Spoof email

Stop spoof email attacks with Mimecast

Defending against a spoof email.

Spoof email attacks have become a huge part of cyber fraud. From phishing and spear-phishing attacks to impersonation fraud and ransomware, spoof email is responsible for as much as 90% of the hacking attacks that breach corporate security defenses.

While the details of different email scams differ, the approach is similar among all spoof email attacks: cyber criminals send an email that appears to be from a legitimate company, a trusted source, a friend or colleague, or an executive in the company. Unsuspecting users who don't examine the spoof email carefully may be duped into taking an action that ultimately leads to a malware infection or gives hackers access to accounts and networks. With scam emails that impersonate a CEO or CFO, users may be tricked into wiring money to a fraudulent account, while ransomware takes files "hostage" by encrypting them and demanding users pay a "ransom" to regain access to their files.

Combating spoof email attacks is a challenge – attackers are constantly refining their techniques to outwit security measures. Defeating email fraud requires powerful solutions that can automatically recognize and prevent spoof email while training users to do the same. That's why more companies around the world are turning to Mimecast for technology to successfully prevent spoof email attacks.

Stop spoof email attacks with Mimecast.

Mimecast offers an all-in-one service that combines best-of-breed solutions for email security, continuity and archiving. Delivered as a cloud-based subscription service, Mimecast can be implemented immediately and rolled out organization-wide with ease. By combining centralized administration with easy-to-use tools for configuring services and setting policy, Mimecast significantly reduces the cost and complexity of protecting business email.

Mimecast email security services provide comprehensive approach to protecting email from attack, including advanced threats like spoof email, spear-phishing and ransomware. Mimecast also offers anti-malware solutions and cloud based spam filtering, along with solutions for sending email in large files securely, and preventing data loss and leaks.

How Mimecast technology prevents a spoof email threat.

To guard against a spoof email attack, Mimecast provides a suite of services that include:

  • Impersonation Protect. Mimecast scans all incoming email for signs of impersonation fraud and blocks, quarantines or tags suspicious messages with warnings for the recipient.
  • Attachment Protect. Mimecast scours attachments for malicious code and sandboxes suspicious documents or rewrites them to a format that is safe for users to access.
  • URL Protect. Mimecast prevents users from clicking on a link that may be malicious, scanning every destination website in real time to identify suspicious sites based on the latest threat intelligence.
  • Dynamic User Awareness. Mimecast provides tools to train users and develop habits that can make employees powerful defenders in the fight against email-borne threats.

Learn more about combating spoof email attacks with Mimecast, and about Mimecast's continuous data protection technology.