E-mail security

E-mails – Gateway to your corporate network

The easiest way for cybercriminals to get into your corporate network is via e-mail, which is why strong security should be at the top of the agenda when it comes to your IT strategy. The last few years have seen inboxes being inundated with malware and phishing e-mails. Did you know that 91% of all cyberattacks stem from an e-mail? Were you also aware that 98% of businesses using Office 365 have untrusted e-mails lurking in inboxes? High time then to get Bechtle on board with your IT security.

How many times have you received a suspicious e-mail? Phishing, ransomware and CEO fraud have been on the rise for a number of years now and cybercriminals are becoming ever-more sophisticated, working hard to make sure e-mails look like the real deal and therefore much harder for users to know if they are fakes so they unwittingly share confidential information, open attachments and click on links and inadvertently install malware.

Strong security should be at the top of the agenda when it comes to your IT strategy and cover numerous bases to make sure your users can correspond securely. There are a range of tools out there to help you detect and block untrusted e-mails and give you an insight into malicious content to help you boost e-mail security and minimise the risk of confidential corporate data ending up in the wrong hands.

Aspects of IT security

What are the different aspects to consider when developing your e-mail security strategy? Find out in our free whitepaper.


E-mail security considerations

Good security strategies consist of several layers, and that’s no different when it comes to your e-mails. To protect your business from all kinds of email-based threats, you need to take a holistic approach

that covers:

  • SPF, DKIM and DMARC as a foundation – SPF (Sender Policy Framework) is a way of authenticating senders. DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) checks e-mails’ digital signatures. DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance) makes sure that each incoming e-mail is verified leveraging DKIM or SPF methods.
  • Secure e-mail gateway – Secure access to your e-mail server.
  • Sandboxing – An extra layer of defence to identify zero-day threats.
  • E-mail encryption – Used when sending e-mails containing confidential information such as personal information sent by the HR department.
  • AI and ML-based security options – Artificial intelligence and machine learning help make e-mail traffic more secure.

It may be that you have all the above in place, but it can always happen that a malicious e-mail slips through the net. What if that e-mail is so well written that is indistinguishable from a genuine message? This is where awareness and regular employee training comes in and both these are as essential components of your e-mail security strategy as the right solutions and tools.

Need support with e-mail security?

We are happy to help you find the best solutions and tools for you. Just get in touch!


Patrick Voss

Solution Advisor Security

Phone +31 88 7078 315

Patrick Voss

Solution Advisor Security

Phone +31 88 7078 315

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