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To Improve Email Security, Vade Brings AI Solution to Microsoft 365

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Vade, a threat detection and response specialist claiming “1.4 billion mailboxes protected,” is bringing its AI-powered email security solution to Microsoft 365, the company announced in a prepared statement.

Vade for M365 now features the ability to quickly triage and remediate emails reported from end users via Microsoft Outlook. The result is faster incident response time and significantly improving a business's security posture, Vade stated.

69% of Threats Bypass Email Security

Vade notes its recent a survey, which found that 69% of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) reported a serious security threat bypassed their email security solution. When this happens, businesses rely on end users to report those email threats to IT. For businesses using Microsoft 365, the challenge for IT is significant, Vade asserts.

Vade explains that with most third-party email security solutions for Microsoft 365, the process of responding to those reports is less than ideal. The emails must be reviewed individually, are not grouped by similar emails, and cannot be remediated from one dashboard. This negatively impacts IT productivity and significantly increases the time it takes to respond to security events, putting the business at risk.

Explaining the email security imperative, Adrien Gendre, Vade’s chief technology, product officer and co-founder, said:

"Investigating and responding to user reported emails is complex and time-consuming for admins who manage email security. Time is of the essence in cybersecurity. When a user reports a potentially dangerous email, IT needs to respond immediately. The complexity of remediating user-reported emails in most solutions is not conducive to a speedy response."

How Vade for M365 Works

Reported emails is an aggregate view of user-reported emails in a single interface in Vade for M365, Vade explains. IT admins can set alerts for reported emails and quickly triage and remediate user reported emails from a single dashboard. That reduces incident response time and eliminates email threats that have been forwarded to other users. Additionally, says Vade, unreported emails that are similar to emails that have been reported are grouped into clusters, allowing admins to remediate threats in bulk.

Aggregating reported emails inside Vade for M365 ensures a timelier response to security incidents, Vade said. And by clustering reported emails with similar, unreported emails, admins can respond to security incidents in bulk and remediate from a central location.

Gendre said the goal is to eliminate complexity and increase efficiency for IT:

"Reported emails not only cuts out the complexity but also eliminates the need to switch between Microsoft Exchange and Vade for M365. The core incident response capabilities required to investigate and remediate threats at scale are available in Vade for M365. It's not just a time-saver. It will significantly improve security."

Jim Masters

Jim Masters is Managing Editor of MSSP Alert, and holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from Northern Illinois University. His career has spanned governmental and investigative reporting for daily newspapers in the Northwest Indiana Region and 16 years in a global internal communications role for a Fortune 500 professional services company. Additionally, he is co-owner of the Lake County Corn Dogs minor league baseball franchise, located in Crown Point, Indiana. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and recording his own music, oil painting, biking, volleyball, golf and cheering on the Corn Dogs.