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10 Things You Need In An Email Security Service

Michael Novinson

From detecting snowshoe spam and compromised cloud accounts to providing simulated phishing attacks, sentiment analysis and oversight of east-west traffic, here are 10 things companies should look for in an email security service.

Addressing Email Traffic Flow Around Cloud Adoption

Businesses need to ensure that outbound messages aren’t being used to defraud others and that inbound messages aren’t being used to get malware or ransomware into the organization, according to Nico Fischbach, global chief technology officer at Forcepoint. Ensuring the business isn’t being used as a launching point for attacks against others is a good way of staying out of the headlines, Fischbach said.

Businesses too often fail to think about their email traffic flow when migrating from a hosted version of Microsoft Exchange to Office 365, resulting in strong hygiene policies getting lost along the way, he said. Email security knowledge is often in silos since businesses often have one team taking care of legacy applications like Exchange and another team handling cloud or SaaS-based applications like Office 365.

And once a business switches over to Office 365, the email will just go directly to Office 365 and not pass through the company’s existing architecture, which Fischbach said has security implications. With a little bit of effort, Fischbach said the policies defined for on-premises email products can be replicated and applied consistently in the cloud.

 
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