Businesses see email as an important business operation—but there are many types of email and all of them are important.
Some companies route business emails through their user accounts, but this can cause problems.
Having secure, authenticated application emails can make a big difference to your cybersecurity. Here are a few ways you can ensure total protection.
Issues Caused By Emails You Don’t Trust
Many users rely on email and largely trust the messages they receive. Emails from tech companies, such as Microsoft, are expected to have high-value, sensitive information. Email from friends is also trusted.
But emails from unknown senders, such as anonymous job posters, or even those from known senders whose emails you don’t trust, can cause big problems.
Emails from suspicious sources can cause all sorts of problems, even if they’re not related to cybercrime.
For example, commonly abused emails include:
- Job postings
- Coupons and special offers
How to Combat Suspicious Emails
How you handle emails like these depends on your company’s needs. There are a number of solutions available to meet your objectives. Here are a few that can help.
1) Use Proofpoint Secure Email Relay
Proofpoint Secure Email Relay (SE) gives you a secure connection to the internet for your email traffic. This can help to prevent messages from being intercepted and read.
Secure relay is designed for companies that want to be sure that emails from known senders are authenticated, reliable and secure.
2) Use Email Authentication
Email authentication lets you check email senders’ information. This can check for issues like phishing, spoofing and DNS hijacking, and help your business stay safe.
This tool can be used in several ways. For example, you can use email authentication to find out if the message has been checked and blocked for viruses or malware.
3) Check for Signs of Spoofing
Spoofing is a type of email fraud that can be used to gain access to accounts, steal money and more.
Spoofing can appear in a number of ways, such as using a fake email address. The spoofed address is one that looks legitimate, but it’s not authentic.
For example, an email sent from “[email protected]” may look and sound official. However, it actually comes from an unknown, unauthenticated address.
How Does SER Work?
SER offers a solution for this. The technology checks for the presence of a valid IP address, a valid SMTP server and valid credentials to check email senders. It can also check IP addresses and domain reputations, and send authenticated messages.
These protections make it possible to see if an email is spoofed. When you use SER, you can visually see the email sender’s IP address and see if it’s valid.
Many companies rely heavily on email. That’s why it’s important to ensure you have security checks in place.
Why Brand Protection Matters
Cybercrime is an issue that companies need to prepare for. It includes a variety of threats, including viruses, ransomware and data theft. Having secure, authenticated email is one way to minimise cybercrime
When it comes to cybercrime, email is a common way to gain access to sensitive information. Using secure authentication helps you protect your business; it prevents spoofing and lets you know if the email’s sender is authentic.
FraudWatch can help you easily identify trustworthy emails from suspicious ones. We offer complete brand protection from common cybercrime attacks. Get in touch with us today to learn more.