Protect your organization with spear security technology
Spear security, or efforts to prevent spear phishing attacks, must be a critical priority for IT spending today.
A phishing attack is a where criminals try to obtain sensitive information by sending an email and posing as a reputable company or individual. In a spear phishing email, the attacker takes this approach one step further and pretends to be a known or trusted acquaintance, causing the recipient to be less vigilant about sharing sensitive information. In a successful spear phishing attack, the hacker may convince the recipient to share login credentials, account information, personal data or financial information that can be used to gain unauthorized access to corporate networks and financial accounts.
As the volume of spear phishing attacks has increased in recent years, organizations have recognized the need for greater spear security. For a growing number of organizations around the world, Mimecast provides spear security solutions trusted to prevent all types of phishing attack scams.
Spear security with Mimecast
Mimecast provides a fully integrated solution for email security, archiving and continuity. Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection, part of Mimecast’s security offerings, offers a highly effective spear security solution to protect employees and organizations from increasingly sophisticated phishing email threats.
By providing spear security as a service, Mimecast enables organizations to implement protection against phishing attacks quickly and without capital expense or additional infrastructure and IT overhead. Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection provides instant protection for devices on and off the network, including mobile devices, while ensuring no disruption for users.
How Mimecast spear security solutions stop email attacks
Mimecast enables organizations to achieve spear security by identifying and blocking the three types of threats typically involved in a spear phishing attack. Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection includes:
- Impersonation Protect – Mimecast scans the headers, domain names and content of each inbound email to identify potential fraud or attempts to use social-engineering to convince the recipient to take action. Suspicious emails can be rejected, quarantined for review or sent on to the recipient with a warning.
- URL Protect – Mimecast scans links in all incoming and archived emails, and allows pages to be loaded only after determining that they are safe.
- Attachment Protect – Mimecast automatically sandboxes attachments in a virtualized environment that is separate from the corporate email network and enables employees to access them only after they have been deemed free of malware.
Learn more about spear security with Mimecast, and about Mimecast solutions for encrypted messaging and spam email protection.