Why an anti-phishing filter?
At Wombat we know that neither technology nor training alone will protect organizations from cyber security attack. However, when these two approaches are combined organizational defenses are much higher. Our security experts have recognized that anti-spam and anti-virus filters were not as effective as they could be at catching phishing emails. Here’s why.
Spam filters typically work by looking for combinations of words commonly found in spam emails. The problem is that phishing emails are designed to look just like legitimate emails. As a result spam filters have a really hard time identifying them. To make up for this, many anti-spam filter vendors have fallen back on “black lists“ to identify phishing URLs and phishing emails. Because these lists are manually maintained, they are at least several hours behind, which means that many phishing emails still reach user’s in-boxes. However, PhishPatrol® implements cutting edge predictive technology that overcomes these shortcomings to identify common and new phishing emails. It can be deployed alongside an organization’s existing filters to catch many of the phishing emails that make it past traditional email filters.
When organizations really want to protect themselves they implement PhishPatrol and subscribe to Wombat’s award winning Security Training Platform. Our Security Training Platform integrates highly effective software based end user assessment, training, reporting and administrative capabilities into one easy-to-use system. With both Wombat solutions in place, security officers can rest easy knowing that they’ve done everything they can to protect their companies from breaches — from filtering attacks to creating a knowledgeable user base who can recognize the few attacks that may get through.