Anti Spam Options
Your company may have different needs and requirements when it comes to choosing what anti spam option you are going to put in place.
Different businesses often have different priorities when looking for an anti spam service. Some will want the highest level of protection against email-borne threats such as phishing, malware and ransomware; whereas others will want a high degree of versatility in order to apply different acceptable spam thresholds to different groups of users.
There can be a long list of requirements for businesses when it comes to anti-spam software and meeting all of these can greatly increase the cost of implementation. This means small companies and those with a restrictive IT budget could have huge problems when it comes to configuring an adequate IT cybersecurity infrastructure. Due to this most companies need to identify a service that comes either ready to go or easy to configure.
There are a number of important cybersecurity features that all companies should implement:
- Greylisting: This is the process whereby filtering spots spam from previous unknown email addresses along with the more often witnessed RBL, SURBL and recipient verification methods.
- Sender Policy Frameworks (with HELO tests if required): This is an email authentication method created to spot forged sender addresses during the delivery of the email.
- Reject Unknown Sender Domain tests: In order to cut out complex spoof emails bypassing your security these can be implemented. This permits you to add trusted senders to a whitelist. This will mean that their emails get past front-end mechanisms.
Spam Level Thresholds
Due to the fact that different sectors and different sized companies have different cybersecurity requirements is due to the data and private information that they manage. So the most expensive solution may not be the ideal solution for your group. A lower spam threshold applied to the spam filters may mean that more sales leads are directed to your sales people.
Responding to potential customers promptly is most important so avoiding email enquiries can be the difference between making a sale and not.
One of the best moves to make is to ask as many questions as possible in relation to the suitability of the solution for your business set up. This will help to avoid later problems and give you a good feel for the technical know-how of the company that is providing the solution.