2. Cloud Mailbox Defense Debuted
Cisco’s Cloud Mailbox Defense is designed to be super quick and easy for customers to stand up and use within Office 365 in less than five minutes, according to Reed. Cloud Mailbox Defense for Office 365 is good for organizations with smaller security and IT staffs, Reed said, and leverages the Cisco Talos threat intelligence team to add an additional layer of security around blocking URLs and threat files.
Up until now, Reed said Cisco has become the deployed gateway for email, and users must configure their mail flows so that messages are first going to the Microsoft Exchange Server. This takes more customer effort to configure and manage on an ongoing basis, according to Reed.
But when Office 365 gets an email in Cisco Mailbox Defense, the company gets sent a copy for security analytics purposes, which Reed said allows Cisco to look at the reputation of the domains and URLs with the help of OpenDNS and Cisco Umbrella. The APIs provided by Office 365 also allow Cisco to extract an email out of the user’s inbox and quarantine it if necessary, according to Reed.