Introduction to Email Antivirus and Antimalware Scanners

Email is one of the most important and widely used communication methods in business today providing a fast and efficient means for staff members and customers to communicate with one another in a near instantaneous manner, and one which provides a record of the communication for reference.

It is also one of the pathways hackers, or any the malicious parties for that matter, seek to exploit to gain access to your business and any of the sensitive information which may be communicated during your day to day activities.

Unfortunately, email based malware becomes increasingly sophisticated and more difficult to detect with each passing year, and as the recent ransomware attack, which affected businesses and organisations globally, shows, the potential fall out can be extremely damaging.

This is why it is absolutely critical that your business or website makes use of antivirus and antimalware scanning technology. Every time you send and receive an email with an attachment, the software will scan and risk assess the attachment before allowing you to open it reducing the possibility of malware infection.

Now it may be that it is highly unusual for you to receive email attachments during the course of your work, in which case you'd likely be suspicious if you were to receive one, but this isn't the case for everyone and this is where an email antivirus/malware scanner can help act as a safety net.

There are a number of great options to choose from, from a number of highly reputable developers, so if you're interested choose one which has the features you need and falls within your price range and you'll be far far less likely to suffer at the hands of an email-borne malware infection.