When speaking of mail server-related security, one tends to limit the issue to message applied security measures, and even more to Antivirus and Antispam protection. This is however only one stage in the more complex process of securing your server. This article aims at identifying and explaining all security layers, highly important when choosing a certain mail server and consequently when configuring and using it.
The article presents a multi-stage approach to securing your email communication. Each highlighted stage addresses one of the relevant security layers: connection-related layer, protocol security, email control parameters (including Antivirus and Antispam applications), and the configuration and management layer (most likely to be affected by human errors).
Tags: Security, Mail Server Security, Current Threats, Email Communication.