Sandboxing and DMARC Authentication Added to SpamTitan to Improve Email Threat Detection

Despite increased investment in cybersecurity, healthcare organizations still struggle to protect against advanced phishing threats and email impersonation attacks. Detection of new malware threats can also be a major challenge for small to medium sized healthcare organizations and managed service providers.

To better serve the healthcare market and improve protection against sophisticated phishing attacks and zero-day malware, TitanHQ has announced it has added two new features to its SpamTitan spam filtering solution: DMARC email authentication and sandboxing.

Due to the increase in email impersonation attacks, the Department of Homeland Security issued a binding operational directive in 2017 that required all executive branch agencies to fully adopt Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) to protect against email impersonation attacks and domain spoofing. DMARC authentication has now been incorporated into SpamTitan to improve detection of domain spoofing phishing attacks and prevent these phishing emails from reaching end users’ inboxes.

New malware and ransomware variants are now being released at unprecedented levels. Detecting these new malware threats require more than AV solutions. To better protect users against these new email-based malware threats, TitanHQ has added a new Bitdefender-powered sandboxing feature to SpamTitan.

Suspicious file attachments are now sent to the sandbox where they can be detonated and analyzed for malicious actions. Within this secure environment, files can be assessed safely to identify obfuscated malware, new malware threats, attempts to download malicious payloads, and calls to c2 servers. A broad range of file types are sent to the sandbox, including applications, executable files, and office documents.

“The sandbox service analyzes files by leveraging purpose-built, advanced machine learning algorithms, decoys and anti-evasion techniques, anti-exploit, and aggressive behavior analysis,” explained TitanHQ. “All results are checked across known threats in an extensive array of online repositories, and all in just a few minutes.” If files are confirmed as malicious, they are reported to the Bitdefender’s Global Protective Network and the threat is blocked globally.

“I’m delighted to launch both features today and we will continue with our commitment to continually invest in, develop and improve SpamTitan email security,” explained TitanHQ CEO Ronan Kavanagh. “These new features will help healthcare clients improve their defences against advanced malware and sophisticated phishing attacks.”

Author: Steve Alder has many years of experience as a journalist, and comes from a background in market research. He is a specialist on legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA. Steve holds a B.Sc. from the University of Liverpool.