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Email Security Managed Service

Why Email Security?

  • Email remains the most commonly used attack vector for both opportunistic and targeted cyber attacks.

  • In 2020, more than half of all cyber attacks were delivered via email.

  • The number of ransomware attacks using email as the delivery mechanism increased by more than 600% between 2019 and 2020.

  • Email phishing attacks are responsible for more than 90% of data breaches.

  • The average cost of a data breach resulting from an email attack is ~£3 million.

  • In 2020, the healthcare industry was the most targeted by email attacks, followed by the education and manufacturing sectors.

  • Email spam continues to make up the majority of all email traffic, with more than 55% of all emails being spam in 2020.

  • Approximately 20% of all email recipients open phishing emails.

  • More than one-third of all data breaches result from weak or stolen passwords.

  • Email encryption can help to prevent the unauthorized access or interception of email communications.

Service Description

We provide a Managed Email Security Service to Clients that provides the following:

  • The setup, integration and configuration of a ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS) Email Security platform that provides both Inbound (received) and Outbound (sent) Email Security capabilities.

  • The day to day administration of the Email Security platform including:

    • Management of Quarantined Emails.

    • Management of Allow Lists (Whitelists) /Block Lists (Blacklists) for senders, links and files.

    • Threat Prevention Rules for Inbound (received) Email.

    • Rules, Policies and Conditions pertaining to Outbound (sent) Email.

  • Implementation and maintenance of measures to prevent Email Spoofing, Message Tampering, Message Disclosure and Modification, Email Authenticity and improve delivery of Email to intended recipients i.e. your customers.

  • A Security Advisory Service which includes security advisories from leading industry Security Vendors and Service providers ensuring you will be informed of the constantly evolving threats to your organisation.

Email Security Platform Capabilities

Inbound Capabilities:

  • Anti-Phishing, Spoofing and Ransomware Protection

  • Virus, Spam and Malware Threat Protection and Prevention

  • Management of Allow Lists /Block Lists for senders, links and files

  • Email Quarantine

  • Sandbox Capabilities (isolated test environment for email attachment “detonation”)

  • Real-Time Reporting / Auditing

  • Certified Email Delivery

  • Email Profile Protection

  • Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection

Outbound Capabilities:

  • Policies and Rules relating to Outbound Email

  • Encrypted Secure-Reply

  • 256-Bit AES Email Encryption

  • Advanced Tracking Metrics

  • Two-Factor Authentication Capabilities

  • Sensitive Content Detection and Alerting

  • Compliance Capability (including GDPR)

  • Geo-Fencing of data (supporting Compliance requirements)

  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

  • Customisable Data-Loss Prevention (DLP), Policies and Rules

Why chose a StarSwift Managed Security Service?

  • ​​A Managed Service will reduce your capital expenditure and overall Total Cost of Ownership.

  • There is no significant upfront expense.

  • Reduce your information security risk and enhance your information security profile.

  • Enhanced compliance and security.

  • A tangible Return on Investment.

  • Flexible service and ongoing customer support.

  • Reduce employee headcount.

  • Augment your existing Information Technology or Information Security team.

  • We provide industry expertise and understand the varied threats posed to your organisation’s data, information assets and information technology systems.

  • We offer a complementary and ongoing Security Advisory service to all our Clients.

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