Spam & Ransomware Prevention

Are you inundated with spam emails?

Do you have adequate protection against cyber attacks & ransomware, that could be lurking amongst your junk mail?

To protect you business read on…

Astaris ransomware, spam, virus prevention

Do you spend an inordinate amount of time sifting through spam emails every morning before you can even start on the important stuff?

On a scale of 1 - 10 how convenient would it be to have no spam in your inbox?

Quite apart from the irritation of time spent housekeeping, there is always a real risk of deleting a legitimate email and worse still ransomware lurking amongst the junk mail.

What is ransomware?

Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a, usually large, sum of money is paid.

Ransomware can creep into your organization via email, halt productivity and cost you thousands. How’s your business supposed to cope?

Spam is the most common method for distributing ransomware. It is generally spread by tricking the victim into opening an attachment or clicking a link. spam prevention

Fake emails may appear to have been sent by a trusted source, a friend, a colleague, or a trusted institution like your bank.

Once the user takes action, the malware installs itself on the system and begins encrypting files. It can happen in the blink of an eye with a single click.

Luckily there are ways to protect your email from this illegal intrusion.

Mail filtering

By adding a filter that sits in front of you existing mail system, all incoming mail is filtered before it gets to your inbox. You’ve got to be filtering viruses out well before they get to users, if you’re trying to defend against viruses when they’ve arrived at people’s Outlook’s - then it’s far too late. You will get infected.

There are 1000’s of new viruses every day.

 

Our mail filtering software deals with millions of incoming and outbound emails everyday, so it sees all the new viruses very quickly and can filter the ones aimed at the customer much more quickly and sooner than other systems.

It also can deal with targeted phishing attacks. An example of Phishing is when a plausible, but fake email comes from the MD to the FD asking for an urgent payment to be made to a plausible supplier (actually a fraudster). You can see how left undetected this could be devastating for your business.

Our mail filtering software can also checks links in email. If you send an email containing a link to a website, our software forwards the link to the spam filter to check its validity before sending it on. Adversely if the link in the email was not checked and the website not clean, the moment someone clicks on your link the website will start spewing attacks against anyone that visits it.

Our software stops this from happening.

To implement our mail filtering software you simply need to have your own domain, i.e not a hotmail or Yahoo account and provide a list of email addresses within your business. That’s it.

Our mail filtering contract is for 12 months. Phishing and link checking functionality is not part of the basic package but can be added at the start of the contract or at a later date.

Mail filtering is inexpensive but the consequences of not doing it, can be crippling.

 

Call us now to get set up 01273 359 133

Get in touch

Got a question? Want some more detail? We'd love to hear from you, contact us at support@astaris.co.uk or call us on 01273 359 133

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