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Ransomware: how to know where it was sent in your company!

Ransomware: how to know where it was sent in your company!

audit4mail helps you fight against ransomware

Ransomware: how to know where it was sent in your company!

 

Ransomware is big in the news these days, but what is it exactly?


A ransomware is a malicious software that hijacks your data. To do so, the ransomware encrypts the data and then asks the owner to send money in exchange for the key that will allow you to decrypt your files.

Your users receive an email. They download the attachment (ZIP) out of habit, and then, everything goes wrong! Here you are with encrypted files everywhere and you do not know who is the origin of the infection!

Let’s see how AUDIT4MAIL is going to help you find out in  just a few clicks who received the ransomware in your company. 

Go to the Helpdesk module, in the “e-mails” section. You use the search module by e-mail address, by subject, by date, depending on the information you have gathered so far on the ransomware.

spam ransomware

Once you have identified the suspicious e-mail, you can visualize already some key information:

– Date and time the e-mail was first received in the company

– List of the people who received it internally

By right-clicking of the external e-mail address, sender of the ransomware, a menu is displayed that allows you to go further in the analysis.

Then click on “go to dashboard

spam ransomware

Persons Dashboard

This dashboard, filtered on the suspicious e-mail address, is going to give you many details on the activity of the ransomware within the organisation. For exemple the total number of infested internal e-mail addresses, and the list of the employees who received the ransomware in their inboxes.

spam ransomware

The relations graph

Through the relations graph you get a visual representation of the ransomware’s activity in the company. It’s easy to share with management and the various heads of departments.

AUDIT4MAIL is a messaging intelligence tool. The dedicated module for IT and administrators provides many useful information about the e-mail system. 

It is a real support for your helpdesk with different visualisations of your messaging infrastructure.

With AUDIT4MAIL your IT can:

– Check the evolution of the email’s server volumetry (number, size, attachments, …)

 – Anticipate the servers / network bottlenecks.

– Collect metrics before changing the messaging system.

– Check the volumetric evolution by email users.

 – Detect of Internal spammers.

 – Measure the adoption of new communication tools (chat, CSR, document sharing).

– Observe the distribution of the devices used. On premise client, web email, smartphone.

– Improve the  customer service and the helpdesk processes.

 – Enable the billing of the internal email service.

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Our team can support you in many IT security projects.  Let’s schedule a live demo and learn more about your challenges.

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How audit4mail helps you to maintain staff well-being at work ?

How audit4mail helps you to maintain staff well-being at work ?

Today there is a big concern related to the staff well-being at work and the need for them to be disconnected after office hours. An employee reached by email late in the night on a regular basis will never be disconnected, therefore he is more likely to suffer from stress at work.

The Human Resources department, in charge of the staff well-being at work, must be able to quickly identify the employees working after office hours.

To achieve this, the Human Resources department comes to you, email Administrator. The goal is to identify the related employees and make them aware of the potential burnout for him and its peers.

The request of the Human Resources department is the following: provide a state of art of the emails sent after the office hours.

So easy task with audit4mail!

audit4mail provides you the statistics related to the emails sent each day including weekends. On the top of that, thanks to audit4mail get the list of the employee sending emails after office hours on a regular basis.

Here are the simple steps you need to follow. In few minutes you will become the most popular administrator of the Human Resource department!

Report component to identify the specific days

1. Click on the icon Report
2. Open the view By server and choose the server, the year and the month to analyze

audit4mail ecran serveur

3. Double click on the appropriate line
4. A new document opens. Go straight to the tab Messages

audit4mail serveur stats

The histogram here shows you at a glance the number of emails sent each day of the selected month. The tab External provides you the same information in a calendar view. Here, we can easily identify the weekends for which a great amount of emails have been sent.

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Of course, we are not gonna stop here… especially when audit4mail can take the analysis way further!

Monitoring component to identify the senders and the subjects of the emails

How can we distinguish the employee sending emails after office hours on a regular basis from those who exceptionally needs to work outside the office hours due to projects’ deadline?

Simple! Find out the senders and subjects of the specific emails in audit4mail to get this information.

1. Click on the icon Monitoring
2. In the view by date, browse until you find the specific emails
3. For the related date, open the different documents and pick the names of the senders and emails ‘ subject

audit4mail ecran email info

User Report component to identify the employee who work after the office hours on a daily basis

1. Click on the icon User Report
2. In the view By user, find out the right senders
3. Pick the right year & month and double click on the appropriate line

A new document opens. Go straight to the tab “Message” and find out the frequency of emails sent after office hours for the specific employee.

audit4mail message horaires

Here for the targeted employee, we notice that he doesn’t send emails during weekends on regular basis: exceptionally he sent an email on Saturday the 8th of March.

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Groupe Atlantic chooses audit4mail for its e-mail system migration project.

Groupe Atlantic chooses audit4mail for its e-mail system migration project.

 

Founded in 1968 in La Roche-Sur-Yon (Vendée, on the west coast of France), Groupe Atlantic is an industrial group specialized in heating solutions and in continuous growth.  Structured in 6 branches, Groupe Atlantic remains true to its roots and continues to design, develop and manufacture most of its products (heaters, radiators, air conditioners) in France.

 2016 Key Figures

  • 5900 employees        
  • turnover : 1.3 mln €
  • Production sites : 16 factories of which 13 are located in France.

Case study

Prepare the migration of the email system Lotus Notes to Microsoft office 365

There are many email migration software tools available on the market.  Problem with these is that they only deal with the pure migration from old mailbox system to new mailbox system.

The preparation phase or so called pre-migration is usually not included in these tools.

What you need to do during the pre-migration:

  • Collect data on users and mailboxes
  • Check and correct the data collected.
  • Qualify the users and mailboxes to migrate
  • Create “slots” and how to make them available for the migration.

Solution

Development of a custom application to collect the data from the email system. Use of audit4mail to analyse the messaging flows

Benefits

Nicolas Chauvière, Head of communication systems at groupe Atlantic, tells us about the added value audit4mail has brought to the success of the email system migration project.

Better knowledge about the mailboxes to migrate

“audit4mail gives us a precise state of the art of the messaging usage within the group. Our IT managers can cross the data and consolidate their knowledge with the information collected by the application.”

A financial optimisation

« Groupe Atlantic has experienced a strong growth in the past years.  Numerous acquisitions have led us to develop the enterprise messaging. With audit4mail we have been able to identify the mailboxes no longer used. These have not been migrated to office 365 therefore savings on migration tool licences and Microsoft subscription costs have been possible.”

A better user adoption

« We had a large number of mailboxes to migrate, for that reason we couldn’t go for a “one shot” migration. The audit4mail custom application enabled us to constitute groups of mailboxes organized by department or by project, based on the e-mail relationships. The period of co-existence of the 2 e-mail systems has run smoothly. “

 

Audit4mail solution strengths

  • Simple to use
  • Directly plugged into the e-mail system
  • Consulting on both e-mail systems
  • Rental based subscriptions
  • Flexible evolution.
Come and meet us at ICON UK – Sept 15-16, 2016

Come and meet us at ICON UK – Sept 15-16, 2016

MOVE4IDEAS is a speaker!

We’ll be giving a speach at ICON UK in London this September! ICON UK is an annual event in London for all users of IBM software to meet, learn and network. This year there are four topic streams:

–> The Developer’s Cubicle
–> The Administrator’s Clipboard
–> The Manager’s Meeting
–> Out of the Box Ideas

Come see us and support this year’s charity: Whizz kids

For more information about this event, visit the website.

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Jérôme Deniau’s session will be on Smooth Migration from IBM Domino to IBM Verse : The Vital Metrics You Do Need. Come listen to him!

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Get in touch so we can meet during the event.

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Webinar: Migration from IBM Domino to IBM Verse

Webinar: Migration from IBM Domino to IBM Verse

Smooth Migration from IBM Domino to IBM Verse : The Vital Metrics You Do Need

This webinar covered the vital metrics you need to monitor to make your IBM Verse migration from IBM Domino as smooth as possible.

You will learn how to:
  • Prepare your migration from Attitude to architecture
  • Think about your global environment and how to proceed
  • Get your metrics from your IBM Domino architecture
  • Analyze them correctly with standard IBM Administrator tools
  • Use tools to catch those metrics
Jérôme will end with some common use cases, and how to solve them.

 

The solutions mentioned in the webinar are:

audit4mail databaseEZ

With AUDIT4MAIL easily manage your messaging server, you can:

  • Study the mails per server volumetries (number, size, attachments, …).
  • Anticipate its servers / network bottlenecks.
  • Collect metrics before changing the messaging system.
  • Measure volumetries by email users.
  • Detect internal spammers.
  • Study the impact of the adoption of new communication tools (chat, CSR, document sharing).
  • Measure the distribution of the devices used. On premise clients, web email, smartphone.
  • Improve your customer service, helpdesk.
  • Charge the internal messaging service.
Ytria databaseEZ lets you manage database properties across an entire server. This tool gives you:

  • Faster access to serverwide NSF properties
  • Comprehensive database information
  • Superior mass-editing tools
  • Serverwide property analysis
  • Template name mass-editing
  • Flexible data export options
  • Audit or sign databases (requires signEZ)
  • Customizable user interface.

  

 

  

 

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