AppRiver Provides Guidance for Businesses to Better Secure Office 365

Gulf Breeze, Florida, June 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading cloud cybersecurity and productivity provider AppRiver, today released a complimentary whitepaper to help businesses secure confidential email and data in Office 365.

The whitepaper, titled “Layer by Layer: Protecting Email from Attack in Office 365,” provides actionable steps on how businesses can reduce the risks associated with email- and Web-based malware attacks in the Office 365 environment by implementing a layered security approach.

Office 365’s user numbers are expected to surpass 100 million in 2017. With the amount of data shared via email in Office 365, IT administrators need to approach the platform with a heightened focus on security.

Office 365 comes equipped with native security features that help protect data, however the sophistication and instances of phishing and spearphishing attacks continue to rise, and native tools are not enough.

The whitepaper provides key insights and best practice for businesses to develop a layered strategy, incorporating Microsoft’s tools in conjunction with best practices and additional cybersecurity applications to significantly reduce liabilities. Readers will learn how to develop and enforce polices, maximize filtering and encryption features, and get the most from cybersecurity software.

“As Office 365 grows in popularity and hackers continue to infiltrate networks, it’s more important than ever to have the most comprehensive security posture possible,” said Troy Gill, AppRiver’s manager of security research. “This whitepaper provides the education business leaders have been seeking to better secure Office 365 and protect the confidential data it contains. By instituting the layered approach guidelines, businesses can dramatically reduce the risk of attacks.”

The complementary “Layer by Layer: Protecting Email from Attack in Office 365” whitepaper is available at

AppRiver’s SecureTide keeps spam and malware out of email and SecureSurf actively shields networks from external and internal threats. Both services help stem the risks of ransomware. SecureTide and SecureSurf provide an ideal supplement to Microsoft’s Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), delivering critical filtering, alerts and reporting where ATP leaves off.

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About AppRiver

AppRiver offers cloud-based cybersecurity and productivity services to 53,000 companies worldwide, with more than 10 million mailboxes under its protection. Launched in 2002 as a spam- and virus-filtering company, AppRiver has since added Web malware protection, email encryption, secure archiving and email continuity to its suite of security services. The company is also among the world’s top providers of Office 365 and Secure Hosted Exchange. All services are offered on a pay-as-you-use basis with a free, fully supported 30-day trial and 24/7 US-based Phenomenal Care™ customer service. Easy, effective and affordable solutions – backed by white-glove customer care – have enabled the company to maintain an annual 93-percent customer retention rate. AppRiver is headquartered in Florida and maintains offices in Georgia, Texas, New York, Switzerland and Spain. To learn more, visit AppRiver online, FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter.


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