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Why Customers are Still Vulnerable with Abnormal Security

API-based email security solutions like Abnormal Security tout “risk-free” deployment without touching mail flow. However, integration via API by definition means protection is not in real-time.


Abnormal Security and other API solutions act “after-the-attack,” when the threat has already reached inboxes. This introduces dwell time, the time between when a threat has already penetrated the environment and its discovery, leaving users at risk.


Unlike Abnormal, Area 1 Security preemptively stops threats before they reach inboxes. With flexible deployment options and no privacy risks, Area 1 closes the security gap and offers superior protection.

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KEY DIFFERENCES

Abnormal Security
  • Acts “After-the-Attack”
    Post-facto actions after threats reach inboxes increases dwell time and leave users at risk
  • Single-Mode Deployment
    API-only deployment model does not provide real-time protection against attacks

Area 1 Horizon
  • Preemptive – Catch Phish Before they Breach
    The only solution that stops phishing threats 24 days (on average) before they reach inboxes; blocks attacks of ‘1’s’
  • Cloud-Native with Five 9’s Availability
    True multi-tenant, cloud-native service; comprehensively stops internal, external, supply chain, cloud and collaboration tools-based attacks
  • Best Ease of Use/Management
    Deploys in less than 30 minutes; no tuning or maintenance required; automatic platform updates

WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT AREA 1 HORIZON

We Secure Email.
Period.

More Customer Reviews
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They’re my last line of defense and they catch everything. They're responsive to feedback and updating their product.

CISO
Fortune 500 Food & Beverage Manufacturer

Area 1 is an outstanding company with an incredible product. My organization has used this product for 5+ years with no downtime whatsoever. Furthermore, it has prevented dangerous phishing attacks and email-based malware propagation in our organization.

CTO
Services Industry

I can now be comfortable that all emails are in fact legitimate and aren't potentially harmful. They help me run my business with confidence.

Partner
Genero Search Group

I’m happy to say that Area 1 Security exceeded all of our expectations.

Senior DevOps Manager
LendingHome

COMPARISON CHART

Reasons why organizations choose Area 1 Horizon over Proofpoint for email security
Proofpoint Email Security Area 1 Horizon
ACTION TIMING Delayed — relies on detection after active campaign or after messages reach inboxes Preemptive — stops threats before they reach inboxes.
EFFICACY Misses phish, BEC and highly targeted social engineering-based attacks Accurately determines maliciousness and minimizes false positives without relying on large sample sizes
EASE OF USE/MANAGEMENT Time-consuming initial setup, ongoing tuning and cumbersome administration; workflow process can be disruptive to end users Deploys within 30 minutes; nothing to install or “tune”; automatic cloud-based updates
THREAT DETECTION & INTELLIGENCE Limited phishing focus and intel; doesn’t protect against insider threats Discovers and monitors emergent campaign infrastructure in the wild
SOURCE ANALYSIS Limited – no phish indexing, limited infrastructure monitoring Detects source of campaign; high-speed phish indexing; attacker infrastructure monitoring
STRUCTURE ANALYSIS Limited message thread and context analysis Understands message / thread context, message structure analysis
SENTIMENT ANALYSIS Limited intent analysis Understands full conversation and intent; relationships and social graph mapping
SURFACE ANALYSIS Limited – requires additional products for broader surface threat detection Protects against external, internal, partner, web and network-based threats
SCALE & PERFORMANCE Limited – not dynamically scalable Architectured to handle cloud traffic spikes; analytics processing and orchestration at scale

 


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HOW INDEPENDENT ANALYSTS COMPARE AREA 1 TO PROOFPOINT

Key email security criteria ratings comparing Area 1 to Proofpoint, according to the GigaOm Radar for Phishing Prevention and Detection:

 

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REPORT: WHY LEGACY SECURE EMAIL GATEWAYS MISS PHISH


 

Leading companies deploy Area 1 anti-phishing service behind (or as a replacement for) Proofpoint and other traditional secure email gateways (SEGs).

 

Why? Area 1 regularly discovers (and blocks) hundreds of thousands of phishing emails that are missed by Proofpoint and other SEG-based vendors.


 

 

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