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Avanan Email Security Software is Latest Addition to Pax8 Portfolio

The Check Point unit’s platform, which uses artificial intelligence to guard against ransomware, business email compromise campaigns, supply chain attacks, and other threats, is the most recent newcomer to Pax8’s growing menu of security offerings. By Rich Freeman

Pax8 has forged an agreement to distribute solutions from Check Point Software Technologies unit Avanan. 

The deal adds another email and collaboration protection option to Pax8’s growing roster of security offerings at a time of spiking threat activity and increased end user outlays on security solutions and services.

“Emails are still the number one attack vector for malware delivery, ahead of RDP scans and software exploits,” said Pax8 COO Ryan Walsh in a press statement. “Check Point has developed a unique way for MSPs to protect their networks from harm caused by phishing. Their technology is a powerful addition to MSPs’ technology stacks because it is cloud-ready and well-integrated into environments that MSPs already use. It also provides an innovative way for their customers to manage email security.”

Avanan’s API-based, AI-powered software is designed to provide inline protection against ransomware, business email compromise campaigns, supply chain attacks, and other threats before infected messages land in an intended target’s inbox. Acquired by Check Point last August, the company says its technology stops 99.2% of phishing lures from reaching end users.

“The important thing we do that no other cloud-API based vendor does is prevent malicious and phishing emails before being delivered to the user inbox,” said Gil Friedrich, vice president of email security at Check Point, in prepared comments. “Our partnership with Pax8 will enable us to continue to scale our business globally in the IT channel ecosystem. Pax8 partners will now be able to access our advanced AI-driven technology to stop malicious emails before they get into the inbox.”

Avanan software integrates with Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, Slack, Dropbox, and Box among other popular email and collaboration tools.

Organizations worldwide experienced 50% more cyber assaults per week last year than in 2020, according to research from Check Point. That has fully 83% of businesses surveyed by research and marketing firm CyberEdge Group planning to spend more on security solutions and services this year.

Pax8 has been steadily expanding its security portfolio in response to data like that. The company added managed firewall services from WatchGuard Technologies to its lineup in February following earlier agreements with vulnerability assessment vendor CyberCNS and zero-trust web security vendor Isoolate.

Email security vendors beyond Avanan that sell through Pax8 include Echoworx, IRONSCALES, and TitanHQ.


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