Email Security

What is Email Security?



Emails have been the easiest and quick mode of communication be it for personal or for business reasons by far. However, hackers find emails as the easy medium to spread malware through deceptive spam emails convincing target victims to click open the attachments or links that comes along. By opening the link or attachments the users are directed to malicious websites or end up opening a malicious document by this way the attackers install the malware from backend on to the user’s system and therefore gains access to the company’s network to steal company’s data causing security breach.

Email security ensures that there is control over the content access of an email account. An email service provider deploys efficient email security to protect subscribed email accounts and data from hackers both when is at rest and when it is passed on to the recipient.

Email security can be explained in a broader term, it incorporates a range of security techniques to secure the email accounts and services. A proactive email security for any individual user includes strong passwords, spam filters, password rotations, antispam software.A service provider provides email security by implementing a strong password, using access control techniques on an email server, ensuring that the email messages are digitally signed and encrypted when the emails are in the inbox or in transit. It ensures to implement the spam filtering applications to restrict suspicious emails.

With the alarming rise of security breaches through constant evolution of cyber-attacks, Email security has become a priority for both individuals and businesses.

Therefore, Email Security goes mandatory for both personal and business email accounts. Organizations should look forward in implementing multiple security measures to enhance email security.

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THE NEED FOR EMAIL SECURITY


Due the popularity of email as an attack vector, it is critical that enterprises and individuals take measures to secure their email accounts against common attacks as well as attempts at unauthorized access to accounts or communications.


Malware sent via email messages can be quite destructive. Phishing emails sent to employees often contain malware in attachments designed to look like legitimate documents or include hyperlinks that lead to websites that serve malware. Opening an email attachment or clicking on a link in an email can be all that it takes for accounts or devices to become compromised.

Phishing emails can also be used to trick recipients into sharing sensitive information, often by posing as a legitimate business or trusted contacts. Phishing attacks against businesses often target departments that handle sensitive personal or financial information, such as accounts payable or human resources. In addition to impersonating known vendors or company executives, attackers will try to instill a sense of urgency in phishing emails to increase their chances of success. Phishing emails aimed at stealing information typically will ask recipients to confirm their login information, passwords, social security number, bank account numbers, and even credit card information. Some even link to counterfeit websites that look exactly like that of a reputable vendor or business partner to trick victims into entering account or financial information.

Email Security Tools

A secure email gateway, deployed either on-premises or in the cloud, should offer multi-layered protection from unwanted, malicious and BEC email; granular visibility; and business continuity for organizations of all sizes. These controls enable security teams to have confidence that they can secure users from email threats and maintain email communications in the event of an outage.
An email encryption solution reduces the risks associated with regulatory violations, data loss and corporate policy violations while enabling essential business communications. The solution should work for any organization that needs to protect sensitive data, while still making it readily available to affiliates, business partners and users—on both desktops and mobile devices. An email encryption solution is especially important for organizations required to follow compliance regulations, like GDPR, HIPAA or SOX, or abide by security standards like PCI-DSS.
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