Defend Yourself From Dangerous Hyperlinks Using Link Protection

by | Jul 2, 2020 | Business IT News and Information For Small to Large Companies In Polk County

Can You Tell If A Hyperlink Is Safe To Click?

Did you know that more than 90% of cybersecurity incidents can be traced back to human error?

The fact is that what you (and your staff) don’t know could hurt you. This is especially true when it comes to cybercriminals that utilize phishing methodologies. They send fraudulent emails that appear to be from reputable sources to get targets to reveal sensitive information and execute significant financial transfers, often by clicking a seemingly safe hyperlink, which takes the user to a dangerous website.

Can you and your staff tell a safe link from a dangerous one?

The Importance Of Email Security

All email clients come with a built-in content filtering security feature, which examines incoming emails for dangerous attachments and links. However, they’re not 100% successful – the number of reported phishing attacks has gone up by 65% in the past few years. The average phishing attack costs medium-sized businesses $1.6 million.

That’s why you need an additional layer of email security.

Introducing Link Protection

Link Protection is a simple yet effective email security layer that reviews every link sent to your inbox.

Here’s how it works:

  • When you click on a link in an email, Link Protection quickly tests it.
  • If safe, it will open the link.
  • If it is suspicious, you will be provided with a real-time assessment of the potential danger.
  • If it is clearly malicious, it will be blocked.

Alltek Services will be rolling this feature out for all clients on the Email Threat Protection service. There will be no additional cost to this layer if you already have the Email Threat Protection Service.

Click here to get in touch with one of our representatives or call 863-709-0709 today to get started!