Whatever the nature or size of your business, email security should be a top priority. Research shows that nine out of ten viruses that infect a computer have reached it through an email attachment. The threat from cyber criminals is always growing. You need to be able to protect your business and send and receive your emails with confidence. We recommend a two pronged approach to your business’ email security solutions.
Email security policy
You should have a firm email security policy in place and your employees should be trained in how to follow best practice regarding email security.
- Passwords – All passwords should be regularly changed and should be a combination of numbers, letters and characters. Passwords should also be different for each account and should never be shared!
- Attachments – Attachments can often be cleverly disguised as documents, best practice would be to not open an attachment unless you know the sender and are expecting it.
- Phishing – Ensure that your entire organisation is trained on how to recognise phishing scams. Key signs to look out for include: threats to shut your account down, requests for personal information, words like ‘urgent’ that convey a sense of urgency, forged email addresses, poor grammar and spelling
- Links – Instead of clicking on links send in an email, open a new browser and type the address in manually.
Email security software
It’s essential that you install email security software to scan your emails and protect your business from potential threats. Effective software, such as MailCleaner, will scan emails before they reach your inbox and recognise spam before sending it to a quarantine where it can’t cause any damage to your computer system in the future.
MailCleaner anti spam software is a gateway that’s easily installed between your mail infrastructure and the internet, it eliminates up to 99% of spam.
To find out more about how MailCleaner anti spam software can protect your business from the threat of spam so you can send and receive email with confidence, visit our page about privacy.