SMB and MSP email security solution provider TitanHQ has announced a major update of its SpamTitan email security solution.
New features have been added to the solution to provide even greater protection against sophisticated phishing attacks and new malware threats. The new layers of security were applied to the solution this week and are now available to customers at no extra cost.
The past few years have seen a major increase in new malware threats and phishing attacks have now become highly sophisticated. To counter these new threats, TitanHQ has incorporated a new sandboxing feature into SpamTitan and has added new anti-spoofing layers.
The updates were made in response to requests from customers looking for even greater protection from these new threats. SpamTitan was already a leading email security solution capable of blocking more than 99.9% of spam email and email threats. The new features will help to catch even more malware and block sophisticated email impersonation attacks.
“For more than two decades we have been developing cybersecurity solutions for the SMB market and managed service providers serving that market,” explained TitanHQ CEO, Ronan Kavanagh. “Sandboxing and advanced anti-spoofing capabilities were the two most requested features from our end users. I’m delighted to launch both features today.”
From today, SpamTitan Gateway and SpamTitan Cloud now include DMARC authentication to help end users block sophisticated email impersonation attacks. The Sender Policy Framework (SPF) and DKIM are often used to identify spoofed emails, but they are not infallible. DMARC is much more reliable.
After passing standard validation checks, the DMARC policy is applied to determine if the sender of the email is genuine. If the DMARC checks are passed, the message is then processed through SpamTitan’s anti-spam filters. If the checks fail, messages are quarantined.
The new sandboxing feature provides protection from advanced persistent threats, zero-day malware, and offers insight into the new threats to help mitigate risks. The Bitdefender-powered sandbox is a safe and secure environment where email attachments can be safely detonated without causing any harm. After passing through SpamTitan’s machine learning, static analysis and behavior detection technologies, files are sent to the sandbox. There they are executed, and the actions of the files are logged and analysed.
Self-protection mechanisms, evasion attempts, and signs of malicious activity are thoroughly checked and subjected to in-depth analysis and all results are checked against an extensive array of online repositories. If the checks are passed and the file is determined to be benign, the message can be delivered. If the file is determined to be malicious, the threat is blocked, and details are uploaded to the Bitdefender Global Protective Network. The file will then be blocked globally for all SpamTitan and Bitdefender users. The entire process takes just a few minutes.
The sandboxing feature allows SMBs and MSPs to identify zero-day threats that would otherwise fail to be identified as malicious by AV solutions, helping to prevent data breaches and avoid incident response costs.
“To be able to include this level of advanced security in our products without selling it as a separate line item is exactly how we feel the needs of the SMB audience should be met,” said Kavanagh.