Cloud-based email security specialist GreatHorn announced a major expansion of its flagship solution, GreatHorn Email Security, transforming it into a comprehensive platform to defend institutions against email-borne threats from time of delivery to post-delivery.
The new addition, GreatHorn Mailbox Protection, gives users immediate, ready access to relationship and risk data to help them when interacting with their email messages. The solution lets users know the strength of their relationship with the sender, the date of their last outbound communication with the sender, the likelihood that the sender is from the domain they say they are, and the relative risk of any embedded links within the message.
Chris Fraser (VP of Strategic Accounts and Founding Team Member) and Sean Varga (Senior Account Executive) demonstrating the GreatHorn Inbound Email Security platform at FinovateFall 2017.
“The security industry continues to treat users as the ‘weakest link’ in their security practices, rather than as intelligent, informed, and vital parts of a true security posture,” CEO and co-founder of GreatHorn Kevin O’Brien explained. In contrast, GreatHorn’s solution turns this conventional wisdom on its head, empowering “end users to take action from the front lines” to fight malicious email messages.
The solution also enables users to confirm and quarantine email phishing attempts, build personal sender block lists, and easily tag spam email and transfer it to the trash. Currently in beta, GreatHorn Mailbox Protection will be available soon through the Microsoft Office and Google Chrome Web stores.
“GreatHorn is known for industry-leading phishing protection,” O’Brien said in discussing the new comprehensive platform. “With GreatHorn Email Security, we have expanded that protection to offer enterprises a truly comprehensive email security platform, tuned to safeguard them from the full range of today’s advanced email-borne threats.” O’Brien added that, as the “most critical business communication system in existence,” email deserves “best in-class protection, not just a small point solution, plug-in, or add-on.”
GreatHorn demonstrated its Inbound Email Security platform at FinovateFall 2017. Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Belmont, Massachusetts, the company leverages machine learning and automated response technology to spot and counter highly targeted, malicious message-based threats before the damage takes place. The platform’s security is provided without the need for major overhead, traditional network routing solutions, or perimeter blocking.
This spring, GreatHorn partnered with Rhino Security Labs, combining its inbound email security solution with Rhino’s multi-vector phishing research and assessment services. “Our partnership with GreatHorn will provide enterprises with a nuanced view of their social engineering exposure,” Rhino Security Labs CEO Benjamin Caudill said when the partnership was announced. “(We) will demonstrate how an automated, risk appropriate remediation approach can be used to prevent cybercriminals from compromising critical data or credentials.”
GreatHorn has raised $8.8 million in funding, and includes TechStars, ff Venture Capital, Uncork Capital, and .406 Ventures among its investors.