Emails Security, the new challenges

Emails are the heart of communications for businesses. A European poll made by the Ipsos Mori institute on SMB reveals that  in Switzerland 68% of employees  consider e-mail as the most important tool to achieve their work

However, recently emails are the heart of unprecedented malevolent attacks. ( every hour 12 500 new forms of attacks appear) This requires increasing and varying the security on the messaging environment, in order to stay productive while minimizing risks that can have a direct impact on your credibility and finances.

The fraudulent attacks are very sophisticated and difficult to identify, and eMail is an important vulnerability point. E-mails transit in clear text, with no protection. Too often, confidential information is sent this way

EFFICIENT WITH MINIMUM RISK
How Can Your Email System Stay Efficient And Flexible With Mininimu Risk?

MAKE SURE YOU ARE IDENTIFIED
Show without doubt that the emails are really sent by your company, using a set of tools

  • Increase your email server and DNS configuration to show when your company is the real sender of mails (DKIM, PFS)
  • Use individual Certificates: Send emails uniquely signed by a sender certificate, showing his name.
  • Our partnership with SwissSign provides you certificates recognised by the Swiss Confederation and many swiss official authorities

ENCRYPT AND PROTECT CONFIDENTIAL EMAILS
Some mails contain confidential information that require additional protection. 3T provides a set of scenarios to increase the security of these vital information :

  • Microsoft RMS : encrypts and prevents unwanted access to confidential information
  • IncaMail : This encryption system is used by the Swiss Confederation to send very sensitive data. It can be fully integrated in your email environment.

SECURE ACCESS TO EMAILS
Many employees access to their mails from a variety of devices including personal ones. The Ipsos Mory poll also shows that 29% of people working remotely forward company emails to their private non secured accounts. Such behavior can be dangerous and it is crucial to protect those corporate information. Various scenarios allow an improved protection:

  • Secure devices corporate or private
  • Add Mutl tier authentication
  • Block sending of confidential information outside the corporate perimeter.

BACKUP EMAILS
Whether your email server is in the cloud (Office 365) or on premises, be protected from unwanted email deletions, and keep a history of your emails compatible with the your activity requirements.
Backup and archiving tools are available in the cloud or on premise.

ADAPT ANTIVIRUS AND ANTISPAM
The new generation protections are adapted to the new types of attacks. They improve daily the recognition and blocking of those threats. Trend micro for instance, proposes additional components, to complete their traditionnal offer .Office 365 Advanced threat protection adds a security layer to your cloud workspace

3T – EMAILS SECURITY PROGRAM
Contact us for additional information

Analyze

We make an assesment of your actual emails security processes

Select

Proposition and choice of appropriate tools

Install

Implementation of chosen tools

Follow up

Tracking alerts

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