Ironscales has announced it has partnered with Check Point Software Technologies Ltd and will be integrating its innovative IronTraps™ anti-phishing solution with Check Points’ Sand Blast Zero-Day Protection – a threat emulation solution that tests suspicious email attachments in a safe and secure sandbox.
At present, Ironscales is the only company to offer an anti-phishing solution that combines human intelligence with machine learning. The company has developed a solution capable of identifying phishing emails and automatically remediating attacks, without any input required from security teams. The IronTraps™ automatic phishing defense solution reduces the time taken to remediate phishing attacks to a matter of seconds.
Phishing is now a major network security threat and the risk of phishing attacks is growing. Figures released by the Anti-Phishing Working Group show there has been a 65% increase in phishing attacks in 2016. 9 out of 10 of those attacks were conducted with the aim of infecting computers and networks with ransomware.
Preventing phishing attacks from succeeding can be a challenge. Many organizations try to reduce susceptibility to phishing by conducting employee security awareness training and running phishing simulations. This is an effective strategy, although Ironscales says it is imperfect. It is not possible to stop employees clicking on phishing emails 100% of the time with education and simulations.
Ironscales says its anti-phishing solution offers more comprehensive protection, guarding against phishing, spear phishing and social engineering attacks and ensuring attacks are remediated quickly.
The latest partnership will improve the capabilities of the IronTraps™ solution. The company says, “The partnership between IRONSCALES and Check Point will drastically improve the third-party scanning capabilities of IronTraps™, enabling organizations to more efficiently limit exposure to harmful malware and zero-days commonly delivered through phishing attacks.”
Check Point is already a leader in detecting zero-day exploitation attacks, with the partnership with Ironscales improving the response to those attacks. “Our customers can now benefit from powerful email security, that combines our zero-day prevention with the IRONSCALES automatic phishing remediation solution,” said Alon Kantor, vice president of business development, Check Point.