Comtact is a trusted provider of email security services for many of the UK’s leading brands, led by our in-house team of highly qualified email security engineers.

We leverage the power of our partners Fortinet and Censornet to provide you with ultra-modern multi-layered email security for your entire organisation.

We stop email-based threats in their tracks, from spam, viruses and malicious URLs to targeted and sophisticated attacks – including business email compromise CEO fraud, and large-scale phishing attacks.

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The importance of email security

Over 90% of cybersecurity attacks on organisations start from a malicious email. Emails are an effective initial infection vector due to the sheer volume of emails an employee receives, their increasing sophistication and the relative lack of awareness of most end users.

Cybercriminals take advantage of this through phishing attacks, which have become even more common and effective thanks to the growth of cloud-based email and remote working outside the protection of the office network.

Harmful emails come in many different forms and are growing ever more sophisticated in their design and delivery. Threats include:  

Ransomware attacks. 

Credential theft and remote access to steal data.

Impersonation of a high-level executive within a company.

Installation of a trojan, enabling specialised malware to be downloaded. 

It takes just one employee to fall for an attack for an attacker to gain access to an organisation’s network. 

Many organisations rely on the built-in Microsoft 365 security settings or other configuration options provided by their cloud email provider. However, these settings are not enough to protect against many email-based threats, for example: 

Signature-based detection of malware is unable to identify and block zero-day attacks before they infect the corporate network. 

Solutions looking only for malware or phishing links will completely miss emails seeking to trick users into action.

Solutions lacking data loss prevention (DLP) won’t stop employees sharing sensitive data via email to unauthorised parties. 

It is vital for organisations to evaluate their email security effectiveness on a regular basis to keep up with the dynamic threat landscape. Current solutions may lack the layers of algorithmic analysis, threat intelligence, executive monitoring and real-time link scanning needed to defend against advanced email threats. 

Why Comtact for email security?

Cutting-edge technology stack 

We incorporate multiple technologies to ensure enterprise-class threat-detection rates with very high accuracy – over and above what single engine solutions can provide. 

Stop advanced threats 

We defend against malicious code in email and attachments and reveal evasive zero-day threats through real-time, deep content inspection, scanning URLs on every click and preventing access to bad websites. 

Secure sensitive data  

We stop data infiltration and exfiltration with advanced email protection capabilities like optical character recognition (OCR), encrypted file detection, and drip data loss prevention (DLP). 

Total control over mail flow 

We provide both on-premises or cloud-based email solutions and can support multiple email service providers within a single domain to you can migrate between providers with ease. 

Reduce complexity in supporting a remote workforce 

Control access to sensitive email attachments with granular controls for different device types that are easy to administer from our cloud portal. 

Stop CEO fraud in its tracks 

The threat of attackers impersonating CEOs or other company executives is increasing exponentially. Our multi-layered protection incorporates unique features to tackle this type of spear phishing directly. 

Identify high-risk user behaviour and educate your team 

Gain rich context about potential threats to help identify infected devices and risky user behaviour. Give users automatic feedback when they perform inappropriate actions. 

In-house 24x7x365 support 

Our qualified engineers provide round-the-clock support, so your email security is always monitored without the need for in-house teams. 

Key features and benefits

We work with you to determine the optimal email security solution for your specific requirements. We can deliver features and benefits including: 

10,000+ algorithms with analysis of more than 134 variables that are extracted from every email message. 

100% cloudbased and easytodeploy solutions with a simple mail exchanger (MX) record change. 

Multiple technology incorporation to ensure enterpriseclass threatdetection rates with very high accuracy. 

Full analysis of Inbound email with optional outbound email analysis using unlimited keyword lists. 

Advanced mail routing engine providing complete control over mail flow, supporting multiple email providers. 

Inspection of all aspects of email, including size, content, attachments, headers, sender, recipients, with appropriate action taken.

Detailed message tracking to see quickly why an email was delivered or rejected, including the full conversation with the remote email server.

Multiple traditional signature and behaviourbased antivirus (AV) engines including static sandboxing of file attachments. 

Timeofclick protection from malicious URLs in emails with the option to scan links at time of delivery. 

Email encryption, compliant archiving and continuity, complementing email security with a range of add-on products. 

Full cloud-based email routing with fully featured company and personal quarantines for message management. 

Deep categorisation and flexible policies to detail precisely how different types of messages are processed and tagged. 

We can also enable these add-on services: 

Storing copies of messages for up to seven years with full text search. 

Providing a fully compliant archive with unlimited storage for an unlimited time. 

Providing user with an emergency inbox accessed via the browser if the primary email server fails. 

Providing a simple solution to sending encrypted emails to specific recipients. 

To discover, analyse, secure and manage user interaction with cloud apps. 

What makes Comtact different?

We’re easy to deal with

We’re highly responsive, from your very first enquiry.
We are always here for you (even at 3am) and will work at your pace.

We set you up for success

We get to know you intimately.
We customise to your needs.
We align to your KPIs.
We deliver to your information governance requirements.

We’re vendor independent

We always aim to give you solution choices and can connect suitable vendors under one straightforward agreement with aligned SLA’s.

We’re your guardian angel

We’re watching over you at all times.
We react to incidents at speed.
We’re “always on” and never 9-to-5.

Our expertise is cutting edge

With a breadth of knowledge.
Fully vendor-accredited.
And a passion for cybertech.

We work as family

You’ll know us by name.
An extension of your team.
We care deeply.

Our pricing is transparent

We price-match competitors.
With clear, scalable packages.
And flexible subscriptions.

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