SCREEN INCOMING MAIL THROUGH PROFESSIONAL SOFTWARE
Just read the news and you see that spam filters are essential on all computers today, there's a distracting epidemic of unsolicited messages, many of which contain ransomware, viruses or other malware.
What is Spam Filtering?
Spam Filtering is the process of proactively screening incoming email through specialized software to detect unsolicited/unwanted messages, malicious viruses and ransonware, and computer generated/robotic mail and ensuring that '#onlytheauthorized' get into a user’s inbox. The arriving email messages are screened for specified criteria words or titles, such as particular words in the subject line of the message or particular suspicious phrases found within the content itself. If any suspicious messages are detected, they are isolated and placed into a “spam” folder for the user to check in a "secure environment" and recover if it is then decided the message is not spam.
Opened viruses and ransomware cause havoc to computers and networks and can even go global via address boxes as you may have seen on the news lately, as they embed code and download unwanted spyware and an assortment of potentially destructive code to systems. Spam filters protect users by blocking and isolating messages, alleviating daily threats. In addition to the security benefits of Spam Filtering, it will dramatically reduce inbox clutter, making your team more productive. Read more about the benefits of total on premise network security.
Cloud Email Defense
Services that block spam and e-mail attacks before they get to your inbox. You receive a comprehensive report, as often as daily, identifying every blocked email and the reason why it was filtered. You always have total control to release blocked messages, “whitelist” senders, and blacklist senders not automatically blocked. The system will always sanitize messages to remove viruses and known malware.
Risks of Spam (See The News)
It is estimated that almost 60% of the emails circulated on the internet every day is basically spam. Over the years, a lot of techniques like spam filtering, for example, are trying their best to keep spam at bay. However, there has been no success in curbing the spam messages at their source. To put it simply, there is no way to stop people from sending spam messages, they can only be blocked.
- Productivity Losses Spam messages are highly dreaded in business organizations because of one reason, loss of productivity. Imagine having to work using emails all day and every time you open your inbox you need to spend a considerable amount of time separating junk from important emails. Eventually, businesses will lose confidence on emails as a means of communications and spam filtering is the only solution to prevent that happening. Loss of productivity results in business organizations losing billions collectively every year. If spam continues to flourish at it's current rate, it's estimated that businesses will lose $257 billion a year.
- ROI Apart from a loss in productivity, spam poses many other problems. One of them is adding an operational overhead. If 60% of your company emails received on your email server are spam, imagine the amount of resources that are wasted every day. If you employ spam filters, email servers won’t have to process unwanted emails, therebye increasing cost savings.
- Email Security Spam is a major security threat for business organizations as there's a high possibility that these messages will have malicious attachments within.
The Phishing security threat is another way of tricking people into believing that an email is from a credible source, it's sole mean is extracting sensitive information from the reader whether that be personel banking information or login details for your network. Business organizations shouldn't have to be reminded of costings to cover the damage caused by a data leak or information breach.
To learn more about how Cisnet Solutions, a Microsoft Gold-Certified Partner serving the East Midlands area business community can help with your IT security. Contact us for further information.