Ransomware Is Just The Beginning

An editorial by Dennis Acker, co-founder of Spam Commander

This past year has been chocked full of ransomware threats, but all business owners and managers need to understand that ransomware is just one of many threats pounding their employee inboxes every day.  Many of these threats are called “Malware”.

Threat/Infection Types

Types of MalwareMalware“, which is short for “malicious software”, is an umbrella term used to refer to a variety of forms of hostile or intrusive software, including computer viruseswormstrojan horses, ransomware, spywareadwarescareware, and other malicious programs.

In addition to malware, there are other types of threats, too.  For example, “phishing” and “email spoofing“, which attempt to gain your private information by masquerading as a trusted source or website, are extremely prominent, and are rampant on the internet every day.

Ignorance Is Not Bliss

Ignorance Is NOT BlissWhat I find astounding, however, is how many businesses have yet to implement a reliable protection solution.  This is especially true in the small business sector, and I have to ask, “Why?”

It can’t be money because Spam Commander provides cloud-based email protection for an entire domain for just $4.95 a month.  It can’t be the technical complexity, either.  Again, Spam Commander’s service takes less than 5 minutes to setup.

Desktop Protection Is Not The Answer

I suspect many companies are relying on desktop anti-virus programs to keep them safe, but I am not aware of any program that can (or will) handle the full scope of threats that exist, nor can they instantly update their databases in real time when a new outbreak occurs.  Cloud solutions, on the other hand, can be updated and ready to protect in a matter of minutes.

Another issue with desktop programs is the fact that many infected emails will still hit employee inboxes.  Granted, they may be labeled as spam or even sent to a spam folder, but why take the risk?  By using Spam Commander, none of the infected emails even hit your network (let alone the desktop), so there is zero chance of an employee accidentally opening one.

Go Cloud or Get Ready To Pay

When all is said and done, there is only one class of solutions that can offer guaranteed threat protection for ALL infection types on a 24 x 7 basis: cloud-based protection services.  All others have exploitable weaknesses, which means that getting infected is not a matter of “IF”, it’s a matter of “WHEN”.

And to answer the inevitable question, “are all cloud solutions the same”, the answer is “absolutely not!”  That’s why I am pleased to offer our cloud-based service at Spam Commander.  The award-winning, enterprise-grade technology we use has been rated among the best on the internet, with a reliability rating of 99.98%.

And at just $4.95 a month per domain, your ROI and your satisfaction will be incredible!

So start your 30-day Free Trial NOW!  There’s absolutely no risk, and we guarantee you will be very impressed!

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About Spam Commander

Spam Commander is a leading provider of anti-spam, anti-virus and anti-ransomware solutions for business email. With award winning technology, our hosted solution requires no software to be installed, no changes to your email client and an easy, fast setup regardless if your server is on-site or with your current hosting company.