Sandboxing is a cybersecurity term relating to various techniques used to protect your network and computing infrastructure from compromise by malicious software (aka: Malware).
In one method, sandboxing provides a special hardened operating environment for 3rd party applications to execute in which is isolated from critical system resources and programs. In another method, email SPAM protection solutions open attachments using “Attachment Sandbox”, and watch for malicious behaviors, before allowing the attachment through to an employee’s inbox.
Sandboxing, whether used to protect your Operating System or your email, provides another layer of security that can prevent some malware from entering your business and harming you. But be forewarned, in the case of Email Sandboxes, hackers know these solutions exist and have built in evasion techniques to hide from SPAM sandboxing constraints!
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