Phishing Alert Button: One-Click Solution To Counter Phishing Attacks

We all talk about taking precautions whenever we receive a suspicious e-mail. But, what must be the user’s first reaction whenever he/she gets any suspicious e-mail? Is it okay if the user directly forwards it to the IT department? Or will it be okay if he/she sends the information to the help desk? Or simply ignoring the e-mail and not reporting it is the best solution?

The perfect solution to this problem is the KnowBe4’s Phishing Alert Button. It is a safe way to tackle any suspicious e-mail as this feature sends the phishing e-mail to the security department for an in-depth analysis of the threat. Not only this, the dubious e-mail gets automatically deleted from the inbox of the user to prevent any vulnerability in the future.

How Does It Work?

  • Whenever the user presses the Phishing Alert Button, it alerts the Incident Response Team. Consequently, the team performs a thorough examination of the e-mail to find whether the e-mail is a legit one, spam or a severe phish attack.
  • Although the e-mail gets deleted from the user’s inbox for future protection against phishing, the response team retains a copy of the e-mail, along with all SMTP headers.
  • After the analysis of the e-mail, if it detects that the e-mail is spam or can trigger any phishing attack, then steps are taken by the team to block the sender. Additionally, a system check is done to remove any similar kind of e-mails from the inbox of other employees.
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What Are The Benefits Of Phishing Alert Button?

  • The organization’s security culture gets updated as the user can report any phishing threat with just one click.
  • It provides support in employee training as they will get early feedback from the response team concerning the phishing attack.
  • A secured network of “Sensors” is created in the organization giving a boost to the security structure. Through this, the Incident Response Team gets instant alerts whenever a user receives a phishing e-mail.
  • The user receives optimum protection, and suspicious e-mail is automatically deleted from the user’s inbox to avoid any susceptibility in the future.
  • Its deployment is convenient through MSI file in case of Outlook. For Gmail (Chrome), G Suite deployment is straightforward.
  • It supports several e-mail clients, which include:
    • Outlook 2010
    • Outlook 2013
    • Outlook 2016
    • Outlook for Office 365
    • Exchange 2013 and 2016
    • Outlook on the web, i.e.,
    • Mobile Applications of Outlook for both Android and iOS
    • Chrome 54
    • Linux, OS X, and Windows

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For flexible per-user pricing, PhishProtection’s integrated email security solution protects your employees from business email compromise (BEC) and many other email threats. 24×7. On any device. With features you’d expect in more expensive solutions:

All Plans Come With

  • Stops business email compromise (BEC)
  • Stops brand forgery emails
  • Stop threatening emails before they reach the inbox
  • Continuous link checking
  • Real-time website scanning
  • Real time alerts to users and administrators
  • Protection with settings you control
  • Protection against zero day vulnerabilities
  • Complete situational awareness from web-based console

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