Email is now an essential communication medium for most organisations and in many cases could be considered mission critical. It is important that it is available, that inboxes are not clogged with spam and that email borne viruses and malware are detected and dealt with effectively. The increasingly complex nature of email threats means that there is a need to invest in a highly evolved and very capable email security platform.

Cloud Plus has built its Email Security service using the purpose-built FortiMail platform from Fortinet. This is a powerful and highly proven platform that leverages Fortinet’s many years of experience protecting networks against spam, malware and other email borne threats. Configured in gateway mode, it acts as an inbound and outbound proxy for the client’s existing mail server, enabling the FortiMail platform to assess and eliminate threats with both inbound and outbound mail.

A simple DNS update redirects inbound mail to Cloud Plus Email Security service such that it can be scanned for spam, viruses and malware prior to delivery. By adding the address provided by Cloud Plus as a mail gateway or ‘smarthost’ on the client’s existing mail server it will also scan outbound mail, assisting to avoid blacklisting and protecting the client’s reputation.

Cloud Plus Email Security can easily be integrated into a solution that incorporates other Cloud Plus service elements such as Private IP Network, Managed Firewall and Virtual Server. These services have been designed to enable them to be tightly integrated so as to provide a seamless and highly secure solution for our clients with a  single point of contact for support.