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Protection from Email Attachment Malware.

Cybercriminals are getting cleverer. Phishing campaigns are getting increasingly targeted and they are taking advantage of using unfamiliar file types to contain their payloads. Cyber criminals try to convince unsuspecting email recipients email is safe and to open infected email attachment malware they have delivered.

Research by Spambrella has found that attachment based phishing campaigns cost cybercriminals 50% less than URL based attacks. This is perhaps the reason why attachment malware increased by 1,500% between 2014 and 2015. That’s an awful lot of nasty malware trying to make its way to your inbox.

So, how do you protect your email attachments from all that malware?

There are many techniques you can use to protect yourself from malware. Not opening attachments from sends you don’t recognize and never opening .exe files are two great starting points. However, common sense alone is not a reliable method of malware protection.

Is free anti-virus software all it takes?

You may have a free anti-virus software installed on your computer that claims to check your email attachments. However, this might not be good enough. New threats are released to the world every day – you need a system that will update regularly and stay up-to-date with the latest malware techniques.

In order to fully protect your business users, you should install a specialist email protection system that’s been specifically designed for email threat prevention and protection.

This is especially important for businesses that are used for sensitive data content. Whether that’s legal information or sensitive by regulation or personal information.

Spambrella: better malware protection

Here at Spambrella, Email Protection and email attachment malware security is our specialty. Our cloud-based malware protection service uses dynamic malware analysis to identify and block threats real-time.

Spambrella uses Proofpoint (industry leading email analysis engines) technology to provide incredibly powerful Targeted Attack Protection which intelligently detects email attachment malware.

Getting up and running with Spambrella is a breeze thanks to the ability to integrate with existing services such as Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365.

Your business deserves the best email security. Contact our sales team today to find out how you can benefit from Spambrella.