Ransomware virus

Fight the ransomware virus with Mimecast

The dangers of the ransomware virus.

Ransomware virus attacks are increasing at an alarming rate, with reports of more than 4000 incidents per day. The news headlines are filled with stories of companies whose data has been held hostage in ransomware attacks, and the cost to recover data now exceeds more than $1 billion each year.

Guarding against a ransomware virus requires both strong security and powerful archiving. Your security measures for ransomware prevention must start with your email system, as email is the primary attack vector for hackers spreading the ransomware virus. And with the right archiving tools, you can easily recover data and keep email available even if a ransomware virus successfully breaches your defenses.

Fight the ransomware virus with Mimecast.

Mimecast provides a multilayered approach to protect against ransomware using best-of-breed security, archiving and continuity solutions. With Mimecast's all-in-one subscription service, you get all the tools you need to defend against the ransomware virus and other advanced threats, as well as malware, spam and data leaks. Mimecast's multipurpose archive provides secure off-site storage and continuous data protection for email, files and Lync IM conversations. And Mimecast email continuity services ensure that when primary email servers go down due to a ransomware virus attack, natural disaster or hardware failure, employees will continue to have complete access to email and attachments without disruption to business.

Mimecast's tools for combatting the ransomware virus.

Mimecast's email security solutions combat the ransomware virus at several levels.

  • Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection – URL Protect blocks malicious URLs in emails to prevent users from accessing potentially dangerous websites or triggering a ransom virus. Mimecast rewrites all links in all inbound email, scanning destination websites in real time to avoid ransomware, phishing and spear-phishing attacks.
  • Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection – Attachment Protect helps to block ransomware attacks that originate in documents and other attachments. Mimecast can either sandbox file attachments or transcribed them to a safe format for immediate review by users.
  • Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection – Impersonation Protect scans all inbound email in real time to identify signs that the sender may be impersonating a trusted source. Mimecast scans for header anomalies, domain similarities, sender spoofing and suspect body content for signs of a potentially fraudulent email.
  • When a ransomware virus attack is successful, Mimecast archiving services let you quickly restore email content to a point before the ransomware virus was launched.

Learn more about stopping the ransomware virus with Mimecast.