Installation of Hosted Email Security

In most cases the installation of hosted email security is completed by configuring a cloud based email filtering service from a vendor experienced in cybersecurity.

The key reason why most companies choose to install a hosted email protection program is to take advantage of excellent spam detection rates in order to manage the amount of phishing email messages attacking your network.

Cloud-based email filters are low maintenance tools that include automated updates conducted by the vendor. Additionally, they are suitable for use with all operating systems, cost-effective and scalable infinitely – there are no hardware purchases or applications required with full support from the vendor’s technical staff.

To better protect your networks from spam email, you can create an account with a service provider, point your domain to the vendor’s servers by redirecting the MX captures. Thereafter, all new email messages pass throughout the service provider’s servers, and are filtered based on policies created by your group.

User policies can be imported from existing directory programs or even created and amended as required. Domain administrators can set various spam thresholds based depending on the role the user holds. Thereafter, domain administrators can monitor the volumes of spam messages getting detected, tagged, quarantined and rejected using the control dashboard or the archive of customizable reports. These reports can help with the business reviewing their internet security measures and producing risk assessments for any regulatory audits or investigations.

All hosted security solutions are not identical though the majority use Real Time Blacklists as well as SURBL filters to block email messages from known energy sources of spam. What separates the average solutions from the bestis the increased spam detection rates that are achieved with the use of greylisting to spot spam emails from unknown sources.


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Studies have proven that the typical spam detection price just for the top 10 email filtering providers that do not feature greylisting is approximately 96.86 %. Despite this significant spam detection rate, an office based employee is going to receive an average of 12 spam emails each day. By comparison, hosted email security programs with greylisting have been shown to detect 99ne % of spam email traffic, reducing the amount of spam emails obtained to an everyday average of four.

The time spent by an individual office based employee in deleting and identifying eight spam emails each day might not seem like much. However, when you multiply that amount by your entire workforce you will gain a proper realization that you can see tens of a thousands of dollars are lost in productivity, and cut the amount of possible threats entering the mail system by 67% – typically for no extra cost.