Phish of the Week: Football, phish and pumpkin spice lattes…must be fall again

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

September 22nd marks the official date for the Autumnal Equinox. Or as we more commonly know, it’s the time around which we start seeing PSLs (spoiler alert: not a huge fan, but I am clearly in the minority), in our local Starbucks. And around the time when we all experience the despair of our first few weeks of Fantasy Football (spoiler alert: huge fan of FF).

The word “equinox” means “equal night” and represents change, renewal, rejuvenation, and transition. And our world is constantly changing– from season to season, generation to generation. As the world changes, so does the world of email security.

I believe that dirty, dangerous inboxes are a landmine that do not need to be a part of our life. A clean, safe inbox that you can trust is within our grasp and will be a necessary part of the evolution for email security.

Just as leaves change from green to brilliant gold or seasons change from sweltering summers to refreshing autumn breezes, your inboxes can evolve from missed phish, fraudulent invoices, identity fraud and other untold danger to your organizations, to something that you can trust wholeheartedly.

Find out how we can help you guide this change; and how a clean inbox can make you feel better than your favorite PSL or winning your local Fantasy Football league – who knows – you might even get to experience the joys of all three this season!

Why Customers Say Area 1 is the “Total Phishing Protection You Can Trust”

Millions of professionals rely on G2 — the world’s largest tech marketplace — to evaluate software and services. And now, G2 has just unveiled its new Fall 2021 awards and ratings.

Thanks to unbiased reviews from cybersecurity pros like you, for Fall 2021, we’re earned 13 badges, including:

  • High Performer in 3 categories — email anti-spam, secure email gateway, and email security
  • Leader in Cloud Email Security
  • Highest User Adoption and Best Estimated ROI
  • Easiest Setup, Fastest Implementation, and Most Implementable

We’re grateful to all our customers, who make this recognition possible. Every piece of feedback helps us deliver the best possible email security solution.
If you’d like to learn more, or to share your thoughts on Area 1 with your peers, visit G2 Crowd.

Blog: Key Lessons from 2021’s Biggest Email Threats

While there’s still uncertainty as we approach the post-COVID world, one thing is clear: inboxes aren’t clean (but they could be). This is evident based on our recent analysis of more than 31 million threats across multiple organizations and industries.

Read key takeaways and recommendations here from our study, “It Started Out with a Phish”; for example: 

  • While BEC attacks are low in volume, they represent the highest potential for financial damage
  • A surprising 92 percent of user-reported “phish” are actually NOT malicious at all
  • The top 10 most impersonated brands make up over 56 percent of all impersonation-based phishing attacks

Want to take part in our exclusive Tech Consult and Peer Connect programs?

You’re a leader. A builder of vision and an explorer of solutions. You don’t need us to inspire you. But what we can do is connect you with a technical expert through our newly-launched Tech Consult and Peer Connect programs.  

  • Tech Consult pairs you with an Area 1 Security expert for a personalized 1:1 technical consultation. Our elite team of experts includes engineers, product managers, customer success, and security executives. 
  • Peer Connect offers you the opportunity to connect directly with an industry peer currently using Area 1 Security to protect their organization. 

Read the blog here to learn more about these exclusive programs and how you can sign up. 


Shalabh Mohan

VP, Product at Area 1

With a career spanning 20 years fighting bad guys online, Shalabh leads all product and go-to-market functions at Area 1 Security, with extensive prior experience across security, enterprise, and cloud infrastructure companies such as Aspen Networks, IronPort Systems, Cisco and Bracket Computing. Shalabh and his teams have taken products from conception all the way to large scale businesses; and in the process have consistently helped make the Internet a safer place. An alumnus of Stanford University and the University of Texas at Austin, Shalabh holds five patents and can claim to know something about enterprise infrastructure and security.