Egress Defend named Email Security Software of the Year at 2021 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards

Egress | 12th Oct 2021

London, UK – 30th September 2021 – Egress, the leading provider of intelligent email security, announced today that it has been recognised at the 2021 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards. Egress Defend was named Email Security Software of the Year in recognition of its industry-leading use of intelligent technology to effectively protect organisations against the increasing number of attacks targeting the Microsoft 365 platform.

Launched in 2021, Egress Defend is the only solution globally to operate on a zero-trust model, able to analyse the context and content of every inbound email before it is delivered to an employee’s inbox. Going beyond the analysis provided by traditional secure email gateways, Defend uses NLP and machine learning technologies to determine every sender’s authenticity, protecting employees from targeted attacks such as business email compromise (BEC), CEO fraud and account takeover.

Egress VP of Product Management Steven Malone comments: “In today’s Microsoft 365 world, organisations urgently need intelligent technologies that can detect and mitigate the 30% of phishing attacks that bypass both Microsoft’s built-in security and their secure email gateway controls. Unlike other IESS or CESS technologies trying to bridge this gap, Egress Defend is the only solution globally to combine a zero-trust model with NLP and machine learning to protect organisations from advanced phishing threats.

“We’re proud to have been recognised by the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards in such a competitive category, highlighting the value that Defend provides for our customers as part of the Egress Intelligent Email Security platform.”

About Egress

As advanced persistent threats continue to evolve, we recognize that people are the biggest risk to organizations’ security and are most vulnerable when using email.

Egress, a KnowBe4 company, is the only cloud email security provider to continuously assess human risk and dynamically adapt policy controls, preparing customers to defend against advanced phishing attacks and outbound data breaches before they happen. Leveraging contextual machine learning and neural networks, with seamless integration using cloud-native API architecture, Egress provides enhanced email protection, deep visibility into human risk, and instant time to value.