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Account Takeover Protection

Defend Credentials.
Block Takeovers.

Stop email account takeover (ATO) attempts to protect user credentials, financial information, and sensitive data.

Account Takeover Protection


Account Takeovers can cripple your business in multiple ways, including:

  • Significant Financial Losses—Account Takeovers can lead to substantial financial damage, draining resources through unauthorized transactions and necessitate costly incident responses.
  • Data Breaches—ATOs can expose your customer’s sensitive data and your proprietary secrets, risking costly legal action and compromising long-term data integrity.
  • Damaged Reputations—The erosion of your customers’ trust, along with negative media attention, can result in a tarnished public image and decline in shareholder value.


Detecting account takeover (ATO) attacks presents unique challenges. Here’s why ATOs are notoriously difficult to spot:

  • Phishing Sophistication—Attackers often steal legitimate credentials through phishing attacks. Identifying unauthorized use becomes really difficult when attackers are armed with valid credentials.
  • Credential Stuffing—Attackers capitalize on the common practice of password reuse. They deploy credential stuffing to gain access across multiple accounts using the same set of stolen login details.
  • Security Blind Spots & Device Spoofing—With legitimate credentials attackers create security blind spots that bypass initial checks and use device spoofing to mask unauthorized attempts, making detection significantly more complex.


Our approach to detecting account takeovers is a seamless blend of deep user insights and proactive monitoring.

  • User Insight Profiling—We build a multi-dimensional footprint for each employee, establishing a comprehensive baseline of normal behavior.
  • Anomalous Activity Detection—We leverage advanced analytics to identify unusual email activities, such as new mail forwarding rules, auto-delete configurations, and "impossible travel," where logins occur from distant locations within a short time frame.
  • Behavioral Pattern Mapping—Our platform continuously monitors deviations in email activity, including the content, format, and types of communications, using behavioral analysis models to detect subtle anomalies that may indicate potential account takeovers.


We don’t just detect anomalies, we equip you with all the information and tools you need to act quickly and decisively.

  • Incident Alert—As soon as a potential ATO is detected, we’ll arm you with a comprehensive incident report and all the pertinent details to take swift action.
  • Rapid Response—Once you validate a suspected takeover, you can force a log-out with a single click to cut off unauthorized access and safeguard the account.
  • Empowered User Reporting—When employees flag suspicious emails, our platform re-analyzes them based on the reporter's awareness level. Automated actions like adding warning banners or global quarantining follow customizable settings. Our streamlined manual review resolves issues typically in under 30 seconds.


The Industry’s Only Email Security Platform Unifying AI and Human Insights

Our API-based platform creates a baseline and social graph so our Adaptive AI can provide real-time reputation, content, and behavioral analysis to detect any malicious email threat.

Protect Better

Block account takeover and BEC attacks (and never-seen-before threats) with our Adaptive AI machine learning, continuously updated by real-world user insights and a community of over 20,000 IRONSCALES threat hunters.

Simplify Operations

Slash the time your team spends remediating email incidents from 30 minutes per incident to 30 seconds.

Empower Your Org

Triple the email security awareness of your workforce. Transform employees into a crucial line of phishing defense with integrated phishing simulation testing and security awareness training.

“One of our vendors experienced a breach, and the business simply stopped, that’s a scary situation to be in. Although I was looking for an email security product with IRONSCALES, it’s reassuring that we also got added protection against account takeover attacks.”
Paul Jones, Head of IT The Alchemist

Stop Email Attacks.

Dead In Their Tracks.

Get better protection, simplify your operations, and empower your organization against advanced threats today.