General

In 2022, every business needs a website.

It’s true. Whether you’re a law firm, a dentist, or own a childcare/daycare business – you need your own website. “I need to get me a website.” Does that sound like you? When it comes to growing your business, your website is there online as your company’s headquarters showcasing the awesome services that you offer.

Do you already have a website, but need a better one? We’ve got you, too. We’ll take the information from your current site, and place it into your new and improved website designed by us in as little as five business days. 

The process is simple, here’s how it works:

First, you choose a design package. We offer two types of custom website packages, starting at $199 that includes hosting and support.

Next, tell us more about your business. Answer a few questions about your business, send us your logos, and pictures, and we’ll use it to customize your website. Already have a website but need an update? We’ve got you. We’ll take all the information from your existing website to the new one.

Finally, we’ll get to work on your custom website. We create most websites in just three business days. Once you place your order, we’ll start right away.

Your own professional website, stress-free

Outsource your website design so that you don’t have to worry about whether the colors complement each other, or if the contact form works properly. Looking for website design for your law firm? We’ve got you. Need a professional website for your medical business? Look no further, we have the design experience to make your business stand out!

We know that often the best website design creates extremely high costs that are not small business friendly. 365 Defender is able to keep costs affordable by creating popular templates that can be customized, instead of starting completely from scratch. Ultimately, what you can expect from us is a secure, professional website that is fully managed and supported for you.

Get your own custom website today! Explore our website design packages, click here.


Better patient care begins with secure, timely, and precise collaboration and communication.

Securing medical companies in 2022 will be crucial for their overall business success. Healthcare is unique as it manages large volumes of sensitive material. Its big data is considered as good as gold to hackers as it contains private information (PHI) about patients like date of birth, social security, home addresses, medical records, and so much more. The nature of the information that the healthcare industry collects, is subject to some of the strictest data privacy and compliance regulations in the United States. However, the lack of security is evident across the medical sector. Approximately 85% of healthcare businesses have suffered some type of security breach in the past two years.

As an industry-leading cybersecurity provider, we highly suggest the following IT services to secure healthcare businesses in 2022.

Email Security (ExchangeDefender PRO)

For just $5 per user per month, our email security suite will secure Outlook or Gmail for business. About 90% of all malware and ransomware attackers in 2020 were delivered by email. Our multi-layer security suite, ExchangeDefender PRO protects company email against SPAM, viruses, malware, ransomware, spoofing, phishing attacks, and more.
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Email Archiving and Compliance

Due to the ever-changing, high volume of sensitive information the industry manages, it is crucial that all business communications are saved properly. Our Email Archiving solution stores every single email that is sent and received into the organization. It offers 100% archiving of all inbound, outbound, and internal email for regulatory compliance. It also includes fast eDiscovery search and compliance manager controls.
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Email Encryption

A whopping 70% of healthcare businesses believe that they are at risk of a data breach. ExchangeDefender Email Encryption enables you to send and receive encrypted messages by email, url, or text message. It is easy to use, can auto-detect sensitive data, and offers real time reporting.

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Web File Sharing

Our Web File Sharing enables secure collaboration of files and documents of any size from anywhere. Security at its core, WFS protects sensitive information while increasing productivity, getting things done fast. Our user-friendly platform offers a simple, secure way to share files internally and externally.

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We’re moving things around a little to make the platform easier to use and to expose more of the ExchangeDefender security settings. The threats are only getting worse and we need to be more flexible in order to protect you.

Over the next few blog posts we will be introducing you to a more polished ExchangeDefender look as we consider user feedback and change around the overall user experience. It’s no secret that we’ve been making ExchangeDefender friendlier and friendlier and I can’t wait to reveal why… soon.

In the meantime, allow me to introduce you to the ExchangeDefender Advanced Settings. These settings are controlled under the Domain Administrator section of https://admin.exchangedefender.com:

ExchangeDefender helps bridge the need for security and productivity: If the security tool is too convoluted, takes too many clicks, features lots of paragraphs instead of intuitive controls — it’s simple to see why casual users get their security compromised and experience nothing but frustration just trying to get to their email.

We’re changing all that and look forward to introducing you to the new ExchangeDefender shortly.

In January 2021 we launched *our oAuth implementation* to help clients get rid of passwords. On May 19th, 2022 our legacy systems (existing email/txt 2FA/MFA) will be shut down and all ExchangeDefender services will rely on oAuth for authentication. Clients will not see a major difference and will login the same way they always have at https://admin.exchangedefender.com:

The new authorization backend will help improve the security of all users that rely on ExchangeDefender to keep them safe: better password policies, no need to reauthenticate every time you visit our services, support for hardware authentication devices and tokens, support for software authentication such as Google/Microsoft/Authy authenticator solutions, and a lot more.

The era where someone can get access to all your data just by guessing or hacking your password is coming to an end. More importantly, industry standards and cybersecurity insurance underwriters are requiring 2FA/MFA and this is a huge opportunity for our partners to deploy a more secure access to the arguably most insecure and public endpoint in every organization: email.

We look forward to keeping all your data secure and your users safe from dangerous email exploits.

Our latest webinar live session of 2022 just happened a few days ago, and we had so much to share with our partners. Topics covered included our newly launched sister company, 365 Defender, our new referral program that earns you cash rewards, and so much more. Today, we want to share with you the replay of the webinar featuring just the main highlights. You can always watch the replay video anytime by clicking here.    

365 Defender – providing affordable cybersecurity services directly to small businesses

ExchangeDefender’s overall strategy for 2022, as we recover from the covid-19 global pandemic, is to focus on enhancing our current cybersecurity services and software. There has been a huge shift in the IT workforce, and IT needs for the common small business which is why we launched 365 Defender. 365 Defender enables small businesses with no IT the ability to access affordable cybersecurity services. Why did we do this? The market demand was overwhelming, especially while we were all working from home. We started getting requests directly from businesses who were in dire need of security. Further, IT and MSP providers providers are specializing in more profitable areas leaving an under-served SMB space. 

New Phishing Firewall user experience

ExchangeDefender Phishing Firewall has received a major face lift. We’re making it easier to control where your users go when they aren’t paying attention. The new UI enables direct access to malware scans and site security reports. It also features an improved mobile interface with the ability for logging and auditing. Soon, the firewall will also feature phishing and security user training. The new firewall is automatic, and does not require any actions by the user.

In 2022, every business needs a (good) website

We just launched brand new custom website design packages for an affordable price. Currently there are two options: a full one pager website, and a premium three-page responsive website. Pricing begins at just $199, and as a launch promo we are offering our clients the ability to spread the payments over three easy monthly payments. Why did we start offering this service? In a recent survey, tons of partners expressed their website and maintenance frustrations. We knew that we could create a package that includes the website, hosting, and maintenance.

365 Defender Referral Program

Say hello to less work, and more commission with our new 365 Defender Referral Program. Earn up to $365 commission for every referral that becomes a client. When they subscribe to a service, they’ll get a $20 credit, and you’ll get a cash reward equivalent to their final sales amount. The process is simple – sign up for free, submit a company referral, and earn cash.

As you may have noticed, we have been focusing on the end user experience a lot more. Over the past few years our service and phishing protection have gone from being an IT tool to a cybersecurity service users interact with on a daily basis. For more details and to find out about all the new features we’re delivering this spring please tune into our webinar:

New Phishing Firewall

As we roll out these changes we’re actively seeking user input and feedback on the changes. We’re also offering a live version of the next stuff that you can test drive. Here is our current ExchangeDefender Phishing Firewall screen:

So much has changed since we launched this service years ago and we now have tons of UX data and client feedback that we can use to make the ExchangeDefender Phishing Firewall better for everyone.

Next time you’re on the Phishing Firewall look in the upper left under “Phishing Firewall is getting a new look! Check it out here!”. Clicking on that button will default the firewall to the new version every time you visit (you can roll back as well).

What’s new?

We’ve cleared the clutter and made it very obvious where to click in order to proceed. For the longest time our users didn’t know they could click on the link to proceed :emoji for shrugs:

From there we’ve enhanced the process that keeps the user secure. These features require the user to authenticate and all their repeat visits will feature the ability to apply org policies (for safe sites, thus bypassing the screen), manage personal settings and alert the user to potential danger ahead.

We’ve also integrated open security services that can scan any link on demand and identify the site reputation and possible malware content. Our enterprise clients also enjoy the ability to sandbox/proxy link content and to preview the web site without actually clicking it and opening it in the browser. Of course the ability to slipstream your brand and your support into the process is available to enterprise customers as well.

Let us know what you think! We’re looking for all the feedback we can get.

Ransomware attacks on U.S healthcare organizations are predicted to quadruple by 2021, according to recent industry reports. Hackers are increasingly targeting healthcare due to the vast amounts of personal health information, which is considered 50 times more valuable on the black web than their financial information. The need for the ability to secure personal information is urgent, and requires immediate attention of the medical industry.

2022 CYBERSECURITY CHALLENGES

Malware, ransomware, and viruses

M365 application threats

Phishing attacks

Information protection

Misleading websites

Employee error

Account takeovers

Hackers deploy malware and ransomware to shut down and control devices, and even servers. Many healthcare organizations tend store health information without proper encryption leaving them vulnerable to external threats. Phishing attacks have been the newest and most successful method of cyber-attacks in which cyber criminals send mass emails from “reputable” sources to obtain sensitive information. Hackers link these emails to misleading websites to entice the user to enter their personal information, mainly their username and password to gain complete access, and commence in account takeover efforts.

OUR SOLUTIONS FOR HEALTHCARE

Thousands of Healthcare organizations trust ExchangeDefender to protect their data, and to keep their employees, and client information safe and secure. We protect your practice from malware, ransomware, and phishing attacks using Email Security, our advanced multilayered security suite. We secure patients’ information by enabling our Email Encryption which offers military grade security and prevents data leaks. Healthcare practices must be HIPAA compliant, and rely on ExchangeDefender for Email Archiving and Compliance. This service ensures compliance with long-term tamper-proof email archiving and unlimited storage. Our Web File Server protects your organization from cloud application threats, enables your team members to upload, manage, and share documents securely. The service is encrypted, and provides full reporting of all activity for accountability and transparency. Security tip: To increase your organization’s resistance against cyber-threats, start with powerful email security, add web security and data protection, and to ensure that you always have access to email even during service disruptions, our email outage protection.


Are you a medical office looking for IT solutions? We can help, visit www.365defender.com to see our services!

89% of healthcare providers have suffered some type of data breach within the past two years.

Got too much Spam in your inbox? Phishing attacks becoming more frequent? We can help you.

The healthcare sector mainly consists of businesses that provide medical services, create medical equipment, and develop the drugs that fill our prescriptions. It is a gold-mine for big data that contains sensitive information about patients like date of birth, addresses, medical records, and so much more. 

We’re the original email experts. 365 Defender provides cybersecurity services to small businesses specializing in the healthcare industry.

365 Defender has been protecting medical companies against hacked email accounts, spear-phishing, and data leaks for over twenty years. Our healthcare clients rely on our security experts to keep their confidential data safe, and to ensure secure communications via email.

Services that we offer:

Email Security for Outlook and Gmail
Email Archiving
Email Encryption
Secure file sharing
DNS Management
Managed Email Hosting
Email outage protection
SMS Forwarding
IT Consulting


Ready to secure your medical office? Simply visit our website for pricing and service plan options.

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Data encryption used to be optional, but not anymore. In the past, when we referred to encryption, we thought of hi-tech industries with high profile secrets. Encryption is the digital process of taking regular text, like your email or sms messages, and creating an unreadable “code” to protect the plain text. This proven method ensures the confidentiality of the original text. Now, your local small business, and local educational institutions require added security to protect their data from being hacked.

Education industry is a prime target for hackers

Surprised? We’re not. The education industry consists of services from pre-kindergarten all the way to post-secondary institutions. It comprises of organizations that provide lessons and training on a wide array of subjects.  These institutions, (both private and public) include K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and job training centers. Can you imagine the large volumes of sensitive data that the education industry holds? Every one you know, including yourself has received some form of education, and therefore have submitted personal information that can be stolen by hackers. The most common forms of information students and staff must submit include: DOB, social security number, home addresses, medical records, and more!

Current struggles that schools face

The biggest challenge that institutions face today is the ability to protect students and staff information. The sheer volume of data that a single school incurs in a single academic year is astronomical. Right now, the industry is lacking the security tools needed to store, and manage sensitive information.

The education sector is finding it hard to comply with the biggest data security mandates, FERPA, and HITECH.  FERPA or (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) is a federal law that gives parents the right to access their children’s education records. HITECH is The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, which has to do with the use of electronic health records. This mandate protects educational institutions from penalties from lost or stolen data if they can prove that their data was encrypted prior to a breach.

From an internal perspective, one could assume that the adoption of an institution-wide policy mandating the use of encryption would be difficult, and time-consuming. In the past this may be true, but modern encryption is now cloud-based, and is easy-to-use making a full adoption fast and painless.  

The next big challenge is cost. Most schools have a budget for the year that determines what services they can afford. Before, having encryption involved physical disks and hardware making it extremely costly. However, the strongest encryption software products today are available online with no pricey overhead, or storage restrictions.

Big benefits from encryption awaiting Education sector

Every school, and training center should be rushing to use encryption. There are many benefits that could solve Education’s biggest data security challenges. Firstly, encryption enables secure, and compliant communications between educators, students, and parents. It would offer a secure method to share sensitive information, and would provide seamless collaboration.

Second, an encryption software would ensure data privacy. It enables schools to fully comply with current security mandates. Educators can create custom encryption policies that ensure that student data privacy is met by triggering encryption mechanisms automatically.

Using encryption would enable schools to have full visibility of all information being shared, read, forwarded etc. Educators can get instant confirmation alerts when students or parents access encrypted messages. The detailed reporting would satisfy both the FERPA and HITECH directives for educational institutions. 

ExchangeDefender specializes in law firm email and data security.

Hackers are making big money on the legal industry lately, and it seems to only be getting worse. Law firms are vulnerable to cyber attacks due to the nature of their profession. They handle very sensitive information about their clients like: financial records, company secrets, and health information. Cyber-criminals are taking advantage of the fact that the legal sector is slow-moving when it comes to securing their data. If you’re a lawyer, or work for a law firm, here are five major reasons why you should take measures to secure your company right now:

Reason #1: There is a dramatic increase of data breaches

Law firms pose a higher risk for data leaks due to their business nature of storing and sharing sensitive information. Data leaks are the most common result of cyber-attacks. Due to the lack of security used by many law firms, it is easy for hackers to perform data breaches via malware, phishing, and even denial of service.

Reason #2: Phishing scams are most popular

3.4 billion fake emails are sent each day. In 2020, 74% of organizations in the United States experienced a successful phishing attack. It is becoming increasingly difficult to decipher whether an email is a phishing campaign or not due to the growing sophistication in the attacks.

Reason #3: Hacked email accounts is a major problem

There is a hacker attack happening every 39 seconds, and email is the main use of communication for most professional services. Criminals can take over most of your accounts associated with your email once they have gained access.

Reason #4: Lack of security as a priority

Less than half of all law firms in the U.S use some form of encryption software with custom policies to protect their client’s privacy. This means that a lot of your client’s confidential information is just sitting on a laptop or computer unsecured.

Reason #5: Ethical & regulatory obligations are weighing in

To comply with the ABA’s rule 1.6: Confidentiality of Information, lawyers must make a reasonable effort to secure client information. To operate in an ethical manner according to the American Bar Association, lawyers should have security policies in place to ensure the protection of client data.


Bottom line: Cybercriminals love law firms as targets for their cyber attacks. It is crucial for the modern law firm to protect themselves against email-borne threats, and data leaks. ExchangeDefender specializes in law firm data security, compliance, and continuity solutions. The legal industry relies on ExchangeDefender to mitigate risks of cyber and email attacks. We secure your law practice, and protect your clients by eliminating the danger of data breach or ransomware.