Feb 24, 2022 – United States – With the CISA’s recent warning that all organizations should take urgent, near-term steps to reduce the likelihood and impact of a damaging cyberattack, Guardian Digital’s fully-managed email security services act as the front line of defense against cybercriminals, offering the technology, resources, and expert guidance required to secure business email in this heightened digital threat environment. SMB’s often face a shortage of IT resources and expertise, leaving these businesses unable to heed the CISA’s advice to strengthen their email security defenses, and at increased risk of suffering an attack as a result. Guardian Digital secures businesses against advanced and emerging threats with proactive, multi-layered email protection fully supported by the expert around-the-clock monitoring, maintenance, and guidance required for the rapid detection and elimination of potential threats.
Securing Email in 2022 is a Challenge Many Businesses Are Struggling to Meet
This unprecedented ongoing pandemic has introduced an era of heightened digital risk for businesses worldwide. Many businesses, particularly SMBs, lack the resources and expertise as well as a full-time IT department to protect their organization. Even then, often the IT teams are not usually trained email security experts and thus lack the skill to secure corporate email accounts. The FBI reported that 30% of phishing attempts are opened by the targeted victims, and 40% of SMBs are targeted daily. Additionally, businesses transitioning into more remote work run the risk of an increase in mobile malware and deepfake technology attacks.
In 2021 we saw a lack of monitoring in businesses that caused data leaks and breaches, something we can expect to continue if better practices aren’t implemented. Additionally, attacks leveraged zero-day exploits and fileless malware to evade built-in cloud email security defenses. The consequences of a successful attack vary from data theft, financial loss, reputation damage, and significant downtime or worse – permanent closure.
Traditional email security methods fall short in protecting against today’s advanced and emerging attacks. Microsoft 365 built-in email protection falls short in safeguarding users and key business assets against credential phishing, account takeovers and the other dangerous threats that cloud email users face daily. Microsoft Exchange Online Protection (EOP) fails to safeguard against human error and is ineffective in anticipating incoming zero-day attacks as well as malicious URLs and attachments that are not included in static lists. EOP also lacks customizable options for businesses, which in turn limits their ability to identify malicious emails and social engineering attacks, leaving businesses vulnerable. Endpoint security solutions also have significant limitations in securing business email, as they lack ongoing system monitoring, maintenance, and support to keep assets secure and it takes 97 days on average to fully deploy endpoint security patches, leaving solutions unpatched for long periods of time. Proactive, layered third-party email protection fully supported by expert, ongoing system monitoring and maintenance – like the fully-managed email security services Guardian Digital provides – is needed to make email safe for business in this heightened modern threat environment.
Guardian Digital Makes Email Safe for Business with Advanced Technology and Fully-Managed Email Security Services
Setup and management are significant hurdles for SMBs when implementing a cloud email solution and protecting against today’s advanced threats require a level of expertise most businesses have to find outside of their organization. Guardian Digital’s EnGarde Cloud Email Security addresses these challenges with all-in-one fully-managed security defenses that make email safe for business by defending against sophisticated and emerging threats with innovative real-time protection powered by Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML). The software works by closing critical security gaps in native Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace email protection to safeguard users and sensitive data against credential phishing and account takeovers. Additionally, bolstering IT security maximizes productivity, and simplifies deployment by providing assistance with setup and the ongoing system monitoring and maintenance required to ensure that key business assets remain safe. Real-time cybersecurity business insights provided via the EnGarde Cloud Email Security Dashboard portal reduce risk exposure and enable improved cybersecurity business planning and better enforcement of company security policies, resulting in an improved cybersecurity posture for businesses.
About Guardian Digital
Guardian Digital, Inc. builds enterprise email solutions with an intense focus on security and unrivaled customer support, designed to ease information technology overhead for its customers. Since its inception in 1999, Guardian Digital has pioneered the open-source architecture security-as-a-service email protection model to block today and tomorrow’s sophisticated threats to email integrity. Guardian Digital continues to innovate the email security marketplace using technology unavailable from any other vendor. Its EnGarde Cloud Email Security leverages the benefits of open-source development, contemporary cloud technologies, and decades of combined experience protecting enterprises. Guardian Digital is dedicated to its customers and their safety is the very foundation of what the company offers and builds on in regard to business email protection.
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