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Get AI-powered phishing protection with Sophos Email

Discover the advanced anti-phishing technologies in Sophos Email

To protect your users’ inboxes from phishing, look no further than Sophos Email. Alongside advanced anti-spam and malware protection powered by SophosLabs, Sophos Email includes multiple layers of technology to keep your email phish-free.

Advanced machine learning identifies phishing imposters and BEC attacks

Criminals often impersonate key individuals in an organization to trick other employees into falling for their scams. Sophos Email uses advanced machine learning to detect targeted impersonation and Business Email Compromise attacks. Utilizing the deep learning neural network created by Sophos AI, Sophos Email analyzes email body content and subject lines for tone and wording to identify suspicious conversations.

For added protection, Sophos Email also includes a setup assistant that integrates with AD Sync to automatically identify the individuals within an organization who are most likely to be impersonated. It scans all inbound mail for display name variations associated with those users, further extending protection against phishing imposters.

Real-time scanning blocks social engineering techniques

Adversaries are experts at using social engineering in their attacks. That’s why Sophos Email scans all inbound messages for key phishing indicators such as brand spoofing and impersonation attempts in real-time using SPF, DKIM, and DMARC authentication techniques and email header anomaly analysis. It spots and blocks phishing emails before they reach your users.

Pre and post delivery protection stops malicious links and malware

The danger with phishing is not the email itself but what it gets people to do. Phishing emails often include malicious links and malware that attackers try to trick you into activating. Sophos Email’s real-time URL scanning and AI-powered cloud sandbox protect against malicious URLs and attachments, ensuring malware never reaches your users’ inboxes.

To avoid detection, attackers sometimes update the link in an email after it has landing in the victims’ inboxes, for example, re-directing safe URLs to malicious ones, or insert malware into a previously-clean web page. Time-of-Click URL rewriting analyzes all URLs at the moment they are clicked, and automatically removes dangerous emails to protect against these post-delivery techniques.

Sophos Email’s Search and Destroy capabilities take this one step further, directly accessing Office 365 mailboxes, to identify and automatically remove emails containing malicious links and malware at the point the threat state changes and before a user ever clicks on them.

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To find out more head to You can start a free trial directly from our website, and if you’re already using Sophos Central you can activate a trial directly within your console in just two clicks.

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