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FortiMail Delivers Comprehensive, Top-rated Threat Protection

 

Email is a critical tool for everyday business communication and productivity. It’s also a popular attack vector among threat actors trying to steal credentials, obtain sensitive data or hold it for ransom, or steal funds by gaining access to banking information. As attackers mount more sophisticated multi-vector campaigns against their targets, email security must provide multi-layered protection.
 

With best-in-class performance validated by independent testing firms, FortiMail delivers advanced multi-layered protection against the full spectrum of email-borne threats. Powered by FortiGuard Labs threat intelligence and integrated into the Fortinet Security Fabric, FortiMail helps your organization prevent, detect, and respond to email-based threats including spam, phishing, malware, zero-day threats, impersonation, and Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks.

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Did you know that email is the main method of launching advanced attacks? What’s more, current statistics indicate that approximately 90% of email traffic is unwanted, malicious, or offensive.

 

Spam and other emails containing harmful content are costly for your organisation. They reduce the work efficiency of employees while increasing security threats and legal liabilities. Effective email filtering services can reduce risks and allow your employees to return to work.

Malicious Email Risks

Protecting confidential information is absolutely necessary for every organisation. But it is especially important for organisations that do a lot of business online. Although protecting information requires software, such as firewalls, antivirus software, and similar security software-a great security plan starts with employee involvement.

 

When employees are aware of security threats and their role in suppressing these threats, they will create a humanised firewall to prevent more and more threats in today’s business environment. If companies do not build such a humanised firewall, they will not only miss the opportunity to protect the safety of employees but also expose the organisation to a large number of threats.

 

Let’s look at a few of the potential advanced threats you could face as a result of malicious email.

Phishing Emails

Many employees don’t think they are vulnerable to phishing attacks, but this false sense of security is what makes phishing so dangerous.

 

In fact, one-third of all violations in 2019 involved phishing attacks, and 78% of all cyber-espionage email threats were related to phishing. Even government officials are prone to phishing attacks. Therefore, it is worth considering that your employees are the same as your contemporaries or even more vulnerable.

 

An example of a phishing attack is an email from “Microsoft” asking employees to confirm their Office 365 login because of a recent violation. These emails are very convincing at first glance, but if employees check the sender’s information, they will often see a strange email address. 

 

As you can guess, it won’t be an address used by Microsoft for formal communication. The IT team should ensure that employees always check the sender’s email and never submit a password in response to a “confirmation” email without IT’s explicit permission.

Spear Phishing

Spear phishing is a more complex form of phishing. Hackers will research individuals they consider to be of high value and/or security risks, and before sending phishing emails, they will call that person directly on work-related topics and make them expect to receive emails or invitations.

 

This is an attempt to induce the individual to disclose confidential information, send money or download malicious software. These emails are more dangerous than ordinary phishing attacks because people feel that phishers really know them.

 

Preventing spear phishing is similar to preventing conventional phishing. Make sure that employees are checking the sender’s information and never download files or access links from unfamiliar “personal” accounts. If they are unsure, they should use their official company email to contact the alleged sender or contact IT directly for further guidance.

Malicious Attachments

Although many email services provide inherent virus scanning capabilities, malicious attachments are still a danger for many businesses. Scammers will usually send harmless emails with attachments to your employees, which may be part of a phishing attempt, and encourage employees to download the file.

 

By leveraging fear and/or curiosity, these crooks can persuade staff to download infected files, which will release malware if they download or open documents. There are two main ways to protect your employees from malicious attachments: prevention and protection.

 

Ask users not to download strange files, even if they are curious or threatened. However, please make sure that all devices and servers are equipped with high-quality antivirus software that can mark and destroy malicious software in malicious attachments so as to prepare employees for occasional errors.

Spoofing

Spoofing is used to trick phone, email, or Internet users into thinking that they are communicating with known or trusted sources. This is done in an attempt to achieve a data leak or other nefarious deed.

 

Thanks to the expert services of Proximitum, we can fortify your email to ensure that you don’t fall victim to the various attacks outlined above and more. If you’re ready to experience tighter email security, call Proximitum today to schedule a consultation.