Cloud Based Spam Filter

Identifying the ideal cloud based spam filter for your organization is not as simple as it sounds.

Cloud-hosted spam filters vary massively in their ability to recognize spam email attacks, their versatility, and their compatibility with current operating systems and network defenses. Furthermore, some are notoriously difficult to use – placing businesses at risk from malware and ransomware if gaps are left in network security.

There are many options for creating and configuring your cloud spam filter so that it has a high spam email detection rate, is versatile, universally compatible and easy to use for your staff. This will allow your email users and your contacts to be happy that you have done everything possible to protect them from web-borne threats such as malware and ransomware.

A high detection rate on it’s own will not mean that a cloud based spam filter is the ideal option for all business entities. As mentioned previously, if a cloud spam filter is not as straightforward to use as possible, it can be improperly configured and lead to a number of gaps in network defenses. Due to this you should choose a cloud spam filter that was designed with ease-of-use as a primary consideration from start to finish.

Make sure it has the following:

  • Easy implementation of cloud spam filter via a simple redirection of the business’s mail server (MX) settings.
  • Straightforward filtering parameters, user policies and rules to implement using a web-based management portal with an intuitive UI.
  • A thorough suite of reports enables administrators to quickly identify false positives and new dangers to network security.

It would be wise to ensure that the solution you implement can be scaled up to tens of thousands of users, with all software updates and blacklist updates are carried out as soon as they are available.

Prompt Customer and Technical Support is also an important consideration as you will need to address any issue as quickly as possible so as to avoid any spam attacks.