The State of Email Security 2018 Report
The latest threats, confidence killers and bad behaviors—and a cyber resilience strategy to fix them
To stop ransomware, you need superior email security.
Ransomware attacks involve gaining access to an organization's computer systems or data and holding them "hostage" by blocking access or encrypting data. Attackers allow organizations to get their data back only after making a payment, or "ransom."
Because ransomware attacks are often initiated via email, adopting solutions that block malicious URLs and weaponized attachments is one of the most effective ways to stop ransomware attacks. For organizations seeking affordable and easy-to-use solutions to stop ransomware threats, Mimecast offers comprehensive email security services.
Mimecast's all-in-one service for email security, continuity and archiving provides comprehensive protection to stop ransomware and other advanced targeted threats, while also addressing a host of other email security issues.
With Mimecast's cloud-based services, IT teams no longer need to deploy and manage multiple point solutions to defend against the growing universe of email threats. Mimecast's suite of email security services not only help to stop ransomware but also provide protection against malware, spam, wire transfer phishing andimpersonation attacks, data leaks and more. Using sophisticated detection engines, Mimecast services provide a multi-layered approach to security that is always on and always up-to-date, incorporating the latest in threat intelligence to stop known and emerging threats before they reach the network.
Mimecast Targeted Threat Protection helps stop ransomware attacks and provides phishing and spear phishing protection by scanning all email to identify and block the most common techniques for initiating targeted attacks.
Mimecast URL Protect blocks malicious URLs by scanning all links in inbound and archived email and preventing users from accessing the target site until it has been checked for malware.
Mimecast Attachment Protect helps to stop ransomware attacks by preventing employees from opening weaponized attachments. Mimecast can preemptively sandbox all attachments and check for malware or convert attachments to a safe format before delivering them to users.
Mimecast Impersonation Protect scans all email for signs of fraud and social engineering techniques that are common to ransomware attacks and other targeted threats. Attackers often pose as a trusted individual or a familiar contact in order to trick users into clicking a link or sharing. Mimecast identifies suspicious email and blocks it, quarantines it for review or sends it on with a warning, based on security policies set by administrators.