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Chapter 1. Introduction to Email Security > Email Security Landscape

Email Security Landscape

What does the term email security mean? When we think of the problems associated with Internet email, the immediate thought is usually the most visible problem: spam. Formally defined as bulk, unsolicited commercial email (UCE), spam is a clear reminder of the problems that plague email systems, aggravating administrators and users and interfering with legitimate business use of email. Although it is the most visible email problem, it’s not the only threat to a company’s email infrastructure.

As the single most important means of business communication, email availability is vital to any company’s daily operations. It’s also one of the chief means by which employees interact with the outside world. We’re generally concerned with three primary tasks for email security: stopping the bad mail from coming in while allowing legitimate mail to flow unimpeded; controlling outgoing mail that might contain sensitive information, or that might be sent to unauthorized third-parties; and dealing with any unplanned situation that might cause email receipt and delivery to be stopped.


  

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