2019 State of Email Security Report
Actionable steps to improve your organization’s email security and cyber resilience.
The challenge of encrypted email.
Enterprise email encryption is essential technology for sharing sensitive and confidential information with contacts outside your organization. By enforcing appropriate security controls, encrypted email helps stop inadvertent or deliberate data leaks while protecting information in transit.
But enterprise email encryption is also quite complex, creating a lot of administrative burden or cumbersome requirements for end-users. It can be nearly impossible to get everybody in the organization on board with traditional email solutions like Public Key infrastructure or enforced server-to-server Transport Layer Security.
Mimecast Secure Messaging solves the challenge of enterprise email encryption with a user-friendly cloud-based secure channel for sending and receiving sensitive information via email. With Mimecast, sensitive information never leaves the secure Mimecast cloud.
Mimecast’s hosted mail security solution for enterprise email encryption is easy for both senders and recipients to use. Rather than worrying about complex access keys or encryption methods, users simply create a new email in their regular mailbox application and choose a Send Secure option. The email and attachments are securely uploaded to the Mimecast cloud.
After being scanned for viruses and compliance with data leak prevention and content control policies, data is stored with enterprise email encryption in a secure archive. Recipients receive a notification directing them to the Secure Messaging portal, where they can log in to read and reply to the message or compose a new one to users in your company.
In addition to enabling users to send secure messages, Mimecast also enables policy-driven enterprise email encryption, where messages may be automatically sent securely when content or attachments meet specific criteria.
Mimecast Secure Messaging delivers all the protection of standard enterprise email encryption but offers the following benefits as well: