With the quantum leap in the adoption of remote work environments, cybercriminals are turning their attention on the security vulnerabilities in these environments. On top of this, protecting remote connections is becoming increasingly difficult because hacking techniques have become more sophisticated.

 At ManageEngine, we’ve designed a seven-step strategy to help ensure holistic Exchange security:

  1. Detect attacks before they cause damage.

  2. Audit user activities.

  3. Fetch regular reports and updates.

  4. Go beyond what the native tool offers.

  5. Keep an eye on mailbox content.

  6. Assign granular technician roles.

  7. Create alert profiles for immediate notifications and take immediate preventive actions.

Detect attacks before they cause damage

No attack is random. While backtracking, you can uncover the series of events that resulted in a security incident. For example, frequent issues in client connectivity or in any Exchange service foreshadows future network issues. Unplanned mailbox exports can indicate an intruder is trying to tamper with the organization’s mailboxes.

All attacks follow a pattern; it’s vital to quickly detect any patterns of activity that indicate an attack and check for issues in your organization. This way, you can stop potential attacks in their tracks, saving time and resources for your organization.

Using Exchange Reporter Plus, you can audit Exchange Online and Exchange Server and monitor your Exchange Server services and endpoints 24/7. This way, you know about any major changes the moment they’re applied. Exchange Reporter Plus monitors your organization’s servers and triggers red flags whenever an abnormality is detected. By checking these red flags, you can note frequently recurring errors and detect related issues.

You can also view the status of your organization’s Exchange servers using the monitoring dashboard. This effectively eliminates having to manually check the health of every component or service in your Exchange environment every day. 

This is just the first step towards ensuring maximum Exchange security. There are six more simple steps that you can follow to ensure you secure your Exchange environment from all kinds of internal and external attacks. To learn about these steps in detail, get a free copy of the e-book.