Ransomware Protection

Defend your organization with superior ransomware protection.

Defend your organization with superior ransomware protection.

Ransomware protection is an essential piece of email security technology for organizations large and small. In a ransomware attack, hackers breach an organization’s security and restrict access to data or systems, requiring a ransom to be paid in order to release the restriction. Hackers will often start a ransomware attack through email, tricking users into clicking a malicious link or opening a weaponized attachment that propagates malware to a computer system.

Effective ransomware protection requires both ransomware detection technology and powerful backup and archiving solutions, providing access to archived email in the event of an attack. For organizations seeking superior ransomware protection, Mimecast’s cloud-based services provide an all-in-one solution to defend against this growing threat.


Ransomware protection from Mimecast.

Mimecast services for email security, archiving and continuity protect business email, minimize risk and simplify the task of enterprise email management. Rather than managing disjointed point solutions for email security and ransomware protection, Mimecast enables organizations to defend against targeted threats, manage email archives effectively, and provide continuous access to email – even during outages or ransomware attacks.

Mimecast’s email security services use sophisticated, multi-layered detection engines to identify and neutralize threats, stopping malware, spam and targeted attacks before they reach the network..

Mimecast simplifies management of email security, archiving and continuity by providing centralized control the system from a single web-based console. Administrators have flexible and granular control to establish data security protection policies globally, with the ability to make changes easily and apply them in real-time throughout the organization.

In addition to ransomware protection, organizations rely on Mimecast to defend against malware, spam, and targeted attacks like CEO fraudspear phishing email threats and advanced persistent threats.


How Mimecast delivers ransomware protection.

Mimecast’s all-in-one services offer a complete solution for ransomware protection.

Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection provides a highly effective defense against the most common techniques used by attackers to initiate a ransomware attack:

  • Malicious URLs - Mimecast scans all inbound and archived emails for suspicious links, blocking access until the target sites have been determined to be safe.
  • Weaponized attachments – Mimecast preemptively opens attachments in a virtualized sandbox, scanning and/or cleaning them to rid them of malware before allowing users to access them.
  • Social-engineering – Mimecast scans the domain information, headers and text of inbound email to identify potential social-engineering attacks. Suspicious emails can be rejected, quarantined or tagged with a warning for user review.

Mimecast Enterprise Information Archiving provides a highly scalable and resilient archive in the cloud where organizations can store and backup email, ensuring continuous access to email during a ransomware attack.

Learn more about ransomware protection with Mimecast, and about Mimecast solutions for whaling security.