Phishing threats

Stop phishing and spear phishing threats with help from Mimecast.

Stop phishing and spear phishing threats with help from Mimecast.

Phishing and spear phishing threats are designed to breach your organization's defenses by using email to trick your employees into revealing confidential information, usernames, passwords and other credentials in the process. More than 90% of hacking attacks today originate with an email-based phishing or spear phishing threat1. The damage from phishing threats can be catastrophic, with many breaches costing millions, harming corporate reputation and destroying relationships with customers.

Mimecast Email Security offers secure email solutions to defend against the two most common phishing threats: malicious links in email and weaponized attachments. Mimecast's secure email service provides real-time protection on any device, anywhere at any time, letting you breathe easier knowing you're immune from these devastating phishing scams.

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

Comprehensive defense against phishing threats.

Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection delivers end-to-end protection against phishing threats and other targeted email attacks. Mimecast's secure email services scan email and attachments in real time, blocking suspicious websites and sandboxing attachments to prevent employees from inadvertently revealing their credentials or downloading malware. All URLs within incoming and archived emails are scanned on every click to shield your employees from both immediate attacks and delayed phishing threats.

Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection also provides dynamic user awareness features, helping reinforce security policies and drawing employees' attention to high-risk situations to help improve protection.

Administrators can manage Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection from a single web console with simple policy controls to manage administrative dashboards and reporting.

How Mimecast stops phishing threats.

Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection provides two forms of defenses against a phishing or spear-phishing attack.

  • URL Protect wards off phishing threats by rewriting URLs in all inbound email. When a user clicks on a link in an email, Mimecast scans the destination website for potential risks before opening the site in the browser. Safe sites open as normal, while suspicious sites cause a warning to be displayed and access to the website is blocked. Mimecast scans links on every click to protect against the risk of a legitimate site being compromised at a later date.
  • Attachment Protect automatically checks email attachments before they are delivered to employees, opening them in a virtual environment or sandbox to isolate them from your email system. If they pose no threat, attachments can be passed on to your employees. Attachment Protect also includes the option of automatically converting attachments into a safe file format that neutralizes any malicious code or phishing threats.

Learn more about mitigating phishing threats with Mimecast, and about other security email solutions from Mimecast.