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Email and Security

Whether you have a personal site that you use simply to blog on occasion or a global, large scale business, security is of utmost importance. Security is likely the aspect of web hosting that is most important to everyone, and if it is not, it should be. Lack of security can be devastating to a business if these problems result in loss of income or identity theft. Thus, it is important to understand what aspects of security you should look for and how to determine if your host provides security adequately. The Internet is accessible to everyone and it is becoming the preferred means of conducting business. Whenever there is a possibility of exploiting a system for the gain of disreputable people, it will be attempted. The Internet is ripe for the taking and criminals will try many approaches to get what they want. There are literally billions of dollars that go back and forth on the Internet and if these funds can be diverted to a thief, then they will attempt it. This is why consumers are so concerned with security and why you should look at security as a primary concern when choosing a host.There are essentially two types of people who are out to do harm to your site. The most common and most threatening is the identity thief. This is the person who looks for an opportunity to gather information for personal gain. 

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