Blue Coat Systems announced the addition of Mail Threat Defense to its portfolio of Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) solutions. With the addition of mail threat defense, Blue Coat provides in-depth protection against the common trifecta of attack vectors – web, email and network –for unparalleled defense against advanced threats across the enterprise.
Email is a potent channel for malicious intent and highly successful targeted attacks. According to Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report, the email attack vector accounts for 80 percent of APT malware used for cyber-espionage. Blue Coat Labs recently uncovered Inception Framework, a highly sophisticated malware attack targeting military diplomats and business executives using infected email attachments as one of the many layers of the cyberattack framework.