Filtering through Spam while reviewing your morning e-mail can be a nuisance. Spam also consumes company resources in regards to the space it takes up and employee time wasted reading, deleting, and worse – responding to it. Not only is Spam a burden on your resources, it can pose unforeseen threats to your network.
Most consumers correlate Spam with junk or scam mail. There is much more to it than this. Opening Spam can leave you vulnerable to viruses, spoofing, phishing, malware, and DoS (denial of service) attacks. These types of attacks can result in downtime, client data loss, and sensitive internal information breaches.
Spam – Using e-mail to send unsolicited messages
Virus – A type of malware that infiltrates your computer, duplicates, and attacks a multitude of functions
Spoofing – Creation of e-mails with a forged sender address
Phishing – Attempting to gather user names, passwords, and credit card numbers by acting as a trustworthy source
Malware – (Malicious Software) Software used to disrupt user functionality and to gain information
DoS – (Denial of Service) – Attempt to make a machine or other resource unavailable to its user
CareTech maintains partnerships with two of the industry leaders in fighting Spam. We offer an external onsite Spam and Antivirus Firewall and a Hosted Email Security Solution. Both filter your e-mail before it touches your network and offer a 99.9% effective rate guaranteed. The choice between the two simply depends whether you prefer onsite or cloud solutions and desired features. Click below to learn more about each option and sign up for a free 30 day trial!
1) Barracuda’s Award Winning Spam and Virus Firewall
*Spam firewalls are tertiary devices and though effective at blocking Spam and additional threats, defending your network requires layers of additional protection.