With 1 out of every 5 employees using a Microsoft cloud service, Microsoft 365 email has proven to be one of the most popular enterprise email environments and cloud collaboration platforms.
To augment Microsoft’s existing defenses, Area 1 Security — a Microsoft Certified Partner and Representative Vendor for Integrated Cloud Email Security in Gartner’s 2021 Market Guide for Email Security — protects against phishing campaigns of all types, from all sources, and across all potential attack vectors.
With the industry’s only preemptive integrated cloud email security, Area 1 provides comprehensive, contextual and continuous protection for email, web and cloud-service-based attacks. Organizations can bypass traditional secure email gateways (SEGs) for a more secure, cloud-based architecture with Microsoft and Area 1 Security.
The Only Preemptive and Contextual Email Security Solution for Microsoft 365
Microsoft 365 delivers great security for high-volume email threats, such as spam and viruses, and provides additional threat protection for their Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) customers. With the vast majority (80%) of organizations looking to consolidate security vendors, Gartner also predicts in their latest Email Security Market Guide that many companies will opt to use built-in protection capabilities from Microsoft 365 rather than secure email gateways (SEGs). However, low-volume, dangerous phishing attacks that cause 95 percent of cyber breaches can still slip through.
Gartner further notes that — for Microsoft cloud email users, “Advanced email security capabilities are increasingly being deployed as integrated cloud email security solutions rather than as a gateway.” Area 1 integrates directly into Microsoft 365, to help ease evaluation and deployment, and improve detection accuracy.
Area 1 Horizon™, which Gartner categorizes as an Integrated Cloud Email Security (ICES) solution uses a variety of more-advanced detection techniques, including NLU, NLP, social graph analysis (patterns of email communication) and image recognition, to detect and stop the most sophisticated attacks — including brand new, highly sophisticated threats that target users 1:1 vs. one to many.
Area 1 Security, a Gartner ICES representative vendor, is built on core concepts of preemptive, comprehensive, contextual and continuous security. Our innovative technology continuously and proactively crawls the web, discovering phishing campaigns and attacker infrastructure before attacks launch. On average, we preemptively detect malicious sites and payloads a full 24 days before industry benchmarks.
Deploying Area 1 to Protect Microsoft 365 Email Users
Area 1 deploys in under five minutes with no impact to existing infrastructure and is completely transparent to end users. Unlike other ICES solutions, Area 1 offers flexible deployment options (including MX/inline, connector and API) and integrates seamlessly with Microsoft 365’s other email security features like anti-spam, DLP, encryption and archiving. Area 1 can also effortlessly remove all malicious messages directly from Microsoft 365 mailboxes with built-in remediation and Message Retraction, providing comprehensive, real-time protection from detection to response.
Microsoft 365 and Area 1 Security provides complete, best-in-class email and security. Together, the two solutions allow organizations to reduce complexity by removing redundant SEGs and move towards a modern, cloud-first architecture.
To learn more about Area 1 Security’s preemptive capabilities and how to comprehensively protect your Microsoft 365 email users, request a demo here.