Over 90% of cyber security attacks on an organisation start from a malicious email. Emails are an effective initial attack vector due to the sheer volume of emails an employee receives, their increasing sophistication and the relative lack of awareness of most end users.
Cyber criminals take advantage of this through phishing attacks, which have become more common and effective thanks to the growth of cloud-based email and remote working outside the protection of the office network.
Harmful emails come in many different forms and are growing ever more sophisticated in their design and delivery. Threats include ransomware attacks, credential theft and remote access (to steal data), impersonation of a high-level executive within a company and installation of a trojan, enabling specialised malware to be downloaded.
It is vital for organisations to evaluate their email security effectiveness on a regular basis to keep up with the dynamic threat landscape.
Many organisations rely on the built-in Microsoft 365 security settings or other configuration options provided by their cloud email provider.
However, these email security solutions may lack the layers of algorithmic analysis, threat intelligence, executive monitoring and real-time link scanning needed to defend against advanced email threats.
Signature-based detection of malware is unable to identify and block zero-day attacks before they infect the corporate network.
Email security solutions looking only for malware or phishing links will completely miss emails seeking to trick users into action.
Email security solutions lacking data loss prevention (DLP) won’t stop employees sharing sensitive data via email to unauthorised parties.
We incorporate multiple technologies to ensure enterprise-class threat-detection rates with very high accuracy – over and above what single engine solutions can provide.
We defend against malicious code in email and attachments and reveal evasive zero-day threats through real-time, deep content inspection, scanning URLs on every click and preventing access to bad websites.
We stop data infiltration and exfiltration with advanced email protection capabilities like optical character recognition (OCR), encrypted file detection, and drip data loss prevention (DLP).
We provide both on-premises or cloud-based email solutions and can support multiple email service providers within a single domain to you can migrate between providers with ease.
Control access to sensitive email attachments with granular controls for different device types that are easy to administer from our cloud portal.
The threat of attackers impersonating CEOs or other company executives is increasing exponentially. Our multi-layered protection incorporates unique features to tackle this type of spear phishing directly.
Gain rich context about potential threats to help identify infected devices and risky user behaviour. Give users automatic feedback when they perform inappropriate actions.
Our qualified engineers provide round-the-clock support, so your email security is always monitored without the need for in-house teams.
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Email security refers to the measures and techniques implemented to protect email communication and prevent unauthorised access, data breaches, and other forms of cyber threats. It involves various practices such as encryption, authentication, spam filtering, and virus scanning to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of email messages and attachments.
Email security is important because emails are a primary mode of communication for businesses and individuals. They often contain sensitive and confidential information, such as personal data, financial details, and business strategies. Without proper security measures, emails can be intercepted, hacked, or manipulated, leading to unauthorised access, data breaches, identity theft, and financial loss.
Common email security threats include:
There are several types of email security measures that can be implemented to protect email communication. These include:
The best email security solution would depend on individual needs and preferences. However, some commonly recommended security measures for email include:
Common security protocols for email include: