What Is Secure Email?

Email is the primary means of communication for most businesses--and the number one threat vector. It's important to protect your email systems from cyber threats. The best way to secure your organization's reputation and bottom line is through education and a layered approach that incorporates email security best practices and solutions.

Why is secure email important?

Email continues to be the largest threat vector for organizations of all sizes. Attacks on email can cause massive financial losses as well as significant damage to a company's reputation. Recognizing the various types of threats, and using the right tools to defend against them, helps ensure your organization and users are protected. 

How does secure email work?

A secure email solution scans all inbound, outbound, and internal mail for spam, viruses, and anomalies that might indicate incidents of compromise or phishing attempts. A sophisticated secure email system will quarantine and remediate threats automatically so that end users are protected from threats without ever having been exposed to them.

Types of secure email protection

Anti-spam and antivirus protection

Spam emails can burden users' inboxes and create an avenue for viruses to be spread. Using IP reputation scanning, secure email catches spam and viruses before they reach end users.

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Phishing protection 

Phishing emails use social engineering to trick users into clicking on malicious links, opening malicious attachments, or inadvertently providing credentials. Phishing protection, powered by machine learning that searches for anomalies, defends against these attempts and helps secure email.

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Domain protection

A company's reputation can be damaged when bad actors use the company's trusted domain as a way to propagate threats. The most effective way to mitigate these vulnerabilities is to use the DMARC standard to authorize and authenticate your email senders, protect your customers from cyber attacks, and safeguard your brand's identity.

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Encryption protection

Email platforms that use encryption send encoded versions of emails, which protects the content from being seen by anyone other than the intended recipient.

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Spoofing protection

Spoofing occurs when a sender pretends to be a legitimate source to fool an end user into divulging personal information or company data. Secure email uses layered controls to block spoofing attempts and help ensure these types of emails don't make it to your users' inboxes.

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