New solution uses machine learning to identify and prioritize phishing attacks allowing security response teams to remediate employee-reported attacks efficiently
Pittsburgh, PA – July 19, 2016 –
Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat), the leading provider of security awareness and training for end users, today announced the general availability (GA) for PhishAlarm Analyzer, a software-based phishing threat analysis tool that uses machine learning to identify and prioritize reported phishing emails for incident response teams. Quick identification and categorization allows infosecurity officers and security response teams to quickly isolate and remediate suspected phishing messages, including zero-hour attacks.
Phishing attacks are becoming more targeted and remain one of the largest threats to organizations today. A recent report from the Anti-Phishing Working Group observed more phishing attacks in the first quarter of 2016 than any other time in history leaving organizations at the mercy of their end-users’ best judgement to remain secure.
Wombat advocates training employees to recognize phishing emails through simulated attacks and interactive training modules through a Continuous Training Methodology. Wombat’s PhishAlarm® product enables knowledgeable end users to report suspected phishing emails via their email client.
Leveraging Wombat’s anti-phishing technology, PhishAlarm Analyzer reviews the attributes of the reported emails via machine learning and ranks the likelihood that the email is a real phishing attack. Scott Crawford, Research Director, Information Security at 451 Research, says, “As the number of phishing attacks explodes, anything that reduces the amount of time it takes to accurately identify and remediate a potential threat to an organization can be a very valuable tool.”
How it Works
PhishAlarm Analyzer scans reported emails and examines them based on the attributes of the email and linguistic characteristics of the text. The emails are then prioritized, and an HTML threat report on the suspicious email is delivered to the security and incident response teams. The research report saves time for the incident response team by performing much of the research in advance so that they respond more quickly to the reported threats.
By using various email threat feeds coupled with machine learning, PhishAlarm Analyzer constantly improves as it learns new patterns of email threats. PhishAlarm Analyzer is built to scan emails quickly and prioritize the threat, including identifying zero-hour phishing attacks in real time. By quickly detecting and ranking the most dangerous threats, PhishAlarm Analyzer allows incident response teams to remediate quickly and efficiently.
“Our early customers have derived great value from PhishAlarm Analyzer by identifying potential phishing attacks quickly and saving time on each email being investigated. With a growing number of phishing attacks and resource-constrained security departments quick identification and time savings are critical as the number of threats continues to increase,” said Alan Himler, Senior Director of Product Management.
PhishAlarm Analyzer can be installed on premise or in the cloud that can be purchased through your Wombat Security representative. You must have Wombat’s simulated phishing tool with the PhishAlarm email reporting capability, to purchase and take advantage of PhishAlarm Analyzer. For more information or to request a demo visit /security-education/phishalarm-analyzer.
About Wombat Security Technologies
Wombat Security Technologies provides information security awareness and training software to help organizations teach their employees secure behavior. Their SaaS-based cyber security education solution includes a platform of integrated broad assessments, as well as a library of simulated attacks and brief interactive training modules. Wombat's solutions help organizations reduce successful phishing attacks and malware infections up to 90%. Wombat, recognized by Gartner as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training Vendors, is helping Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 customer in industry segments such as finance and banking, energy, technology, higher education, retail and consumer packaged goods to strengthen their cyber security defenses.
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