Lower Data Security Risks with an Email Policy Framework

The number of worldwide email accounts is expected to increase from an installed base of 3.1 billion in 2011 to nearly 4.1 billion by year-end 2015. Much of this growth would come from Asia Pacific, which currently accounts for 49% of worldwide email users. [Radicati Group]. With India witnessing the fastest growth in Internet and email usage. The growing usage of email, while making the enterprise more efficient also make it more prone to threats and risks from within and outside the enterprise. And with increasing use of email for Official Communication, Enterprises today have a greater need to understand these threats/risks and put in place a security mechanism to mitigate them.

For today’s enterprise email security threats no longer consist of just nuisance Spam or Virus emails.

Do you have a mechanism in place to stop people from sending out sensitive documents, source code, trade secrets and so on via email?

The bottom line is that it is essential that we do not underestimate the need for an email security solution that can block or quarantine suspicious emails being sent from the Outside. One of the most effective ways to deal with such threats/risks and ensure data and system security is to implement an organisation-wide email policy framework. Such a solution, along with an effective and well thought out IT security policy and user education offer a good starting level for 360 degree email security.

-Protect intellectual property and sensitive and confidential business information data
-Stop Email Abuse by unauthorized Internal users within your network
-Protect Your Enterprise Against Legal Liabilities
-Prevent Internal Spamming
-Prevent Virus Attacks from infected devices in the network

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