Sophos PhishAlert™ Service provides fast, near real-time alerts of phishing campaigns, so you can take steps to shut down the imitation website and protect your customers.
The business challenge
Phishing attacks are rapidly increasing in both sophistication and volume. A total of 26,150 unique phishing sites were detected by the Anti-Phishing Working Group in August 2006, an increase of nearly 3,000 attacks from July and the second most ever recorded.
Financial institutions and retailers are among the primary targets of phishing attacks. Your organization needs to gain information on any new attacks as soon as possible to minimize the financial loss and reputation damage phishing causes.
How PhishAlert works
Sophos PhishAlert Service provides security for primary targets of phishing attacks. It is based on an extensive network of spam traps and expert analysis from SophosLabs™. This service also protects against identity theft by providing information on hosts of phishing sites.
Organizations receive two types of email from Sophos:
- Ongoing alerts that provide rapid notification of new attacks
- Periodic reports that summarize overall phishing activity
Interested in PhishAlert?
We are phasing the rollout of the Sophos PhishAlert Service. This service, which we host and manage, is currently available only in North America and Australia.
For information on availability in your region, please contact sales.