Remember back when spam was obvious? Remember when it was easy to pick out and ignore? I'm afraid those days are gone! Unfortunately, spam is an aggressive threat to your small business, demonstrated by sophisticated attacks and advancing techniques. Spam is not just junk mail anymore and it can put a costly strain on your business.
How Spam Impacts Your Business:
Spam now contains malware, with hackers sending cleverly disguised emails to your business. Once clicked by an employee, it infects your computer system (virus) or steals your private data (phishing). The malware can then spread across the entire computer network and beyond, including to your clients and vendors. The very fact that your employees must pause and examine every single link and attachment adds hours of lost productivity. Occasionally, spam is so convincing that only an expert would be able to visually identify it. Employees are also more likely to miss an important email, either not seeing it arrive at the same time as a spam attack or becoming overwhelmed with the sheer number of emails.
How Anti-Spam Can Save Your Business:
1. Block threats: The whole purpose of the filter is to block spam from making it to your employees' computers. The threat should be identified and deleted automatically. This is the most efficient way to block spam malware because it is so easy to click through links in an email that look professional and important. Removing the email all together is the best option.
2. Filter legitimate emails: Legitimate mail should stand out and avoid the trash bin. Anti-spam filtering has the ability to block spam and allow real mail to be delivered safely into your inbox.
3. Meet data regulations: Many businesses are subject to privacy and other regulations. Using a spam filter will help meet those regulations and reduce risk.
4. Protect your business reputation: You never want to have to admit a breech within your small business. It is important to your reputation that you protect both client and employee data.
Filtering has really improved over the past few years. Many filters will identify and stop spam before it becomes a risk to your business. Email is the leading communication of most businesses. True emails can now be delivered safely without you worrying about spam and the headaches it can bring to your business. We can help to block spam and keep your real emails fluid. Call us at 937-660-4899.