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Malicious Email Attachments Stopped Via Application Isolation

Malicious Email Attachments Stopped Via Application Isolation
  • Safely open any email attachment from Outlook or web mail, even if it contains malware
  • Eliminate restrictive IT security policies that limit access to email attachments
  • Improve user productivity by removing the risk of opening malicious email attachments

Email attachments drive cybersecurity experts nuts. Despite advancements in malware detection, malicious email attachments are still getting through defenses, leading to enterprise data breaches, loss, and destruction.

End users can’t be held responsible for cybersecurity and still get their jobs done.

Legitimate applications—many expressly whitelisted including the Microsoft Office Suite—are easily exploited to bypass layered defenses and gain an organizational foothold from a single compromised host.

To do their jobs, users must open email attachments from external sources—whether reading resumes, processing invoices, receiving delivery notifications, sharing financial statements, or collaborating on legal agreements with outside parties. Cybercriminals know this and work the vulnerability: ransomware is commonly delivered via weaponized Office documents or PDFs, with total ransomware-related damages estimated to exceed $5 billion in 2017.

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via the fine folks at Bromium

Bromium Bromium was founded in 2010 with a mission to restore trust in computing. The company’s founders, Gaurav Banga, Simon Crosby, and Ian Pratt, have a long and deep history of innovation in virtualization and security. Inspired by the isolation principles of traditional virtualization, the Bromium team has created a game-changing new technology called micro-virtualization to address the enterprise security problem and provide protection for end users against advanced malware. Bromium has its headquarters in Cupertino, California, and an R&D center in Cambridge, UK. The company is backed by top-tier investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Capital, Highland Capital Partners, Intel Capital, Meritech Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

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