One of the earliest modes of communication that the internet made possible was email, and while other messaging tools have come and gone, the simple email remains a powerful asset to any business. The email inbox has replaced the open door for cyber-based enterprises and is responsible for most of the business done by many organizations.
Unfortunately, there are malicious actors who see email traffic as a means of preying on the unsuspecting public with ingenious digital weapons such as spam, malware, ransomware, and phishing.
Beringer can help mitigate these threats with effective products that defend your inbox from malicious intent. Ask us what Beringer's Easy Spam Filter can do for your company's email security.
Benefits of Beringer's Easy Spam Filtering
- Beringer’s Easy Spam Filter combines preventative, reactive, and proactive measures to form a complete content filtering and anti-malware solution for businesses of all sizes.
- There's no hardware or software for you to purchase. Just rely on Beringer to protect your inbox from any potential malicious attack.
- Our Easy Spam Filtering integrates seamlessly with your existing email server and client software. Again, no upgrading of your capital assets is necessary.
- Our intuitive web-based interface affords you total control over your inbound traffic. You can easily manage, quarantine, and blacklist any questionable emails WITHOUT the risk of your legitimate communication being branded as spam and quarantined without your knowledge.
- Using our cutting-edge patented learning technology, potential malicious traffic can be blocked based on previously intercepted emails. The system learns over time[JC2] and remembers threatening senders.
- And you can always reach us, 24/7/365 for live technical support if you should have a problem. We're on your side and we stay with you for the long haul.
Beringer Protects Your Business from a Variety of Email Security Threats
Phishing attacks generally cast a wide net to trap a broad range of people in hopes that some of them will volunteer vital information that will allow the senders to penetrate their defenses, accessing personal files or accounts. These malicious operators will also conduct "spear-phishing" attacks that target a specific person within an organization. They have already learned enough information to specify the target's name, title, email address, and possibly the company functions which that person controls. This is phishing fine-tuned to convince one specific target that the malicious email is from a friendly source.
Some bad actors can produce an email that looks like it is coming from a specific source, though that's a false ID. Most of us have received emails that look like they came from our bank, a government agency, or even family members. They use actual logos, easily captured from any organization's advertising outreach, and their graphic artists can duplicate the style and markings that would be used in a genuine email. This malicious email then asks for account numbers or convinces the recipient to download a file that the recipient's defenses assume is a legitimate, permitted communication. With the "doors" thrown wide open, the malicious agent can install itself in the target system and execute whatever task it has been programmed to.
Internal Email Threats
Malicious email can not only come from outside sources but can also originate within an organization's email structure. Whether intentional or not, one employee can send an email to another employee or group of team members that contains an actual threat to the entire system. The originating team member could be duped into spreading something that looks innocent, such as humorous content or cute pictures, that are embedded with undetected malware. Or an attack could be deliberate, perhaps from a departing employee. Sometimes a threat successfully penetrates the defenses, and this can be detected when it tries to access unauthorized areas of the system.
Much media attention has been focused on ransomware, a threat that hijacks an organization's entire IT system and encrypts all the company's vital files so that the owners of that data can no longer access it. A ransom demand is then issued stating that the victims must pay for the key to the encryption that holds their business or institution hostage. Too many victims surrender and pay the ransom, which only encourages the malicious actors to continue practicing this form of attack.
Common Email Security Questions
What is Email Security?
Having the right cyber security in place relieves you of the anxiety of worrying about such email attacks. Beringer email security products and services will ensure your peace of mind and allow you to focus on your core mission. We know that much of that mission is accomplished through constant email communication; therefore it is essential that you can rely on that communication channel to remain open, allowing you to keep in touch with your customers, partners, and the public at large.
How Secure is Your Email?
Do you know how well your email service is protected? Are you relying on “off-the-shelf” software to protect your business email, and your successful organization, from complex cyber threats? Contact us at Beringer and we'll conduct a security audit of your systems to provide a definitive answer to that question.
What Are Email Security Best Practices?
Best practices to ensure your email security can include:
- Do not access your emails from public WIFI hotspots, as they can be monitored by bad actors.
- Wherever possible, use multi-factor authentication, which requires additional steps to gain access, to prove you are who you say you are.
- Create a corporate password policy for requirements around complexity and frequency of changes, to ensure the highest level of protection, especially if multi-factor authentication is not enabled.
- Educate yourself and your staff about phishing techniques so that you do not become a victim to spoofing through malicious email links or attachments.
- Take care when introducing other devices to your system; they could represent a weak link in your security defenses.