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May 13, 2022. | Service Advisory

Link Lock Cyber Security Feature and FAQs

Penta’s Link Lock security feature delivers an added measure of security to protect you from malicious or potentially risky links that are sent through email. We are making this feature available to our on-premise email clients for free.

How does it work?

Link Lock provides protection against phishing, business email compromise, and zero-day attacks by removing the possibility of a user clicking on a malicious link in an email. This is done by rewriting all links in every inbound email. Subsequently, when a link is clicked, our system can verify if the destination URL is safe or malicious. If the link is malicious, the user is presented with a block page indicating that there is a security risk.

What is phishing?

Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. Here are a few resources by Penta that can help you understand phishing:

How to spot a phishing scam

Real examples of phishing

How to secure your business

What’s the impact of this feature?

Since all links in inbound emails will be rewritten by Link Lock, if you hover or click on a link, you will notice that the destination URL starts with https://linklock.titanhq.com/

Introducing this feature has no impact on your productivity, the performance of email servers or the deliverability of emails. The only impact is positive and it is about making your IT environment even more secure.

Will I still be able to visit a blocked URL?

We have disabled the option to continue to visit a blocked URL for your security. We can enable it on your request, but we recommend keeping it in place in order to keep your IT environment secure.

Can I disable this feature altogether?

We can disable it on your request, but we recommend keeping it in place in order to keep your IT environment secure.

What if a link is reported malicious but it isn’t?

You can easily get in touch with our Service Desk through any of the available channels to request whitelisting of specific links and domains that you trust. Email support@penta.ch.

What action do I need to take?

No action is required from your side. We will be rolling out this feature on our servers in the next few weeks and the process will take place seamlessly.

Is there any cost associated?

There is no cost on you for this feature. We are making this feature available to Penta on-premise email clients for free.

Still have questions or concerns?

Please get in touch with our service desk at:

support@penta.ch

Geneva: +41 22 316 1090 (Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 18.00 CET)

Dubai: +971 4 376 7190 (Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 18.00 GST)

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