As the traditional business perimeter shifts with the growth of cloud services, the risk of sensitive business data being breached is increasing. Driven by increasing data breaches, new legislation and compliance needs, more businesses are looking for new solutions to protect their important private data from being sent to the wrong people.
Outbound email security solutions protect employees inside your organization from causing data breaches via email. There are a number of ways these data breaches can occur. Data breaches can be caused through malicious actors compromising accounts or targeting employees with phishing attacks to gain access to sensitive materials. They can also be caused by human error.
Human error includes your employees sending emails and attachments to the wrong recipient or not encrypting emails properly, leading to data breaches. This is a significant problem for businesses globally. In Egress’ 2020 Data Breach Threat Survey, 97% of IT leaders reported that the risk of insiders causing data breaches was a significant concern for their organization.
Outbound email security technologies stop these threats using a range of techniques. Some technologies use machine learning technologies to learn normal and abnormal user behaviours within an organization. They leverage this data to intelligently identify when employees are about to make a mistake within email, and proactively stop this, with a warning pop-up. Other technologies use a more static rules-based approach, with pre-defined data-loss prevention polices that help organizations to define what content can and cannot leave their organizations.
To help your organization identify the right solution for your business, we’ve listed the top Outbound Email Security Platforms. We’ll take you through their key features, their functionality, their effectiveness and how their customers rate them.