Phishing attacks, a major threat to corporate and personal cybersecurity, can deliver malware and steal sensitive data or money from an organization. Phishing protection solutions enable companies to block attempted phishing attacks before they pose a risk to the company and its employees.
Phishing attacks are one of the most common types of cyberattacks. Phishing attacks are popular among cybercriminals because they are relatively simple to perform yet highly effective. Instead of attempting to identify and exploit vulnerabilities in an organization’s systems, phishers trick or coerce their victims into taking actions that hurt them or the organization.
Phishing attacks can have various impacts on the business and its employees. Phishing messages can be used to deliver malware (ransomware, infostealers, etc.), trick employees into handing over sensitive information, or trick the victim into sending money to the attacker.
Phishing protection solutions help organizations to manage their phishing risk by identifying and blocking phishing attacks. By preventing malicious messages from reaching their intended targets, companies reduce the probability that an unwise click will incur significant costs for the company.
Companies can protect themselves and their employees against phishing attacks in various ways. Some of the means by which companies can prevent phishing attacks against their employees include:
Companies have access to a wide variety of solutions designed to protect against phishing attacks. Some phishing protection and prevention capabilities to look for include:
Phishing attacks are one of the most common and dangerous cyber threats that many organizations face. Phishing emails are relatively easy to develop and are highly scalable attacks, enabling cyber threat actors to send out many phishing messages in the hope of a single click. A successful phishing attack can lead to compromised credentials, malware infections, data loss, or financial theft.
While employee education is an important component of a corporate anti-phishing strategy, it isn’t enough. Modern phishing attacks are a sophisticated threat, and, eventually, someone will fall for the phishing attack. Employee education must be backed up by anti-phishing solutions. By reducing the volume of phishing emails that reach employees’ inboxes, an organization decreases the risk of a successful attack.
Check Point and Avanan have developed an anti-phishing solution that offers robust protection against phishing emails that works together with the rest of an organization’s security architecture. To learn more about how Check Point Harmony Email and Office can help enhance your organization’s anti-phishing defenses, sign up for a free demo today.