Two Thirds of Fortune 500 Companies Miss The Mark On Email Security … Do You?

This week, Axios reported

Fortune 500 companies are doing … a lousy job at email security. 330 out of the Fortune 500 companies do not have computers set up to prevent sending fraudulent emails in a firm’s name.

If these resource-rich companies have not implemented simple steps to beef up their email security, chances are that many enterprises of all sizes are in the same boat.

We want to wrap up 2018 by asking you if your email is safe. Is your email being used to send phishing emails? Are you receiving more spoof emails than ever? Here are some simple steps you can take right now to increase your email security.

  • Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): Enabling 2FA on a Zimbra account enhances security by requiring users to enter both a password and a unique code sent to their mobile device to log into email. This makes it nearly impossible for hackers to crack an account. This demo explains how to enable 2FA for Zimbra email.
  • Reduce Email Spoofing With Authentication Configurations: This is most relevant for the email admins and IT folks reading this post. There are three simple (and quick!) settings you can configure in Zimbra to minimize email spoofing from your servers. Check out Zimbra’s Best Practices on Email Protection wiki to learn how to configure and troubleshoot Sender Policy Framework (SPF), DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) and Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC).

Axios reported that only 170 of the Fortune 500 use DMARC to prevent fake messages from reaching an inbox. Don’t make the same mistake. Significantly increasing email security by configuring these features is a relatively simple and quick process. Remember, long breaks like the ones we all like to take at the end of the year are often when hackers are most successful at infiltrating networks undetected. Act now and rest better this holiday season knowing your organization’s email is safe and secure.

If you have questions about the security of your Zimbra deployment, we are here to help. Email ps@synacor.com today.

Your friends and colleagues at Zimbra wish you a happy season and hope that 2019 exceeds all of your expectations!

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