Configuring an email protection solution will safeguard your network from both internal and external vulnerabilities and attacks, as well as ensuring that your company does not suffer any downtime or damage to its reputation as a trustworthy business partner.
A solution such as this is key in spotting cyberattacks that try and trick your staff into installing computer viruses onto your company network.
High Spam Detection Rates with Email Protection Solutions
You will register a high spam detection rate with an email security service that employs the use of greylisting. If this is activated then all inbound mails will be sent back to the mails server that they originated from with an accompanying resend request. In most cases it will be returned by an authentic sender within minutes while a fraudulent spammer will miss the request as their mail servers are generally overloaded with spam sharing campaigns.
If a spammer does resend the email then there is an additional tier of security called RBL and SURBL that will review the content of the email to see if there are any matches with IP addresses known to be operated by cybercriminals. If these two levels of security are correctly implemented then they can cut incoming spam emails reaching staff members by an average of 67%. This would be a massive reduction and a huge step taken ub safeguarding your company networks.
Addressing Possible Email Account Compromises
Using an email protection service to achieve a higher spam detection rate will result in your group registering less unnoticed phishing, as detailed above. This is most important as a phishing attack can lead to a member of staff handing over login details for email accounts. This would mean that a spammer could control the relevant company email account and conduct Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks. Worse still they could leverage the staff email to send malware in email to trusted contacts.
This the main way for cybercriminals to get around blacklist as company email addresses are usually whitelisted and not, therefore, subjected to stringent cybersecurity checks. So a malicious email would remain undetected and vulnerable to an attack from the hacker/spammer. Along with the potential damage that the hacker can cause on your trusted contact’s company servers there is also a danger that your own company’s reputation would take a massive hit. Something like that would not be easy to just bounce back from.
Finally, there is an additional danger that your group domains or website address will be placed on a global blacklist if it is marked as known to harbour spam by a recipient’s cybersecurity solutions. This would result in important business critical emails not being seen by their intended recipients as they would be quarantined. An outbound spanning feature would prevent this sad turn of events from happening.