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News from Omniquad | Feb 01, 2018


  • Preparing for GDPR legislation
  • Tip of the day: Data Loss Prevention with Omniquad
  • User Education: brand spoofing

Preparing for GDPR legislation

The privacy law is changing. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will unify protection across all EU states from 25 May 2015. Implementing this legislation will have resource implications on your organisation, with non-compliance fines up to €20m or 4% of global revenue, whichever is higher. As a Data Processor acting on your behalf, Omniquad helps you meet GRPR compliance goals with in many different ways.

As a cloud security provider, Omniquad has a strong privacy focus. We understand the implications of privacy rights and we have built our services with them in mind from the ground up. We evaluate how data is used and how it is going protected through a variety of approaches such as Data Protection Impact Assessments.

Our web and email protection services already protect your employees with industry leading threat protection features and SLA’s, but we are now also introducing more GDPR-specific functionality that will make compliance with Omniquad easier compared to managing it on your own. The best example of this is the right to erasure, also known as “the right to be Forgotten”. This right enables an individual to request deletion or removal of their personal data where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing.

You can now raise single erasure requests with Omniquad, which will seamlessly remove the requested individual’s records across all Omniquad cloud services - web site access history, email logs and e-mail e-discovery.

Data Loss Prevention (DLP) with Omniquad

Did you know that you can set up email policies that proactively detect potential DLP scenarios? While almost every email contains someone’s name, what if there’s unauthorised attempt to send out a document containing hundreds or thousands of names or addresses? This is exactly what Omniquad DLP features are designed to detect, alert on and block.

How to get started with Omniquad DLP?

  • Open your Mailwall policy editor, choose or create an Outbound filtering mail rule and in the Criteria section, select “Enable detecting High Definition Data Loss Prevention”).
  • You can now select volumes of specific type of data – names, addresses or confidential document markings that will trigger the DLP actions
  • Finalise your rule as normal with alert and Final Action – for example Quarantine
  • You can start just with alerting, eventually enabling the Quarantine Option after you have tested your rule

User Education: brand spoofing

Feel free to forward this educational bit to your users – or even try out our PhishWise service that tests users level of awareness of these kinds and other kinds of threats (more at

Spammers will use various tricks to make you visit their websites. Look at this message blocked by Omniquad –at it first it appears like a message from Amazon. But on closer inspection you will notice that it is not actually using the same domain, and the address amazondollars raises doubts . But never drop your guard - a well-crafted message may be more convincing, and will appear to come from any company you may know – it is a good practice not to click on links in emails – especially when you don’t expect them. The safest way to just access the company’s website from the web browser.

Please contact us if you would like more information and assistance with securing your IT infrastructure. to start your free trial.