Intermedia Unveils AI Guardian Email Defense

Intermedia Cloud Communications, a developer of cloud communications, collaboration, productivity, email, and email security solutions for businesses, today launched AI Guardian – an advanced, artificial intelligence (AI)-based security solution designed to protect businesses and their employees from dangerous and targeted cyberattacks.

Integrated within Intermedia Email Protection – the enterprise-grade email security engine that protects millions of mailboxes globally – and powered by Armorblox, developer of a natural language understanding (NLU) platform for cybersecurity, AI Guardian’s algorithms analyze thousands of signals involving the language, context, and historical pattern of emails to prevent increasingly more complex spam, viruses, ransomware, malware and phishing attempts from ever reaching mailboxes.

And with global cybercrime damages projected to reach a staggering $10.5 trillion annually by 2025, businesses, now more than ever, need to better protect themselves with tools that take cybercriminals head on.

Traditional email security identifies incoming threats based on known signatures, but today, hackers launch many of their attacks using new sophisticated tactics like social engineering, impersonation, and other disguised methods with no previously seen embedded markers. Acting like a security expert sitting beside users, AI Guardian uses artificial intelligence to analyze and automatically flag suspicious email from different advanced attack types and, through real-time actions, enables an organization to automatically quarantine and/or delete threats – threats that are designed to evade traditional detection.

The types of attacks that AI Guardian is designed to protect against includes:

  • Ransomware, credential phishing, and extortion
  • Payment and payroll fraud
  • VIP and employee impersonation
  • Socially engineered attacks
  • Attacks that attempt to compromise personal data and payment card information

As a partner-first company, Intermedia Email Protection with integrated AI Guardian provides channel partners with another advanced Intermedia security solution to help protect their business customers’ operations and sensitive data from cybercriminals. It also helps to reinforce its partners’ position as trusted IT advisors and experts in their markets.