The increasing amount of business-sensitive data and personally identifiable information (PII) sent by email means the potential for data compromise and leakage has never been greater. The email threat landscape contains increasingly sophisticated blended threats and targeted attacks. These attacks are aimed at delivering malware that infiltrates the data centers where high-value, business-sensitive data resides. Traditional defenses, including firewalls and endpoint antivirus solutions, cannot deflect these types of attacks.
To meet these challenges, today’s organizations need an email security solution that provides layered security. This document examines the requirements that businesses should consider when purchasing an email security solution to defend themselves against spam and viruses, blended threats, and data loss and how Cisco® email security solutions can help.