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Before, “managing email security-related tasks took up about 25 percent of my time.” Now, he says: “we’re dealing with email security only 5 percent of the time.” – Chris Gielow, Director of Information Technology at Viewpoint

Enabling Technologies has announced the availability of its PhishHunter and BreachHunter solutions, developed for the detection and prevention of phishing attacks.

The Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) found that 81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen or weak passwords. And the most common method of stealing passwords was phishing.

PhishHunter and BreachHunter utilize Enabling’s forensic knowledge to analyze threats, customize rules, and automate responses to targeted attacks. Administrators are provided with a shortlist of actionable next steps and users are left with a clean inbox and less risk. “In almost every PhishHunter engagement we have found compromised accounts during the first day and several issues that needed to be addressed. Most clients are amazed at how easy it is to use and how much time the solution saves them,” said Brandon Bowlin, Director of Security Services at Enabling Technologies.

With PhishHunter, clients set the rules for automated actions, giving them full control of what is protected and how they will be notified. BreachHunter uses Enabling’s team of security experts to set the rules, update clients, and aid with remediation.

To date, Enabling has successfully deployed these solutions in more than 50 organizations, with stellar results. Among these success stories are Viewpoint Software and Volusia County Schools.

The IT team at Viewpoint Software, a global construction software developer, was burdened by frequent phishing scams. “We used to respond to unplanned issues, which would interrupt our other work,” said Chris Gielow, Director of Information Technology at Viewpoint. “Just being reactive was untenable.” “ We needed to be proactive to protect our users and our systems.”

Assisted by Enabling Technologies, Viewpoint saw immediate results with their customized PhishHunter configurations. “We’re now able to be more proactive, and are much more scalable,” said Gielow. Before, he says that “managing email security-related tasks took up about 25 percent of my time.” Now, he says: “we’re dealing with email security only 5 percent of the time.”

In central Florida, Volusia County Schools (VCS) was struggling to deal with a growing number of phishing attacks. VCS needed a solution to get ahead of the problem.

Enter Enabling Technologies, to help activate and configure custom policies .On the first day, Enabling was able to help identify nine compromised accounts, allowing VCS to immediately address them before attackers had the chance to cause further damage in their environment. “We enabled PhishHunter at exactly the right time,” said Alex Kennedy, Volusia County Schools’ Director of Infrastructure and Technical Services.

Custom Advanced Threat Protection policies – combined with custom Exchange Transport Rules – enabled VCS to be much more proactive going forward. And by implementing the automated account reset capability of PhishHunter, VCS quickly gained the capability to be reactive as well – identifying and automatically remediating compromises faster than a person could. “We quickly made the decision to use PhishHunter to automatically disable compromised accounts,” said Kennedy. “Within seven minutes of a compromise, the account is automatically disabled. No human could detect or respond that fast.”

About Enabling Technologies

Enabling Technologies is a leading systems integrator of Microsoft 365 solutions. Enabling has 27 years of messaging and real-time communications experience, and over 1700 deployments of Microsoft Teams/Skype for Business, Exchange, Exchange Unified Messaging, and Office 365.

Enabling’s tried-and-true processes have helped customers minimize risk, maximize existing investments, and optimize the end-user Unified Communications experience. Enabling takes an all-inclusive approach to projects, mastering the technical components while also optimizing the people and process side to technology rollouts. We specialize in secure cloud solutions, including Office 365 and hybrid migrations.

Having Enabling design, implement, and proactively monitor your Office 365 and Skype for Business systems is the first step to changing the way your workforce thinks about communications – for the better. Enabling’s seasoned, certified IT professionals work with a range of next-generation technologies and can recommend and implement the “right solution” for our customers. A four-time recipient of the Microsoft Partner of the Year award, Enabling Technologies has provided professional services and solutions to organizations of various sizes – across industries including government, legal, financial, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and medical.


For additional information:

Elle DiCasparro – 443.625.5112


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Published at Sun, 29 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0000