Cloud Based Spam Filtering
Foolproof spam detection is a constant worry for MSPs and IT professionals. The simple user error of opening a spam attachment can cause devastating effects, from compromising sensitive data to bringing down an entire network and its servers.
The cloud based spam filtering solutions available through MSP Mail Protection from SolarWinds MSP (formerly LOGICnow) allow MSPs to provide their clients with a layered security and anti spam filtering approach that is simple and comprehensive.
The Need for Anti Spam Filtering Services
Spam attacks on a business network can include phishing schemes, spyware and viruses. Spam carries a multitude of threats to companies, including:
The malware and viruses common to spam attacks can damage an entire network, compromise sensitive information and give network access to unauthorized users, which can cost companies big time.
- Resource inefficiency
Large amounts of spam will take up valuable server space and occupy memory storage, which in turn can slow down a network and reduce computing speeds.
- Reduced productivity
Whether it is an employee reading and deleting spam or an IT Administrator continuously monitoring for spam, not having an automated spam filtering and security service in place can have a real cost in man hours.
Spam is also constantly evolving and costly. According to the FBI, business email compromise (BEC) attacks and ransomware are two of the biggest threats to small businesses. The average cost of each individual spam email attack in Arizona was said to be between $25,000 and $75,000.
Cloud Based Spam Filtering With MSP Mail Protection
The spam filtering capabilities of MSP Mail Protection can make administrative tasks faster and easier for any MSP and IT professional. It offers several security features, including:
- Anti virus engines
MSP Mail Protection uses a combination of four antivirus engines to ensure complete coverage of different types of attacks.
- Real time threat detection
As spam threats are always changing, MSP Mail Protection uses zero-hour pattern detection to detect new types of malware before they are even identified by new virus identifiers. It also continuously monitors the incoming flow from email servers to detect active spamming attacks.
- Spam fingerprinting
Previously identified spam is used to detect similar incoming messages to enhance filtering of phishing and other harmful emails.
- Enhanced filtering
Email can be filtered based on geographic location, file types in attachments, headers, message formatting and other identifiable characteristics of possible spam in order to offer a higher rate of detection.
- Blacklisting, whitelisting and quarantining
MSP Mail Protection provides customizable lists to ensure the spam filters make sense for your client's needs. Even when vital messages are mistakenly caught in the filter, they can be retrieved from the web-based portal.
MSP Mail Protection offers all of these safety features while also providing remote cloud based message scanning and spam filtering. By automatically analyzing messages in the cloud, spam is blocked from ever reaching network infrastructure and causing potentially devastating damage.
A Reliable Cloud Based Infrastructure
In addition to industry-leading email security and spam filtering, MSP Mail Protection offers a dependable cloud based email gateway that guarantees consistent and uninterrupted email service.
SolarWinds MSP utilizes multiple data centers located throughout the world to store email archives securely according to regional and industry data retention regulations. These data centers maintain around-the-clock physical security and are ISO certified and SSAE compliant, ensuring that sensitive email data remains protected from external threats, including spam.
Emails are protected further through data encryption. Everything from archived emails to messages that are in transit are encrypted using AES 128-bit, AES 256-bit or military-grade 448-bit Blowfish encryption. Only the owner of the private encryption key has access to the decoded data, which adds an additional security layer to compliment the spam filtering.
The cloud based email software infrastructure also saves MSPs and businesses time and money in initial system setup costs. Onsite email servers are costly to install, configure and manage, and the hardware requirements are complex. MSPs can take advantage of MSP Mail Protection's cloud spam filtering and email archiving solutions to bolster their service offerings with a less complicated and more cost-efficient solution.
MSP Mail Protection Helps MSPs Set Themselves Apart
As an MSP, you need to offer the best protection for your client's data assets. You need to ensure they see the value in securely archiving data and having tight procedures for access to this archived data. You need a product that not only provides the minimum virus protection and spam filtering requirements, but exceeds expectations and is ahead of its time in threat detection.
You need to support your client's ability to use the web for productivity while keeping their data safe with advanced web protection. Not only does MSP Mail Protection give you the ability to reinforce company policies, but clients can customize many of the automated features within the tool.
Having a tool that gives a company the data security they need, the cloud based spam filtering and secure email archiving their business requires, and the ability to monitor these services all from one single dashboard is crucial. Having that control is fundamentally a sound business decision.
Along with MSP Mail Protection, SolarWinds MSP offers a full suite of cloud based security and IT management tools. These solutions are platform-agnostic and are the sort of intelligent products that make data management easy.
Learn more about how SolarWinds MSP can help you stand apart as an MSP and start a free trial of MSP Mail Protection today. Experience for yourself how our cloud based spam filtering and email archiving are the solutions your clients will come to rely on.
About SolarWinds MSP
SolarWinds MSP delivers the only 100% SaaS, fully cloud-based IT service management (ITSM) platform, backed by collective intelligence and the highest levels of layered security. SolarWinds MSP’s products — including Risk Intelligence, Remote Management, Backup & Disaster Recovery, Mail and Service Desk — comprise the market’s most widely trusted integrated solution.
Deployed on millions of endpoints across hundreds of thousands of networks, the platform has the industry vision to define and deliver the future of the market. SolarWinds MSP provides the most comprehensive IT security available as well as LOGICcards, the first ever IT notification feature powered by prescriptive analytics and machine learning.
SolarWinds MSP’s passion is helping IT professionals secure and manage their systems and data through actionable insights, rewriting the rules of IT. For more information, visit www.logicnow.com.