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Ironscales Email Security

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Ironscales Email Security

Snapshot

Industry leading phishing protection. Designed for Office 365, G-Suite and Exchange. No MX record changes required.

For

Organizations that need market leading phishing protection. Alert users to supicious emails with customizable warning banners.

Who are Ironscales?

IRONSCALES is a leading cybersecurity vendor with a focus on preventing social engineering style attacks. IRONSCALES deliver Anti-Phishing and Advanced Threat Protection using an integrated bundle of powerful threat technologies to stop 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.

IRONSCALES 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.

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IRONSCALES Features:

  • Machine learning algorithms offer advanced protection against phishing attacks and impersonation threats
  • Identifies and prevents business email compromise attempts
  • Works with O365, G-Suite and Exchange
  • Reduces the burden on security and IT teams as it works automatically and efficiently
  • Easy installation without changing DNS or MX records
  • Analytics such as real time reports on affected mailboxes, spam analysis and ‘inbox behavioral analysis’
  • All attacks are verified by human intelligence teams
  • Excellent support and easy administration
  • 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
  • End users notified of suspect phishing emails via banners in Outlook or in their mobile email client

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 O365, 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.

IRONSCALES Case Studies:

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Profile: Ironscales Email Security

Category:
Email Security Gateway
Vendor:
Ironscales
Website:
ironscales.com
Founded:
2013
HQ:
Altanta, US
Deployment:
API within Office 365 & G Suite, Install on Exchange
Starting Price:
Ironscales Advanced - $3.50 user/month, Ironscales Ultimate - $5.00 user/month. Volume, NFP & Education discounts available.
Suitable For:
SMB & Enterprise

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User Reviews

CISO

MSP

Professional Services, 2-9 employees

Used the product for: Less than 6 months

Jan 31, 2020

5.0

"Innovative Product"

What did you like best when using this solution?

Ironscales is very easy to use and quick to deploy. It significantly speeds up the time it takes to deal with email security incidents. The in mail banner alerting is also brilliant as it continually works to raise the awareness of end users.

What did you dislike about using this solution?

Nothing! One of the best security products I have come across.

Describe your over overall experience with Ironscales Email Security. Did you find this product solved your business needs?

The solution ticked all the boxes and I would highly recommend other organisations to take a look at Ironscales when considering a purchase of an email security solution

IT manager

Existing Customer

Business Consulting, 25-100 employees

Used the product for: Less than 6 months

Jan 29, 2020

4.5

"Ironscales anti phishing solution"

What did you like best when using this solution?

Federation feature is great, helps to classify threats
The solution complements other market solutions that usually addresses malware but ignores phishing

What did you dislike about using this solution?

Lack of fine tuning spam/phising filters like language, keywords, etc...

Describe your over overall experience with Ironscales Email Security. Did you find this product solved your business needs?

To be honest, I don't expect any product to solve 100% phishing and spam. But IronScales helps a lot to filter most cases and alert users of suspicious emails. Completely worth it.

IT Manager

Existing Customer

Property, 100-250 employees

Used the product for: 6-12 months

Jan 29, 2020

4.0

"Good Product in conjunction with ATP"

What did you like best when using this solution?

I liked the ability to integrate with Office 365 on a granular basis. We are able to choose which users utilize the product with, and not all. This enables us to scale up for more "targeted users".
I like the ability to allow users to "self report" gray-emails.

What did you dislike about using this solution?

I wish there was better "sand-boxing" for emails that I suspect are "false-positives" but only the original user would be able to decide. I need a way to forward to questionable emails safely to the original user for approval or rejection. Presently I take a screen shot of the email and send it to the original recipient via Microsoft Teams.

I also wish there was better grouping capabilities so that different groups of users could have different features and policies. For example, some users I trust to self-report, others I don't want to bother with those choices.

Describe your over overall experience with Ironscales Email Security. Did you find this product solved your business needs?

Overall the delivery team has been very responsive. They answer emails and phone calls quickly, actually speak English as there native language, which in this day and age is a rarity.

This tool has helped up add another layer on top of existing MS technology.

IT Manager

Existing Customer

Manufacturing, 500-1,000 employees

Used the product for: Less than 6 months

Jan 29, 2020

5.0

"Detects email threats missed by Symantec"

What did you like best when using this solution?

Ironscales successfully detected over 100 threats that were missed by Symantec (MessageLabs) during our 30-day trial. Ironscales was able to accurately detect phishing emails and emails with links to malware infected websites that Symantec had missed.

What did you dislike about using this solution?

The management reports could be improved.

Describe your over overall experience with Ironscales Email Security. Did you find this product solved your business needs?

Ironscales was easy to install. It took us less than 10-minutes to get the service deployed in to Office 365.

Information Technology Manager

Existing Customer

Software, 250-500 employees

Used the product for: Less than 6 months

Nov 21, 2019

5.0

"Perfect phishing detection for Office 365"

What did you like best when using this solution?

Phishing detection worked immediately. We deployed Ironscales to our Office 365 tenant and within the 1st hour, Ironscales had detect 3 separate phishing attacks that affected 20+ mailboxes!

What we like about Ironscales;
1. Deployment took less than 15-minutes. It was a simple process to get Office 365 to sync the mailboxes with Ironscales.
2. No changes to MX or SPF records are required
3. Ironscales can be licensed for all users or selected users. Out of our 300 mailboxes, we have licensed it for 150 users. Via the Ironscales interface, we can decide which mailboxes are activated
4. Ironscales scans the URL's and attachments in emails to check if they are malicious
5. Via the dashboard, we can see which mailboxes are affected and detailed information on the blocked email
6. End users can report phishing emails directly from Outlook. This was simple to deploy and is a manifest file that is uploaded via the O365 management console. This pushes the "report phishing" down to Outlook on the desktop, browser and mobile devices
7. Ironscales includes security awareness training. This allowed us to cancel our KnowBe4 contract.
8. Users are alerted with banners to suspect emails, e.g. impersonation attempts or spoofed emails.
9. The native Office 365 user experience is unchanged. Our users can still use their clutter folder in Outlook.

What did you dislike about using this solution?

The "report phishing" button only works in Outlook, there isn't a version for the native iOS mail app.

Describe your over overall experience with Ironscales Email Security. Did you find this product solved your business needs?

Ironscales has been a solid investment for our business. Its easy to deploy and manage. It works brilliantly.

CISO

Existing Customer

Maritime, 500-1,000 employees

Used the product for: 1-2 years

Nov 18, 2019

5.0

"Highly effective phishing protection"

What did you like best when using this solution?

Ease of implementation - the service operates via an API connection in o365. No changes were required to our MX records, SPF, DKIM or DMARC records. No firewall changes were required. It took less than an hour to implement the service.

Visibility to potentially suspect emails. If a phishing email gets past the filters, the email can be remotely removed from end users mailboxes.

End users like the red banners that alert them to potentially suspect emails.

What did you dislike about using this solution?

We are on Office 365 so the service was extremely easy to implement.

Describe your over overall experience with Ironscales Email Security. Did you find this product solved your business needs?

We have 450 users on 0365 and were using Symantec to provide email security. We were having an issue with phishing emails bypassing Symantec and reaching end users. We had implemented security awareness training with KnowBe4 but were finding that this wasn't stopping phishing attacks.

We were recommended Ironscales by our security consultant. Since implementing it, the number of phishing attacks reaching end users has dropped to virtually nil. When a phishing email does bypass the filter, Ironscales has a neat feature whereby end users can report the email and at an admin level, we can have visibility of which users have received the email. We are able to remove the phishing email from end users mailboxes from the Ironscales admin console. Overall Ironscales has been a solid investment.

CIO

Existing Customer

Finance, 100-250 employees

Used the product for: 6-12 months

Nov 18, 2019

5.0

"Powerful Anti-Phishing"

What did you like best when using this solution?

The banners work well to warn users of suspect emails and Ironscales allows end users to report emails as phishing emails. However, on mobile, users need to be using the Outlook app - they can't report phishing emails directly from the default mail app on iPhones.

What did you dislike about using this solution?

The banners work well to warn users of suspect emails and Ironscales allows end users to report emails as phishing emails. However, on mobile, users need to be using the Outlook app to report phishing emails.

Describe your over overall experience with Ironscales Email Security. Did you find this product solved your business needs?

We use Proofpoint to provide email security. It does a fine job stopping spam emails but it struggles to detect phishing emails that direct users to fake login pages. To stop phishing emails, we tested Microsoft ATP Plan 1. This didn't stop phishing emails so we decided to look at alternatives including Greathorn and Ironscales.

The initial deployment of the Ironscales service was straight forward. It involved a couple of click to sync our users on o365 and the service was deployed via an API.

Once up and running, Ironscales managed to capture the majority of phishing attacks. For the attacks that reached the users inboxes, Ironscales has this neat feature of inserting a banner in the email to warn the end user that the email is suspicious. End users are then able to report the emails using an alert button in Outlook. Our admin team are then able to review these emails and remove them from users inboxes where required.

Overall we have been impressed with the Ironscales service. Its not a replacement for Proofpoint but instead provides another layer of security on top of it.