Email Security Solutions
Email remains a vital part of business communications, but it’s also a target for cyber criminals trying to hack into your data or network.
At CoreTech, email security plays a critical role in our coordinated approach to your entire cyber security program. We bring together various security solutions to ensure there are no gaps in your security shield, but we also take care to make sure the products we select won’t hinder your productivity.
The solution tool sets we use are vetted, tested and enterprise-grade, and made available across our small to midsize client base so they may save time protecting their businesses. We evaluate our vendor partnerships and tools regularly in order to leverage advances in technology for the benefit of our clients. Utilizing these products as part of a managed IT security program for your business is essential to improving your email security.
Employee Awareness Training
Educating your employees on how to spot malicious emails is one of the primary defenses you can implement as part of your email security solutions, but you can’t just hold one long training session with a bland presentation. Your employees will retain more information from shorter modules on email security best practices.
We can help you create a scheduled staff training initiative with engaging content that your team can easily understand and digest. Breaking these training sessions up in a way that continues to engage employees and reinforce the message over time is also important. For example, CoreTech deploys monthly phishing tests and quarterly security web training.
CoreTech will also set up a learning management system to track each individual’s training progress. Using content with milestones, employees must prove they are participating, which provides data you can use in documentation for compliance or your security policy. The system also gives you reports to see when training is held and which employees participated.
Because training information loses its effectiveness quickly without additional reinforcement, CoreTech sends simulated phishing or spoof emails to test employees and see how they respond. If an employee clicks on the email, you are alerted, and depending on the frequency of clicks, you can determine the need for additional training. We can run these tests as often as you want and at random times.
Email filters are critical to help block malicious content from landing in your inbox. These filters scan the content of the message as well as any links it contains to stop phishing attacks or spoofed emails. If it detects any suspicious links, the system “quarantines” the email and replaces the link with a link to its filter site, where it evaluates the content before allowing you to click through. The system also searches for known spam, junk mail and other potentially offensive material. In addition, an email filter will scan all attachments for malicious content.
CoreTech’s email security solutions help with filtering potential security threats on any device you use, whether it’s your work computer, mobile device, or a personal computer with access to company data. In fact, an email security system adds an extra layer of security when you log in remotely and don’t have the protection of a firewall.
An added feature of email filtering systems is access to a backup of your emails. In the event that you have a system failure and your day-to-day email system is down, you can access the email filtering service through the web to send and receive emails. This is a great tool to include in your business continuity plan.
Optimize Your Email Security with CoreTech
When CoreTech implements your email security services, we can add multi-factor authentication to your email security. This can prevent cyber thieves from breaking into your email system and, for example, sending emails as the CEO or CFO to clients asking them to transfer money.
Of course, the goal of email filters is to stop any phishing emails, but if an employee does click on a link, you want that link filtered to validate that it’s not going to an unidentified site. A firewall can help, but email security solutions add another layer of protection. CoreTech can even add email encryption, so if you’re sending sensitive emails you can do so securely.
At CoreTech, email security is one of the many cyber security solutions we offer to help protect your business’s networks and data systems, but as a managed IT service provider, we offer more than just peace of mind.
Additional services include managed IT, business phone systems, and data backups.
Contact us to see how we can help create a customized cyber security solution for your business needs.
Email is one threat vector you can’t ignore. Contact us today to learn about our IT security solutions.