Email Security

    Integrating Your Complex Set of Security Tools  

    Integrating security investments is key to ensuring organizations stay as safe as possible.  

    by Julian Martin

    Key Points

    • No single security solution can stop every threat. It takes a host of solutions working together to protect organizations from today’s threats.
    • Mimecast’s cloud-native platform provides an extensible architecture that lets organizations quickly and easily integrate Mimecast products with their existing investments.
    • A security approach that leverages the power of integration results in reduced complexity, lower risk, and optimized investments.


    Defending organizations from cyberthreats is a complex task that often requires a diverse and complex set of tools. And while any organization can simply instruct its IT and security team to add new security technologies, getting them to work together can be far from simple.

    Unfortunately, however, the ability to integrate security solutions is not just essential to optimizing an organization’s security investments, it’s the key to ensuring the organization stays as safe as possible.

    Mimecast talks a lot about our belief in the power of together, and that is because our philosophy genuinely puts stock in the idea that no single security solution can stop every threat. We know that it takes a host of solutions working together in tandem to protect an organization from today’s advanced persistent threats.

    Our purpose-built, cloud-native platform provides an extensible architecture that lets organizations quickly and easily integrate Mimecast products with their existing investments.

    With pre-built integrations plus example code and documentation that helps organizations easily create their own integrations, our customers have the flexibility to build a sustainable cyber resilience strategy and leverage the collective power of the best technologies in the industry. This approach that leverages the power of together results in reduced complexity, lower risk, and optimized investments.

    Organizations that integrate their security solutions benefit from:

    • Investigation and Alerting – Enhanced logging with visibility to administrative changes, account access, message lifecycle to provide a thorough assessment of the email security landscape. Seamlessly integrate to SIEMs to provide a comprehensive view of an organization's full security estate.
    • Threat Sharing – When working with multiple security platforms, the combined knowledge of these platforms is critical for the most expansive protection possible. Organizations can take information from other sources and preventatively strengthen their email security posture.
    • Simplify Security Operations – When a security incident has been discovered, an organization should take every possible measure to remediate and prevent the threat from spreading, or gaining exposure through reduced manual effort. Organizations gain the capability to block addresses, IPs, URLs and remediate existing risks.
    • Security Investigation – When looking into a potential incident, robust searching capabilities are essential. Organizations benefit from powerful message tracking to identify issues in real-time, which can be quickly used to address a concern quickly.
    • Administration – APIs provide the ability to perform day-to-day administration tasks with capabilities extending from adding users to managing held mail and policy modifications.

    Organizations wanting to learn more about the benefits of integrating their security tools should check out these other Mimecast blogs:

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    In Cybersecurity, Speed Matters: How to Shorten the ‘OODA Loop’

    Mimecast’s CISO explains how integration among security products via APIs provides a critical speed advantage in the race against adversaries so that organizations can take action before cybercriminals cause devastating damage. Manual methods of analyzing and responding to threats cannot keep up with attackers’ accelerating ability to find and exploit security weaknesses. An integrated security ecosystem communicating via APIs can take protective action automatically, across multiple products, within milliseconds when new threats appear. Read the article.

    APIs at Work: Real Experience, From the Trenches

    See how APIs and automation helped a leading practitioner manage 50,000 mailboxes worldwide – and stay sane. Even after a large organization consolidates messaging and productivity systems, its environments are likely still far too complex to operate manually. Automation via APIs can improve accuracy as well as speed, and also enables better remediation. Organizations may have to drop everything and manually perform some new complex process that can’t wait — but they can automate that process before it happens again. Read the article

    How to Design Your Security Integrations 

    In a rapidly evolving threat environment, effective cyber defense requires a diverse set of focused, best-of-breed security tools. Integrating those tools is key to faster threat identification and response, helping security teams do more with less and enabling organizations to get the most from their security investments. Learn best practices for organizations to integrate security tools as quickly and effectively as possible. Read the article.

    How to Protect Your Organization with Shared Threat Intelligence

    Threat intelligence plays an important preventive role by providing early warning of emerging threats before they impact an organization. Correlating threat information from diverse sources can help organizations determine which threats to prioritize. For most organizations, a campaign-level view of attacks is more useful than focusing on attribution of individual threats. Understanding employee targeting and behavior is critical. Read the article.


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