What is cyberhygiene?
This refers to the essential layers of security that businesses should have in place to help stop you from becoming a victim of cyberincidents. Good cyberhygiene is fundamental to the basics of cybersecurity and requires you to proactively think about security and the health of your online devices, and systems etc., as explained by Tim Brown, VP of Security Architecture at SolarWinds MSP in “Cyberhygiene - The Fundamental Cornerstone of Good Security.” This implies implementing the right products and tools, using them correctly, and practicing a good routine to limit the risk of cyberattacks.
Making email security part of your proactive security strategy
The managed services provider (MSP) market continues to evolve, and security remains a hot topic, with more sophisticated attacks increasing, resulting in serious consequences from lost productivity to financial losses that could threaten business’s survival. SMBs are at the forefront and prime targets for cybercriminals with 58% of threats targeting SMBs in 2017. Your customers expect you to take care of their security, and the need is rising to offer higher level security services like detection and protection.
With many MSPs entering the managed security services space, email security is one of the basics you should be looking to implement. It’s easy to get started and can help you build the foundations of a proactive security strategy. If you aren’t already offering this, you face the risk of missing out on new business opportunities and losing competitive advantage as many of your peers start to include more advanced security tools.
Keeping you and your customers’ email accounts safe from emerging cyberthreats is a critical part of your proactive security strategy. A robust, professional email security solution will help safeguard you and your customers’ inboxes from email-borne threats like spam, viruses, ransomware, malware, and phishing attacks, and help maintain business productivity.
Making sure your proactive security strategy operates like a well-oiled machine and includes the basic tools and services to prevent cyberattacks is a good step in the right direction if you are looking to eventually move to a managed security services model. You need to make sure you get the basics right first.
Advanced Threat Protection with SolarWinds® Mail Assure
SolarWinds® Mail Assure’s cloud-based email security, including advanced threat protection, helps your customers stay in control and protect their inbound and outbound email using collective threat intelligence, 24/7 email continuity, and long-term email archiving.
Protection via collective intelligence incorporates data from over two million domains under management to help protect against spam, viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, malware, and other email-borne threats with 2B+ spam messages blocked per month. Real-time pattern threat recognition leverages a variety of filtering technologies, including anti-phishing and impersonation protection.
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Mia Thompson is product marketing manager, Mail Assure, at SolarWinds MSP.