Egress Intelligent Email Security – Protecting the Human Layer

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Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service)Egress
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:

• Egress Intelligent Email Security mitigates insider risk by preventing data loss over email, from accidental breaches such as misdirected email to intentional exfiltration of data to personal accounts – competitors offer point solutions, Egress offers a comprehensive solution by utilizing machine learning to prevent breaches, but also protecting data with powerful encryption
• Egress Intelligent Email Security is more advanced and more effective than static rules-based solutions, which can lead to click fatigue. Egress’ solutions avoid click fatigue 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 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 reduce insider risk 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, insider threats represent the number security vulnerability to organizations.
In response, Egress is defining a new category of technology – “Human Layer Security”. Unlike legacy approaches to these complex problems, which rely on static rule-based DLP, Egress understands that people do not conform to standard 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.

Egress Intelligent Email Security prevents insider data breaches in three key areas:

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 offers government and industry-certified email encryption, providing total control over shared information so that the user can secure sensitive data and prevent unauthorized access. To remove sender friction, the solution intelligently automates encryption based on the identified risk as data is shared in real time, and uses Egress’ patented Smart Authentication and network intelligence (powered by machine learning) to reduce barriers to access for authorized recipients. In doing so, the technology supports high user adoption and scalability, while reducing risk to sensitive data.