Why Selecting Appropriate Email Security Software Vital?

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Enterprise Security Magazine | Thursday, July 29, 2021

Why Selecting Appropriate Email Security Software Vital?Email security software should also allow for customization so that it is tailored to the risk appetite, employee preferences, and business environment.

FREMONT, CA: Security leaders have a lot to think about when developing a cybersecurity strategy. There are several threat vectors, dozens of ‘types of data to secure, thousands of products to choose from, and frequently a restricted budget to work with.

A spear-phishing attack could compromise data. Malware embedded in a single malicious attachment has the potential to infect an entire company’s network. By emailing spreadsheets to their own email accounts, insider threats could effortlessly exfiltrate data for financial benefit. That is why email is the most significant threat vector for security and IT leaders and why selecting the appropriate email security software is so vital.

Is It Easy to Deploy?

Cybersecurity solutions should make the employees’ and IT department’s lives easier. In the end, a time-consuming setup process costs time and resources. Worse, it may result in deployment failures, leaving the firm susceptible. That is why email security software should be simple to implement throughout the organization and integrate with several email clients without causing any administrative headaches. Before diving too further into the sales process, find out what kind of support the vendor offers, how long deployment takes, and–if feasible–speak with an existing client about their experience.

Is It Adaptable and Scalable?

The business tools must adapt as the organization develops and changes. This includes email security software, which should always function, regardless of the size of the organization. The email security software should alter as one scales up or down. Email security software should also allow for customization so that it is tailored to the risk appetite, employee preferences, and business environment. Too little flexibility is confining, while too much variety is exhausting (and could be resource-intensive).

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While SolarWinds is yet to fully recover from the attack, as it was projected it would take up to 18 months at the most, its threat actors are back to enact their reign of terror amongst others. According to Microsoft’s latest report, the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) has detected a new sophisticated approach in hacking into systems. 

Microsoft said that it has been getting into systems since early January 2021, and has been making its way into systems. Its recent attack had leveraged Constant Contract, a mass-mailing service, to distribute the said email malware URLs. 

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