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Milan’s Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore has opted for Retarus for a more secure email system

By adopting the Advanced Threat Protection solution for email security, the university has significantly reduced the number of cyberattacks it receives via email.

Singapore, 17.01.2023 // The Università Cattolica has chosen to collaborate with Retarus – one of the main international providers of Enterprise Cloud solutions for Messaging, Email Security, and Business Integration – to mitigate cyber-related threats and risks. By adopting Retarus’ Email Security Advanced Threat Protection cloud-based solution, the university quite literally improved the security of their email infrastructure overnight.

In fact, email security protection is a common need that unites all organizations, especially as online fraud and cybercrime continue to flourish. Between 2020 and 2021, arrests regarding the aforementioned carried out by the Polizia Postale (Italy’s postal and telecommunications police) increased by 98% (source: Polizia Postale). The academic world must be acutely aware of the potential risks it faces on a daily basis as it processes a considerable amount of external data. Simply put, email protection is crucial for maintaining secure, continuous business processes.

The Università Cattolica’s starting requirements

The university needed to mitigate the possible effects of its constant bombardment of phishing scams. Phishing emails are one of the most common cyber threats in Italy. It goes without saying that since the university processes such a high quantity of personal information – primarily students’ data – it needed to equip itself with multiple overlapping filters and a specific technology. After carefully comparing the implementable security features, the university settled on the Retarus security platform.

The Retarus-implemented solution

The cloud-based Retarus Secure Email Platform effectively protects communications from all types of cyberattacks: multi-layered smart defense mechanisms and patented protection components are used to guarantee a perfect combination of preventive measures, early detection when it comes to previously unknown threats, and expedited response processes. In this way, the solution minimizes the amount of junk mail and malware actually reaching one’s inbox. As a result, cyber-related risks are significantly reduced, with threats including phishing and malware, being completely blocked. The Università Cattolica decided to adopt the Retarus E Mail Security Advanced Threat Protection, a highly scalable variant that can be customized according to the customer’s needs.

The outcomes obtained as a result of the collaboration

With Retarus, the number of cyber threats actually received via email has been reduced significantly. User-reported issues have also decreased accordingly: by using “digest” – the report that regularly provides all end users with a transparent overview of their filtered messages – users are able to easily manage their inboxes without putting the email infrastructure at risk. The Università Cattolica has stated that they have seen excellent results since the platform was integrated within the university’s technological infrastructure.

“Retarus’ solution was introduced in a collaborative environment, which has steadily continued over time, ensuring a continually evolving service and a thorough evaluation of the measures implemented to combat cyber threats,” explained Filippo Colombo, CISO of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. “The cloud-based service ensures the lowest infrastructural impact and an optimal user experience. We are sincerely grateful for our users’ collaboration, since this has been fundamental in optimizing the solution for an optimal balance of safety and functionality. Furthermore, Retarus’ synergy has been key: thanks to the team’s extensive experience and the precise action plan, the process was carried out efficiently and has led to us seeing significant results.”

“The Secure Email Platform has been configured as a complete, secure, and flexible solution for corporate email, which is highly equipped to meet market needs and address cyber threats,” declared Massimiliano Luppi, Retarus’ Head of Sales Italy. “Thanks to this service, we have been able to provide the Università Cattolica with a complete set of particularly flexible features to guarantee the security and compliance of incoming and outgoing email traffic, thus ensuring a concrete solution to the university, in line with its IT needs.”

About Retarus

Retarus offers Enterprise Cloud solutions for Messaging, Email Security, and Business Integration. At the highest service level, with top performance, security, compliance with data protection regulations, and global availability. Retarus' services are successfully used for cloudification and securing messaging and email infrastructures, as well as for the intelligent automation of business processes and workflows. Retarus, headquartered in Munich, was founded by Martin Hager in 1992 and has been owner managed ever since. The company employs around 500 people in 19 offices on four continents. Over 40 percent of the companies listed in the S&P Global 100 rely on Retarus. More information: www.retarus.com

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