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TitanHQ Protects McDonalds Restaurants from Malicious Email Messages

TitanHQ has announced a new partnership with McDonalds (Phillipines) to protect employees from phishing attacks and emails used to spread malware and ransomware infections.

TitanHQ has now completed rolling out its award-winning anti-spam solution – SpamTitan – and is now protecting McDonalds employees across the 500+ McDonalds restaurants throughout the Philippines.

While international law enforcement operations have successfully taken down major spamming botnets and there has been a reduction in spam messages as a result, spam email remains a major attack vector. In fact, figures from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) show that phishing attacks are on the increase. APWG recently announced that there are now more phishing attacks taking place than at any other time in history.

While phishing and other malicious emails used to be relatively easy to identify, cybercriminals have added a new level of sophistication to their phishing attacks. It is becoming increasingly difficult for employees to identify phishing emails; therefore, a technological solution is required to prevent malicious emails from being delivered to end users.

Due to the increasing threat of email-based cyberattacks and the growth in phishing email volume, McDonalds took the decision to implement a new spam filtering solution. TitanHQ was chosen due to the excellent level of protection provided by SpamTitan. The solution has been shown to block 99.97% of spam email.

McDonalds (Philippines) IT manager, Ramon Rivera III, said “SpamTitan’s best feature is that it simply works as promised with immediate results.  The product is incredibly powerful and yet simple to manage.”

TitanHQ has also developed WebTitan to protect employees from accessing inappropriate website content and downloading malicious files. The cloud-based solution can also be used to control content accessed by guests on WiFi networks. In addition to content control, the web filtering solution offers an additional layer of protection against malware and ransomware downloads.

McDonalds also recently announced that it will now be implementing a web filtering solution in its restaurants to prevent customers from accessing inappropriate website content. Many WiFi hotspot providers are similarly using web filters to ensure only family-friendly content can be accessed over their free WiFi networks.

Author: Steve Alder is the editor-in-chief of HIPAA Journal. Steve is responsible for editorial policy regarding the topics covered on HIPAA Journal. He is a specialist on healthcare industry legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA and other related legal topics. Steve has developed a deep understanding of regulatory issues surrounding the use of information technology in the healthcare industry and has written hundreds of articles on HIPAA-related topics.