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AI Powers New Phishing Protection Solution from Guardz

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A new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered phishing protection solution from Guardz will help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and managed service providers (MSPs) prevent phishing attacks before their security is compromised, the company announced.

The solution uses AI to provide customers with automatic detection and remediation capabilities to protect against phishing attacks — the top threat they face, according to Guardz. Now, by combining email security, web browsing protection, perimeter posture and awareness culture in one native solution, businesses can safeguard against phishing threats.

Phishing Behind 90% of Cyberattacks

Guardz cites a statistic that 90% of all cyberattacks are initiated with phishing, which relies on social engineering to prey on human nature. Cybercriminals attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by tricking recipients clicking on malicious links or providing personal information, which can then be used for identity theft, ransomware attacks, or other malicious activities.

Furthermore, says Guardz, these attacks can result in data breaches, financial loss and reputational damage to small businesses and even compromise the security of a business's entire network, leading to the exposure of further confidential information.

Explaining how the company’s solution empowers every employee to behave in ways that support and strengthen the business's cybersecurity posture, Guardz CEO and co-founder Dor Eisner said:

"The proliferation of phishing attack as a service (AaaS) tools sold on the dark web is putting the SME ecosystem increasingly at risk. Our new AI-powered phishing protection solution provides SMEs and MSPs with a holistic and accessible solution to prevent the success of phishing attacks.

"This is a significant addition to Guardz's holistic cybersecurity offering for small businesses, ensuring that they can react to cyber risks in real time with swift remediations, but also be protected by cyber insurance for complete peace of mind — a true secure and insure approach."

Guardz's new Multilayered Phishing Protection solution offers the following functions:

  • Continuously scans for all inbound traffic with its advanced anti-phishing email protection solution
  • Initiates detection through AI-powered anti-phishing and anti-malware engines
  • Removes risky emails from users' inboxes and automatically sends them to quarantine
  • Monitors internet browsing to detect potential phishing attempts and delivers real-time alerts to system admins to enable timely responses
  • Provides ongoing, active cyber awareness training and tailored phishing simulations for employees, fostering a culture of caution and vigilance

Guardz Unveils Cybersecurity Platform

In April 2023, Guardz launched its dedicated cybersecurity platform for MSPs and IT professionals.

Guardz described its new MSP cybersecurity platform as a “cost-effective, all-in-one solution providing businesses with both 24/7 cyber protection and cyber insurance coverage.” Additionally, within the platform, MSPs can control multiple customers’ cyber posture, subscription plans and remediation from a single, multi-tenant dashboard, the company said.

The solution provides automated threat detection and remediation across the external and internal surfaces for business data, employee identities, cloud apps, web browsing, emails and devices. Its Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace integrations allow for easy onboarding and immediate connection to MSP clients’ IT environments.

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.