Intermedia Combats Rise of Advanced Cyberattacks with Launch of AI Guardian™ Email Defense
With cyberattacks up 700% last year¹, artificial intelligence-based security platform is designed to protect businesses against increasingly more sophisticated ransomware, viruses, malware, and phishing attempts
SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Intermedia Cloud Communications, a leading developer of cloud communications, collaboration, productivity, email, and email security solutions for businesses and the partners that serve them, today announced the launch of AI Guardian - an advanced, artificial intelligence (AI)-based security solution designed to protect businesses and their employees from dangerous and targeted cyberattacks. Integrated within Intermedia Email Protection – the enterprise-grade email security engine that currently protects millions of mailboxes globally – and powered by Armorblox, developer of a leading natural language understanding (NLU) platform for cybersecurity, AI Guardian's algorithms analyze thousands of signals involving the language, context, and historical pattern of emails to prevent increasingly more complex spam, viruses, ransomware, malware, and phishing attempts from ever reaching mailboxes. And with global cybercrime damages projected to reach a staggering $10.5 trillion annually by 20252, businesses, now more than ever, need to better protect themselves with tools that take cybercriminals head on.
Traditional email security identifies incoming threats based on known signatures, but today, hackers launch many of their attacks using new sophisticated tactics like social engineering, impersonation, and other disguised methods with no previously seen embedded markers. Acting like a security expert sitting beside users, AI Guardian goes to work by using artificial intelligence to analyze and automatically flag suspicious email from different advanced attack types and, through real-time actions, enables an organization to automatically quarantine and/or delete threats – threats that are designed to evade traditional detection.
The types of attacks that AI Guardian is designed to protect against includes:
Ransomware, credential phishing, and extortion
Payment and payroll fraud
VIP and employee impersonation
Socially engineered attacks
Attacks that attempt to compromise personal data and payment card information
"Integrating AI Guardian into our email security architecture adds a new, powerful level of protection to our already robust, multiple security engine strategy," said Alex Smith, Intermedia VP of Security Technology. "And with hackers getting smarter every day, the importance of having a security layer with the expertise to intelligently combat advanced attack efforts is critical. At Intermedia, continually enhancing our security capabilities is a top priority for us, and this AI technology represents a significant new defense against a new and dangerous class of cybercriminal."
As a partner-first company, Intermedia Email Protection with integrated AI Guardian not only provides channel partners with yet another advanced Intermedia security solution to help protect their business customers' operations and sensitive data from cybercriminals, it also helps to once again reinforce our partners' position as trusted IT advisor and expert in their markets.
"With the accelerated rate and sophistication of attacks on business users, adding this artificial intelligence-based layer of technology to its leading Email Protection software continues to set Intermedia apart from the competition," said Peter Hanna, CEO of Robo. "AI Guardian further proves Intermedia's commitment to providing the highest level of security possible to businesses, and we're excited to offer this added safeguard to our customers to bring them even greater peace of mind."
Learn more about Intermedia's email security services as well as Intermedia's full portfolio of cloud communications and collaboration solutions by visiting www.intermedia.com.
About Intermedia Cloud Communications, Inc.
Intermedia is the cloud communications company that helps over 122,000 businesses connect better – through voice, video conferencing, chat, contact center, business email and productivity, file sharing and backup, security, archiving, and more – from wherever, whenever. We strive to eliminate the need for multiple communications service providers with a seamlessly integrated portfolio of communications and collaboration solutions – all delivered through one highly reliable and secure platform. With month-to-month contract options, one monthly bill, one intuitive point of administrative control, and five-years running J.D. Power-certified 24/7 technical support, Intermedia is committed to providing enterprise-grade products to businesses of all sizes through a simple, Worry-Free Experience™.
As a partner-first company, Intermedia goes to work for over 7,000 channel partners by providing a comprehensive set of programs, resources, and support to help them grow their revenue and maximize their success. Programs include our Customer Ownership Reseller (CORE™) model – which enables partners to resell, package, and manage Intermedia's solutions as if they were their own, while benefiting from highly attractive economic terms and maintaining ownership of their customer relationships – as well as agent models. Intermedia is also proud to be the exclusive cloud communications platform provider for NEC, a leader in global market share for unified communications with an estimated 80+ million business phone users worldwide.
J.D. Power 2020 Certified Assisted Technical Program, developed in conjunction with TSIA. Based on successful completion of an audit and exceeding a customer satisfaction benchmark for assisted support operations. For more information, visit www.jdpower.com or www.tsia.com.
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