Email security solutions play a critical role in protecting enterprises from the latest malware. According to data from Verizon's 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)
, malicious email attachments are the number one means by which enterprises were compromised during the prior year (refer to the image below). Over the last decade, malicious email attachments and malicious URLs are two of the top five vectors by which breaches occur.
With that in mind, ICSA Labs developed and launched an Advanced Threat Defense - Email (ATD-Email) Certification Testing program to test email security solutions. The testing program is aimed at determining how well these email security solutions detect new and little-known malicious threats in email. Check out the Testing Program's characteristics
as well as the Testing Criteria
to see if your email security solution has what it takes to properly protect against todays' email threats.