Phishing

Achieve DLP security with Mimecast.

Phishing attacks are becoming more sophisticated.

Threats to enterprise security are constantly evolving and growing in complexity, and phishing threats are no exception.

In a phishing email, attackers masquerade as a reputable entity or a known person to dupe users into sharing important information like login credentials or account information. In a spear phishing email, attackers often pose as an individual within the recipient’s company, while the sender of a whale phishing email might impersonate the CEO or CFO and instruct the recipient to transfer money to a fraudulent account.

These kinds of phishing threats have been enormously successful. In fact, 91% of all hacking attacks today began with a phishing or spear phishing email. With each breach potentially costing millions in damage to business, productivity and reputation, organizations need sophisticated protection to guard against these ever-evolving attacks.

Preventing phishing scams with Mimecast.

Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection offers superior defense against phishing, spear phishing and whaling attacks. Part of Mimecast’s all-in-one subscription service for email security, archiving and continuity, Targeted Threat Protection extends traditional gateway security to defend against threats like a phishing attack.

Mimecast’s solution improves phishing and spear security by:

  • Scanning email in real-time to identify suspicious URLs, weaponized attachments and potential fraudulent requests based on social-engineering.
  • Providing comprehensive protection against phishing and other attacks without the need for additional infrastructure or IT overhead.
  • Providing tools for granular reporting and end-to-end, real-time threat analysis.

How Mimecast’s solution stops a phishing attack.

Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection offers three levels of defenses against a phishing, spear phishing or whaling attack.

  • Targeted Threat Protection — URL Protect scans all URLs within incoming and archived emails on every click to shield users from immediate and delayed attacks. Suspicious sites are blocked and a warning page is displayed for the user.
  • Targeted Threat Protection — Attachment Protect preemptively sandboxes all attachments and automatically performs security checks before delivering them to employees. Attachments are opened in a virtual environment that is separate from the corporate email system and passed on to employees only if the attachment is clean.
  • Targeted Threat Protection — Impersonation Protect scans incoming email for anomalies in the header, domain information and body content that could suggest potential financial fraud or social-engineering. Suspicious messages can be rejected, quarantined or tagged as suspicious before being delivered to recipients.

Learn more about combating phishing attacks with Mimecast, and about Mimecast’s spam detection tool and ransomware solution.