TitanHQ Launches Advanced Anti-Phishing Solution – SpamTitan Plus

TitanHQ has launched a new product to help businesses better protect against phishing attacks, which the company claims delivers best-in-class protection against phishing attacks due to the incorporation of zero-day threat intelligence and malicious URL databases that are not found in any other anti-phishing solution currently on the market.

SpamTitan Plus has evolved from the company’s popular SpamTitan suite of products, which has proven a hit with small- and medium-sized businesses and Managed Service Providers serving the SMB market. The company’s products are now used by more than 12,000 businesses and over 3,000 MSPs to protect against spam, phishing, and other email threats.

SpamTitan Plus delivers advanced protection thanks to AI-driven anti-phishing mechanisms and more comprehensive threat intelligence which provides better coverage, increased phishing link detections, and faster detection speeds than competitors.

Anti-phishing solutions provide protection against malware and malicious code through the incorporation of signature-based antivirus engines, with some solutions also conducting behavioral analysis of attachments in a sandbox to identify previously unseen threats; however, malware and malicious scripts are often absent from phishing emails and embedded hyperlinks are used to make the emails appear benign. While many anti-phishing solutions follow the hyperlinks and assess the content of the landing pages, phishers are now developing tactics, techniques, and procedures to evade these checks.

One issue is the time taken for URLs to be marked as malicious. The delay means phishing emails with malicious URLs could end up being delivered to inboxes where they can attract a click. Independent tests have shown that by incorporating more comprehensive threat intelligence SpamTitan Plus detects more URLs and detection rates are faster. TitanHQ says SpamTitan Plus has 100% coverage of all current market-leading anti-phishing feeds, achieves 1.5 times as many unique phishing email detections, and 1.6x faster phishing detections than the current market leaders. SpamTitan plus is fed 10 million net new, previously undiscovered, phishing URLs every day, and it takes 5 minutes from initial detection to protect end users’ mailboxes from the malicious URLs.

The threat intelligence is powered by massive clickstream traffic from over 600 million users and endpoints, which includes several hundred billion local queries and 100 million cloud queries a day. The intelligence curated significantly improves the false detection rate, which TitanHQ says is the lowest of all market-leading solutions, which means genuine emails are not inadvertently caught by the filter.

SpamTitan Plus rewrites URLs and verifies them as safe so a click by an employee will not automatically trigger a script to run or a file to be downloaded. If determined to be malicious, the user will be directed to a block page and will be provided with further information and advised of their options. Time-of-click verification of URLs means that if a URL is benign at the time of delivery but is later modified to incorporate malicious content, the threat will be detected and blocked.

“The overwhelming feedback from our users and customer base has been that phishing attacks are becoming more advanced, proficient, and dangerous. Phishing is the number one problem to solve in the email security community,” said TitanHQ CEO, Ronan Kavanagh. “With that in mind, we allocated resources and investment to develop a solution with new, cutting-edge, robust, fast phishing threat intelligence driven by a team of security specialists. We’re very happy with the result – SpamTitan Plus”.

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.