While it’s convenient to know that you can send information quickly through electronic mail, it’s important to remember that the information you send and receive is not secure.
Email has become a major channel for malware distribution. Attacks that employ a variety of malicious programs, phishing attacks, and spam remain the cyber threats most frequently encountered by companies. At the same time, the volume of malicious attacks and spam has increased substantially in 2013, compared to 2012. Roughly 66% of the survey’s respondents reported that their companies were targeted in attacks involving viruses, worms, spyware, and other types of malicious programs. In 2012, that number was lower by 8% (58%). The volume of spam attacks is up considerably and noted by 61% of companies, compared to 55% in 2012. Phishing attacks were launched against 36% of companies, which is just 1% higher than in 2012. In spite of that modest increase, phishing remains in the top three most prevalent threats in external attacks against corporations.
In addition, companies face considerable losses due to employees needing to delete hundreds of unwanted messages from their mailboxes each day. The extra traffic caused by such unwanted mail has to be paid for too.
Mail Security software that provide anti-spams capabilities offer comprehensive, configurable, multi-layered protection against today’s email threats. Such solutions have become a necessity for business to protect the network against email-borne viruses and other malware threats using advanced email filtering technologies and antivirus scanning engines. In addition, companies face considerable losses due to employees needing to delete hundreds of unwanted messages from their mailboxes each day. The extra traffic caused by such unwanted mail has to be paid for too.
For efficient, effective corporate communication and collaboration, today’s organizations need more than just security against spam and malware. They need a comprehensive email governance solution that combines granular policy management, real-time visibility into email activity, and the ability to handle massive volume and huge files.
Importance and relevance to an enterprise
Many anti-spam solutions are hosted solutions geared towards small or medium-sized businesses. They can usually be deployed via the online solution as well as through software installed on your own mail server or using a virtual or hardware appliance.
These solutions also