The State of Email Security Report
Actionable steps to improve your organization’s email security and cyber resilience.
Web security services from Mimecast help organizations prevent advanced malware or ransomware attacks.
Email and the web are indispensable to business – they're among the technology tools employees use most frequently. It's no accident that these two channels are also the source of nearly all security attacks and breaches. In fact, 99% of malware is deployed and managed through one of these vectors or a combination of both. Even more startling, 91% of malware attacks use DNS to complete its mission, but most organizations don't have DNS security solutions in place to monitor or filter DNS activity.
With a threat landscape that is increasingly prolific and sophisticated, organizations need powerful web security solutions that can provide protection at the DNS level. But managing web security solutions grows more difficult as well. Organizations often deploy a collection of disjointed cybersecurity systems that are difficult to integrate and can't keep up with a quickly evolving threat landscape.
Mimecast addresses these challenges with integrated, cloud-based email, DNS/web security services that can be deployed quickly and for a fraction of the expense of separate on-premise solutions.
Mimecast Web Security protects organizations from malicious web activity that results from user action or a successful malware or ransomware attack. Mimecast's solution serves as a web security gateway, blocking users from accessing malicious or inappropriate websites as determined by an organization's web use policies and Mimecast's threat intelligence and analytics. By adding security and monitoring at the DNS layer, Mimecast enables organizations to:
Mimecast Web Security services provide a simple yet highly effective way to protect against malware and domain spoofing. When a user makes a request for a web-based resource by entering a URL or clicking a link, Mimecast Web Security immediately inspects and filters the request if needed. Mimecast evaluates the safety of the URL using Mimecast threat intelligence and analytics, and determines the appropriateness of the web site by using the organization's acceptable use controls. Access to unsafe or inappropriate web sites is blocked and users are notified of the reason. Users are allowed to visit safe webs sites without delay. System administrators can readily consult access logs and associated reports to review attempted attacks and web use trends.
Mimecast Web Security are integrated with Mimecast Secure Email Gateway to deliver increased efficiency and protection while simplifying administration of security operations. Both solutions can be deployed rapidly, enabling an immediate upgrade of cyber security and resilience. This combined solution also leverages existing configurations for role-based access control, branding and directory synchronization, minimizing set up time and maintenance.
Together, Mimecast email and web security services enable organizations to:
Web security refers to the actions that organizations take to detect, prevent and respond to attacks on the organization using web technologies and protocols. Web security typically involves technology, protocols, security services and protective measures that minimize the chance of a security breach that uses the web as the attack vector.
How important is web security?
Web security is extremely important, as the web is one of the attack vectors most used by cyber criminals trying to breach an organization's security defenses. In fact, 91% of malware attacks use the web – and DNS specifically – to execute attacks. By putting solutions in place to protect the web infrastructure, organizations can dramatically improve their security posture.
What are the requirements of web security?
The most essential web security requirements include authentication technology to ensure all parties using a web service are actually who they claim to be; authorization technology to ensure a service provider has granted the right level of access to a web service for a requester; data protection to ensure the integrity and privacy of data as it is transferred; and nonrepudiation technology that guarantees a message sender is the same as the creator of the message.