Mimecast offers a solution for superior web protection that adds security and monitoring at the DNS layer to protect against malware.
The web continues to pose significant security risks for organizations large and small. The web and DNS are used in more than 90% of malware attacks, and one of every 13 web requests is connected to some form of malware. Surprisingly, however, many organizations don't monitor their DNS layers at all and do not have superior web protection solutions in place.
The reasons for this failure to secure web assets are varied. Some organizations struggle with legacy on-premise systems that are no longer able to address emerging, sophisticated threats. Others are saddled with disconnected web protection software and cybersecurity systems that are hard to manage and require too many resources. And other solutions – like Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) and firewalls – can be expensive and complex.
Fortunately, Mimecast provides an easy-to-use solution for superior web protection that adds security and monitoring at the DNS layer that protects against malicious web activity, blocks business inappropriate websites and mitigates the risk of shadow IT caused by uncontrolled cloud app usage.
The Mimecast Web Security service protects against malicious web activity caused by malware or initiated by user action, while providing tools to block access to websites that are not business appropriate. As a fully cloud-based service, Mimecast's web protection technology adds strong security at the DNS level to stop malware and other malicious web activity before it reaches your network or devices.
Mimecast Web Security inspects content and file downloads from suspicious sites using a dynamic proxy that applies anti-virus, URL categorization, SSL inspection and static file analysis to block websites that deliver malware or that are part of phishing attacks. When a user requests access to the Internet, the DNS request is forwarded to the Mimecast Web Security service for inspection and resolution. At this point, acceptable use policies can be applied as the website is scanned for malicious content. Mimecast can allow access to safe sites or block access to suspicious sites and provide notification in the browser.
With web protection from Mimecast, organizations can:
Mimecast's Internet security system provides:
Mimecast Web Security can be combined with Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection to provide a comprehensive defense against an evolving threat landscape. Together, these Mimecast solutions provide a single, highly cost-effective and easy-to-manage solution that offers enterprise-wide visibility of cyber threats across both channels.
Mimecast's world-class email security solutions enable organizations to:
Web protection solutions are the technologies that organizations use to identify, block and respond to attacks carried out via the Internet. Web security, web application security and web service security are essential elements of a comprehensive plan for achieving cybersecurity.
Protecting an organization's web assets requires a multilayered approach to security. Technologies such as antivirus software, multifactor authentication, firewalls and patches to applications are the basics of web protection. Solutions such as web filtering, security awareness training and email security can help to provide a comprehensive defense against web attacks.