COMPANY: Ironscales

Organizations around the world now face unprecedented challenges preventing, detecting and responding to modern and more sophisticated phishing attacks, such as business email compromise (BEC) and sender impersonation. IRONSCALES'​ multiple anti-email phishing technologies combine human intelligence with machine learning starting at the mailbox-level to prevent, detect and respond automatically to today’s sophisticated email phishing attacks using a multi-layered and automated approach.

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Review date: February 18th 2019

Snapshot: IronScales blocks phishing attacks with machine learning algorithms.

Who are Ironscales?

IronScales is a leading cybersecurity vendor with a focus on preventing social engineering style attacks. IronSights is their post-delivery protection platform which stops threats inside the email network. It’s especially geared towards preventing spear phishing and business email compromise, in which attackers will impersonate the CEO or other senior employees within a company. IronSights uses machine learning algorithms to detect anomalies based on both email data and metadata the algorithms have scanned from past communications. This means they can accurately block phishing attacks that wouldn’t otherwise be stopped by other security techniques.

For: Medium to large sized enterprises who are suffering with social engineering attacks like phishing and business email compromise.

Not For: Small companies suffering from basic spam.


  • Machine learning algorithms offer advanced protection against phishing attacks and impersonation threats
  • Identifies and prevents business email compromise attempts
  • Works with O365 and G Suite
  • Reduces the burden on security and IT teams as it works automatically and efficiently
  • Easy installation without changing DNA or MX records, and works on mobile platforms
  • Analytics such as real time reports on affected mailboxes, spam analysis and ‘inbox behavioural analysis’
  • All attacks are verified by human intelligence teams
  • Excellent support and easy administration
  • Recent partnership with Ninjio means that the platform also offers high quality security awareness training
  • Sender fingerprinting and advanced mapping of trusted external and internal senders

Expert Insight:

IronScales’ advanced email protection service IronSights is a strong solution for email security within the email inbox. The powerful machine learning algorithms accurately detects and contains phishing attempts. This is a powerful platform for blocking business email compromise attacks. The platform works on Gmail and O65, with easy cloud based or on-premise deployment. This is an ideal platform for automating phishing protection, with machine learning quarantining emails without any IT management necessary.

IronScales also offers a range of reports and analytics into email flow and security threats. They generate advanced mapping of trusted external and internal senders to help improve the overall security of an organisation. IronScales is a market leading solution for customers looking for powerful phishing protection.

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Ironscales Vendor Overview

IRONSCALES was founded in 2014 by CEO Eyal Benishti, who was previously a security researcher and malware analyst at Radware and, prior to that, Java Tech Lead at Imperva.

IRONSCALES has pioneered an advanced anti-phishing threat protection platform combining human and machine intelligence to automatically analyze, detect and remove malicious emails before and after they land in the inbox using a multi-layered and automated approach.

Employees on LinkedIn 29
Glassdoor Rating Not rated
Founded 2014
Revenue $1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Headquarters Israel
Support Team Location(s) Israel

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Ironsights Features

Feature Description
Spear Phishing Protection IRONSCALES uses anti-phishing tools such as reporting, suspicious email forwarding, but also offers machine learning which scans communication habits and uses this to detect anomalies within the mailbox
Business Email Compromise Uses machine learning to proactively combat impersonation and spoofing emails, reducing the risk of business email compromise.
URL Scanning Uses Virus Total engines and Google safe browsing to detect against known malicious links.
AI Adaptiveness Machine learning algorithms work in real time to adapt to new threats.
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Score Breakdown

Spear Phishing Protection
Business Email Compromise
AI Adaptiveness

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