[2021 Issue 07] Why Email Security is Important?

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Today you may be aware of the serious implications that the malicious email infection could have for your business, but are you ready to protect your company from email attacks? In this article, we are going to look at why email security is important and how to protect yourself.

With the rapid evolution of email attacks such as malware, spam, and phishing, email security is significant due to the following reasons:

1. Email is an easy way in for cyber criminals to target remote workers

Remote working is here to stay, businesses need to use emails for almost all communication. However, as a myriad of dangers related to security can happen to the home network or employees' devices. Cyber-criminals often use phishing and other attacks. Therefore, ensuring the email security is implemented at a remote workplace as if it were in the office is essential.

2. One click affects the entire organization

Once malicious email sneaks into the entire communication network, the attack may result in lost revenue and potential brand damage. This attack could also lead to potential costs of 3rd party claims as a result of the data breach. According to a session at Gartner's Security & Risk Management Summit, the average cost of a ransomware attack payment by a midsized business Q1 2020 was $178,254.

3. Standard security from email service providers is not enough

Email service providers usually offer standard security measures, but advanced protection is not implemented in standard email security measures. Therefore, cybercriminals can easily evade these measures to commit malicious activities in email communication. Organizations have responsibility to employ advanced security such as threat intelligence databases and real-time analysis as a priority.

How Zyxel Cloud Email Security (CES) Can Help?

Continued increases in the volume and success of phishing attacks and the migration to cloud email require a reevaluation of email security controls and processes. Zyxel Cloud Email Security (CES) provides worry-free email communication for your SMB with the best threat catch rates in the industry and “SaaS simple” administration.

It's a cloud-based solution that inspects emails through the cloud and redirects emails to the CES cloud to be scanned, before it's sent to the user:

To achieve the highest possible level of protection, Zyxel combines multiple detection technologies that together, offers an optimum threat protection.

Anti-Malware: Industry-leading protection against “zero hour” outbreaks and known viruses, worms, and trojans sent through email. New malwares are identified immediately when it first appears.

Anti-Phishing: Users have continuous, instant protection against compromises of their corporate accounts by hijacked websites, “zero-hour” phishing attacks, and fake URLs masquerading as legitimate websites.

Anti-Spam: CES anti-spam capabilities offer filtering and email categorization based on ‘fingerprint’ comparisons, enabling precise differentiation between unwanted spam and legitimate bulk emails such as newsletters.

Who are best for Zyxel CES?

Business users who have their own DNS domains like G-suite and Office 365, with changing MX record to Zyxel CES, the whole email domain can be protected, free from malwares and phishing attacks.