The 5 Warning Signs Your Email Security is Failing

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 23 July 2013 19:11:00 AEST

1. Support

Email is the primary business contact / communication tool. How long can you afford to wait without email or an answer while your email provider responds with “I'll get back to you”.

If you do not receive 24-hour live support from an expert (not outsourced) and a 98% first call resolution rate – you have a problem.


2. Spam and offensive email is on the rise

The problem ranges from the merely annoying to significant business threat. About 90% of all email is spam and 1 in 300 contains a virus or Phishing attempt. If your employees are manually filtering email your productivity takes a hit…and if you have to take your system down to clean infections your business takes a hit.

If your current solution is not blocking over 99% of spam and delivering a 99.999% false negative / true positive virus capture rate – you have a problem.


3. Email or Console administration access outages

This is simple. If your business is not guaranteed 100% email delivery and service uptime – you have a problem.


4. Out of date security

3500 new Malware threats hit the Internet every day. Think you are protected because you receive daily updates from your vendor? Wrong.

If your business is not receiving zero hour defense that's proven – you have a problem.


5. Excessive bandwidth usage

This problem is deeper than the productivity hit you take when your network hardware slows down.

If you are paying for spam to use up your bandwidth – you have a problem.


Dont get scammed

If your company’s email accounts aren’t protected, scam emails like the one above are almost certainly being received by your staff.  Cybercriminals know people can be tricked; that’s why they send out millions of scam messages and put so much effort into making them look convincing.

People are not machines; we're all capable of making bad judgement calls. Without email filtering protecting your business, it’s just a matter of time before someone in your organisation has a momentary lapse of judgement and clicks on the wrong thing.

For a few dollars per staff member per month, you can protect your business with MailGuard's predictive email security.
Talk to an expert at MailGuard today about making your company's network secure: click here.


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