A growing trend of the upmost concern for organizations is the potential harmful impact from the spread of malware encoded in documents. Many users willingly click on email attachments believing that a simple microsoft Excel, Word, or Adobe PDF file can’t possibly contain any malware. Think again! There as been a growing number of cases in which organizations have fallen victim due to poisoned documents. Cases of spear phishing in emails has rapidly grown to a rate of 1 in every 358 emails being malicious. As the use of documents for spreading malware attacks has grown in popularity, so have solutions grown to defend against them. Just like virtual machines have taken browser protection by storm, they are also on the front lines of document protection. Giving malware a virtual machine to attack allows it to think it is doing its job, right up until the virtual machine is deleted, and the now exposed malware along with it. Thus, the malware is never able to gain a foothold from anywhere within the actual network.
Solutions that offer Document Protection are provided below: