Preemptively stop phishing attacks

Secure user inboxes, adopt a proactive security posture, and save time on email security operations.

Cloudflare Area 1 is a cloud-native email security platform. It crawls the Internet to stop phishing, Business Email Compromise (BEC), and email supply chain attacks at the earliest stages of the attack cycle.

Area 1 enhances built-in security from cloud email providers with deep integrations into Microsoft and Google environments and workflows.

The expanding phishing attack surface

Frequent

Deloitte research has found that 91% of all cyber attacks begin with a phishing email.

Growing

The FBI received ~324,000 phishing and related complaints in 2021, a 34% YoY increase.

Complex

Gartner estimates that 45% of organizations will have experienced attacks on their software supply chains by 2025.

Expensive

The FBI received 19,954 BEC and email account takeover complaints in 2021 with adjusted losses of $2.4 billion.

Stop phishing attacks before they cause damage

  • Proactively hunt for attacker infrastructure and campaigns with our massive-scale phish indexing.
  • Uncover new tactics used by malicious actors to block phishing in real-time, versus waiting days or weeks for signature updates.
  • Accurately detect and contain low-volume targeted phish without requiring large attack sample volumes.
  • Discover email fraud attempts — often conducted over multiple conversations — even when no malware is present.
  • Get visibility into compromised accounts and domains, as well as new, lookalike, and proximity domains impersonating your brand.

Seamlessly fits into any email security stack

  • Deploy in minutes without any hardware, agents, or appliances.
  • Choose the deployment option best for your organization — inline, API, or multi-mode.
  • Extend email protection to your chosen vendors and partners.
  • Expedite SOC investigations with post-delivery message retractions and integrations with SIEM/SOAR platforms.

Want to trial Area 1 on your live email production traffic?

A cut above traditional email gateways

Preemptive

Scans the Internet for attacker infrastructure, sources, and delivery mechanisms to stop phishing attacks days before they hit the inbox.

Comprehensive

Covers the full range of email attack types (URLs, payloads, BEC), vectors (email, web, network), and attack channels (external, internal, trusted partners).

Contextual

Analyzes content, context, and social graphs of email communications to stop “needle in the haystack” email threats like long-con BEC and vendor invoice fraud.

Continuous

Enforces multiple layers of protection before, during, and after the email hits the inbox for defense-in-depth.

Key features

In-the-wild discovery of attacker infrastructure and phishing campaigns

In-the-wild discovery of attacker infrastructure and phishing campaigns

Protection against all 4 Gartner-defined BEC attack types

Protection against all 4 Gartner-defined BEC attack types

Both heuristic-based and ML-based detection techniques to ensure broadest possible threat coverage

Both heuristic-based and ML-based detection techniques to ensure broadest possible threat coverage

Protection against web-based phishing campaigns through a globally distributed, recursive DNS service

Protection against web-based phishing campaigns through a globally distributed, recursive DNS service

Deep integrations with Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace environments and workflows

Deep integrations with Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace environments and workflows

Multi-mode deployment with flexible options including inline, API, journaling, and connectors

Multi-mode deployment with flexible options including inline, API, journaling, and connectors

Automated and managed phishing triage and remediation

Automated and managed phishing triage and remediation

Cloud-native architecture built to dynamically scale and ensure business continuity

Cloud-native architecture built to dynamically scale and ensure business continuity

Request free phishing risk assessment

Request to run Area 1 email security on your live email production traffic and see - in real-time - what email attacks get through your existing security controls.

Get full access to the Area 1 dashboard and real-time updates for email threats requiring immediate attention.

The assessment requires no hardware or software installation and will not impact mail flow.