Pulse Technology introduced a new AI (Artificial Intelligence) anti-phishing technology.
The Pulse AI anti-phishing technology is designed to protect businesses from cyberattacks that occur through email phishing. Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails claiming to be from reputable companies in order to get individuals to reveal personal information, such as company data, passwords or credit card numbers.
As many larger companies have formed stronger “barriers to breach,” cybercriminals have shifted their focus somewhat to smaller businesses, many of which possess very weak infrastructure and little to no cybersecurity.
According to data released by Accenture, 43% of cyberattacks target small businesses, and within that group, only 14% are prepared to defend themselves. And Inc.com states that a high number of targeted businesses, as much as 60%, go out of business within six months.
The Pulse Technology solution helps protect against these threats and outcomes by deploying new AI-based solutions, such as this anti-phishing technology, to protect the inboxes, identities and futures of small businesses.
“Unfortunately, human error is a leading reason that a business is affected by cybercrime,” said Chip Miceli, CEO of Pulse Technology. “We’ve found that one of the fastest, most effective and easy-to-implement ways to minimize organizational risk significantly is to limit employee access to phishing emails in the first place.”
He continued, “When you automatically filter out suspicious-looking emails from ever reaching your employees, you significantly reduce the possibility of human error. One reason an AI-powered solution is so effective is that the app is constantly learning from the aggregate data, becoming smarter and more efficient every second that it is turned on. To understand how effective AI can be, think in terms of playing chess on your computer at either the “Hard” or “Expert” level. It’s almost impossible to beat the computer. That’s basically why AI can be effective in cybersecurity solutions.”
“Phishing is the most common form of attack, but it also makes sense to ensure that your cybersecurity solution protects you from malware, data loss, anomalies, and other methods of cyberattack,” said Mr. Miceli. He continued, “We further advise customers to be sure that their defense system is one that is invisible to hackers. Add in as many layers of security as possible to increase the amount of friction a hacker must endure to breach your company. This increases the likelihood that a hacker would just look elsewhere for a weaker infrastructure to target.”
About Pulse Technology
Pulse Technology is a leader in the field of print management, network services (IT), and other office solutions including furniture design and sales, office products, mailing equipment and their supplies, as well as custom and promotional products, with a history dating back to 1955. Pulse Technology is the re-branded name for several well-known area businesses: Des Plaines Office Equipment, McShane’s, and Kramer Leonard. With locations in Merrillville, IN, Rockford and Schaumburg, IL, Pulse Technology serves the needs of businesses across the Midwest.