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Blaze Screen Email

Blaze Screen™ secure email filtering identifies threats and SPAM, only allowing genuine and clean mail to be passed to inboxes.

Blaze Screen Email Filtering and Security

Blaze Screen™

Blaze Screen™ is an email threat and spam filtering solution with email business continuity capability to ensure your business is both protected and has uninterrupted mail flow. It is an important element in Blaze’s range of solutions for Cybersecurity.

Delivered by Blaze as a managed service, Blaze Screen protects against modern day threats through malware detection, phishing defence and spam prevention. These additional security layers reduce the size of a customer’s surface for cyberattacks whilst enhancing business efficiency by reducing nonrelevant or undesirable content like spam.

According to the Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, 94% of malware is delivered via malicious email. Today’s malware is no longer just executables as attachments: it is increasingly common for attackers to embed Java, VB script, or active Flash files within other more common (for the end user) file types such as Microsoft Office or Adobe PDF files. Malware is easily and inexpensively changed to bypass traditional email filters and the embedded code will often exploit system vulnerabilities in order to be installed without requiring any end user action whatsoever. Likewise, phishing emails increasingly attempt to tricks users to enter credentials for sites to then gain access to accounts, or to impersonate what appear to be emails coming from someone internally requesting some indirectly harmful action.  

To combat these new threats and better protect against novel attack vectors Blaze Screen provides a comprehensive, multi-layered approach to address all inbound and outbound email traffic. As with other secure email gateway solutions, it intercepts problem emails before they reach end-users in the first place and, as indicated on the accompanying diagram, Blaze Screen prevents threats from entering corporate networks through advanced sandboxing and other techniques.  

Blaze Screen Email Filtering and Security

Blaze Screen email security diagram

Best of Breed Technology

Blaze deliver Blaze Screen as a managed service using sophisticated Secure Email Gateway technology from one of our industry-leader partners, Fortinet.  This is continually tested as part of VBSPAM certification and regularly receives VMSPAM+ rating. In the most recent test (March 2019) the technology was measured at having a 99.95% catch rate with 0% false positive. It has been independently validated for high catch-rates, leading accuracy and excellent overall security efficacy by testing firms including SE Labs, VB Labs, ICSA, and NSS, among others, and was recently awarded an ‘AAA rating’ by SE Labs. 

Key Features of Blaze Screen™ 

Threat Prevention 

Powerful anti-spam and anti-malware are complemented by advanced techniques like outbreak protection, content disarm and reconstruction, sandbox analysis, impersonation detection and other technologies to stop unwanted bulk email, ransomware phishing, business email compromise and targeted attacks. Blaze Screen™ uses market-leading antispam protection which uses machine learning and intelligence sharing with all Fortinet Security appliances for increased security / detection rates. 

Advanced Sandbox Analysis 

To deal with highly targeted and frequently changing attacks, Blaze Screen uses sandbox analysis techniques in which advanced behaviour-based technologies detonate all attachments in an isolated environment on a virtual machine, where it is checked to see whether any malicious activity occurs. 

Content Disarm and Reconstruction 

Additional protection is provided to protect against embedded code with our content disarm and reconstruction functionality. This removes the embedded code components while maintaining the original file format. (For example, removing macros from excel files whilst keeping the working xls format). 

Click Protection 

Often a malware email campaign will include a link which contains no malicious content initially and as a result passes through mail filtering to the user’s mailbox. Attackers then activate malicious content on the website a short period after sending the email so that when the user opens the link in the email it contains the malicious content. Blaze Screen redirects all links a user clicks in an email to go through Blaze Screen where it is categorised and checked for malicious content at the time the user clicks on it offering continuous protection. 

Multi-layered Antispam 

More than a dozen sender, protocol and content inspection techniques shield networks and users from unwanted bulk email. It starts with assessing IP, domain and other reputations and continues with various validation methods such as bounce, authentication and recipient verification as well as DMARC, SPF and DKIM checks. Finally, message structure and content are analysed based on the digital signature, keywords in context, image analysis, embedded URIs and more advanced techniques such as behaviour analysis and spam outbreak protection. Working together, these techniques consistently identify and block 99.98% of spam in real-world conditions. 

Integrated Data Protection  

A robust set of capabilities for data loss prevention, email encryption and email archiving to safely deliver sensitive emails and protect against the inadvertent loss of data. These features facilitate compliance with corporate policies and industry regulations. 

Support for Any Mail Platform 

Blaze Screen can be used in combination with any mail platform connected to the Blaze Private Core Network. This includes Microsoft 365, on-premise Microsoft Exchange, Google G-Suite, and alternative platforms such as ProtonMail, atmail, and Zimbra.  

Risk Mitigation 

Blaze Screen provides a secure email gateway that stops volume-based and targeted cyber threats contained in emails received by a company. It helps secure the dynamic enterprise attack surface, prevents the loss of sensitive data, and maintain compliance with regulations.  The cost to the business in the event of a malware attack from potential data breach, impact on brand loyalty, GDPR fines, cost of payments which have been made due to being tricked, downtime to the business in the event of ransomware attack, and others are all considerable. Blaze Screen provides significant risk-mitigation against what is the largest cyberattack vector by far: email. 


We partner with leading manufacturers like Microsoft, Fortinet, Veeam, Bitdefender, Cisco, Lenovo, Mitel and other industry-leaders.

In doing so, Blaze have access to a vast array of products that allow us to overcome our customers’ business challenges and requirements.

Blaze is a Microsoft Solutions Partner

Blaze is a Microsoft Solutions Partner and Tier 1 Microsoft CSP Partner. We specialise in Microsoft 365 (including Teams and Teams Phone System), in Microsoft On-Premise and Hosted / Cloud Infrastructure (including Azure), and enable businesses to continue their digital evolution by fully exploiting the latest capabilities of Microsoft products as they evolve.

As a Microsoft Solutions Partner for Modern Work, Blaze has demonstrated a broad capability to help customers boost productivity and make the shift to hybrid work using Microsoft 365.


Blaze is an Expert Partner of Fortinet, a global industry leader in the supply of secure networking infrastructure systems. Fortinet are our technology partner of choice when building customer-specific Private SD-WANs, and Blaze is one of only a handful of Fortinet SD-WAN Specialization Partners in the UK and a Fortinet top-level Expert Partner. Blaze is also a Fortinet-accredited Managed Secure Solutions Provider (MSSP) and Integrator Fortinet partner. A Leader in several of Gartner’s Magic Quadrants, the Fortinet platform combines excellent performance with advanced security features, superb manageability, and excellent Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) per Mbps.

Blaze Networks is a Veeam Cloud and Service Provider Silver Partner

Veeam is a highly respected leader in cloud-based backup and recovery software, data protection and advanced monitoring in the data centre.

Blaze is a Veeam Cloud and Service Provider Silver Partner and we have combined Veeam technology with our highly secure Blaze Cloud™ infrastructure to produce BlazeVault™, a highly dependable, secure, and resource-efficient solution which will keep downtime to an absolute minimum in the event of data loss in operational systems or ransomware attack.

Blaze is a Bitdefender Gold MSP Partner

Blaze is a Bitdefender Gold MSP Partner. Bitdefender is a global cybersecurity leader protecting over 500 million systems through OEM technology partnerships, including with many global IT companies. Tests show it is unmatched in Attack Prevention. Based on Bitdefender technology, Blaze Endpoint Protection hardens endpoints to prevent malware and malicious attacks, and it provides the investigation and remediation capabilities needed to dynamically respond to security incidents when they evade protection controls. Blaze Managed EDR keeps your organisation safe with 24×7 security monitoring, advanced attack prevention, detection and remediation.

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Cisco has long been the world’s pre-eminent network systems vendor, particularly for technology used at the core of major corporate networks and the internet. In addition to using Cisco equipment within our customers’ private networks, Blaze incorporates Cisco technology into the heart of our own network operations; the Blaze Private Core Network is built utilising Enterprise-class CISCO core routing equipment.