Components of Email Architecture
It is important to note that each component in the email architecture has its own significance in terms of securing email infrastructure.
A brief of each of the components is mentioned below. More about the specific types of email threats, attacks & their mitigations in the next posts.So continue reading😉
1. Active Directory/LDAP Server
To validate the recipient's email address before forwarding the email to the mail server.
To verify/perform the forward & reverse DNS records such as MX, PTR, TXT, SPF, DKIM, DMARC, etc., of incoming or destination mail gateways
Hosts the mailboxes of users.
Manages interdomain mail communications acts as a relay between exchange servers on sending & receiving ends. Filters & secures the email infrastructure & business at large.
5.Tons of Security Features Including Dynamic File Analysis
Stop various threats based on organizational needs such as anti-virus,anti-spam, malware analysis on-prem or on-cloud, IP intelligence feeds are few to mention.