Egress Intelligent Email Security – Defining Human Layer Security

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Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service)Egress
Websitehttp://www.egress.com/en-us
Company size (employees)100 to 499
Type of solutionCloud/SaaS

In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

• Whilst competitors offer point solutions to tackle data loss over email, Egress Intelligent Email Security utilizes machine learning and advance DLP to prevent the misdirected email and ensure that sensitive information has the correct levels of security applied to it.

• Egress Intelligent Email Security is more advanced and more effective than static rules-based DLP solutions, which can lead to click fatigue. Egress’ solutions avoid this by utilizing machine learning to only prompt users when they are about to send an email to the wrong recipient. Egress is also less admin intensive, as the machine learning solution can actively learn about users’ activity to build a pattern of behavior, requiring less administration than setting up and maintaining static rules.

• 93% of organizations have experienced outbound email data breaches in the last 12 months, and remote working due to Covid-19 has only increased the risk. Egress Intelligent Email Security is offering a solution to a widespread problem at a time when the risk posed by email is continuing to grow as remote workers rely on email more than ever before.

Brief Overview

With 88% of security breaches caused by human error and misdirected emails a 55% bigger threat to businesses than phishing attacks, Egress is defining a completely new category of technology – “Human Layer Security”. Unlike legacy approaches to these complex problems, which rely heavily on static rule-based data loss prevention (DLP), Egress Intelligent Email Security understands that people do not conform to the same working patterns and processes, and that to truly prevent data breaches, technology must be able to identify behavioral abnormalities within the context of specific sharing scenarios.

1. Prevention of human-activated email threats

Egress Prevent uses contextual machine learning and advanced DLP to detect when employees are about to accidentally or intentionally leak data to stop breaches before they happen.

The technology inspects all email content to make sure the message body and attachments are suitable for all the recipients included. Helpful prompts encourage data breach prevention by urging users to correct mistakes before they happen, while blocking risky emails from being sent altogether. In addition, comprehensive admin reporting dashboards provide statistics to highlight security threats.
2. Protection of sensitive information

Egress Protect offers government and industry-certified email encryption, providing total control over shared information so that users can effectively secure sensitive data and prevent unauthorised access.

The solution integrates seamlessly within existing workflows and uses intelligent machine learning to understand the level of risk to sensitive data and provide an easy-to-use, flexible email and file encryption tool that delivers the highest level of security.
The solution also utilises network intelligence to provide a frictionless recipient experience, making it easier for authorised users to access data while also guarding against unauthorised access.