Agari announced its Fall ‘18 release, a series of enhancements for the Agari Email Trust Platform — the industry’s automated email security solution powered by artificial intelligence.
Agari Customer Protect, which safeguards domains, now offers automation and hosting for the three key elements of email authentication (DMARC, SPF, DKIM).
Agari Enterprise Protect has extended its protection against email threats by adding URL analysis and behavioral models to protect against Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks that impersonate supply chain partners.
Both automated email authentication solutions benefit from Agari Identity Intelligence, the data science layer fueled by more than 2 trillion email messages authenticated annually across the Agari network.
Agari Fall ‘18 release highlights
The latest release includes automation of defenses including:
- Automated and hosted email authenication.
- Automated protection against all four identity deception techniques.
- Automated partner and vendor impersonation protection.
- Automated URL and attachment analysis.
“Our Fall ‘18 Release completes the important work we began over a year ago to deliver fully automated and hosted AI-driven email authentication solutions that are unparalleled in the industry,” said AJ Shipley, Vice President of Product Management, Agari.
“With our latest release, we have introduced new innovations including URL analysis mapped to Agari’s threat scoring and new machine learning models targeted at protecting against supply chain deception.”
Automated and hosted email authentication
Agari’s automated email authentication solution creates, hosts, and manages SPF, DMARC, and now DKIM records.
With the Agari Fall ‘18 Release, the time-consuming aspects of authenticating outbound email have been addressed: identifying new senders, managing key rotation, and doing away with manual DNS changes.
The automation investments delivered through Agari Customer Protect have allowed customers to achieve enforcement with a Reject policy on more domains than all other email security vendors combined.
Automated protection against all four identity deception techniques
The Agari Fall ‘18 Release now ensures customers are safeguarded against all four primary techniques used by cybercriminals to deceive victims into trusting a false identity: domain spoofing, look-alike domains, display name deception, and account takeover (ATO) based attacks.
Automated partner and vendor impersonation protection
A common way for cybercriminals to breach an organization is to use identity deception techniques such as display name impersonation and compromised accounts to exploit trust relationships within supply chains and partners.
Using these deception techniques, cybercriminals impersonate trusted service providers and send fake invoices or gain access to user credentials leading to a security breach.
The Agari Fall ‘18 Release offers an automated solution that models trusted suppliers, vendors, and partners in real time, adjusts security policies, and eliminates labor-intensive manual defense processes that increase the risk of human error.
Automated URL and attachment analysis
While URL and attachment analysis are common email security controls, traditional email security looks at the presence of a malicious attachment or URL in isolation without understanding the true identity and intent of the sender.
In addition to using attachment analysis, the Agari Fall ‘18 Release now leverages URL analysis as a signal for Agari’s AI-based behavioral modeling to prevent identity deception attacks such as Account Takeover-based attacks (ATO) and display name impersonation.
New features shipped in the Agari Fall ‘18 Release will be available to all Agari customers in early October, 2018.