SOURCE: GreatHorn Inc

GreatHorn Inc

October 26, 2015 07:30 ET

Cybersecurity Company GreatHorn Announces Full Content Analytics for Cloud-Based Communication Systems

BELMONT, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 26, 2015) - GreatHorn, the leading cybersecurity platform for detecting and preventing spear phishing, credential theft, and wire transfer fraud attacks, announced support for full content analytics for cloud messaging systems, including Google Apps and Office365.

"The paradigm for cloud security has changed," notes Kevin O'Brien, the company's CEO and co-founder.

"Web application firewalls, cloud access security brokers, and security training are good baseline defenses, but they cannot match the speed and complexity with which adversaries target ordinary users and trick them into giving up either access credentials or authorizing fraudulent financial transactions. In conjunction with our existing phishing and authentication analysis, being able to detect key content indicators makes GreatHorn a truly comprehensive platform for detecting and protecting against these kinds of attacks."

Since announcing the GreatHorn platform earlier this year, the Belmont-based cybersecurity company has grown rapidly, and as of October 2015 has analyzed 4 million email messages and protects over 2,500 cloud mailboxes from advanced cyber threats.

"We work with some of the world's most sensitive intellectual property," said Alok Tayi, CEO of TetraScience (a recent YCombinator graduate), whose advanced cloud monitoring platform helps scientists remotely analyze and monitor critical experiments. "As such, we take security incredibly seriously. GreatHorn was an obvious fit for us, and having realtime breach detection and prevention built into the tools we use daily makes it easy to demonstrate our commitment to protecting our customers' data."

GreatHorn's cloud security platform includes:

  • Spear Phishing Detection -- GreatHorn automatically monitors and detects suspicious inbound email messages, categorizing both external factors such as suspicious domains and DNS records as well as internal indicators, including relationship analytics and target viability
  • Account Compromise Analytics --  By correlating login and access events across a wide range of geographic regions and devices with a baseline of communication activity, GreatHorn can highlight which users and accounts are at risk of compromise before a data breach occurs
  • Automated Response -- Based on customizable incident metrics, GreatHorn can both track and resolve policy-based security incidents, with automatic actions available on a per-account basis and no impact on end users
  • Cross-Platform Content Detection -- Unique to the GreatHorn platform is the ability to detect sensitive and potentially damaging content across multiple cloud environments, including email, without requiring any change to existing mail routing or messaging systems

Contact Information

  • Contact Information:

    GreatHorn Inc.
    Kevin O'Brien
    (800) 604-2566