McAfee Kills SaaS Email Protection – What Now For Customers?

Posted by Niall Mackey on Nov 24, 2015 2:19:56 PM

Intel Security has surprised many customers by announcing the official End of Life (EOL) for the McAfee SaaS Email Security Solutions family of products on January 11th 2016. Intel claims that the move will allow them to improve the quality of their future offerings by simplifying and consolidating their product line.

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Topics: Blockmail

4 Ways to Ensure a Safe BYOD Policy

Posted by Niall Mackey on Mar 12, 2015 3:00:00 PM

The advent of wireless technology in the workplace has changed the way millions of employees approach their job. It’s also created millions of jobs that would otherwise have made one-day tasks last months on end.

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Topics: IT Security, Email Security, Cyber Crime, Blockmail

Recent BEC Scam Cheats Businesses out of Hundreds of Millions

Posted by Niall Mackey on Feb 2, 2015 6:28:00 PM

Topsec_image_XA team of cyber scammers recently took their game to a whole new level. They no longer mainly target individuals in their phishing and cyber extortion schemes. In the last fourteen months, cyber thieves stole about $215 million from large and small companies through a sophisticated Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) scam.

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Topics: IT Security, Email Security, Phishing, Spam, Blockmail

The Ultimate "Cheat Sheet" on Email Filtering

Posted by Niall Mackey on Jan 26, 2015 9:39:00 PM

Topsec_Image_VIThe approximate number of email communications globally amounts to 144.8 billion per day. Spam and “junk” mail covers anywhere from 65% to 90% of that worldwide email volume. A corporate email system without an email filtering service would be almost impossible to use, especially for urgent, legitimate communications.

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Topics: IT Security, Spam, Blockmail, malware

ICANN Systems Compromised in Spear Phishing Attack

Posted by Niall Mackey on Jan 5, 2015 11:36:00 AM

Topsec_Image_IIThe Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) discovered in early December 2014 that several of its critical systems have been compromised by a spear phishing attack. ICANN is a global non-profit corporation that oversees the management of IP addresses, web domain names, and core Internet functions that require global coordination.

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Topics: IT Security, Email Security, Phishing, Cyber Crime, Blockmail

Why is email continuity critical for productivity in business?

Posted by Niall Mackey on Dec 29, 2014 9:22:00 AM

Emergency_Room_SignThe foundation of any company – large or small – would be seriously undermined in the absence of electronic communications. Email is the lifeblood by which companies generally interact with their client base, cultivate relationships, make sales, and conduct business deals in our current digital age. Sever that lifeblood line and what happens? The organism that is the business suffers tremendous setbacks in terms of production and income. 

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Topics: Blockmail, Emergency Email

What Is The Real Impact Of Spam On Business?

Posted by Niall Mackey on Dec 15, 2014 3:20:00 PM

Spam_Magnifying_GlassEmail provides us with a way to reach our family, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances almost instantaneously. This technological innovation has dramatically accelerated the speed of local, national, and global communication – propelling, if nothing else, our business dealings and economy on to a whole new plane. But it also comes with some initially unforeseen drawbacks – spam being a major one. In this blog post, we will examine how spam can negatively affect your business.

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Topics: Spam, Blockmail

What is email image analysis and why does your business need it?

Posted by Niall Mackey on Dec 15, 2014 3:19:00 PM

Surprised Man at ComputerPicture this scenario:

Employee I sends a picture of a topless model as an email attachment to two of his co-workers with the subject line: “Check this out!”

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Topics: Blockmail, Email Image Analysis

Cryptolocker: deadly ransomware that can be prevented with Topsec Email Security

Posted by Niall Mackey on Dec 2, 2014 2:46:00 PM

It goes without saying that the absence of anti-malware protection can leave your computer highly vulnerable to the hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of worms, trojans, spyware, and many other vicious programs designed to decimate your computer functionality and create unspeakable harm for your business objectives. In this blog post, we will explore one particular ransomware trojan called the Cryptolocker.

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Topics: IT Security, Cyber Crime, Blockmail