Tip Tuesday: Using AI to protect your customers’ inboxes

Posted by Lauren Beliveau on Jul 17, 2018 8:24:00 AM

shutterstock_649380919Do you think of artificial intelligence (AI) as just another buzzword, or is it the next big thing to protect your customers’ inboxes? With email threats becoming more evasive and sophisticated, security vendors are turning to AI to help MSPs defend their customers against the latest attacks.

Today, only 15 percent of businesses are using artificial intelligence, but 31 percent say it’s on the agenda for the next 12 months. However, this new trend might be the edge your customers need to defend their business-critical data from looming cyber criminals. This week’s tip comes from Jim Furstenberg, an assistant professor of information security, in a recent post on Smarter MSP.

“‘It is quite common for attackers to gain legitimate credentials on the system or network, so how does one know if malware is using legitimate, hacked, or stolen credentials on the system? Hiding in plain sight…. AI can help that situation,’ Furstenberg says.

The traditional methods of intercepting malware are ‘too static’ Furstenberg says. And these will ‘soon lose out to the dynamic nature (if not already) of malware,’ Furstenberg explains.”

Artificial intelligence might have a bad reputation in the movies but using it to protect SMB customers from emerging threats might be the way of the future. To learn more about how artificial intelligence is being leveraged in security, read the rest of the post here.

Protecting your customers’ inboxes with AI

Recently, Barracuda MSP rolled out Barracuda Sentinel, which leverages machine learning and AI to detect and quarantine spear-phishing attacks in real-time. Check out the short video below to see how AI can start helping your customers today.


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