Messaging Security

Why Tech Data for Messaging Security?

Messaging Security is a program that provides protection for companies' messaging infrastructure. The programs includes IP reputation-based anti-spam, pattern-based anti-spam, administrator defined block/allow lists, mail antivirus, zero-hour malware detection and email intrusion prevention.

Why Messaging Security
  • IP-reputation anti-spam It checks each email connection request with a database of IP addresses to establish whether a sender is legitimate or known spam sender and malwareIf a sender is recognised as undesirable the messaging security program drops the connection before the message is accepted.
  • Pattern-based anti-spam Utilises a proprietary algorithm to establish a fingerprint-like signature of email messages. When a message comes in, its pattern is calculated and checked against a database to determine if the message matches a known email pattern. This approach provides content agnostic protection and blocks spam without looking at any of the actual message content.
  • Block/Allow list anti-spam Administrators can create a list of IP addresses or domains that they would like to either block or allow. This method ensures that trusted sources are explicitly allowed and unwanted sources are explicitly denied access.
  • Mail antivirus This layer of protection blocks a wide range of known virus and malware attacks.
  • Zero-hour malware protection By analysing large numbers of messages, outbreaks are detected along with their corresponding messages. These message patterns are then flagged as malicious, giving information about a given attack. With this information, outbreaks are blocked before a signature may be available, protecting the network in the critical period of attack development.
  • SmartDefense Email IPS The messaging security program utilises SmartDefense Email IPS to stop attacks targeting the messaging infrastructure. Such attacks aim to gain access to the protected network, bring down a piece of the messaging infrastructure, or utilise the messaging infrastructure as a resource for launching new attacks.

Market Opportunity

The global messaging security market size is expected to reach $5.10 billion by 2022 increasing to $11.10 billion by 2025. Find out more about messaging security solutions from our partners below:

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