Analysts Release Research Report Initiating Coverage of Anti-Phishing Pioneer
College Park, MD – March 31, 2021 –INKY Technology Corporation, a pioneer in next-gen email phishing protection, today announced 451 Research, a global research and advisory firm, has initiated its coverage of the company. INKY is presented in an analyst research report that is part of 451 Research’s ongoing series of reports on companies operating in high-growth, emerging technology market segments.
In December 2020, 451 Research released a Coverage Initiation report analyzing the email security market, INKY’s technology and strategy to advance email threat defense, the gaps of legacy email security vendors, where INKY fits in this competitive landscape, and how they stand out by challenging attackers with disruptive techniques.
“As time goes on, attackers are adapting their strategies and becoming far more subtle in their manipulation of email content to impersonate brands, achieve account takeover (ATO), and defeat traditional secure email gateways (SEGs) in a variety of ways,” writes Scott Crawford, Research Director for the Information Security Channel at 451 Research, a part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, in the report's introduction. “Because of these developments, security vendors are now using new technologies to detect and defend organizations from these attacks.”
Attackers use ATO to evade SEG reputational filters and impersonate the specific people whose accounts they’ve compromised. One compromised account can make an organization’s entire network of contacts vulnerable. The innovative use of machine learning is a powerful tool to prevent ATO. INKY uses machine learning techniques referred to as stylometry and social graphing to create individual sender profiles and block these types of attacks for users and third-parties to protect businesses from phishing attacks.
“We’re delighted to be profiled and covered by 451 Research. With ATO fraud on the rise causing widespread collateral loss, our unique social graphing and stylometric techniques puts us in a position to address the issue at hand and prevent and detect these types of fraudulent attacks,” said Dave Baggett, Co-founder and CEO of INKY. “Such reports highlighting emerging trends, innovation, and disruption in a rapidly evolving market are helpful in bringing the problem and its potentially devastating impact to the forefront for executives, empowering organizations to identify technology essential to their email security.”
Email is a trusted form of communication in businesses. If just one account is compromised by handing over the username and password accidentally, cybercriminals gain trusted access to entire networks. INKY uses stylometry and other features from emails to build sender profiles and catch forgery attempts even when those forgeries come from the real senders’ actual email accounts. This coverage provides insight that’s driven by data, allowing organizations to determine whether they’re appropriately investing in the most effective solutions for securing their most valuable assets amongst various anti-phishing protection offerings such as INKY’s flagship phishing email security product, INKY Phish Fence.
Download the 451 Research report, “Coverage Initiation: INKY marshals a variety of techniques to advance email threat defense” by Scott Crawford, Information Security Research Head and Matthew Utter, Senior Research Associate at 451 Research, S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Headquartered in College Park, Maryland, INKY leads the industry in mail protection powered by unique computer vision, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. The company’s flagship product, INKY Phish Fence, uses these novel techniques to “see” each email much like a human does, to block phishing attacks that get through every other system. INKY founder Dave Baggett also co-founded ITA Software, the industry-leading airfare search company purchased by Google in 2011 for $730M, which now powers Google Flights®. For more information, please visit https://INKY.com/.