Cloud-based email gateways that incorporate AI are better at securing email traffic

There’s no such thing as having too much security for an online platform, especially those whose livelihood and reputation depend on uptime. However, costs can be significantly high to fully protect these platforms. Casinos, both land-based and virtual, need to ensure full security around the clock and artificial intelligence (AI) is going a long way to help them protect many of their operations, as well as to save money.

A cloud-based secure email gateway is a solution that is gaining popularity among casino operators. It is able to decrease the threat from inbound ransomware messages and other malware by manipulating the email better to ensure any potential threat is removed before the email reaches the recipient. Now, end-users are able to click any links included in the email safely, as they have been tested for malicious content by the AI-based email gateway. That gateway can also sandbox any email attachments that look suspicious and strip out anything malicious, without delaying the email’s delivery.

The COVID-19 pandemic presented some unique threats and opportunities for bad actors to exploit, and these cloud-based AI gateways allow companies to flag threats and respond to them quicker. With more employees working remotely, there was an increase in potential opportunities for malware to be spread. For example, emails started circulating that stated that contact tracing had determined that the recipient had been in contact with someone who had tested positive for the virus. The individual was asked to click a link to learn more about the incident, but it was only a ruse to install malware.

More recently, phishing attempts have started appearing as opportunities for the recipient to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. However, these AI email gateways are able to stop all of the attempts. The secure email gateway integrates with the endpoint-detection and response product and advanced AI threat intelligence, providing greater protection across the entire system.