Intermedia Combats Rise Of Advanced Cyberattacks With Launch Of AI Guardian™ Email Defense

With cyberattacks up 700% last year¹, artificial intelligence-based security platform is designed to protect businesses against increasingly more sophisticated ransomware, viruses, malware, and phishing attempts

Intermedia Cloud Communications, a leading developer of cloud communications, collaboration, productivity, email, and email security solutions for businesses and the partners that serve them, today announced the launch of AI Guardian – an advanced, artificial intelligence (AI)-based security solution designed to protect businesses and their employees from dangerous and targeted cyberattacks. Integrated within Intermedia Email Protection – the enterprise-grade email security engine that currently protects millions of mailboxes globally – and powered by Armorblox, developer of a leading natural language understanding (NLU) platform for cybersecurity, AI Guardian’s algorithms analyze thousands of signals involving the language, context, and historical pattern of emails to prevent increasingly more complex spam, viruses, ransomware, malware, and phishing attempts from ever reaching mailboxes. And with global cybercrime damages projected to reach a staggering $10.5 trillion annually by 20252, businesses, now more than ever, need to better protect themselves with tools that take cybercriminals head on.

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Traditional email security identifies incoming threats based on known signatures, but today, hackers launch many of their attacks using new sophisticated tactics like social engineering, impersonation, and other disguised methods with no previously seen embedded markers. Acting like a security expert sitting beside users, AI Guardian goes to work by using artificial intelligence to analyze and automatically flag suspicious email from different advanced attack types and, through real-time actions, enables an organization to automatically quarantine and/or delete threats – threats that are designed to evade traditional detection.

The types of attacks that AI Guardian is designed to protect against includes:

  • Ransomware, credential phishing, and extortion
  • Payment and payroll fraud
  • VIP and employee impersonation
  • Socially engineered attacks
  • Attacks that attempt to compromise personal data and payment card information

“Integrating AI Guardian into our email security architecture adds a new, powerful level of protection to our already robust, multiple security engine strategy,” said Alex Smith, Intermedia VP of Security Technology. “And with hackers getting smarter every day, the importance of having a security layer with the expertise to intelligently combat advanced attack efforts is critical. At Intermedia, continually enhancing our security capabilities is a top priority for us, and this AI technology represents a significant new defense against a new and dangerous class of cybercriminal.”

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