Phishing scams

Mitigate phishing scams with help from Mimecast.

Mitigate phishing scams with help from Mimecast.

Phishing scams and spear-phishing threats are on the rise, causing disruption and damage to enterprises everywhere. Designed to fool your employees into reviewing credentials, passwords and other confidential information, phishing scams are involved in more than 90 percent of hacking attacks today1.

The impact of phishing scams on profitability and productivity is huge. Breaches can cost millions, destroying corporate reputations and significantly degrading customer loyalty. Protecting your organization from phishing threats is critical — and that's where Mimecast can help.

Mimecast's secure email solutions offer comprehensive defense against phishing scams and other advanced threats, as well as data leaks and routine threats like spam, malware and viruses. Offering always-on, always up-to-date protection that eliminates the cost1 and complexity of traditional offerings, Mimecast's email security solutions provide enterprise-grade protection so you and your organization breathe easier.

1 "How to Bridge the Email Security Language Gap Between IT and the C-Suite" – Mimecast blog post by Orlando Scott-Cowley, 10/2015

Stop phishing scams with Targeted Threat Protection.

Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection extends Mimecast's Secure Email Gateway to provide state-of-the-art defenses against malicious links in email and weaponized attachments – the two forms of attacks most often used in phishing scams. By scanning all email in real time and blocking employees from opening suspicious links and attachments, Mimecast helps prevent users from inadvertently downloading malware sharing confidential information. Mimecast also provides dynamic user awareness tools reinforcing security policies and helping employees better assess the risk of email-borne threats.

With Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection, you can:

  • Get comprehensive protection against phishing scams without the need for additional IT overhead or infrastructure.
  • Provide instant protection for all devices on and off the corporate network without disruption to users.
  • Activate protection against phishing scams quickly thanks to Mimecast's cloud-based platform.
  • Gain deeper insight with real-time, end-to-end threat analysis and granular reporting.

Two types of protection against phishing scams.

Mimecast secure email solutions provide defense against phishing scams on two fronts.

Targeted Threat Protection – URL Protect rewrites URLs in all inbound email, scanning destination websites in real time for possible threats before opening a link in the user's browser. If a site is deemed suspicious, Mimecast displays a warning page and blocks access to the website. Mimecast scans URLs on every click to protect against the possibility of a legitimate site being compromised at a later date.

Targeted Threat Protection – Attachment Protect preemptively sandboxes email attachments, checking for malware before delivering them to employees. Attachment Protect also provides the option to convert attachments into a safe file format that neutralizes any malicious code.

Learn more about Mimecast's protection against phishing scams as well as other Mimecast solutions for Data Leak Prevention and Secure Email Messaging.