13 Email Threat Types to Know about Right Now

How can organisations defend against these costly and disruptive attacks? In today’s rapidly evolving environment, traditional email gateway solutions aren’t enough to protect businesses anymore. You must also effectively defend against sophisticated email threats that are often able to bypass defenses by using backdoor techniques, including spoofing, social engineering, and fraud, to penetrate networks and wreak havoc.

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13 email threat types to know about right now

Three-step guide to
ransomware protection 

Use this ransomware protection checklist to make sure you’ve got everything covered and that you’re not leaving any gaps or vulnerabilities for crooks to exploit.

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Total Email Protection.

Email attacks are getting more complex and dangerous. Email attacks are becoming increasingly complex, with many designed to target users and bypass email security gateways. You need to stay ahead of cyber criminals to protect your business and data.

Only Barracuda protects against all 13 email threat types. Barracuda Total Email Protection provides the most comprehensive protection against all 13 email threat types, from spam and ransomware to socially engineered threats such as spear phishing, business email compromise and account takeover.

  • 43% of organizations fell victim to a spear phishing attack.
  • 1 in 7 organizations experienced an account takeover
  • $170B in ransomware losses in 2019

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Prevent threats from compromising your business, data, and employees.

To prevent advanced email threats like ransomware and email impersonation, you need to secure all points of risk—not just mailboxes but also data and users.

Don’t leave any gaps in your email protection. Total email protection requires multiple layers of defense. Most email protection solutions consist only of an email gateway that can filter some types of emails from reaching your mail server. Unfortunately, gateway-only solutions can’t stop threats from internal email accounts that may have been compromised. Barracuda combines gateway defense with inbox protection and user security awareness.

Get  the highest detection efficacy. Malicious emails are often designed to look legitimate to gateways and users. Barracuda combines global threat intelligence database and artificial intelligence to stop email threats that others can’t. Our threat intelligence database collects email, network, and application threat data from over 200,000 companies worldwide. Our artificial intelligence engine detects impersonation attempts and stops attacks in real time by  learning  communication patterns and identifying  any anomalies.

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Detect malicious attacks and unauthorized activity.

While prevention technologies can block new email threats from reaching users, you need tools to detect attacks in real-time.

Identify malicious activity within your email environment.Barracuda’s AI will quickly identify and alert on malicious activities such as account takeover or email attacks launched from compromised accounts. It analyses behavioral and content anomalies to detect attackers in real time.

Identify threats that may have bypassed your email defenses. Barracuda provide you with threat-hunting tools you need to uncover threats and attacks that may have reached users. Get insight into anomalies in your delivered mail, scope of the attack and impacted users, to ensure efficient response. Prioritize your response to potential threats by tapping into Barracuda community intelligence

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