The methods hackers use and the malware being developed are always evolving, which is why your security methods need to grow as well.
What is Sandboxing?
Sandboxing is primarily a software system that separates and monitors applications from the crucial systems and other essential programs.
For that reason, it is a very handy tool against malicious applications as it permits to observe how applications behave in an endpoint computer. If an application triggers a malicious event, a Sandbox system is able to observe the changes that these applications make in the hosting Operating System or programs.
Additionally, sandboxing technology protects you not only from malware, but also from spam, viruses, and many types of phishing methods used by hackers all the time.
Naturally, it’s easily applied to existing email security measures, which is why there’s no reason not to use it in your email security plan.
Why Sandboxing is Essential to Email Security?
You’re probably beginning to see a clearer picture of how sandboxing works and how it can effectively be applied to email security, as an extra layer to your existing security measures.
Most Email Security Systems usually uses several layers of security technologies to protect themselves from numerous email threats, but also other cyber attacks as well. Email Malware Sandboxing is another layer of protection that permits to detect malicious applications which are too recent (zero-day threats) or too customized to be already registered in regular AntiVirus systems. For this reason, Malware Sandboxing, or Dynamic Malware Analysis is very useful on top of AntiVirus.
Is it bulletproof?
Advanced email attacks like sophisticated malware can easily evade common security measures with the use of sandboxing. Some malware is designed to detect when it is operating on virtual machines (such as Sandbox environments) or to hold a certain amount of time before being active - in order to deceive the faster responses, the Sandbox must take.
For this reason, it is important that organizations look at the most sophisticated Sandbox systems in the market. Older generations may be easily bypassed by recent malware.
Sandboxing It’s Not Only for Larger Organizations
The effectiveness of sandboxing in email security might sound like something only major companies can afford, but the reality is quite the opposite.
Sandboxing is inexpensive and quite beneficial as small and mid-sized businesses are the ones most affected by frequent and more sophisticated phishing attacks.
All in all, there’s effectively no reason not to use sandboxing as a significant part of your email security methods, yet there are so many benefits as you can see.
AnubisNetworks offers the most robust and effective sandboxing techniques on the market and guarantees that the technology can detect zero-day and unknown malware. Contact the sales team and get your sandboxing technology added to your security as soon as possible.
Author: Carla Barata
Marketing Manager at AnubisNetworks. Carla possesses an extensive experience in marketing, public relations, social media and events in the IT sector. But most important, she is an evangelist of Email Security solutions at AnubisNetworks. She likes "bringing the good news" and help companies to stay safe against the most recent and advanced cyber threats.