2019 State of Email Security Report
Actionable steps to improve your organization’s email security and cyber resilience.
Stop phishing emails with superior protection.
As email threats continue to evolve, it takes increasingly powerful technology to stop phishing emails and prevent spear phishing attacks from damaging your organization. Hackers continue to devise new forms of email phishing scamsdesigned to trick users into wiring money to fraudulent accounts or divulging sensitive data like passwords, credit card numbers, bank account information and Social Security numbers.
While many companies have tried to stop phishing emails by training employees on ways to spot suspicious email, nearly one-quarter of phishing emails are nevertheless opened even after employees have been trained about the most common phishing techniques. That means, to truly stop phishing emails, you need technology that can eliminate the possibility of human error and automatically prevent phishing attacks from reaching your users' inboxes.
Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection, part of Mimecast's email security solutions, scans all inbound email in real-time to stop phishing emails and other advanced threats. As a cloud-based service, Mimecast requires no additional infrastructure or IT overhead to stop phishing emails – protection can be activated quickly and easily through the cloud platform. Mimecast provides protection on and off the corporate network and on mobile devices while creating no disruption for users.
To stop phishing emails, Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection provides three levels of defenses against the most dangerous techniques used in phishing attacks.
URL Protect offers phishing protection against malicious links in messages by scanning all inbound email in real-time and blocking users from clicking on links to suspicious websites. Mimecast scans links in both live and archived emails on every click to defend against delayed attacks.
Attachment Protect helps stop phishing emails containing weaponized attachments by preemptively sandboxing them and performing security checks before they are delivered to employees. Mimecast can also transcribe attachments to a safe file format that neutralizes any malicious code.
Impersonation Protect scans inbound emails in real-time to stop phishing emails that may appear to be sent from a trusted source or legitimate business contact. Mimecast searches the header, domain information and body content for signs of social engineering techniques commonly used in whaling and CFO fraud attacks. Suspicious email may be blocked, bounced or tagged with a warning.
In addition to technology to stop phishing emails, Mimecast's email security solutions can also defend against malware, spam, data leaks and other advanced security threats.