Advanced persistent threat detection

Advanced persistent threat detection requires superior technology.

Advanced persistent threat detection requires superior technology.

Advanced persistent threat detection is becoming a critical piece of security technology for organizations worldwide. An advanced persistent threat is an attack in which individuals or organizations exploit a vulnerability to access a network and remain inside for a long time undetected, stealing information, monitoring activity or deploying malware.

While these targeted attacks can be costly and embarrassing for an organization, most can be thwarted with superior technology for advanced persistent threat detection. The key is to adopt multiple layers of security, as attackers will use any means necessary to find and exploit a network vulnerability. Viruses, malware, spear-phishing and zero day attack threats must all be addressed in an effective strategy for advanced persistent threat detection.

Advanced persistent threat detection with Mimecast.

Mimecast offers state-of-the-art advanced persistent threat detection as part of its suite of services for email security, archiving and continuity.

Using sophisticated, multi-layer detection engines, Mimecast Secure Email Gateway provides a strong layer of defense against a wide range of threats and targeted email attacks. Mimecast’s security service delivers 100% anti-malware protection, including zero-hour protection, 99% anti-spam protection with 0.0001% false positives, and a 100% email availability SLA.

Security policies can be managed globally from a single web-based console, providing the visibility and control administrators need to consistently apply and fine-tune across the organization. Mimecast’s security team continually updates the platform with the latest threat intelligence to defend against known risks and new threats.

Multiple solutions for advanced persistent threat detection.

Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection offers a multi-layered approach to advanced persistent threat detection, defending against the three most common attack methods: malicious links, weaponized attachments and social-engineering.

Targeted Threat Protection – Impersonation Protect provides targeted attack protection by scanning all inbound email for the tell-tale signs of social-engineering tactics often used to dupe recipients into divulging information or transferring funds. Suspicious emails can be blocked, quarantined or tagged with a warning before being sent onto recipients.

Targeted Threat Protection – URL Protect prevents users from opening malicious URLs that can trigger an advanced persistent threat. Mimecast scans the links in all incoming and archived emails on every click and opens them only after the target sites have been determined to be safe.

Targeted Threat Protection – Attachment Protect preemptively sandboxes and scans attachments before they are delivered to employees. This advanced persistent threat detection solution can also convert or transcribe attachments to a safe format before passing them on to users.

Together, Mimecast’s email threat protection services provide a highly effective and integrated solution for detection of advanced persistent threats.

Learn more about advanced persistent threat detection with Mimecast.