You may have noticed that when you send a large file attachment by email, it sometimes gets kicked back to you undelivered with an error message that says something like: “The attachment size exceeds the allowable limit.” But what are these limits? And how can you securely send a large file attachment when it’s too large to send by standard email?
From small startups to global enterprises, email is the single most critical application used by businesses and their employees today. According to a report by technology research firm Radicati Group, Inc., the number of worldwide email users reached 2.6 billion in 2015 and is expected grow to over 2.9 billion users by the end of 2019. From simple text communication and large file transmissions, to validating sensitive documents and completing revenue-generating transactions, it’s clear companies rely heavily on email for an array of business-critical activities. Not surprisingly, as email continues to expand as a means of business communication, so do the risks of threats to email security. With regulatory compliance pressures top of mind, businesses must now adhere to digital privacy laws and government mandates associated with these digital communications.