Protecting your organisation from malicious URLs hidden in emails
ClickSweep URL protection – provides another level of protection against phishing and ransomware attacks by preventing email recipients from clicking on dangerous URLs. It rewrites URLs in emails, enabling them to be re-scanned at the time of the click. ClickSweep is an add-on feature of our MailSweep email security service.
WHAT IS A URL?
URL stands for ‘Uniform Resource Locator’. It is used to specify addresses on the web. The URL is the fundamental network identification for any resource connected to the web (for example web pages, images, sound and video files etc.).
A common zero-day attack scenario sees seemingly innocent emails containing web links (URLs) pass through spam and virus filters. These emails are delivered to the intended recipient, as they do not pose a threat. However, after a brief period, the web link contained in the email becomes ‘weaponised’ and is pointed to a phishing site or to a website which can download malicious content to your computer.
This subjects the recipient and their network to phishing, ransomware or other malicious attacks. ClickSweep will stop these links ever getting through to the recipient, thus ensuring the security of your network.
If you would like to talk to us about the security of your email, please call us on 01905 758900, email us via firstname.lastname@example.org, or, arrange a suitable time for us to call you, by filling out this form.
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WHAT DOES CLICKSWEEP DO?
- Scans URL’s in emails
- Re-writes all web links in emails
- Blocks URL’s which could lead to phishing, spear phishing, spoofing and ransomware attacks
- Allows the customisation of warning and block pages
- Provides easy statistics reports scheduling
- Reduces security risks