CloudCyte for Preventing Phishing Attacks

Remote working is on the rise, and attackers are now trying to exploit e-mail communication more than ever. E-mail phishing attacks increased 667 per cent after the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020. As the users will become more mobile, it should be expected that the numbers will continue to grow. Parallel to this increase, it is also becoming challenging to block these malicious e-mails as they are becoming more targeted and specific to the end-user. Research shows that phishing attacks have become the most dynamic and adaptive threat type organizations face.

Challenges Organizations are Facing

Whatever traditional security solution is deployed, phishing e-mails are still bypassing the security controls.
Users are accessing their e-mail from business and personal devices.
It is challenging to delete identified phishing e-mails from the end-user devices centrally.

How is CloudCyte Addressing Above Challenges?

  • CloudCyte provides an end-user Microsoft Outlook plug-in to automatically audit any e-mail reaching the end-user mailbox.


  • The platform enables the central deletion of any e-mail from the end-user mailboxes once identified as malicious.

  • Through an e-mail phishing simulation and training platform, the awareness level of end-user can be improved.

Key Differentiators

Easy deployment with minimum maintenance overhead without requiring support services. 24/7 technical assistance when requested.

Competitive pricing model offering protection for both personal and business devices.

Agent based and agentless deployment options.

Support for self-installation through the user guidance wizard, videos and simple guides.

Single platform for network and e-mail security.

The Microsoft Outlook plug-in can automatically scan every e-mail for threats and protect the user within the e-mail application for better user experience and increased productivity.

How CloudCyte Works for Preventing Phishing Attacks?

Agentless Deployment
1. For detecting phishing e-mails, a Microsoft Outlook plug-in is centrally deployed from Office 365 and Microsoft Exchange Server. A Google Mail add-on is also available. The Google Mail add-on is active when Google Mail is accessed through a browser.

2. The user activates the plug-in for checking an e-mail. Once pinned, any incoming e-mail is checked for phishing risk automatically.

3. The user can report any e-mail that they think is suspicious.

4. Once an e-mail is identified as malicious, it can be deleted from all user mailboxes.

Agent Based Deployment
1. Users receive an e-mail containing a link for the agents. For corporate devices, agents can be deployed centrally.

2. The agent installs the Microsoft Outlook plug-in for identifying malicious e-mails automatically.

3. The plug-in continuously checks for malicious e-mails. The plug-in cannot be disabled by the end-user unless a manual uninstall is performed.

4. The user reports any e-mail that they think is suspicious.

5. Once an e-mail is identified as malicious, it can be deleted from all user mailboxes.


Can the solution be deployed on-premises?
Yes. CloudCyte provides full support for on-premise deployment.
What types of plug-ins are supported for e-mail analysis?

Currently Office365, Microsoft Exchange Server and Google Mail are supported for central agentless deployment. There is no requirement to install any end-user component. The plug-in enables the end-user to automatically audit and report any incoming e-mail for security risks. Office365 and Microsoft Exchange Server based plug-in supports Microsoft Outlook for Windows, MAC, IOS and Android. Google Mail based plug-in is available for browser-based access. In the agentless mode, the plug-in will be active for the configured e-mail account.

An agent based Microsoft Outlook plug-in is also available to enable automated scanning of all incoming e-mails for phishing risk. Agent based plug-in enables the scanning of any e-mail account accessed from Microsoft Outlook for Windows.

What kind of security checks are performed on the incoming e-mails?
Every domain and links are checked for malicious access. More than 20 different types of checks like hidden links, history of the sender, communication history and specific keywords are analyzed through an artificial intelligence engine to create a risk score. Based on the risk score a three-grade risk level (low, medium, high) is assigned to the e-mail. For every incoming e-mail, the user is notified for the risk level.
What are the benefits the solution provides to MSSP's?
CloudCyte offers complete data privacy by making it possible to deploy all CloudCyte components to the MSSP’s data center and provide white-labelling support.

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CloudCyte is a zero-trust security platform for protecting on-premise and remote users 24/7.
Integrated platform with an unprecedented level of simplicity, scalability, and threat discovery.
Complete protection by securing Internet and e-mail activity for the end-user.
Simple deployment with no maintenance overhead.
Better interaction with the end-users for increased awareness.
CloudCyte provides free phishing attack simulator up-to 250 users and free trial of all features for thirty days.
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