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Retarus Patient Zero Detection protects against identity theft

New version now also detects phishing emails

Munich, 07.07.2017 // Global information logistics provider Retarus continues to boost its email security firepower by launching a new version of the innovative Patient Zero Detection functionality. The technology generates a unique fingerprint for each email that passes through the system, allowing previously unknown risks to be identified at a later time. The latest upgrade now allows phishing emails to be registered and recognized in the same way as malware. The new version, moreover, offers optimized monitoring and reporting options. This provides companies with a better overview of malware attacks and phishing attempts, enabling them to avert financial harm resulting from the loss of data or identity theft.

Kaspersky noted around 155 million attempts to view phishing pages in the past year alone. This represents an increase of around 4.3% over the previous period measured. To ensure that companies can safeguard themselves even better against phishing attacks, Retarus is expanding its anti-phishing portfolio to include detection. Previously, Patient Zero Detection had only generated a unique fingerprint for email attachments, but Retarus is now also storing hash values generated for each URL contained in incoming emails in their database. As soon as a virus scanner later discovers malware in an identical attachment or identifies a phishing mechanism in a message sent to another recipient, Retarus immediately informs all impacted recipients as well as their administrators. This gives companies the opportunity to react before the malware has had a chance to spread within the enterprise network or sensitive data has fallen into the wrong hands.

More user-friendly – easier administration

The new version of Patient Zero Detection is, moreover, easier to administrate. For instance, several positives received at the same time are automatically compiled into a single, tidy email. Reports can also be downloaded with just a few clicks, enabling impacted systems to be identified with exceptional speed. Companies can also decide for themselves whether they would like to save the subject lines of emails, for instance, allowing them to ensure trouble-free compliance with data privacy regulations for the private usage of business email accounts.

A solution for the enterprise landscape

Market analysts expect business emails to rise drastically over the years. With billions of incoming emails, it is vital to screen out spam as well as any malicious attachments that could lead to Business Email Compromise, ransomware or targeted attacks. Major corporations in the United States and around the world continue to mitigate the risks by staying vigilant. However, enterprises with mission-critical communications can prevent data exfilteration by using Patient Zero Detection to recognize attacks that have already occurred, making it easier for them to add extra security to their IT infrastructure and significantly reduce risks.

About Retarus

Since 1992, Retarus has been supporting companies in achieving highly efficient communication. The global information logistics provider always plays an important role where large amounts of data need to be transmitted securely and reliably –– irrespective of which communication channels, interfaces, applications and devices are required. The services are soundly based on a Global Delivery Network which includes the company’s own data centres in Europe, the USA and the APAC region, as well as redundant carrier infrastructure. Half of all EURO STOXX 50 companies and 17 percent of Dow Jones corporations depend on Retarus’ services. Longstanding customers include Adidas, Bayer, Continental, DHL, DZ Bank, Honda, Linde, Osram, Puma, Sixt, Sony and Thomas Cook.

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