Prevent ransomware

Prevent ransomware with Mimecast

To prevent ransomware attacks, you need sophisticated solutions.

As ransomware attacks continue to plague companies worldwide, organizations are looking for the most effective ways to prevent ransomware from disrupting business.

Ransomware like Cryptolocker or Locky are usually initiated through email. The message usually contains a malicious URL that launches the ransomware virus when clicked, or an attachment that contains malicious macros to execute the virus when opened by an unsuspecting user.

Once the virus has infected a machine or system, it prevents access to or encrypts files and data. Individuals or organizations must pay a ransom in order to get access to their data again.

To prevent ransomware, you need a sophisticated security solution that provides multiple tools to detect and block ransomware before it can cause damage. And to truly protect your organization from ransomware, you also need the ability to backup and recover data quickly in the event of a ransomware attack. Mimecast can help on both fronts.

Prevent ransomware with Mimecast.

Mimecast's cloud-based subscription service provides solutions for email security, continuity and archiving that help to minimize the risk, cost and complexity of managing business email.

Mimecast helps both to prevent ransomware by identifying and blocking potential attacks, and to bounce back from ransomware attacks quickly through continuous data protection that enables users to access email during and after an attack.

As a comprehensive SaaS-based solution, Mimecast eliminates the need to deploy and manage multiple point solutions from a variety of vendors in order to prevent ransomware. And with easy-to-use tools for managing security and archiving, Mimecast reduces the burden on administrators while increasing their control over email management.

Mimecast solutions to prevent ransomware and speed recovery.

To prevent ransomware, Mimecast provides a suite of tools within its Targeted Threat Protection solution for superior ransomware and Cryptolocker prevention.

  • URL Protect helps to prevent ransomware by blocking access to suspicious links in all incoming and archived email. Mimecast rewrites all URLs and provides dynamic user communication to help improve user awareness of potential threats.
  • Attachment Protect blocks access to suspicious attachments that may contain Locky ransomware or other ransomware viruses. Mimecast sandboxes the attachments until they can be cleared of suspicious content, or transcribes the content of an attachment to a safe format so users can access it immediately.
  • Impersonation Protect detects and blocks email that may be impersonating a trusted source. Mimecast scans all incoming email for the telltale signs of impersonation: anomalies in the header, domain names that are similar to trusted sources, or email body content that may be suspect. Suspicious emails are blocked or sent to users with a warning.
  • Email Archiving. Mimecast's multipurpose archive provide secure and continuous storage of email data, enabling continuous access to data during attack and fast recovery after the threat has been neutralized.

Learn more about Mimecast solutions to prevent ransomware.