Prevent spear phishing

Prevent spear phishing attacks with Mimecast.

Prevent spear phishing attacks with Mimecast.

As phishing and spear phishing attacks continue to become more prevalent, organizations are seeking advanced solutions to prevent spear phishing and other targeted threats.

Spear phishing is a variation on email phishing scams that seeks to entice users to click on a malicious URL in an email that appears to come from a trusted source. Attackers may use spoofed Internet addresses or domain names, as well as social engineering techniques to fool employees into trusting the content of an email.

The risks are significant. 1More than 91% of hacking attacks today began with a phishing or spear phishing email and roughly 23% of phishing emails are open by employees even after they have received training to spot potential fraudulent messages.

To prevent spear phishing and other targeted threats, Mimecast provides a leading email security service to stop phishing emails from infiltrating corporate email infrastructures.

1 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report

Mimecast solutions to prevent spear phishing.

Targeted Threat Protection is part of Mimecast's all-in-one subscription service for managing email security, archiving and continuity more effectively. This solution helps prevent spear phishing and other advanced threats such as CFO Fraud andvirus ransomware by defending against malicious links email, weaponized attachments and social engineering techniques.

Mimecast helps prevent spear phishing attacks by providing comprehensive protection that can be easily managed and requires no additional infrastructure or IT overhead.

How Mimecast helps prevent spear phishing and other targeted threats.

To prevent spear phishing attacks and other similar threats, Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection provides phishing protection against the three most dangerous attack techniques:

  • Social engineering. To prevent these types of attacks, Mimecast scans all inbound email to spot indicators in the message header, domain information and message content that may indicate a message is suspicious.
  • Malicious URLs. Mimecast scans all URLs in incoming email on every click to prevent employees from visiting malicious websites. Mimecast also scans links in archived emails to prevent spear phishing attacks that may be delayed.
  • Weaponized attachments. Mimecast preemptively sandboxes and performs security checks on attachments before they are delivered to employees in order to prevent spear phishing attempts via malware embedded in those attachments.

Learn more about how to prevent spear phishing with Mimecast, and about solutions for stopping Office 365 phishingattempts.