The State of Email Security Report
Actionable steps to improve your organization’s email security and cyber resilience.
Protect your data and users with secure email options from Mimecast.
When sending sensitive information via email, your users need secure email options to protect data such as customer records, financials and new product information from leaking outside the organization. Yet traditional solutions for secure emails and secure document exchange often create an administrative burden for users and recipients. The result is a slow adoption rate for encryption technology, leading to situations where users may frequently send sensitive data via unencrypted email, exposing valuable corporate information to a variety of email security risks.
Mimecast Secure Messaging provides easy-to-use technology that lets your users choose secure email options directly from their standard mailbox application. With Mimecast, secure messages never leave Mimecast'ssecure messaging platform, providing superior security for sensitive data that is shared with contacts outside the organization.
To send a message with secure email options, users create a new message in Outlook or Mimecast for Mac as usual and then choose the Send Secure option on the Mimecast tab. Before sending the message, users can choose from several secure email options to require read receipts, set message expiration dates, or prevent the recipient from printing, replying or replying all to the message.
After the message is sent, the email and any attachments are uploaded to the Mimecast cloud, scanned for malware and checked against policies concerning content control and data leak prevention. Emails and attachments are then stored in Mimecast's secure AES encrypted archive.
Message recipients then receive a notice with information about how to log onto Mimecast's secure web portal. Once logged on, recipients can retrieve messages, download attachments and send emails and documents back to the original sender.
Mimecast also provides administrators with secure email options that automatically initiate a secure message when an email meets certain policy criteria. For example, emails sent to a particular domain or to a specific recipient may be automatically sent via Secure Messaging, as well as email that contains certain keywords like "confidential" in the subject line.
Mimecast's secure email options enable you to: