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Netmail Secure Wins!

Posted by Debbie Howlett

Jul 20, 2016 12:35:07 PM

We are proud to announce that Netmail Secure was selected the winner in the Exchange Anti-Spam Category of the Readers' Choice Awards.

Netmail Secure is email security for administrators who want to spend less time managing email. With easy-to-apply policies for attachment blocking, content filtering, and outbound limits, Netmail Secure protects organizations from both targeted attacks and unknown threats.

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Topics: Email Security, Netmail, Simple, security, Events, Reader's Choice Award,

Vote for Netmail Secure

Posted by Debbie Howlett

Jun 20, 2016 7:59:51 PM

We are proud that Netmail Secure has been nominated for best Anti-Spam product on's website. Please just take 5 seconds out of your day to help us win this honor - we would be forever grateful!

Just click the link below to go to the website. Scroll down just a little to see the question: "Which is your preferred Anti-Spam Solution?" Choose Netmail Secure from the options.

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Topics: Email Security, Netmail, Simple, security, Events

Join us for Open Messaging Day!

Posted by Debbie Howlett

Jul 21, 2015 10:11:21 AM

Join us on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PT for Open Messaging Day, part of the OSCON conference from July 20-24, 2015 in Portland, OR.

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Topics: Email Security, Email Administrators, JMAP, Motion, Messaging

Safely Deleting Problematic Email From Your Mail

Posted by Frederic Bourget

Mar 10, 2015 10:31:44 AM


This week I am visiting DisneyWorld with my family. There is something magical about the place. It feels like everything comes together by itself. As if all was where it was supposed to be. The experience has been all planned to the exact details, as if it was possible to think of every scenario possible. The reality is that things that are well thought out from the get-go provide us with that feeling.

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Topics: Email Security, Email Management, Netmail Archive

Defending Against Spear Phishing Attacks: Video Now Available

Posted by Debbie Howlett

Aug 27, 2014 10:49:00 AM

Did you miss our recent webinar on spear phishing? If you did, you're in luck. Something's Phishy: Defending Against Spear Phishing Attacks is now available on Netmail TV.

As we learned during the webinar, spear phishing attacks remain a cybercriminal's primary entrypoint into top commercial and government networks.

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Topics: Email Security, Netmail, spear phishing, Paul Vixie

Jury Duty Email Phishing Scam Resurfaces

Posted by Debbie Howlett

Aug 5, 2014 4:08:00 PM

The U.S. federal court system is warning about a new juror email phishing scam that emerged last week and so far has been reported in at least 14 U.S. court districts.

The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts said people around the country are receiving emails claiming they have been selected for jury service and demanding that they return an attached online form that requests personal information such as Social Security number, date of birth, driver’s license number and even mother’s maiden name.

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Topics: Email Security, Netmail, webinar, spear phishing, identity theft, phishing

Webinar: Defending Against Spear Phishing Attacks

Posted by Debbie Howlett

Jul 30, 2014 10:54:04 AM

Today, spear phishing attacks remain a cybercriminal's primary entrypoint into top commercial and government networks. On Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST, Internet pioneer and DNS expert Dr. Paul Vixie, CEO of Farsight Security, Inc., will provide an overview of the tactics and techniques used by cybercriminals in spear phishing attacks that you won't want to miss.

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Topics: Email Security, Netmail, webinar, spear phishing

Thinking of moving your Data to the cloud? Hybrid cloud may be the answer

Posted by Richard Brunette

Jul 28, 2014 10:30:00 AM

It’s the big debate that by 2014 every email administrator has at least pondered and upon which many have already acted: the cloud. It should almost be capitalized at this point shouldn’t it? The Cloud, it’s ominous. 

Enter the next debate. Anyone who has looked at the cloud has seen the countless articles: “How Safe Is Your Data in the Cloud?” “Secure Your Data in the Cloud.” “Where exactly is the Cloud Storing Your Data?”  

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Topics: Email Security, Office 365, Cloud, security, Hybrid Cloud, Archives, Data Leakage

A Paradigm Shift - Is Security Software (as we currently know it) Becoming Extinct?

Posted by Judi Kohn

Jun 3, 2014 10:27:00 AM

After marketing commercial antivirus software for over 25 years, Symantec Corp. recently announced that traditional antivirus software is dead and traditional antivirus tactics are doomed to failure. They stated that part of the problem is that an increasing number of exploits use novel rather than known malicious code, so signature-based defenses plus the use of heuristics to identify Zero-Day vulnerabilities is no longer enough. 

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Topics: Email Security, Email Management, data breach, anti-virus, cyber threats, security

OpenSSL, Heartbleed and Netmail

Posted by Frederic Bourget

Apr 10, 2014 9:46:17 AM

We are just living through the worst online security catastrophe in long time and we will feel the impact of this problem for months to come. OpenSSL library which is used by many websites has a fault. This library is not only used on websites, it is also used by many vendors who provide security products to secure communications. In short, there is a good chance your network security vendor is also using this library in the products you trust to secure your network. For example, on email, TLS, which is used to tunnel emails between two gateways, may be vulnerable. Although the attacker may have to be a bit more sophisticated than a standard web attack, a door is open.

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Topics: Email Security, Netmail, OpenSSL

How did that @#*&! Ex-Employee Access the Mail System and Send those @#$%&! Messages??

Posted by Judi Kohn

Mar 24, 2014 11:06:00 AM

While deciding what to blog about next, I read this article that likely applies to anyone administering Microsoft Exchange since it highlights a security issue that can arise in any organization:

Unauthorized remote access to mail resources by recently-terminated employees.

The key points from the linked article are discussed below. The main thing to note is that in Exchange environments, no hacks are needed for an employee to retain access to mail resources in the immediate hours following termination of employment. Fortunately, there are measures you can implement to prevent this from happening...

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Topics: Email Security, Microsoft Exchange, OWA

Is the Recent NTP Server Exploit a Sign of the Times?

Posted by Judi Kohn

Mar 3, 2014 9:25:00 AM

Recently, hackers exploited key vulnerabilities in the Network Time Protocol (NTP) to attack servers based in Europe. NTP, used to synchronize computer clocks, is one of several protocols used within the infrastructure of the internet to keep things running smoothly. First implemented in 1985, NTP is one of the oldest IP protocols still in use both in Unix/Linux and Windows environments. In Unix/linux environments, it runs as the ntpd daemon and under Windows, it runs as a service that is able to synchronise a computer’s clock to the NTP server (Windows Time service/W32Time).

The massive NTP server attack was described by online security specialists Cloudflare as the biggest attack of its kind. Measured at around 400 gigabits per second , the exploit flooded target servers with huge amounts of data through a Distributed Denial of Service (DoS) attack. In a DoS attack, massive amounts of data are directed at a target which is overwhelmed and forced offline, preventing it from carrying out its intended function.

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Topics: Email Security, cyber threats, DoS attacks

It's no longer just about viruses

Posted by Frederic Bourget

Feb 27, 2014 2:46:00 PM

This week I am at the RSA conference in San Francisco and something just dawned on me. There is a significant gap in some of the questions and conversation I have with certain customers and the reality of malware. Not that any of this is new, it has evolved slowly over the last 5 years, but some perceptions have stayed the way they were 5 years ago. For some folks, virus scanning or anti-virus is a commodity and you either have it or you don’t. But the big picture is eluded – the analysis and deep understanding is not there.

It’s no longer just about viruses. Don’t get me wrong, there are still viruses out there, but the reality has evolved. Whereas the Melissa virus was the act of one individual trying to illustrate how good he was, malware is now just a tool in a broader industry. And this industry is about making money with your data.

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Topics: Email Security, anti-virus

United States Postal Service to use encryption. Should you?

Posted by Logan McKnight

Jan 29, 2014 10:50:00 AM

Encryption and communications privacy became an initiative for the White House and United States Postal Service (USPS) in autumn of 2013, as part of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace


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Topics: Email Security, Email Encryption

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