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Why It Is Time to Re-Evaluate Your Email Security Companies

By September 16, 2015June 14th, 2017Blog

As companies grow, it’s only natural that more IT issues will arise — for example, employees might find their email going from a steady stream to an uncontrollable deluge, necessitating a host of technology-based tools to control the flow.

Handling email is particularly important, given the potential security risks posed by every platform, and understandably, you’ve probably brought in a number of email security vendors to handle issues like spam, malware, viruses and other threats. But when you look over your technology mix, be honest: Is it as secure as you want it to be? And can you manage it as easily as you want?

Here are three reasons why it might be time to re-evaluate your email security companies, and see if there’s a better solution for your enterprise:

You’re still getting spam

With several email security controls in place, users’ inboxes should be squeaky clean when it comes to spam, unwanted messages, and email threats. But is it? You may still be facing security risks if your security companies rely on whitelisting, which is often not enough to deal with phishing, spear-phishing and email hacking. Remember that it only takes one malicious email to slip through those filters for a hacker to impact an enterprise.

Even with several email security companies in place, you may be wondering why your inbox still fills with unwanted messages, and whether there’s a better way to increase email efficiency.

You’re spending most of your day on management

When systems grow, IT often expands capability and security levels by getting best-of-breed technologies. But sometimes, these cutting-edge programs don’t play well together, or they lose their luster when put into legacy systems. That leaves IT scrambling to implement patches and workarounds, wasting valuable time that could have been spent making strategic decisions about the enterprise’s technology mix.

No plumber brings in a toolkit filled only with duct tape and a single wrench, and tries to plug all the leaks with temporary fixes. But with a multi-vendor environment, that’s exactly what it can feel like to try to stop email security threats. As soon as you have one issue handled, like Outlook junk mail filters, another might arise, like the spread of bulk emails. Track the management time related to your current email security vendors, and it might surprise you to find out how much time is being spent daily in providing simple operational control.

Your users aren’t happy

Perhaps your email security companies are providing solutions that do block spam, to some degree, but your end users are still incredibly frustrated with unwanted email. Studies have noted that business users receive almost 95 non-essential emails every day, and about 40 percent of them spend between one to three hours every day dealing  with email. What else could they be doing with that time?

With that level of overload, there are always security risks. Even if the companies you’ve chosen have filters and rules, you could be facing vulnerabilities created by vendors, or potentially, a high number of false positives that represent loss business and regulatory fines.

After taking a look at your email security companies, you may be ready to harness the convenience and efficiency of better solution. To meet the challenges of today’s email security needs, Sendio developed Email Security Gateway™ and Opt-Inbox™ to protect your enterprise from email security risks.