Important Email Security Features for your Business

Many businesses have a love/hate relationship with technology. It’s great when it works well, but horrible when it doesn’t. The majority of business communications are through email, text, or chat windows, leaving businesses exposed to cyber attacks. If your technology is not adequately protected, you could be at risk. One of the main ways you can protect yourself is by installing email security features. The specific features you choose will vary depending on your business needs, but here’s some basic information to get you started.

Three Email Security Measures

Virus and Spam Protection
Encryption Protocol
Email Archiving

Virus and Spam Protection
A virus sent over email has the potential to cripple an entire network. When malware spreads through your computer, it’s crucial to have protection that works instantaneously. We highly recommend businesses equip all computers within their network with anti-spam and anti-virus protection.

Encryption Protocol
The process of email encryption disguises the content of the messages within emails to prevent sensitive or private information from being read by any unintended recipients. Emails that have been encrypted usually include some form of authentication requirement by the recipient.

Email Archiving
This system involves taking a collection of emails, indexing them based on a specific criteria, and storing them on magnetic disk storage. Email content gets saved for retrieval at a later date. If your email does get hacked, all the information from the original emails is safely stored.

Take a look at the possible areas of risk within your business and determine which of these email security measures is most appropriate. Consult with your IT department and implement the desired features as soon as possible.