The Increasing Importance of Prioritizing E-Mail Data Security
When it comes down to it, organizations of any size are subject to being victimized when it comes to e-mail security and protection. While enterprises often handle a substantial amount of data – and depending on the type of business, sensitive data – small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are just as much in danger of organized attacks and e-mail hacking. Any type of business relying on a cloud-based e-mail service or especially a personal device for business (a.k.a BYOD) “has created a complex melting pot of security challenges surrounding the secure transfer of sensitive data via e-mail,” according to Peter Cattaneo, VP of business development at Intercede, in this Supply Chain Digital article.
“E-mail is the primary method of information sharing for two-thirds of organizations, but using a non-secured service leaves these organizations open to a range of threats. The volume of email sent globally surpasses that of all other forms of electronic communication. A breach in this digital medium could be catastrophic for any business,” the article elaborates. Even worse, many businesses go completely unaware of how critical security issues surrounding e-mail are, especially in preserving business continuity and promoting their reputation.
Cattaneo adds that the ever-increasing bring your own device (BYOD) trend coupled with the rising adoption of cloud computing should define e-mail security as a top priority on any company’s “to-do” list, but when combined with an equally long list of what to maintain in the meantime, it can seem too daunting to take on at once.
For example, Cattaneo points out, protecting e-mail in a way which allows you to share information amidst preventing data loss, delivering policy control, reducing security risks and breaches and protecting IP, profits and reputation can easily put someone over the edge. This is why it’s crucial to have a trusted protection provider by your side to back you up.
In light of this, esteemed providers such as GFI Software have created easy yet efficient ways to tackle the issue of e-mail security. GFI is well-known in the industry for offering award-winning IT software and hosted services for network security, e-mail security and management and Web monitoring and security specifically for SMBs.
By offering renowned e-mail security solutions for a variety of e-mail security needs and preferences, GFI truly works to make things easier for you. Take, for example, the GFI MailEssentials, an Exchange Server (and other mail servers) anti-spam filter which protects your network against e-mail-borne viruses and other malware threats, boasting a spam capture rate of over 99 percent.
Or consider the GFI MailArchiver, an award-winning archiving solution for Exchange and other mail servers which targets e-mail management problems, providing secure, compliant storage for e-mails and other documents. By helping administrators maintain an easily accessible archive of all e-mail correspondence, users will immediately notice improved server performance and better insight into e-mail history.
In related news, GFI Software will be serving as a Platinum Sponsor for the upcoming Cloud4SMB Expo, collocated with ITEXPO West 2012. Cloud4SMB is the first and only event of its kind to focus on the unique needs and challenges faced by small-to medium-sized businesses that are looking to leverage the full benefits of cloud computing solutions. Cloud4SMB will address these issues commonly faced by providing valuable information SMBs need to compete and succeed. Furthermore, Gill Langston, Manager, Sales Engineer at GFI, will be speaking at the event in “Fighting the Monsters Under your IT Bed: Securing the Cloud.”
Want to learn more about Platinum Sponsor GFI Software or about cloud computing solutions geared specifically towards small to medium-sized businesses? Don’t miss the Cloud4SMB Expo, collocated with ITEXPO West 2012 taking place Oct 2-5, in Austin, TX, where Gill Langston is speaking during “Fighting the Monsters Under your IT Bed: Securing the Cloud.” Stay in touch with everything happening at Cloud4SMB Expo. Follow us on Twitter.
Edited by Brooke Neuman
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