspicious incoming emails in real time.

The AI system has been trained to perform the same assessments that human security analysts perform on suspicious emails reported by employees. According to Ironscales, its AI system – called Themis – can predict, with a high degree of confidence, the legitimacy of any suspicious email received by an organization. The automatic assessments help security teams find phishing and other malicious emails more rapidly, allowing them to deal with threats much more quickly.

Ironscales’ automated forensics and incident response module – IronTraps – automatically finds and quarantines malicious emails; however, when suspicious emails make it past this defense they are assessed by Themis.

They are assessed based on previous threats and phishing protection decisions and criteria and are classified as phishing attacks, spam, or false positives. The system performs the same checks that a human counterpart would perform. Themis also learns from the millions of emails that it assesses on a weekly basis and improves over time.

The system can be set to make suggestions which can then be assessed by security analysts or run in responsive mode to automatically deal with threats that have been confirmed with a sufficiently high level of confidence.

Themis has been made available for Exchange, Office 365, and G Suite users as a one-click add-on through the Ironscales dashboard.

Author: Richard Anderson

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