The State of Email Security Report
Actionable steps to improve your organization’s email security and cyber resilience.
Combat web security threats and receive better DNS-based protection with Mimecast Web Security Services.
The web, and DNS in particular, are at the center of 91% of malware attacks. But surprisingly, many organizations have inadequate DNS-centric protections in place, and many don't monitor the DNS layer at all.
The reasons for this seeming DNS security lapse are varied. Strategies like firewalls and Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB) are costly and hard to manage. Cybersecurity systems are often disconnected, resource-intensive and difficult to integrate. And on-premises defenses have trouble keeping pace with the rapid evolution of web security threats.
Cyber criminals, however, continue to use the web for malicious activity – approximately one in 13 web requests today leads to malware. To prevent attacks, it's essential that organizations have a proven and holistic approach for securing their web traffic. That's where Mimecast can help.
Mimecast Web Security services provide DNS-based protection against web security threats, blocking access to unsafe or inappropriate websites to defend against malicious web activity initiated by malware or user actions. Mimecast's solution applies acceptable web use controls to determine if a website is malicious before a user reaches it, while not affecting or slowing web response times. Mimecast Web Security is also fully integrated with Mimecast Secure Email Gateway, providing a comprehensive, cloud-based solution for protecting email and web, the two most frequently used attack vectors.
Mimecast's web and DNS security solutions help stop web security threats by:
To protect against web security threats, domain spoofing and malicious web activity, Mimecast inspects and filters each link a user clicks or URL a user enters in the browser. The address is filtered through Mimecast threat intelligence and compared against the organization's acceptable use policies to determine whether it is safe and appropriate for the user to visit the site. Mimecast immediately blocks unsafe sites and notifies users why the site was blocked. Users may visit safe sites without delay.
The benefits of Mimecast's email and web security gateway include:
Web security is an organization's defense against attacks that target websites and web applications. Web security typically involves a combination of technologies, best practices, security services and other protections designed to detect, prevent and remediate web attacks.
What are the top web security threats?
Web security threats are constantly emerging and evolving, but a number of threats consistently appear at the top of web security threat lists. These include: