Email security is necessary for both individual and business email accounts, and there are multiple measures organisations should take to enhance email security.

"We used to receive a lot of phishing and spam emails, but SR Cloud Solutions have improved our email security to the point that we no longer experience this problem."
Avalon Capital Markets

The Need for Email Security

Due to the popularity of email as an attack vector, it is critical that enterprises and individuals take measures to secure their email accounts against common attacks as well as attempts at unauthorised access to accounts or communications. Malware sent via email messages can be quite destructive. Phishing emails sent to employees often contain malware in attachments designed to look like legitimate documents or include hyperlinks that lead to websites that serve malware. Opening an email attachment or clicking on a link in an email can be all that it takes for accounts or devices to become compromised.

Phishing emails can also be used to trick recipients into sharing sensitive information, often by posing as a legitimate business or trusted contacts. Phishing attacks against businesses often target departments that handle sensitive personal or financial information, such as accounts payable or human resources. In addition to impersonating known vendors or company executives, attackers will try to instill a sense of urgency in phishing emails to increase their chances of success. Phishing emails aimed at stealing information typically will ask recipients to confirm their login information, passwords, social security number, bank account numbers, and even credit card information. Some even link to counterfeit websites that look exactly like that of a reputable vendor or business partner to trick victims into entering account or financial information.

Office 365 Advanced threat protection (ATP)

Protect your organisation against sophisticated threats such as phishing and zero-day malware and automatically investigate and remediate attacks. Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) provides comprehensive protection by leveraging trillions of signals from the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph and analysing billions of emails daily. 

Actionable insights help identify, prioritise, and provide recommendations for addressing potential threats such as phishing and malware and proactively securing your organisation from attacks. 

Advanced automated response options, including tools such as security playbooks and investigation graphs, help investigate and remediate attacks faster and save time, budget and resources.

Training users to recognise and report attacks is critical. Office 365 ATP builds user awareness with attack simulations, warns users before they click on unknown links, and helps users report suspicious content.

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fortimail Secure email gateway

Email security remains a key productivity tool for today’s organisations, as well as a successful attack vector for cyber criminals.  According to the Verizon 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report, 49% of malware was installed via malicious email.  Gartner asserts that “Advanced threats (such as ransomware and business email compromise) are easily the signature-based and reputation-based prevention mechanisms that a secure email gateway (SEG) has traditionally used.”

FortiMail Email security utilises the latest technologies and security services from FortiGuard Labs to deliver consistently top-rated protection from common and advanced threats while integrating robust data protection capabilities to avoid data loss. 

Organisations typically select FortiMail email security to shield users, and ultimately data, from a wide range of cyber threats. These include: ever growing volumes of unwanted spam, socially-engineered phishing and business email compromise, accelerating variants of ransomware and other malware, increasingly targeted attacks from adversaries of all kinds, and more. At the same time, FortiMail can be used to protect sensitive data of all types, reducing the risk of inadvertent loss and/or non-compliance with regulations like HIPAA, PCI, GDPR, and more.

Proofpoint email PROTECTION

Enhanced Protection – Proofpoint technology can dynamically classify impostor email threats that don’t involve malware. These low volume, hard-to-detect threats have cost businesses across the globe billions and cannot be detected by solutions that detect only malware. Proofpoint can detect and classify impostor email through a combination of authentication (DMARC), pre-defined rules, and dynamic classification. Proofpoint email security technology actively assesses the reputation of the sender for accurate protection without additional administration overhead. Proofpoint can analyse, sender-recipient relationship, domain reputation, email headers and envelope attributes, and email content.

Granular Filtering and Control – Email Protection can control all aspects of inbound and outbound email. Proofpoint’s policy engine gives you complete flexibility. Custom rules support global, group, and user-level controls to meet the needs of even the most complex enterprise. Individual security quarantines enable you to separate email types to allow your people to access their email digest and quarantine while keeping malicious emails away. Quarantines include Spam, Imposter, Bulk, Phishing, Malware, Adult, and Low Priority. 

Detailed Visibility – Email Protection gives you a wealth of data and search tools. Proofpoint’s advanced message tracing features a high-performance search engine to help you quickly pinpoint hard-to-find log data based on dozens of search criteria. With more than 60 real-time reports for detailed visibility into mail flow and trends, Email Protection provides the data that can help address issues and trends as they emerge.

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email security SOLUTIONS


Office 365 ATP Plan 1

Suitable for most SMEs with an existing Office 365 tenant and is a cost effective solution to safeguard your staff against malware and phishing attempts. Includes safe attachments, safe links, anti-phishing policies, safe attachments in SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams and real time reports.

FortiMail Cloud

FortiMail Cloud Email Security is an independently validated and top-rated Secure Email Gateway solution delivering >99.5% spam detection rate, multiple layers of malware detection and an extremely low false positive rate. It includes analyst recommended Advanced Threat Defense Capabilities as well as a full complement of data protection features. Fully managed by Fortinet, FortiMail Cloud Email Security allows you to focus on your business.

Proofpoint Email Protection

Proofpoint Email Protection solution stops malware and non-malware threats such as impostor email or email fraud. Deployed as a cloud service or on-premises, the secure email service provides granular filtering to control bulk "graymail" and other unwanted email. And business continuity capabilities keep email communications flowing, even when your email server fails.


Office 365 ATP Plan 2

This is suitable for larger organisations and includes all the features of ATP Plan 1 but also includes advanced features such as automation, investigation, remediation, and education through attack simulation and user training.

FortiMail Appliance

FortiMail can be deployed on premise as physical or virtual appliances as well as in the cloud; either public cloud infrastructure such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services, or hosted by Fortinet datacenters as a SaaS offering. This ensures that, large or small, FortiMail can fit seamlessly in to your exact on-premise or cloud environment. Appliances can be scaled to meet a range of business sizes from less 100 staff up to 10,000+ staff members.

Professional Services

At SR Cloud Solutions security is at the heart of all our solutions. We choose and partner up with the best vendors in the market to deliver and all encompassing solution that meets the needs of your business. Our SR Professional Services Team can assist your business in designing and implementing your chosen email security solution, this can include remote security management and monitoring.


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