Whether it’s mildly irritating offers for cut-price blue pills, or something altogether more sinister such as holding your company files ransom, today’s cyber-criminals are using increasingly sophisticated and varied techniques to target your business by email.
Today saw the latest major release of SecurityGateway, a software firewall that sits between your Exchange, MDaemon, Kerio or Smartermail server, and your router, protecting your organisation from spam, viruses, spoofing, phishing and more.
In this post, we take a whistle-stop tour of the new features.
Independent analyst and security director for EncSec, Graeme Batsman has appeared in, and advised, publications including SC Magazine, The Independent, Microsoft, Metro, Experian and many more.
Graeme had recently been testing a number of email security products including those from vendors such as Barracuda and Sophos when we contacted him about ‘hot off the press’ SecurityGateway version 3.0.
We’ve seen a sharp increase today in new virus variants getting through to email users due to the speed at which they’re evolving to avoid detection.
Identical messages can arrive sometimes minutes apart but already containing different variants of the virus, making it a game of cat and mouse for the security vendors to keep up.
The fake Amazon order confirmation complete with suspicious-looking ZIP file is the one we’ve heard a lot of reports about but I should stress these emails change by the minute so it’s worth just thinking twice before you click links or open anything resembling an attachment.