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A guide to staying one step ahead of modern email attackers

With the attack surface increasingly becoming larger and more varied, there’s nothing cybercriminals love more than a simple email attack.

Email serves as an organisations’ communicative lifeblood, thus making it the most critical vector for an assortment of threats, both inbound and outbound.

According to the SonicWall Annual Threat Report, ransomware use grew by 167 times year-over-year in 2017 and is the payload of choice for malicious email campaigns.

Businesses need to be actively thinking about their approach to email security, as the fact is that traditional approaches are just not designed to handle advanced threats such as ransomware and zero-day attacks.

SonicWall have commissioned a paper that explores the critical components of an effective email security solution, in order to help organisations stop advanced threats at the gate.

Organisations need to deploy advanced security solutions with features like multi-layer protection and sandboxing if they’re going to stay on top of modern-day threats such as spear phishing, spoofing, zombies, directory harvest (DHA) and Denial of Service (DoS) attacks.

SonicWall assert that traditional email security methods fall short on simple prevention and detection strategies, while more advanced solutions provide groundbreaking protection against things like data-loss, phishing, fraud and spam.

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