Email is one of the largest communication methods available, so it is no wonder it’s among the favorite attack vectors to target. Organizations rely on email to keep their businesses running, but very few place the importance on properly securing it. Email security refers to the collective measures used to secure the access and content of an email account or service and data from hackers – at rest and in transit. The solutions submitted this month use multiple techniques from encryption to advanced threat protections to weed out dangerous emails.

According to multiple studies, one of the primary sources for the spread of malware – responsible for large numbers of network intrusions – is email through malicious attachments or users clicking on links contained in the email body. The products highlighted in this month’s review provide protections across many phases of an attack. Some tools provide filtering to catch malicious payload prior to it hitting a user’s inbox while others offer disaster recovery options.

While there is no silver bullet in the security space, allocating the resources to protect your email system will trim the “low hanging fruit” and protect your users from themselves.

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