TitanHQ Protecting McDonalds Restaurants from Malware with SpamTitan

TitanHQ has announced that McDonalds is now being protected from email spam, malware, ransomware, and phishing attacks with SpamTitan, the Galway, Ireland-based company’s award-winning anti-spam solution.

Under the terms of the new agreement, SpamTitan is being set up to prevent spam and malicious messages from being delivered to end users’ inboxes throughout the Philippines, which will help McDonald’s to keep its networks and endpoints secure.

Over the past couple of years, restaurants have been targeted by cybercriminals in an attempt to gain access to POS systems to steal the credit card details of customers. Large restaurant chains are a major target for cybercriminals due to the large volume of customers frequenting their establishments and paying for meals on credit and debit cards.

Figures from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) show phishing attacks are now occurring at a rate never before seen, with a notable escalation in attacks in 2016 with similar levels seen over the past two years.

Phishing attacks allow hackers to gain a foothold in networks, with malware commonly installed as a result of employees clicking on links in emails or opening infected email attachments.

Over the past two years there have been major cyberattacks on restaurant chains and fast food outlets such as Wendy’s, PDQ, B&B Hospitality Group, Chili’s, Zippy’s, Chipotle, Applebee’s, Pizzahut, Jason’s Deli, Sonic Drive-in, Arby’s, and Shoney’s to name but a few.

It is therefore essential for restaurant chains to deploy an effective spam filtering solution to prevent malicious messages from being delivered to end users.

When McDonalds (Philippines) wanted to improve the security of its email system, TitanHQ was a natural choice. TitanHQ has been providing anti-spam solutions for the retail and hospitality sector for more than 20 years, and specializes in protecting large, highly-distributed enterprises from email and web-based attacks.

Its award-winning anti-spam solution, SpamTitan, blocks more than 99.9% of spam emails, viruses, malware, ransomware, and other email threats. It is highly scalable, easy to deploy and manage, and filters email without expensive and time-consuming overheads.

‘SpamTitan’s best feature is that it simply works as promised with immediate results.  The product is incredibly powerful and yet simple to manage,” said McDonalds (Philippines) IT Manager, Ramon Rivera III.

In addition to providing spam filtering solutions, TitanHQ has developed an innovative web filtering solution – WebTitan – to protect against web-based attacks. WebTitan can be deployed as a on-premises virtual appliance or a 100% cloud-based solution and in addition to blocking malware, ransomware and phishing attacks, allows businesses to carefully control the website content that can be accessed by employees and customers through their wired and wireless networks.

McDonalds was one of the first major restaurant chains in the world to start providing a filtered internet access for its customers, ensuring inappropriate content such as pornography could not be accessed over its WiFi networks, making them safe to use for all customers, including children.

Author: Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson is the Editor-in-Chief of NetSec.news